Fayette County

Police reports Dec. 14-20

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Monday, Dec. 20
Shelby Cleopheus Arrington, 19, of Princeton Chase Trace, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Kenneth Timothy Baldwin, 26, Harbor Town Parkway, Fayetteville, for no license.
Terry Nikoya Beasley, 25, of Bartow Court, Riverdale, for no proof of insurance, reckless driving, no license, lane violation maximum limits and fleeing/attempting to elude. Read More»

Peachtree City boy shows off strong legs, iron will

Will Garner after crossing the finish line at the 2010 Strong Legs Run. Photo/Special.

Earlier this year, Will Garner, 9, a student at Braelinn Elementary School with cerebral palsy, had to undergo major hip and foot reconstruction surgery. The recovery was long, nearly six months, and painful. Will’s physical therapists needed to set goals for him, both short ones to get him through each day’s therapy sessions, and a long one to work towards. The long term goal would show Will, and his family, just how far he had come in a short period of time. On Nov. 6, Will would walk the Strong Legs Run in Atlanta, a 2K race, in his walker. Read More»

Holidays can bring on feelings of isolation in seniors

ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care is a locally owned company that specializes in providing professional and highly individualized non-medical services to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity while still receiving the assistance they require.  As we rapidly approach the Christmas holidays, we need to be acutely aware that while this is a joyous season, it is also a time when many people including seniors, feel isolated and alone.  Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: How come I never see anyone else doing a warm-up prior to working out?

Answer: That’s a great question, and one that’s relatively easy to answer. Most people simply don’t make time for a warm-up. Lots of folks just want to “get in and get out,” and don’t really consider the benefits of properly preparing the body for exercise. Let’s highlight a few of these benefits, so you have justification for incorporating it into your workout. Read More»

Painkillers linked to hearing loss

By Dr. Andrew Waits, Au.D.
Special to The Citizen Read More»

Medication doesn't always have to be the answer

By Melody King, L.C.S.W.
A New Start Counseling Center, Inc.

Many people are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Often people go to their doctor and get medication. Sometimes medication is the best choice. There are people who do not want to take medication or can’t take it because of side effects. The good news is there are other ways to get better. Scientists have learned a great deal about the brain and body. This has led to new ways of helping with these symptoms. Read More»

Outcome Medical of Georgia LLC moves offices and expands services

From left are James Snyder, M.D and Jamie Walraven, M.D. Photo/Special.

Don Dixson, President of Outcome Medical of Georgia announced today that they have relocated their office from Fayetteville to Peachtree City and Jamie Walraven, M.D. will begin offering services in the new space in January.

The medical office for Dr. Snyder and Dr. Walraven is located at 525 Westpark Drive, Peachtree City. The new space, according to Dr. Snyder, is on the first floor and is set up to not only offer his patients their very successful non-drug pain treatments, but with the new facility we can accommodate the procedures offered by Dr. Walraven. Read More»

Teens graduate from Youth Challenge Academy

Seven Fayette County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart last Saturday at commencement ceremonies at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

Haney Adeclat and Jeramie Ruiz of Peachtree City, Samuel Dean, Julians Gil, George Hampton, Amanda Mindler of Fayetteville and Brandon Garcia of Tyrone successfully completed the 22-week, in-residence youth development program for at-risk youth located at Fort Stewart, Ga. Read More»

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Armando Luna, professional dancer and teacher with the Atlanta Ballet, took time out of his busy performance schedule to teach Cleveland Elementary School students about his experiences dancing in The Nutcracker. Sarah Farmer, a second grader, learns how to dance like the mice from the famous battle scene. Mr. Luna also brought along several props from the Atlanta Ballet production for the students to admire and appreciate and courteously autographed a nutcracker that will be auctioned to benefit Relay for Life. Photo/Special.

School system and Fayette Holiday Helpers thank community for their generosity

CARE coordinator Karen Spangler (far right) and her assistant Diann Ferrante (second from right) thank Fayette Holiday Helpers members  (L-R) Sandy Hogan, Nancy Ward, Sandi McCallie, Gail Gerdue, Helen Rickman, and Janet White for their assistance with the 2010 Angel Tree project. Photo/Special.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, assistance from Fayette Holiday Helpers, local businesses, private citizens and employees of the Fayette County Public School System, all angels on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their wishes granted and then some. Read More»

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