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Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City

Frank Clegg

Mr. Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

He was born in Rochdale, England on August 2, 1935 to Bertram and Elizabeth Clegg, whom preceded him in death.

In 1964 he moved to the United States and settled in the Atlanta area. He worked for The Coca-Cola Company as a Project Manager/Engineer until he retired in 2000. Read More»

Brown disappointed in city’s stance on carts

By Monroe Roark
sports@TheCitizen.com

County officials are frustrated that they have not been able to come to a reciprocal agreement with Peachtree City concerning the use of golf carts in both jurisdictions.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted at the end of Thursday night’s regular meeting that the county had received a letter from Peachtree City stating the city had no plans to amend its ordinance or enter an agreement to benefit golf carts registered in the unincorporated county. Read More»

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»

Marching band exhibition is Sept.22

The Sandy Creek Marching Patriot Band will host the 2014 Annual Fayette County Marching Band Exhibition Monday, Sept. 22, on the Battlefield at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

It is an opportunity to see five separate halftime shows in one location as the Fayette marching bands kick off their competition season.

Gates open at 5 p.m. A combined band of Fayette County middle school students will start the event with the National Anthem at 6 p.m. Read More»

A successful run

Pictured, from left,Jacob Rideout and Jackson Routon. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School cross country team had a great showing at the third annual Nike Panther XC Invitational.  The varsity girls took second, led by Alyssa LeClaire.  The varsity boys took fourth, led by Conner Reynolds. The junior varsity girls and boys both took first and were led by Maddie Smith and Justin Brown.

Sandy Creek talent show is this week

Sandy Creek High School’s Shailla Head performs in last year’s talent show. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s choral department is pleased to present the 2014 talent show Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Handley Park Pavilion at 250 Handley Rd. in Tyrone during this year’s Founders Day celebration.

Students will compete for prizes in several categories, including vocal solo, vocal duet, band/instrumental performance, dance, and others.

First-place winners in each category will be offered the opportunity to perform onstage September 19, during the Tyrone Founders Day festivities. Read More»

Fayette schedules rare afternoon session

It is expected to be a relatively light agenda for the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s regular meeting, with perhaps the most noteworthy item being the time it starts.

The board will meet at 2 p.m. instead of its normal evening start time because of the Silent Heroes Award ceremony that evening, which a number of county officials are expected to attend.

Chairman Steve Brown’s recommendation to request a $2,000 grant from the Fayette Master Gardener Association will be considered. The grant funds would be used after park designs are officially approved by the board. Read More»

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