Fayette County

Toastmasters host special meeting

Toastmasters host special meeting

The Fayetteville High Noon Toastmasters Club recently held a special meeting to help members get more proficient at impromptu speaking. Valarie Boone and Deborah Wuerslin tied for first place in the Advanced Speaker round. First place in the New Member round went to Zain Syed. For more information on the High Noon Toastmasters Club call 770-461-7492. Photo/Special.

Baker-Ludeke wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Ludecke

Kelly Lee Baker and Joshua David Ludecke were married on Feb. 24, 2011. Judge Hugh Robinson conducted the private ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Grant and Joanne Baker of Fayetteville, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Heath and the late Lt. Col. and Mrs. Wallace I. Baker, all of Enterprise, Ala. She is a graduate of Woodward Academy and Georgia Southern University where she received a bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management. She is currently employed by Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown. Read More»

Heaton shows downward trend in crime at city retreat

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton used the City Council retreat last week to unveil the city’s crime statistics for 2010. That data showed that Fayetteville has fewer violent crimes than nearly every other city in Georgia of similar size, that serious crimes continue to be on a downward trend and that the actual crime at the Fayette Pavilion continues to be more perception than reality. Read More»

Ronald McDonald gets a hand from F’ville cops

The Fayetteville Police Department will be serving as a drop-off point for aluminum can tabs which will be turned over to the Ronald McDonald House to benefit their charity. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Read More»

New technology to ID ‘criminal aliens’ at Fayette jail

Starting Tuesday, illegal and legal aliens convicted of a previous crime face deportation

Starting tomorrow, people booked into the Fayette County Jail will be subject to “biometric” fingerprint scans to identify aliens “both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States.” Read More»

Two PTC Troop 75 alumni win prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver award

Carl Lowry (L) and Ute Whatley display the prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award. Photo/Scott Ash.

Two weeks ago, at the annual Flint River Council Eagle Scout banquet, five Silver Beaver Award winners were announced and two of the recipients — Carl Lowry and Ute Whatley — were from Peachtree City’s Troop 75.

The Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service is the highest and most esteemed award that a Boy Scout council can give out each year. Read More»

Tyrone is holding ‘Century of Treasures’ Yard Sale this Saturday

Members of the Tyrone Centennial Committee stand in front of the mural in Tyrone Town Hall. Photo/Special.

The Tyrone Centennial Committee is having a kick-off for The 100-Year Celebration for 2011.

The Town of Tyrone Centennial Committee is holding the largest yard sale in Tyrone on Saturday, Mar. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The yard sale is being held at Shamrock Park, 941 Senoia Rd. Tyrone, Ga. 30290. The committee is still taking applications for participants to sell their items. The booth space is $25 for a 12 x 12 spot. You must provide your own table and tent. It is open to the community to sell items and shop for treasures. Read More»

PTC economic development budget OK’d

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator will start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The budget was approved last week by the city council. Read More»

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

The Fresh Market opened Wednesday at its new location in Peachtree City (100 N. Peachtree Parkway) and thousands of area residents flocked to check out the new store. Parking became a problem most days as area residents checked out the specialty wares of the supermarket. For more, see the story, blogs and photo gallery at www.thecitizen.com. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Movie (traffic) madness expected in PTC Monday near The Fred

Update: Filming for "Joyful Noise" is back on for Monday so traffic near Huddleston Elementary School and “The Fred” amphitheater in Peachtree City will be a little dicey Monday morning, and perhaps on Tuesday, starting in the early morning and lasting through the early evening, according to Peachtree City police. Read More»

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