Fayette County

Free kids event Saturday

To help raise awareness for child abuse prevention, the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services is hosting a fun event for children Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a balloon artist, petting zoo, face painting and other activities and games for children. Also the Fayetteville Police Department will offer child identification cards and the Fayette County Health Department will offer free vision, dental and hearing screenings for children. Read More»

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville, died April 24, 2011.

Mrs. Olenick was preceded in death by her mother Theodosa Wisniewski.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years Charles; daughter Kelly (Paul) Honea of Loganville; son Ryan (Ashley) Olenick of Smyrna; grandchildren Bryce and Avery Honea; father Edmond Wisniewski of Garden City, MI; sisters Shirley (Michael) Ostroskie of Garden City, MI; Susan (Lee) March of Scottsdale, AZ; Connie (Bill) Dea of Queen Creek, AZ; brother Jim (Charlene) Wisniewski of Westland, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Should someone you know be Mother of the Year?

Should someone you know be Mother of the Year?

Let us know! The deadline for Fayette County’s annual Mother of the Year Contest, coordinated by The Citizen and Fayette Woman magazine, is midnight on Tuesday, April 26.

Valuable prize packages this year are provided by sponsors including Campanile’s Casual Home Furnishings, Cosmedical Spa, Merle Norman of Peachtree City, The Village Cafe, Rona’s Flowers, Atlanta Market Furniture & Accessories, Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry, and Richards Photography. Read More»

Starr’s Mill drama students spreading 'Rumors'

Starr's Mill High School students Chase Thomaston and Liz Buckalew rehearse a scene from Neil Simon's "Rumors," which they will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, at Duke Auditorium. Photo/Special.

What happens when four couples arrive at a dinner party and the host has a gunshot wound to the head and the hostess is nowhere in sight? Rumor has it that a brilliant comedy is about to ensue.

Starr’s Mill High School Drama Department will present award-winning playwright Neil Simon’s 1988 comedy “Rumors” on April 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Duke Auditorium. Read More»

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

The Reptile Guys visited a birthday party in Tyrone on Apr. 22 wishing nine-year old Caylee a happy birthday with help from a 12 foot, Yellow Burmese Python. From left are Kaitlynn, Ashlyn, Cassidy, Aniya, Caylee, Kayla, Rita, Mallory, McKenzie, Madison, and Annsley. Photo/Special.

PTC changing crime alerts; users need to sign up again

Peachtree City residents who have become accustomed to crime alerts on their cellphone and email inboxes will have to make a switch, and soon.

The city is abandoning the Nixle service because the company has changed its mind and decided to start charging cities for the service. Instead, the city is rolling out a similar service that will also be free, and can be signed up for on the city’s website at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx. Read More»

Here's your keys, Ace

Here's your keys, Ace

Peachtree City resident Wickus Kok, center, sank a hole in one Wednesday, scoring a free 24-month lease on this Mercedes-Benz SUV at the annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City golf tournament. Kok hit his magic shot on the 17th hole with a 170-yard ace. Presenting him the keys is Ernest Dixon, Retail Operations Manager for Mercedes-Benz of South Atlanta as Cliff Schmidt, Kiwanis Tournament Director, looks on with great satisfaction for another successful tournament. Photo/Dan Nelson.

Holy Carp!

Holy Carp!

Blaise McCord, 16, of Peachtree City caught this whopper of a grass carp in a local pond in the city a few days ago. A member of the Bass Fishing Club at McIntosh High School, McCord caught it while casually fishing in the evening hours; and yes, he released it back into the water. Photo/Special.

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary School hosted the 7th Annual Red Bird Run last month with more than 350 participants. This is one of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

Elementary students who were 1-mile fun run winners are (L-R, front row) Abigail Hooper (first place female), Allie Silbert (third place female), Caitlin Van Zyl (second place female). Back row: Jacob Richardson (third place male), Kyle Riesselmann (first place male), Brooks Baro (second place male). Read More»

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