Fayette County

Prince of Peace plans service for home-schools

Home-school families are invited to a Community Chapel Service and Fellowship to be offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., Pastor Justin Kollmeyer will offer a community non-denominational daytime Children’s Chapel Service for students and parents of home-schooling families. Uplifting songs, Scripture, a positive Christian “object lesson,” prayer, and a blessing for these students will highlight this 30-minute service. Read More»

Annual Chicken-Que set for Sept. 17

PTCUMC Boy Scout  Austin Hoover serves a dinner to Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, Sept. 17 the fire-pits will light up at 4 a.m. for the seventh annual Chicken-Que at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Men are joining together again for the seventh year with the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City for their annual Chicken-Que fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to the Scout Lodge at PTCUMC supported by UMM, and many deserving organizations supported by the Kiwanis Club. Read More»

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Rick Ryckeley has been writing columns for The Citizen Newspapers for 10 years. His light-hearted stories about The Wife, The Boy and growing up on 110 Flamingo Street have entertained readers each week, often leaving them with a chuckle or a tear in their eye. He has corralled a number of those columns and has put them together with some new thoughts in his first book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is available now and he will be speaking about the book and his writing at several upcoming events. Read More»

PTC man’s photo to be a part of Project Imagin8ion

Alan Michael Martelly’s photo “My Word” was selected for the Goal category of Project Imagin8ion. Photo/Alan Michael Martelly.

Alan Michael Martelly, 20, a former Peachtree City resident attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, had one of his photographs selected for part of Project Imagin8ion. The project, a collaboration between Canon and director Ron Howard, is the first ever user-generated photo contest to inspire a Hollywood short film. There were 96,362 submissions for the eight categories of the contest; setting, character, mood, time, goal, relationship, obstacle and the unknown. Maretelly’s photo, “My Word” was selected for the goal category. Read More»

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Shortly after the severe weather sirens sounded in Fayetteville Monday afternoon, Chris Sweigart saw this funnel-shaped cloud formation along Ga. Highway 85 just north of the courthouse square. This photo is looking north along Glynn Street in front of Allen Vigil Ford. There were no reports of an actual touchdown of a tornado as rain bands from the remnants of tropical Storm Lee passed through. Photo/Chris Sweigert.

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, of Fayetteville

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, beloved wife of Bill, died September 3, 2011 of complications from ovarian cancer.

She was born on May 5, 1953 to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III of Nashville, TN. She graduated from the Harpeth Hall School in 1971 and from the University of Tennessee with a BA in 1975.

She is preceded in death by her father and brother, Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III and IV. Read More»

Louis M.E. Thys, 87, Peachtree City

Louis M.E. Thys, age 87, died Sunday September 4, 2011 at Ashley Glen Assisted Living Center in Peachtree City, GA.

He was born in Bandung, Indonesia, the son of Mathias Thijs and Mathilda (Hijmans) Thijs.

He is survived by six children; Yvonne Marvel, Frank Thijs, Joyce Pilch, Wil Thijs and Lilian Thijs; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers and four sisters. Read More»

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 2, 2011.

Mr. Fowler was a 14-year member of Inman United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He retired from FAA as an Air Traffic Controller. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Kiwanis and enjoyed working with the Little League and Boy Scouts in Fayette County. He loved to study WWII history and worked as a Docent at the Carter Center for 15 years. Read More»

Colonel David McCracken of Tyrone

Colonel David McCracken (United States Army Reserves) of Tyrone passed away September 2, 2011.

He is survived by his wife Tammy McCracken of Tyrone; children, Tyler Hindley of Ft. Bragg, NC; Connor McCracken of Tyrone; Maitlin McCracken of Tyrone; parents, Theo and Laura McCracken of New Castle, PA; siblings, Sharon Campbell; T.O. McCracken; Tressy Collins; Donna Domhoff; Laurie Mondlak; Peter Jambon and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

PTC shutters rec administration building

New director named, staff shuffled in reorganization

The downsizing of staff at Peachtree City’s recreation department has led to the closing of the city’s recreation administration building, effective Tuesday.

Instead, the city’s recreation staff will be located at both the Kedron Fieldhouse and Read More»

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