Fayette County

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»

Treillage Tree Lighting

Treillage Tree Lighting

Neighbors in The Treillage sub-division in Peachtree City gathered recently for their 13th annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Each year the neighborhood meets on the corner of Bob and Carol Preacher’s home to light the 25 foot tall magnolia tree. Everyone enjoys hot chocolate, cookies, carols and fellowship. Pictured are children of the neighborhood. Photo/Special.
 

Churches announce Christmas services

Christmas is in the air and Christian churches all over the south metro area have announced plans for special services this weekend. Read More»

T and R Insurance can help you navigate through Medicare enrollment

For most Medicare beneficiaries this 2011 Anual Enrollment Period is no different than in previous years, a headache. Regardless of whether they are forced to find a new plan because they are losing their current coverage due to a service area change or searching for better benefits; it can be a challenge without the advice of a trusted agent. There are so many different types of plans to choose from. Which is better? A PPO, HMO, PFFS, and by the way, what is a PFFS. There are many factors to be considered when picking the "right " plan. Is my doctor "In-Network? Is my hospital "In-Network"? Read More»

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

Home had no working fire alarm

The Citizen has learned that Tim Cessna is believed to be the man who died when a fire gutted a Peachtree City home early Tuesday morning.

Police and fire officials still have yet to identify the victim, pending the results of an autopsy conducted at the Georgia crime lab. Read More»

Mrs. Virginia May White, 94, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Virginia May White, of Christian City, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on December 19, 2010 at the age of 94.

Mrs. White was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bill White and one brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Blackford of Lithia Springs, Joyce Kay White of Dahlonega; son Danny James White and daughter-in-law Margaret White of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and one nephew. Read More»

Emily Erwin Sweet, 72, of Peachtree City

Emily Erwin Sweet, age 72, passed away in Peachtree City, Georgia on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 after a prolonged and courageous battle with colon cancer.

She was born in November 1938 in Concord, NC , attended Concord High School, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She completed the Georgia Master Gardener course and was a certified Paralegal. Read More»

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville, died on December 16, 2010.

He was a gregarious soul, family man, army veteran, and food sales manager with 4 decades of experience. Read More»