Fayette County

Name Withheld clueless on cops

I read with interest Mr. Name Withheld’s comments regarding his perceived “softness” of the Peachtree City Police Department. Early on in Mr. Withheld’s diatribe it became painfully evident that he has no clue when it comes to police work.

This past year I was fortunate to have participated in the Peachtree City Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. I learned (and witnessed) first-hand the challenges and issues facing our policemen (and women) as they perform their duties each and every minute of every day. Read More»

Civil War book critic biased, unlike author

This letter is in response to the letter posted from Glen Allen of Peachtree City in the Feb. 9, 2011 edition of The Citizen.

I am writing as the president of Gallopade International, publisher of the “Student’s Civil War” series by Carole Marsh. In full-disclosure, Gallopade is a multi-generation family business, and I am Carole’s daughter. Read More»

Before there was Cheers, there was Melear’s: Thanks for memories

How many plates of barbeque and big sweet tea glasses have you had there?

As a babe in arms one of my first memories is making the pilgrimage from the city (Atlanta) to Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon. Our weekend entertainment was going for a ride on Sunday after church. I fell into a deep sleep in the back of a crowded car and woke up to the smell of barbeque and a magical piano that played by itself. Read More»

Community should support Gathering Place

Peachtree City’s website stresses that it is a “planned community” and people are encouraged to “plan to stay.” After all, Peachtree City has been voted one of the “Ten Top Places in the Nation to Retire.”

Right now, if you are an older adult in Peachtree City, you might not agree that the city stands behind all that.

The main recreational facility for older adults, The Gathering Place, is overcrowded and it is only expected to get more crowded because of the rise in the senior population. Read More»

Church of Nativity youth spaghetti dinner is tonight

Young people at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will serve a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, Feb. 16, to raise funds for a youth mission trip in June.

The benefit event is billed as “Mama Rita’s Italian Kitchen” in honor of the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the common room of the educational building of the church, located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Order pine straw for spring flower beds from PTC UMM

Shown above (L-R) are Butch Hill, Danny McCranie, Marty Scheuer, Walter Gammell, and Allen Barnhill. Photo/Special.

The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church are now taking orders for their annual fertilizer and pine straw sales. Delivery will be Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12.

For the last 32 years the Peachtree City United Methodist Men have been selling fertilizer, lime and pinestraw to help various charities and ministries. This year a complete army of men, more than 100, are ready for the door to door campaign. Chairman of the event is Butch Hill. Read More»

McDonald-Detamore engagement

Amber Lynn McDonald engaged to Radley Blake Detamore

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randall McDonald of Monroeville, Ala. and Ms. Julie Caylor McDonald of Pensacola, Fla. announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lynn McDonald, to Radley Blake Detamore, son of Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Lowell Coan Detamore Jr. of Peachtree City. Read More»

Walker-Hearn engagement

Emily Celeste Walker engaged to Samuel Bennett Hearn

Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Walker of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Celeste Walker, to Samuel Bennett Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hearn of Brooks.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettie Sue Walker and the late Gene Walker of Fayetteville, and the late Mrs. Louise Eyles of Atlanta. She is a 2006 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2010 graduate of Georgia College and State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in community health and human services. She is currently employed at The Emory Clinic in Atlanta. Read More»

Vaughn-Barber engagement

Carrie Elizabeth Vaughn engaged to Daniel Devon Barber

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie (Tony) Vaughn of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Vaughn, to Daniel Devon Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tolbert and the late Devon Barber of Fayetteville,.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Yolanda Graham and the late Paul Graham of Augusta and Freddie Vaughn of McCalla, Ala. and the late Marilyn Camp of Augusta. She received a bachelor of business administration in finance in 2007 from the University of Georgia and is employed by Philips and Funai, Inc. as a financial analyst. Read More»

Williams-Williams engagement

Susan Williams engaged to Dustin Williams

The parents of Susan Williams and Dustin Williams announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edward Williams of Phoenix, Ariz. and Beth Williams of Longmont, Colo. She is a 2002 Graduate of Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo. She earned a public health degree from American Military University in 2010 and will complete her master’s degree in public health in May of 2011. She is currently interning at the American Red Cross as a public health education coordinator. Read More»

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