Fayette County

Ramsey-Walton engagement

Michele Catherine Ramsey engaged to Peter Anthony Walton

Michele Catherine Ramsey of Peachtree City and Peter Anthony Walton of Fayetteville have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary Ramsey of Peachtree City and the late Martha Ramsey. She is finishing her degree in elementary and special education at Kennesaw State University.

The groom-elect is the son of Pete and Sherri Walton of Fayetteville. He is a first officer for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

The couple will marry in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August, 2011, and will reside in Georgia.

Clark-Lane wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lane

Suzanne Whitfield Clark and Matthew Ryan Lane were married Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at noon at The Chimneys in Big Canoe in Jasper. The officiating minister was the Rev. Steve Fazenbaker of Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eugene Clark of Fayetteville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sidney Lane of Greensboro. Read More»

Local band to open for Roy Clark

Mike Mullis, a Tyrone resident, has been playing guitar since the age of five. Two of his bandmates in Sons-N-Britches, Daron Meek and Rocky Barnes, have been playing in bands since the age of seven. Their long musical career has seen them tour the southeast as members of the bands Southern Smoke and Kennesaw, opening for such acts as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride and Travis Tritt. This Saturday, Sons-N-Britches, the band that reformed a few years back after Kennesaw called it quits, opens for country music legend, Roy Clark. Read More»

Radio talk show host warns of global Islamic agenda

“Let Freedom Ring” radio talk show host Dr. Jody Hice tells a packed house in Newnan July 12 that Islam, not just a religion, is a totalitarian way of life that threatens human rights. Photo/Ben Nelms.

More than 130 people filled the meeting room at The Carnegie in Newnan July 12 to hear radio talk show host and former pastor Dr. Jody Hice explain that Islam, far from being only a religion, is actually a totalitarian way of life that stands in opposition to the freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Read More»

Red Cross asks for help in critical blood shortage

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an appeal for blood donors.

Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations in May and June dropped to the lowest levels the Red Cross has seen during this timeframe in over a dozen years. Demand for blood remained steady during this same period, which is why the Red Cross needs people—now more than ever—to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. Read More»

Bond to repair, replace PTC infrastructure

Needs vary from playgrounds, tennis courts, library and more

At the Blue Smoke recreation area, one of two tennis courts sits unplayable due to problems with the surface that have left standing water in a significantly-sized puddle the day after a rainstorm.

The back entrance to the city’s library has remained cordoned off as engineers work on a repair to prevent the exterior brick surface from falling off; apparently it wasn’t fastened to the wall during construction.

The “cast house” at the city’s amphitheater is in need of major work; other tennis courts are showing their age as is much of the city’s infrastructure. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»

Quick action helped save PTC home from fire

Peachtree City firefighters come down from the roof of the North Cove home that was believed to have been struck by lightning in the late afternoon of July 9. Photo/Special.

Fire contained to attic; neighbor called 911 quickly

A North Cove subdivision resident is very thankful for the Peachtree City Fire Department’s work to save her home from burning to the ground shortly after 6:15 p.m.

Maureen Holloway’s home at 129 North Cove is believed to have been struck by lightning during a thunderstorm, fire officials said. That touched off a fire in the attic area that was spotted by a nearby homeowner, who called 911.

Fire crews were able to limit the damage to one area of the attic, but there was a significant amount of smoke and water damage to the home, according to Assistant Fire Marshal John Dunlap. Read More»

Civil Air Patrol encourages leadership, unit helps with search and rescue

Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Peachtree City Squadron are at the ready for a number of challenges. Photo/Matthew Niebes.

By MATTHEW NIEBES (Special to The Citizen) — Though many Peachtree City citizens have heard of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron stationed at Falcon Field, few know of the important services the CAP provides for our community and nation.

The Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force’s volunteer civilian auxiliary corps which provides invaluable support in a variety of missions and educational programs in the community. Read More»

Tubing company blamed in drowning of PTC girl

A private tubing company is to blame in large part for the death of 9-year-old Peachtree City girl who drowned in the Chattahoochee River June 3, according to an investigation conducted by the National Park Service.

When Anna Van Horn and her party signed up to rent tubes from Allsouth Tubing, they weren’t made aware of a pending water release from the nearby Buford Dam that was scheduled for about 40 minutes later. The release subsequently caused turbulent waters and ultimately led to Van Horn’s drowning, the report concluded. Read More»

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