Fayette County

Macular degeneration incidence declining, new treatments studied

Dry Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans over age 65, according to Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  

“When I was director of low vision services at LSU Eye Center (in New Orleans), macular degeneration was the main cause of vision impairment in more than 90 percent of my patients.”  The condition afflicts 10 to 15 million Americans. Read More»

Lip reading: Your third hearing aid

By Dr. Andrew Waits, Au.D.
Special to The Citizen

Have you ever heard someone say, “I hear better with my glasses on”?

Most people feel they hear better when they can see the person talking. That’s because they’re getting help from lip-reading.

You probably get important help from lip-reading too. Not as in some spy movie, where the hero understands every word from across a room just by watching the person’s lips. Some sounds are impossible to lip-read, so lip-reading when you hear no sound at all is extremely difficult and of limited help. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: It’s obvious to me that women see their physicians much more frequently than men. As a guy, I want to be proactive about my health, but I really don’t know how often to schedule regular check-ups. Any advice? Read More»

Whitewater team a semi-finalist for employment branding challenge

Publix Super Markets is looking closely at the ideas of two students for attracting young employment applicants to their stores.

Whitewater High DECA students Yanna Banks and Lia Poulson have been selected as 12 semi-finalist teams in the Publix Brand Champion Challenge, a competition open to DECA students that involves creating a fully integrated marketing program to attract 16 to 25-year-olds to apply for work at the stores. DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Read More»

Love will be in the air at 'Angels Among Us' dinner dance

Fayette Youth Protection Board Members recently enjoyed a meal tasting prepared by Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Executive Chef Len Elias. From left are Board Member, Jamie George, Sonia Smith – a Dolce Server, Board Members Lauren Davis and Leslie Wade. Photo/Special.

According to the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.  It is traditionally a day when lovers express their love for each other.  The organizers of Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ annual fundraiser, the “Angels Among Us” dinner, dance and auction, are hoping that their benefactors will choose Valentine’s Day weekend to show their love and affection for local area foster children. Read More»

Sting nets two arrests for prostitution, one for pimping

Two women were arrested on charges of prostitution and one man was arrested for pimping in a Jan. 20 sting conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT).

Tavish Sunshine Hunter, 40, of East Point and Megan Paige Johnson, 21, of Hixson, Tenn. were both charged with prostitution, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Also arrested on charges of pimping and violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for being in possession of prescription medication without a legal prescription was Corey Montez Hollie, 31, of Atlanta, said Rowan. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City died January 21, 2011.

Mrs. Raines was a member of the Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church and the Red Hat Society. She was born In Middletown, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband Noble Raines of Peachtree City; children, Toni Hinkle of Villa Rica; Noble James Raines and his wife Ann of Guyton; Jeff Raines of Stone Mountain; grandchildren; Emily Hinkle, Christine Bartlam of Pooler; Terri Jo Raines of Guyton; great-grandchildren; Collin; Cheyenne and Chloe; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Hunt Landgrebe, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Hunt Landgrebe, 93, of Fayetteville/East Point, went home to be with her Lord and Savior January 19, 2011, after spending many months at Southwest Christian Care Hospice.

Mrs. Landgrebe is preceded in death by her husband Hilbert Henry Landgrebe.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Ernest Landgrebe and his wife Leila, and James Hilbert Landgrebe and his wife Marilyn; daughter Deborrah Landgrebe Jensen and her husband Richard; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, 82, of Peachtree City

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 21, 2011 at the age of 82.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather best remembered by his grandchildren for their special times on golf cart rides and the way he loved to spoil them. He was an avid golfer who belonged to the Canongate Country Club where he was a part of the “Fryer Group.” Mr. Fralish attended the Christ’s Church at Whitewater where he was a member of the Challenger Sunday School class. He was a longtime employee of MARTA and retired as the Overhaul Shop Foreman after 38 years of service. Read More»

Mrs. Bertha Moon, 84, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Bertha Moon, 84, of Fayetteville, died January 22, 2011.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Moon and her daughter Wanda Moon.

She is survived by her son David & Brenda Moon, Sr. of Athens, GA and daughter Janet Behrens of Fayetteville; grandsons David & Amy Moon, Jr. and Joe & Julie Moon, as well as five great-grandchildren, all of Athens; sister Helen Abbott of Fayetteville and brother Bobby & Barbara Rogers of Acworth. Read More»