‘Les Missing’

‘Les Missing’

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. ‘Les Missing’ Obama holding golf club with Paris march in background.

‘Now stick your head through so I can chop it off.’

‘Now stick your head through so I can chop it off.’

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. "Good. Now stick your head through so I can chop it off."

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr.

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Mr. Shierling retired after 37 years with Big Star (formerly Rogers/Colonial Stores) as a manager and district manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Read More»

Soccer kicking off

Players can register online

The Peachtree City Lazers is offering soccer leagues and camps for kids of all ages -- including those from 18 months to adult.

Walk-up registration is scheduled for Jan. 17, 20, and 24 at various locations in Peachtree City and one in Newnan, but players can also register online at or

A preseason “total player development” series will also be held in February, but participants must register by Jan. 29.

More information on times and locations can be found on the group’s website.

Shape the future, take ARC survey

Give your opinions on regional transportation needs

Log on to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) website and help shape a regional plan for infrastructure, the economy and the livability of the Atlanta area through 2040.

The ARC has introduced the second phase of a three-part survey on the future of the metro region that focuses on new technologies that may impact where and how people travel and live over the next 25 years.

More than 8,000 people participated in the first phase of the survey and the ARC hopes to have a similar response to the second phase, which is now available at Read More»

South Korean nursing students visit Clayton State University

Clayton State Dean of College of Health Lisa Eichelberger

They learn English, medical terminology

The College of Health and School of Nursing at Clayton State University is once again hosting colleagues and nursing students from Daejeon Health Sciences University in South Korea.

Clayton State, which also has a Fayette County campus, is hosting 16 Daejeon students and Professor of Nursing Dr. Cho Meekyung from Jan. 12 to Feb. 6.

Meekyung’s first visit included 15 South Korean students who spent four weeks in Morrow last July while learning English as a second language, English medical terminology, and experiencing health care in area hospitals and community agencies. Read More»

'Magic Extravaganza' to mark professor's retirement

Longest serving Clayton State professor

Even after 37 years, there’s still magic in the teaching of Clayton State University Professor of Chemistry Dr. James “Jim” Braun.

Braun is retiring in May as the longest-serving professor in the university’s history, but not before giving admirers an encore performance of his “Magical Extravaganza.”

For 25 years, Braun presented the “Magical Extravaganza” at Clayton State each year. And, although those yearly performances lapsed in 2007, Braun is bringing the Extravaganza back for what he says will most likely be the last time. Read More»

Fayette’s legislators detail their priorities for Jan. 12 session

Senator Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone).

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is set to begin on Jan. 12. The Citizen asked the members of the Fayette legislative delegation two general questions: what they see as the statewide priorities for the upcoming session and what they see as the local (Fayette County) priorities for the 2015 session.
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Religion Briefs 01/07/15

GriefShare starts Jan. 8 at PTCUMC
New GriefShare classes at Peachtree City United Methodist Church will begin Thursday, Jan. 8 and continue through April 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in Room 308 at the Robinson Road campus. GriefShare is a  Bible-based class for those who have lost a loved one, either recently or in the past. For more information, call Wanda Andereck, 770-716-8306, or email

OM’s Perspectives class starts Thursday Read More»

Margaret Duggar Campbell, age 82

Mrs. Margaret Duggar Campbell, age 82, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Wendell Campbell and Donald Wayne Campbell and is survived by her husband George Wendell Campbell; son Darrell Clay Campbell and his wife Teresa of Murfreesboro Tenn.; daughter Wanda Campbell Washowich and her husband Todd of Woodstock, Ga.; brother, Robert Earl Duggar and his wife Joyce of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Kristina, Benjamin, Michelle, Andrew, Phillip, Matthew, Daniel, Tori and Erin; 11 great grandchildren. Read More»

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