Stevens 50th anniversary

Richard and Barbara Stevens

Richard (Dick) and Barbara Stevens, of Fayetteville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. They were married on June 20, 1964, by the Rev. Edwin Endicott at Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Dick retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation after a 35 year career. Barbara retired in 2012 from Heritage Bank after a career in the banking industry. They have resided in Fayetteville since 1992. They are members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church. Read More»

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away June 27, 2014.

He was a Power Plant Supervisor with Union Electric in St. Louis, Mo. and served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Abbott was a member of Fayette Senior Services and enjoyed shooting pool in "The Cave."

He was preceded in death by his parents Elwood and Ona Abbott. Read More»

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away June 30, 2014. He was born November 29, 1926 in Corona, N.Y. to the Late Angelo Mortati and Carmela (Bruno) Mortati.

Mr. Mortati was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Arline Lucille (Comenzo) Mortati and his only brother Franklin Mortati. Read More»

Newest Eagle Scouts

Newest Eagle Scouts

Four Boy Scouts from Troop 73 at Inman United Methodist Church achieved their Eagle Scout rank in a recent ceremony. From left are Troop 73 Scoutmaster Jimmy Jones, new Eagle Scouts Zach Birkhead, Josh Tillman, Patrick Neuner, and Chris Akin along with previous Scoutmaster Rich Carmichael. The boys were recognized during their Eagle Court of Honor which was held at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Photo/Special.

Riverfest makes a splash in downtown Newnan

Who would have thought that a tug-of-war featuring participants in canoes would ever happen in downtown Newnan? But that is what happened June 25 when 400 participants in the Paddle Georgia 2014 trip down the Chattahoochee River spent time off the river and were honored at the RiverFest event on the courthouse square. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Downtown Newnan was awash Wednesday evening with a water-themed event that included a tug-of-war contest between canoes in a 60-foot by 20-foot pool. “Riverfest” was a way for Newnan to provide the 400-strong 2014 Paddle Georgia group traveling 110 miles of the Chattahoochee River a place to step out of the river and enjoy the city.

Paddle Georgia 2014 is a project of the Georgia River Network. This year’s river trip by canoe and kayak included 400 people who began the journey in Buford on June 21 and ended in Franklin some 110 miles to the south on June 27. Read More»

Planning for UWG 'freshman sendoff'

Planning for UWG 'freshman sendoff'

Several University of West Georgia alumni from Coweta County are a part of the newly formed Coweta UWG Alumni Council that has been busy planning a Coweta Freshman Send-Off Party to be held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19. Council members at a recent meeting include, from left, Gerald Kemp, Jim Eason, Frank Pritchett (UWG Alumni Relations), Tray Baggarly, Carol Glover, Cathy Wright (UWG Newnan director), Debra Fambro, Anita Carter, Rebecca Smith and Theron Gay. Photo/Special.

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City, Ga. was first and foremost a loving mother and businesswoman. Maria was born in 1926 into a privileged family in Bogota, Colombia as the great-granddaughter of two presidents of Colombia. She was raised in a family that believed everyone deserved certain rights and freedom and she became a political activist working with the underground movement to defeat communism in her native country of Colombia. She was known to carry anti-communist leaflets and supplies under her stomach, hoping the communist military would not search a pregnant woman. Read More»

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 16, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Blaney Piper; son David and Heidi Piper; daughter Kelly and Michael Donnelly, grandsons Zane & Stephanie Piper, True Piper, Zachary Leppert and great grandson Van Reid Piper.

Reid retired from Amoco Oil Company in 1991 after 35 years. At the time of his retirement he was Director of Human Resources of Amoco Fabric and Fiber, Germany. He worked for Publix in Peachtree City the past 7 years. Read More»

Church camp

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One of my favorite events of ministry within the life of our church is our annual trek with kids and youth to summer church camp. We go to our Lutheran camp near Asheville, N.C., in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It is appropriately named Lutheridge. Many church denominations have camps in that same area.

As you read the Citizen today, I am blessed to be in the middle of our week at Lutheridge right now. Having come here with campers for over 30 years, I can give you an almost exact account of our week, even though I’m writing this before we leave. Read More»

Classical Broadway and Beyond’ concert set at All Saints Anglican in PTC

Chelsea Buyalos and LeeLee Hunter

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature familiar pieces beloved by all. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp July 7 -11. Read More»

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