Free kids event Saturday

To help raise awareness for child abuse prevention, the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services is hosting a fun event for children Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a balloon artist, petting zoo, face painting and other activities and games for children. Also the Fayetteville Police Department will offer child identification cards and the Fayette County Health Department will offer free vision, dental and hearing screenings for children. Read More»

Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84

Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84, of Ohatchee

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church, 622 Chestnut St Gadsden, Alabama for Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Werner, age 84, of Ohatchee, who passed away Saturday April 23, 2011. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Werner was a native of Boston, Massachusetts and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Gadsden, Alabama. She was retired from Delta Airlines and a member of the Delta Pioneer Club.

She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Werner. Read More»

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville, died April 24, 2011.

Mrs. Olenick was preceded in death by her mother Theodosa Wisniewski.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years Charles; daughter Kelly (Paul) Honea of Loganville; son Ryan (Ashley) Olenick of Smyrna; grandchildren Bryce and Avery Honea; father Edmond Wisniewski of Garden City, MI; sisters Shirley (Michael) Ostroskie of Garden City, MI; Susan (Lee) March of Scottsdale, AZ; Connie (Bill) Dea of Queen Creek, AZ; brother Jim (Charlene) Wisniewski of Westland, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Should someone you know be Mother of the Year?

Should someone you know be Mother of the Year?

Let us know! The deadline for Fayette County’s annual Mother of the Year Contest, coordinated by The Citizen and Fayette Woman magazine, is midnight on Tuesday, April 26.

Valuable prize packages this year are provided by sponsors including Campanile’s Casual Home Furnishings, Cosmedical Spa, Merle Norman of Peachtree City, The Village Cafe, Rona’s Flowers, Atlanta Market Furniture & Accessories, Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry, and Richards Photography. Read More»

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

The Reptile Guys visited a birthday party in Tyrone on Apr. 22 wishing nine-year old Caylee a happy birthday with help from a 12 foot, Yellow Burmese Python. From left are Kaitlynn, Ashlyn, Cassidy, Aniya, Caylee, Kayla, Rita, Mallory, McKenzie, Madison, and Annsley. Photo/Special.

Here's your keys, Ace

Here's your keys, Ace

Peachtree City resident Wickus Kok, center, sank a hole in one Wednesday, scoring a free 24-month lease on this Mercedes-Benz SUV at the annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City golf tournament. Kok hit his magic shot on the 17th hole with a 170-yard ace. Presenting him the keys is Ernest Dixon, Retail Operations Manager for Mercedes-Benz of South Atlanta as Cliff Schmidt, Kiwanis Tournament Director, looks on with great satisfaction for another successful tournament. Photo/Dan Nelson.

Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon in PTC next Sunday

Helping to promote the hair-cutting for kids are (L-R) Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Shupenus and Geoffrey Gilbert. Photo/Special.

Atlanta-based NV Hair Studio and Wigs for Kids have teamed up to organize a Cut-A-Thon to promote Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that assists children who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia and burns.

Wigs for Kids provides human hair wigs for children and assists them with their cosmetic and psychological needs.

The Cut-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at NV Hair Studio, 1301 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. Read More»

Local CAP cadets glide over Rome, Ga. for weekend academy

Cadet MSgt Nathan Bernth earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate, rated in gliders. Photo/Special.

Eight cadets of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the CAP Glider Academy at Rome, GA over the weekend of April 2-3.  Receiving glider flights were cadets Daniel Schulz, Nathan Bernth, Cole Davis from Peachtree City; Cadets Michael Alexander and Jairus Swint of Fayetteville; cadets Reid Geddie and Parker McKeehan from Newnan; and Cadet Garrett Peters of Senoia.  Glider pilot instructors from the Peachtree City Squadron passing on their love of flying to the next generation were Lt. Col. Peter Schulz of Peachtree City and Capt. Read More»

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

By Randy Gaddo
Keep Peachtree Beautiful volunteer

The Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) program was nominated for the 2011 Green City Awards sponsored by Waste and Recycling News.
While Peachtree City’s fledgling 2-year old program didn’t win an award, it did give program coordinators an opportunity to measure their progress against other more-established programs. Read More»

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