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Cool water for a determined runner

Cool water for a determined runner

Taking a cool sip for Fayetteville’s June 14 Civitans Old Courthouse 5K is Betty Rose of Peachtree City, who has run over 50 marathons in the last 13 years. She started at age 53 and is now 66, and has been running 5Ks for over 50 years. Proceeds from the run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens in Fayette, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, Spiritual Care). Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Running in the family

Running in the family

Grandparents Beth and Howard Dial, who will be observing their 50th anniversary soon, celebrate after the 22nd Annual Civitans Old Courthouse 5K Run June 14 in Fayetteville with their grandson Connor Dial, who runs for Sandy Creek. Connor finished second and then went back and ran alongside his grandmother as she completed the race. Howard Dial, now retired, is the founding pastor of Berachah Bible Church in east Fayette County. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Big theater season planned in Newnan

The cast of “Urinetown” from a previous NCTC production. Photo/Special.

Although summer does not officially start until next weekend, the Newnan Community Theatre Company is already planning an ambitious 2014-15 theatre season. Here are some highlights of the recently-released schedule:

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400 paddlers to visit Newnan June 25

A group of 400 people who will paddle the Chattahoochee River in late June will be making a stop at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County and, later that day, will be guests at the Chattahoochee Bend RiverFest on the grounds of the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan.

The paddlers will be participating in this year’s Paddle Georgia event that begins June 21 at Buford and continues along the Chattahoochee River to Franklin on June 27. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC’s Victoria Wilcox is Ga. ‘Author of Year’

Peachtree City author Victoria Wilcox. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City author was named Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel by the Georgia Writers Association June 7.

Victoria Wilcox authored “Inheritance,” which is the first in a historical fiction trilogy about the life and times of Georgia native Doc Holliday.

She discovered the story while serving as the founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville, and Wilcox subsequently spent 18 years researching and writing about Holliday. Read More»

National Trail Day observed at The Ridge Nature Area

Southern Conservation Trust members (L-R) Keith Larson, Monica Coleman, and Jim Coleman (no relation) help out with National Trail Day at The Ridge Nature Area. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

On June 7 the Southern Conservation Trust and Southside Cycling Club hosted National Trail Day — a collection of outdoor events held annually to celebrate America’s trail systems — for a second time at The Ridge Nature Area.

The Ridge is currently under development as the fifth public nature area to be owned or managed by the Southern Conservation Trust in Fayette County. Read More»

Cruise’s new thriller will have you on the ‘edge’ of your seat

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In 1988, Bill Murray starred in a romantic comedy called “Groundhog Day,” a film where he was forced to repeat the same day repeatedly until his conflict was resolved. I do not remember how “Groundhog Day” ended because I was not a fan of it. I felt extremely annoyed seeing the same thing over again with minor modifications. I know it’s a fantasy, but I simply cannot wrap my head around two people falling in love with each other if they do not remember the connection they shared the previous day. Read More»

Former presidential candidate bringing his radio show to town

Herman Cain. Photo/Special.

Come join Herman Cain, a former candidate for the presidency, and host of The New Herman Cain Show on News/Talk WSB this Friday at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City at 6 p.m.

Hear Cain broadcast, get an autograph or your picture taken with him.

Bring your lawn chairs, food and friends and enjoy an evening of political banter where you can ask questions and get answers with Herman Cain. Read More»

Babytime is fun time at PTC Library

Babytime at the Peachtree City Library on Thursdays is a time for caregivers to expose their children to the wonder of stories that can be pulled off the shelf at any time.

At right, Babytime at the Peachtree City Library on Thursdays is a time for caregivers to expose their children to the wonder of stories that can be pulled off the shelf at any time.
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