Slinging songs in Senoia

Slinging songs in Senoia

There was no practical way to estimate the large mass of people attending the 2014 Senoia Social held July 5. The large stage was set up on the south side of Main Street again this year to accommodate the bands that played all afternoon and into the evening. The Senoia Social is a fundraiser for Camp Southern Ground. Photo/Ben Nelms.

From McIntosh HS to ‘The Last Ship’ — Van Winkle fights to save humanity . . . on cable TV

PTC native Travis Van Winkle aboard a Navy destroyer. Photo/Special.

Intern to The Citizen

A Peachtree City native has a high-profile role in one of the hottest dramas on summer TV screens.

Travis Van Winkle, a class of 2000 McIntosh grad, can now be seen Sunday evenings on “The Last Ship,” a new post-apocalyptic drama on TNT.

In this week’s episode, his character pilots an explosives-laden boat into the side of a rogue Russian warship and lives on to fight another day. Read More»

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Unusual and unexpected floats can really turn heads in the annual July 4th parade in Peachtree City, and this shredding ode to skateboarding was no exception last week. The entry from PTCSK8 was a half-pipe skateboard ramp on which jumps and tricks were performed as the float moved to the crowd’s delight. The entry won the Grand Marshal’s trophy. See more winning floats on pages C5-C6 in this week's print edition of The Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

Book signing is set for July 20

Book signing is set for July 20

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are pleased to announce that local author A. Bryant Betsill will sign copies of several of his books at the Peachtree City Library July 20, at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Bryant Betsill grew up in College Park, and graduated from North Clayton Senior High School in 1971. He attended Mercer University, where he studied theology, music and English while working in a maintenance office. Betsill later withdrew from Mercer just shy of graduating to return to his natural skill and craft of woodworking. Read More»

Troop 175 treks through New Mexico

 From left, Chris Boehm, Larry Dahl, Josh Bowers, Alan Bowers, Sean Boehm, Nathan Larson, David Bowers, Samuel Ellis, Phillip Stephens, and Ralph Ellis. Photo/Special.

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during the trek on their backs while hiking from camp to camp. They participated in backcountry programs along the way including rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, fly-fishing and archery. The trek included a conservation project where the Scouts learned and participated in the upkeep of Philmont’s ecosystem. Read More»

Motown legends appearing in Fayetteville

Motown's sweet sounds will resonate through Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

On July 12, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of R&B classics with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Opening for the Temps is Atlanta-based group, Soulhound. Read More»

'Music Man' opens in Tyrone Friday

Tickets are going fast for Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, the classic musical theatre hit perfect for the whole family. Full of show stopping numbers including “Trouble,” “My White Knight,”and “76 Trombones,” audiences are sure to delight in this large, feel-good favorite. Read More»

Beach Boys bring summer sounds to The Fred

The Beach Boys bring their summer sounds to Peachtree City Saturday night. Photo/Special.

It’s a great weekend of rock and roll hits at The Fred! From the Eagles “Hotel California” to the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA,” The Fred will be cranking out the hits from two mega groups from the past July 11 with Hotel California and Saturday, July 12 with the Beach Boys. And to add even more excitement to the night, actor and ex-teen idol John Stamos will be joining the Beach Boys on stage on July 12. Read More»

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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