Newsmakers

Earth Day activities Saturday in Tyrone

The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. And the event is many things to many people. Perhaps as much as anything it is the acknowledgment of the awareness that our lives are directly bound to this planet. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.

The widely-attended annual event will include educational exhibits and presentations, a green market with eco-friendly products and services, entertainment and special awards for schools and organizations. Read More»

Lt. Collins to arrive noon Thursday; procession route here

Plane to land at noon; procession will begin after honor guard ceremony

A military plane carrying fallen soldier Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone is scheduled to touch down at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City noon Thursday, The Citizen has learned.

Following the landing there is expected to be a brief honor guard ceremony before the procession begins. Citizens are encouraged to line the procession route and wave flags to honor Lt. Collins, who was killed April 7 in an explosion in northern Iraq.

The procession route is as follows:

• North on Ga. Highway 74 North (the exact location entering Hwy. 74 is to be determined) through Peachtree City Read More»

Lt. Collins procession 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Lt. Collins procession 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Public urged to line route with waving flags

A welcome home procession for a fallen Tyrone soldier is expected to begin around 12:30 Thursday. Read More»

Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed coming April 24

Dale Arrowood brings his Winged Ambassadors to Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24.

Southern Conservation Trust, a community land trust, is hosting a Family Day on Saturday afternoon April 24 during Nature, Undisturbed, a nature photography exhibition at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. Read More»

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

A local group dedicated to raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis last weekend turned its energy to a massive cleanup project with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful. Read More»

PTC family gets 'Backyard Blitz' improvement

Peachtree City residents Tim and Kim Ruck take a few minutes out after working for nearly three days with a group of 60 people to transform their backyard as part of the new Do It Yourself Network show “Backyard Blitz.”

It was nothing short of a picturesque make-over in the backyard of Tim and Kim Ruck in Peachtree City. The transformation of the Ruck’s backyard last week into a suburban garden will be featured later this month on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network’s new show Backyard Blitz.

Tim said the whole thing unfolded after they heard about the new television show from a friend who had contact with another production. Kim and Tim contacted the DIY Network for more information and ended up on the BackYard Blitz long list for consideration. Read More»

PTC's Dump Bag Project needs online votes

A local effort to provide special bags for wounded soldiers is in need of the public’s help. All it takes is few seconds online to support the Dump Bag Project, which is seeking a $5,000 grant Read More»

RS Free File Program Makes Online Tax Filing Fast and Free for 70% of Taxpayers

With April 15 just ten days away, the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service, is urging every taxpayer with a 2009 Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less  to take advantage of the IRS Free File program. Through this partnership between the Free File Alliance and the IRS, more than 98 million Americans can visit www.IRS.gov for access to the industry’s top tax software and step-by-step help preparing and e-filing their federal tax returns. Read More»

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

A typical day for Fayette County's WWII veterans on Honor Flight

Event gives veterans a free trip to WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.

On May 4th, Honor Flight Fayette will take another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial, bringing the total to about 420 men and women who have been honored by this non-profit organization since May of 2008. Read More»