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Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City team's dreams dashed due to paperwork error

Peachtree City's Little League team immediately after the final game of the state tournament. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City Little League officials learned late Thursday that their team had been stripped of its state championship and will not compete in the Southeast regional tournament that begins this weekend in Warner Robins.

The team from Columbus that Peachtree City defeated at state will move on to regionals.

The action came as a result of what one local official called “obscure administrative violations” regarding paperwork filed well before the state tournament. Read More»

Branching out in the gardening section?

Branching out in the gardening section?

Lest you think this Home Depot is sprucing up for the Denver, Colo., market, reader Steve Fraas assures us he shot this picture of the store getting new signage July 24 at 2 p.m. right here in Peachtree City. “Looks like they are getting the jump on legalization,” Fraas said in his email, tongue firmly lodged in cheek. “You have to think the sign guys knew what they were doing,” said the Peachtree City resident. Photo/Steve Fraas.

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

David Workman tells how he arrived at the end of the rainbow: “On July 19, Barry Jordan and I were riding toward Ga. Highway 54 on Ebenezer Road when we went through a heavy rain storm and then the sun came out. To my right I could see a huge very bright rainbow ... and as we turned right onto Hwy. 54 east toward Fayetteville, there it was [inset above]. We could see it arching downward over the trees about 100 yards in front of us, touching the road. Read More»

Memorial service for Citizen reporter John Munford Saturday at 1 p.m. in F’ville

John Munford in a file photo.

UPDATED 5:29 p.m. Friday, July 25 — A memorial service is planned for today (Saturday, July 26) at 1 p.m. for John Waller Munford, Jr., 41, a third generation newspaper man and a reporter for The Citizen for 14 years, who passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, July 21, 2014.

Munford was born in Kentucky, where his father and grandfather were owners and publishers of the Union County Advocate in Morganfield. His father died in 1987, and he subsequently moved with his mother and siblings to Peachtree City in 1988.
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Appeal cites ‘poor candidates’

Appeal cites ‘poor candidates’

In its federal appeal of a court ruling that enacted district voting in Fayette County, the county commission has a different take on the 2006 special election for a county commission seat that is central to the case.

That election saw local businessman Robert Horgan, the only white candidate in the race, defeat three black challengers in Emory Wilkerson, Malcolm Hughes and Charles Rousseau. Read More»

Turnout 1.7% so far, early voting’s last day is Friday

Friday is the last day to early vote before the July 22 election, and if you need further incentive, low turnout might make your vote more valuable.

At the end of early voting last week, some 1,212 of the county’s 70,373 registered voters had cast a ballot, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. That’s just 1.7 percent. Read More»

Senoia homes to be walled in for ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC promotional photo for 'The Walking Dead.’

It might look like the Great Wall of Senoia, but the 15-foot temporary wall to be constructed on the Gin Property in the fall will actually serve as a contained set for AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The July 7 request to construct a temporary 15-foot wall around portions of the Gin Property just south of the downtown retail district received unanimous approval from the Senoia City Council. Read More»

'Recon' Ryan gets state VFW award for volunteer efforts

James “Recon” Ryan was presented with the “Mr. VFW” Joe L. Smith Memorial Award by Georgia VFW Commander Al Lipphardt. Photo/Special.

James “Recon” Ryan of Peachtree City has been awarded the statewide Joe L. Smith Memorial Award as “Mr. VFW” for the 2013-2014 year.

The award is presented annually to a VFW member in Georgia who has served veterans, the VFW, and his community with singular distinction and excellence. Read More»

Fayette to Ga. DOT: Here’s money for I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange

The Fayette County Commission is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of prioritizing state-level transportation projects.

The commission has notified the Georgia Department of Transportation that it wants to shift funds away from both bypasses around Fayetteville in order to accelerate the interchange improvement at Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn. Read More»

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