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Wrestling comes to town

Wrestling comes to town

One of the members of the Beautiful Bald Beasties, standing, lowers the doom on Drew Adler at the Sept. 21 wrestling tournament that was part of the multitude of week-long events at the 2014 edition of Tyrone Founders Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parking update for Dragon Boat Races

Planning on attending the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races at Lake McIntosh on Saturday? Here is what you need to know about parking.

There will be 250 parking spaces available at Lake McIntosh on a first come, first serve basis. There will be another 30 spaces on the egress, though parking will not be available on the ingress portion of the road.

Handicap parking will be available on site. There will be limited golf cart parking.  Overflow parking is available at TDK. Read More»

Young adults wave goodbye to Fayette

Photo montage of terms associated with the generational cohort known as the Millennials, persons under age 29. Photo/Shutterstock.

Of 1,800 U.S. counties studied, Fayette has the highest rate of departing ‘millennials’ Read More»

F’ville’s Barnett in running for American Legion’s U.S. chief

Fayetteville resident Dale Barnett. Photo/Submitted.

Dale Barnett is crisscrossing the country on a whirlwind schedule this year in preparation for what would be an influential position on the national stage. Read More»

PTC residents remember 9/11 with prayer

Fayette County residents Mary and Jim Pace were two of 68 people from across the U.S. to travel to the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City on Sept. 11 to conduct a day of prayer for America. Photo/Jim Pace.

For most Americans, the anniversary of 9/11 carries countless memories and emotions. This year on Sept. 11, a group of 68 people from across America, including Fayette County residents Mary and Jim Pace, journeyed to the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street in New York City for an additional purpose - a full day of prayer for America.

Coordinated by California-based American Christian Trust, the group of 68 people traveled from across the country to an essential landmark of America’s foundation to pray in a spirit of repentance for the United States of America. Read More»

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service
Coweta County Fire Dept. Capt. Ron Hamilton was the recipient of the Community and Education Award at the 2014 Silent Hero Awards ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and sponsored by the Ronnie Thames Foundation. Hamilton was recognized for his work with Explorer Post 700. Pictured are Hamilton, left, and Thames Foundation Chairman Ron Thames. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»

Legion is honored

Legion is honored

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (at podium) announced Sept. 4 that Sept. 16 be recognized as American Legion Day in Peachtree City. Pictured from left are Joe Bowler, Post 105; Jim Ryan, Post 50; Jose Cuevas, Post 50; Jeff Yeater, Post 105; Charles Austin, Post 50; Arnie Geiger, Post 50; Mike Bosma, Post 50; and Brian Chustz, Post 50. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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