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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.

PTC Council to take another look at 650-home proposal Thurs. night

Peachtree City Hall.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 will take another look at text amendment changes to the LUR-14 (Limited Use Residential) zoning ordinance being proposed by Kolter Homes. Among the proposals is one that would allow up to 200 certificates of occupancy prior to extending MacDuff Parkway.

Kolter wants to build 650 homes in Wilksmoor Village on the city’s northwest side while John Wieland Homes has plans for another 200 homes. Read More»

Helping the furry friends

Helping the furry friends

Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire couldn’t resist spending time with Teddy, at left, and his mom, Fancy. These and other four-legged critters, all hoping to be adopted, attended the Holiday Tent Sale held a Maguire’s in Senoia . A portion of the proceeds from the tent sale benefitted Ga. Heartland Humane Society, Newnan Coweta Humane Society and BullyWag, Inc. For more information on Pedal for Pets visit www.pedalforpets.org or visit them on Facebook. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For a good cause

For a good cause

Six Piedmont Newnan Hospital leaders accepted the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS right on the front lawn of the hospital Friday afternoon. Chief Financial Officer John Miles, Chief Nursing Officer Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper, Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Folk, Executive Director of Human Resources Clay Boyles and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robertson are shown in this photo right after they all got doused with buckets full of ice water. You can watch the entire video of the event on facebook.com/piedmontnewnanhospital. Photo/Submitted.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Gloria and Raymond Costa of Newnan celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary inside Piedmont Newnan Hospital Aug.22. While it wasn’t the idea place to be on such a special occasion, the hospital staff tried to make the best out of it. They surprised the couple with gourmet meals made up of grilled salmon, Fettuccine Alfredo, fruit salad served in a champagne glass and – for dessert – carrot cake dribbled with raspberry sauce. Gloria and Raymond married in 1959, right after Raymond returned from Seoul, South Korea where he served with the 618th Medical Clearing Company. Read More»

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