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Three special women chosen as Mother of the Year winners

The winners of the 12th annual Mother of the Year contest. Photos/Submitted.

For 12 years, The Citizen has saluted the special moms in our community; one mom had been on dialysis for 14 years, while another has raised eight children. One has found a calling in the chiropractic field.

The Citizen and Fayette Woman are pleased to announce the winners of the 12th annual Mother of the Year contest.

The winner in the 65 and over age category is Miriam Rinomhota of Fayetteville. Mrs. Rinomhota was nominated by her daughter, Milka Punungwe, who said her mother “has to be the most versatile and enterprising woman” she knows. Read More»

Tickets still available for Leadercast Friday

It’s not too late to immerse yourself in an amazing but convenient leadership training experience.

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® in two locations in Fayette County on Friday, May 9, 2014—New Hope Baptist Church-North Campus, Fayetteville and Peachtree Christian Church, Peachtree City. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites around the world, including Fayetteville and Peachtree City. This year’s speaker lineup includes: Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — April 22–28

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 22 - Monday, April 28

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Brandon B. Anthony, born in 1988, of Sterling Court, Riverdale, for no insurance, following too close and leaving the scene. Read More»

PTC cops catch fleeing suspect with citizens' help

Alert Peachtree City residents helped police capture a suspect who bolted from a traffic stop late Monday morning, officials said.

The suspect, later identified as Dontevious Ferrell, 24, of Gay, had been pulled over on Huddleston Drive but sped away and abandoned his vehicle soon after in a business park, attempting to escape on foot, police said. Read More»

Sheriff: homeowner mistakenly shoots brother

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a May 4 shooting in which a homeowner mistakenly shot his younger brother during the night at a home on Sandy Lake Circle, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

The sleeping resident awoke during the night to what he thought was an intruder, but it was actually his guest and younger brother who had gone to use the restroom, Babb said.

Unaware, the resident retrieved his pistol and shot his brother once, with the round entering and exiting the brother’s abdomen and grazing his arm, Babb said. Read More»

Young child injured in fall

A 2-year-old child was injured May 4 during a fall from a second-story window at a home on Adams Road, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The window had been opened to release smoke and odor from the home after food had burned on the stove, and despite the screen being intact the child pushed through and fell to the patio below, Babb said.

The child was airlifted to the hospital but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Babb said.

Directing on the flight deck

Directing on the flight deck

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Michael Gable, of Peachtree City, directs an MH-60 Sea Hawk during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays).

Locals recover from minor storm damage

The storm that blew through Fayette and Coweta counties early Wednesday morning took out one of the greenhouses at the nonprofit 180-degree Farm near Sharpsburg. Friends of the farm wasted no time Thursday morning helping to pick up the pieces. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A storm moving through Fayette County and east Coweta County in the early morning hours of April 30 brought trees and power lines to the ground but resulted in no reported injuries.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the damage came as a storm system moved through the area early Wednesday morning between 3-5 a.m. packing winds of up to 55 miles per hour. Read More»

Senoia seeks donors for May 5 drive

Meagan Baker was one of the donors at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive Feb. 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Donors are encouraged to participate in the next area drive sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club on May 5. Photo/Special.

Nearly 6,000 times a day someone receives blood from a Red Cross donor, yet only about 3 percent of the population donates.

Donors are needed and are welcomed at the upcoming blood drive for the Senoia area that will be held Monday, May 5, from 1 – 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. 

Members of the Senoia Optimist Club will help to host the event and will offer blood donors their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with a number of free coupons from local area businesses.  Read More»

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Visiting with Riley, for whom hundreds race

Riley Peek, center, visits with friends and their dog during the 10th Annual Race for Riley fund-raiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. The race again this year was held in the picturesque Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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