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Motorcade to welcome home local Marine

Citizens encouraged to show support by lining McDonough Road by 12:30 Saturday

A local Marine who has returned from a tour in Afghanistan will be honored Saturday afternoon with a motorcade from his home to a private reception at McCurry Park.

Citizens who wish to show their honor and respect to Lance Cpl. Bradley S. Werho are asked to line McDonough Road no later than 12:30 to greet the motorcade as it arrives at McCurry Park, organizers said.

Werho, a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a 2007 graduate of Fayette County High School, has returned stateside with his fellow Marines following his 2nd Batallion’s stint in Marjah and Sangin Afghanistan. Read More»

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

Workers put the new sign up for Fresh Market, which is taking the place of the “baby Kroger” at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway on the northeast corner. Fresh Market is projecting a March 9 grand opening. Photo/Betsy Tyler, Peachtree City Public Information Officer.

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

A fixture on the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway for many years, Ruby Tuesday restaurant is being demolished to make way for a Walgreens drugstore three times the size of the eatery. Local resident Mary Giles saw this Feb. 16 and notified Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler, who shot the photo and made it available to The Citizen. While one building is being gutted to make way for another . . .

PTC Rep. Ramsey gets key reapportionment appointment

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, will play a pivotal role in the process of reapportionment of districts for both the state’s House of Representatives and also the state Senate later this year.

Ramsey has been assigned to chair the subcommittee for House and Senate Legislative Districts by Roger Lane, R-Darien, who chairs the House of Representatives Reapportionment Committee. Read More»

A fruitful life: Friends celebrate 100 years for Ellen ‘Biddy’ Porter

A friend of the family, Doug Fields, reads a proclamation from the city of Fayetteville, and one from President and Mrs. Barack Obama, extending congratulations on the 100th birthday of Ellen “Biddy” Porter. Story on Page A3. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Born just a mile west of the old courthouse in Fayetteville a hundred years ago, Ellen Swanson Lester “Biddy” Porter has outlived two husbands, William Lester and Ken Porter, and a son, Daniel. A son, Benjamin, is still living.

Schooling was at the Masonic Lodge on Church Street, next to the Edgefield Baptist Church, where she has been a longtime member.

She was raised by her maternal grandmother, Georgia Swanson, and was the great-great-granddaughter of slaves brought from Ethiopia. Read More»

All 5 Fayette high schools make state’s Advanced Placement honor roll

Each of Fayette County’s five public high schools were among more than 350 high schools statewide to be included on Georgia’s 2011 list of AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Schools. The majority of Fayette’s high schools earned recognition in multiple categories based on the results of AP exams. Read More»

F'ville's Whitlow named Ga. VFW Officer of Year

Detective Mike Whitlow (R) receives award. Photo/Special.

Describing it as “one of the greatest honors of my life,” Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow last weekend received recognition at the annual Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conference in Macon as the Georgia VFW Peace Officer of the Year.

Whitlow was selected as Peace Officer of the Year for 2010 by the Riverdale VFW chapter and was presented the award before the Fayetteville City Council earlier this month. Read More»

Deportee faces child molestation charge

A former Griffin man cleared to be deported to Guatemala after being being housed in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Atlanta has been transferred to Fayette County on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from an incident that occurred here in 2009.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Shelton said former Griffin resident Joel Arnoldo Estrada-Morales, 39, has been charged with aggravated child molestation and is being held in the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

Student film wins UGA competition

From left are members of Neon Productions Alana Carithers, Carolyn Craddock, Emily Breault and Candice Dottin. Photo/Special.

Emily Breault, a 2008 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, and now a Mass Media Arts major in the Grady School of Journalism at UGA, recently won first place in the drama category in a short film competition sponsored by Campus Moviefest. She and three fellow students formed Neon Productions for the creation of student films. Their award winning film is called “The Hub” and is a dramatic expose of Atlanta as the hub of underage sex trafficking. Breault was director of photography, lead editor and music supervisor to the film. Read More»

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Barrett Hester, a fourth grader at Braelinn Elementary, won first place in his age division at the regional recitation contest on Feb. 2. The Griffin RESA Literacy Days Festival honors those from third through fifth grades who have already won their county competitions in either recitation, writing, or drama to compete at the regional level. Read More»

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