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McIntosh students receive American Legion awards

McIntosh students receive American Legion awards

Two graduating seniors have been selected to receive the 2010 American Legion School Award for McIntosh High School, presented by Fayette County Post 105.  The award recognizes two seniors for their qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.  Legionnaire Dave Niebes, left, is shown congratulating Drew Forde, Class of 2010.  Drew is an Honor Graduate,  a Junior Marshall, member of MHS Orchestra for four years and will be attending Mercer University to study music.  Jenny Ampat received the School Award for a Young Woman.  Jenny was selected Miss McIntosh 2010, Read More»

Refrigerant leak causes Towne Center closure Sunday

Better safe than sorry. The Fayetteville Fire Department temporarily closed the Towne Center Shopping Center on South Glynn Street late Sunday afternoon after a coolant line broke at the Kroger supermarket. The center was cleared for opening later Sunday night.

The shopping center was closed at approximately 6 p.m. after the fire department received a 911 call from store employees. Fire department spokesperson Bill Rieck said the break in a refrigerant line came from a piece of portable equipment in the deli area. The refrigerant has the potential to be explosive, Rieck said. Read More»

PTC fire marshal demoted

Attorney says Dailey ‘scapegoat’ for failed murder-arson prosecution

Citing a “lack of confidence” and various investigative errors relating to a high-profile arson case, Peachtree City Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth recently demoted longtime Peachtree City Fire Marshal John Dailey all the way down to firefighter/EMT, with a commensurate 10-step loss in pay. Read More»

Cyclist injured on Hwy. 54 Monday

A bicyclist was injured early Monday afternoon when a pickup truck hit him as he rode alongside Ga. Highway 54 near Ebenezer Road, an eyewitness had told The Citizen.
Fayette County EMS officials confirmed that the cyclist, an unidentified male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

The eyewitness said the truck driver noted that he didn’t see the cyclist along the road, and the truck’s side mirror was knocked off during the collision. Read More»

Patriot groups to hold meeting on illegal aliens and amnesty

Arizona is all over the news with supporters and detractors weighing in on its new immigration law. Other states are considering similar measures. As the issue unfolds, local patriot groups will sponsor a meeting Tuesday on illegal aliens and amnesty.

Speakers at the event will include Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and nationally recognized authority on illegal aliens D.A. King.

Event organizers said the estimated number of illegal aliens in the U.S. ranges from 12 to 25 million, with programs in some areas being reduced due to the soaring costs of serving illegal aliens. Read More»

PTC cuts ribbon for Diva Drive

PTC cuts ribbon for Diva Drive

Peachtree City may be a far cry from Hollywood, but the film industry has made a lasting impression on the city. Thursday a street sign was erected officially designating one of the city's newest streets “Diva Drive,” in honor of the show Drop Dead Diva which is filmed in studios off Dividend Drive in Peachtree City. Read More»

McIntosh music students have successful debut in NYC

McIntosh music students have successful debut in NYC

The McIntosh Symphonic Strings from Peachtree City recently experienced the excitement of performing on the main stage at historic Carnegie Hall in New York last month. The high school group performed three works on Apr. 19 as the Prelude Showcase for the Masterworks Choral Festival featuring the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Read More»

PTC bans big rigs from 4th of July parade

Starting this year, big rigs will no longer be allowed in Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade.

The move for this year’s celebration, on July 3 since the fourth falls on a Sunday, is for safety, according to Peachtree City recreation staff.

It is difficult for kids and adults along the parade route to be seen by those driving 18-wheelers, staff explained.

“We don’t have barricades along the entire route like some of the larger cities do, so there is nothing to separate people from vehicles,” said Randy Gaddo, director of the city’s Leisure Services department. Read More»

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