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Wounded warrior comes home

Lt. Dan Berschinski walks to the podium at the Peachtree City Memorial Day 2010 observances May 29. Photo/John Munford.

PTC’s Berschinski urges public to recognize all who volunteer to serve in nation’s military

It wasn’t the steadiest of ascents, but it was a tremendously inspiring moment. With a cane in each hand steadying his balance, Lt. Dan Berschinski rose from his wheelchair and walked to the podium using his prosthetic legs. Thunderous applause erupted from the crowd at his “welcome home” ceremony Saturday in Peachtree City. Read More»

FCHS seniors recognized by American Legion

FCHS seniors recognized by American Legion

Two graduating seniors from the Class of 2010 were selected to receive the 2010 American Legion School Award for Fayette County High School, presented by Fayette County Post 105. The award recognizes two seniors for their qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Pictured is Jordan Rooker. left; Legionnaire Steve Cox, Post 105, center; and Donielle Williams, right. Jordan is an exceptional individual, volunteering during the summer with the Westchester Coalition for the Homeless. Read More»

A year of sewing and giving ends with donation of baby quilts

Students proudly show off their quilts: (L-R) Ashlee Dinger, Jordan Barnes, Michelle Ni, and Kyra Parks. Photo/Special.

Knowing how to sew might come in handy some day, but using newly acquired sewing skills to help the community is what students are doing now.

Students in Laurel Hinze’s Family and Consumer Science classes at Whitewater Middle have been busy this year learning how to quilt and sew. While students often make items to take home, those in Hinze’s classes have generously donated their creations to help various charitable organizations on a local, state and national level. Read More»

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»