Tino awarded Army ROTC scholarship

Reginald Tino

Cadet First Lieutenant Wm. Reginald Tino of Fayetteville, Ga. has been awarded a four year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga. While attending North Georgia, he will major in computer science and minor in leadership. He has also been selected to attend the Summer Transition Program at NGCSU.


• Dave Gary, the manager at the Peachtree City Tennis Center recently received the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Southern Manager of the Year award while at the USPTA Southern convention in Tunica, Miss. The USPTA is an organization of certified tennis professionals with over 14,000 members. The Manager of the Year award is chosen by the USPTA Southern board nominating committee from all the managers at clubs and facilities throughout the Southern division which is made up of nine states - Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and the city of Texarkana, Texas.

Wilbor joins Salon Serenity

Tiffany Wilbor

Salon Serenity recently welcomed Tiffany Wilbor to their design team.

Irvin decorated with Army Commendation Medal

Army Spec. Amber K. Irvin has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal.

The medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, have distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.

Curtains up

“Schoolhouse Rock” goes live with the help of a McIntosh grad

Ryan Pierini 1

Ryan Pierini is used to having upwards of six to eight weeks to direct a play. For his latest production, he has less than three.

And he’s working with children.

Pierini, who graduated from McIntosh High School in 1994 and is now a theater professor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), is back home for the summer as director of a youth drama camp at the Fayetteville YMCA. The camp, consisting of children aged seven to 13, is putting on a production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.,” a musical with a collection of classic “Schoolhouse Rock” songs like “Conjuncton Junction” and “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

Singles tee up at Wendell Coffee Golf Center

Atlanta Singles Golf Association

Members of the Peachtree City Atlanta Singles Golf Association (ASGA) meet at Wendell Coffee's Golf Center in Tyrone on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Burkett earns Eagle rank

Drew Burkett

Drew Burkett has earned the highest advancement award from the Boy Scouts of America- the Eagle Scout Award. On June 24, an Eagle Court of Honor was held at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. He is a member of BSA Troop 73, with Scoutmaster Steve McDowell, and the BSA national honor society, the Order of the Arrow.

Swanagan awarded teaching fellow

Brian Swanagan

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation recently announced that Brian Swanagan has been awarded a Mathematics Teaching Fellowship which began June 1.

Swanagan is the son of Jeff and Nancy Swanagan of Fayetteville and a graduate of Fayette County High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 2006 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is pursuing a mathematics teaching credential at the University of Georgia. Swanagan’s KSTF Fellowship provides support for course work and opportunities to develop as a teacher by participating in national and foundation-sponsored professional development activities.

PTC Optimist Club awards scholarships

Optimist Club scholarships

The Peachtree City Optimist Club recently presented three Fayette County students with $750 scholarships toward their college expenses.

On Monday, July 10 club members, students and their parents came together to recognize these students for their accomplishments. Not only are they good students academically but also they are all involved in their community to make it a better place to live. The recipients of the scholarships include Nicole Mathis of Sandy Creek High School, Kristyn Blackburn of McIntosh High School and Megan Moffatt of Starr’s Mill High School.

Villages voted Best Live Music Venue

The Villages Amphitheater was voted “The Best Live Music Venue” in the Southern Arc by Lifestyles Magazine’s readers. More than 1,000 ballots were cast during April and May for “The Best of” in the area. The Southern Arc consists of Carroll, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette and Henry counties.

Toastmasters install officers

Toastmasters new officers

Andy Waits was recently installed as the incoming president of High Noon Toastmasters. Other officers installed were Dale Klauss, vice president of education; Allen Ryes, vice president of membership; Steve Widener, vice president of public relations; Carol Lunsford, secretary/treasurer and Tom Lunsford, sergeant of arms.

PTC residents Coffey and Handy take part in summer fellowships

Lauren Coffey and Adele Handy, University of Georgia undergraduates from Peachtree City, are two of twenty-seven students who have chosen to use their summer vacation to delve deeper into specific research topics, thanks in part to summer fellowships provided by UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO).

Youth art displayed at Fayette County Library

Summer Art Camp display

During the Month of August, the Fayette County Library will be exhibiting the artistic talent of over 50 children who attended the Summer Art Camp at the Fayette Art Center and Gallery.

Prudential Georgia Realty walks for The Sunshine Kids

Today there are over 40,000 kids in the United Sates and Canada living with cancer, and a foundation called “The Sunshine Kids” is helping these kids to forget about the cancer for a while and just have fun. It sponsors events that allow them to participate in healthy outdoor activities with kids just like themselves. As part of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates network, Prudential Georgia Realty is a leading contributor to The Sunshine Kids.

ACC announces reaffirmation of accreditation

Atlanta Christian College has received word of its successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Lapp graduates from Georgia Tech

Sarah Lapp

Sarah Lapp has graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology on May 6 with a bachelor of science in polymers engineering with honors.

Local families appear at national talent comp.

Epiphani Model & Talent Management recently escorted a group of local children, teens and adults to the 47th annual Millie Lewis Actors Models & Talent Competition. This group had the opportunity to perform in front of top agents, managers, casting directors and record labels.

Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter honors Helen Denton

Helen Denton of Fayetteville was honored by the Fayette County chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in the Peachtree City July 4 parade. Their golf cart sign read, "Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter honors Helen Denton, WWII Notable Woman of History." Denton served as a secretary to General Eisenhower and typed up the orders for Normandy while stationed in London, England. She met her husband there, and they later returned to Jonesboro and Riverdale to live.

ADK installs new officers

The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa recently held its spring installation of officers. Alpha Delta Kappa is an International honorary organization for women educators. Its purposes include giving recognition to outstanding women educators, promoting high standards of education and promoting charitable projects.


• Natalie Michelle Crowley graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia in May with a degree in Speech Communiation. She was awarded an internship with Southern Progress Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. Following graduation, she will begin her internship in advertising and marketing with a division of Southern Living Magazine.  Crowley is a 2002 graduate of McIntosh High School and is the daughter of Tim and Glenda Crowley of Peachtree City.

Twilight auditions held tonight

The Twilight Theatre will hold auditions for its next production, “Oklahoma!,” on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25. Auditions will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Please come prepared with a song and bring either a cd or sheet music. An accompanist and cd player will be provided. You will also be doing cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist. For directions, go to www.FayettevilleFirst.com

Floy Farr: community catalyst

[This is the second part of a two part story on Floy Farr. To read part one, log onto www.TheCitizen.com/node/7132]

Floy Farr with Joel Cowan

Walter Floy Farr was born in the Fayette community of Stop on May 20,1912. He was reared in the nearby town of Tyrone, where he lived until moving to Peachtree City in 1966.

Farr was among the first young men from the western side of the county to attend and graduate from Fayette County High School. While there he played high school baseball, along with famed Washington Senators player and three-time all-star game player, Cecil Travis. Farr played first base and Travis played shortstop.

Moove quickly to get your passes

Citizen cow, Dionne Ryff

Paramount Pictures' "Barnyard" cow checks out last week's edition of The Citizen.

Racing stripes

Jeremy Carleton

Jeremy Carleton recently participated in the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Adopt-A-Stream students spread the word in PTC

On Saturday, May 6, Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, May 13, twenty-one student volunteers from McIntosh High School Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) canvassed portions of Smokerise, Stoneybrook, The Peninsula, Kedron Hills, North Cover, Interlochen, Larkins Landing, The Point, Sutton’s Cove, St. Simon’s Cove, Stoneacre and Southern Shore subdivisions with information for homeowners vital to keepings area streams and lakes healthy. All together they spent 81 hours going door to door in the neighborhoods.

One fish, two fish

Alex Posey, Andy's Pond Tour

Alex Posey enjoys feeding the fish at Johnny Duncan's pond in the Rebecca Lakes subdivision.

Students raise money for fall trip

SCHS Marching band car wash

The Sandy Creek High School Marching Band held the second in a series of car washes on July 1 at Bruster’s in Peachtree City.

New Neighbors League Club celebrates 20th anniversary

Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon presented the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) with a City Proclamation in honor of the Chartering of NNLC 20 years ago at a recent club meeting. NNLC was formed to bring together new residents of the city so they may meet and become friends while adjusting to new surroundings. Hundreds of women and their families have joined the club over the last 20 years.

Powell headed to national pageant

Alexa Powell

Alexa Faith Powell, age 8, has been chosen as a national finalist in the Miss American Sweetheart Pageant to be held November 20-26, 2006 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Powell won the honor of Miss Georgia Coed Sweetheart Talent.

Showing some love

Katelyn Stephens donates to Locks of Love

Katelyn Stephens, age 6, donates her hair to Locks of Love at Snip-Its.

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