Local students awarded AXA scholarships

Jeffrey Bulvin and John Murphy, divisional executive vice presidents for AXA Advisors and co-managers of its Georgia branch offices, recently announced the recipients of the 2006 AXA Achievement Community Scholarships. Each "AXA Achiever" will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the accredited college of their choice.

Hip hip hooray

Ltc Haston Hilger

The crowds cheered, veterans saluted and children were awed at the annual July 4th parade in Peachtree City.


• Air Force Airman Brian J. McConnell Jr. has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Jemmott participates in culinary arts competition

Army Spec. Michael A. Jemmott participated in the 31st U.S. Army Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. The two week competition gives Army soldier-chefs the opportunity to sharpen and broaden his or her cooking skills, which ultimately benefit military service members eating in dining and mess hall facilities and battlefield kitchens serving soldiers in combat zones.

Ashmore graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Matthew W. Ashmore has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Bennett joins U.S. Army

John G. Bennett has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

A family affair

Noted biblical scholar discusses "The Jesus Dynasty"

Dr. James Tabor has been a hot commodity since his book “The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity,” was released in April. He has been featured on the cover of U.S. News and World Report as well as on the television programs, “20/20,” and “Nightline.” He will discuss his book, which is the culmination of a lifetime of research, on Saturday, July 15 at the Peachtree City Library.

Harris reports to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Chris Harris with Gov. Perdue

Chris Harris, shown with Governor Sonny Perdue at a recent event honoring service academy nominees, reported to the U.S.

Students honored for Rotary Youth Leadership award

Rotary Youth Leadership recipients

Starr’s Mill students Natalie Hauser and Camille Paxton were honored at a recent Rotary Club of Peachtree City luncheon. Both students were selected as the recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). The award consists of sponsored attendance to an intense leadership conference. The students attended the four day conference in Americus, Ga. along with hundreds of other Georgia high school students.

Bangsboll receives choral award

Michele Bangsboll choral award

Michele Bangsboll is the 2006 recipient of the Margaret Anliker Choral Award for Dedication, Determination and Dependability. The award is given in memory of Margaret Anliker, a 1990 graduate of Fayette County High School and outstanding musician, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 1997.

Mom’s Club donates to Wellspring

Fayetteville Mom's Club

The Moms’ Club of Fayetteville presents a donation to Mary Frances Bowley, president of Wellspring Living, a home of refuge for young women.

Main Street receives national accreditation

The efforts of Main Street Fayetteville over the past year have earned it recognition for commercial district revitalization by meeting standards for performance set by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center. For the fourth year, Main Street Fayetteville joins 625 other Main Street revitalization programs nationally recognized as 2006 Accredited National Main Street Programs.

Art camp helps kids get creative

Fayette art camp, pottery

In June, boys ruled at the Fayette Art Center. There were nine boys and three girls who attended the Art Center’s summer art camp the week of June 12-16. All the students worked hard on various projects, from photography, wire sculpture, pottery, drawing, watercolor and animation. Kevin MacKenzie entranced them with storybooking and character drawing. Mr. Billy Lee "threw" them a loop with his North Georgia way of making a pot and Donna Rosser amazed them with what a computer can do to their photos. Lydia Ellis instilled confidence in their drawing and painting capabilities.

Farrell selected to participate in Grammy Camp

Douglas Farrell, a student at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, has been selected to participate in the 2006 Grammy Camp. Farrell is one of only 75 students nationally and internationally chosen for this prestigious experience, which is a program of the Grammy Foundation.

PTC resident to study podiatry in New York

Although North Georgia College & State University has long enjoyed a reputation for its graduates being accepted to medical colleges, the 2005-2006 academic year has seen an extraordinary number of North Georgia students heading for graduate programs in medical fields.

Annual banquet honors scholarship winners

Kathryn Tramonte

Kathryn Tramonte, daughter of Georgia Power employee Tony Tramonte and a graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, was one of 22 high school students who received a Georgia Power scholarship at an awards ceremony at Georgia Power's corporate office in Atlanta.

Fourth of July spirit expressed in art

Elleri Carruthers, July 4 art

Elleri Carruthers gets into the summer spirit as she completes her July 4 themed artwork complete with red, white and blue paint, star sponges, star cookie cutters and glitter.

Four Fayette County teens graduate from YCA

Four Fayette County teens are among more than 230 youth who graduated from the Georgia National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy at commencement ceremonies held in Macon on Saturday, June 17.

Retiring the flag

Retiring the flag, American Legion/DAR

The American Legion Post #258, in conjunction with the Augustin Clayton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, recently held a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the American Legion Post #258 courtyard in Jonesboro.

Cow appreciation day at Towne Center Friday

This Friday, June 14, Chick-fil-a, Towne Center in Fayetteville will celebrate “Cow Appreciation Day.” Customers who come to the store wearing a cow costume will get a free combo meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Local honor grads

Fifty-eight students at the University of Georgia received First Honor Graduation distinctions at the May 13 Commencement ceremonies.

Micallef graduates from Brooklyn Law School

Ryan Micallef

Ryan Micallef graduated on June 6 with a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Brooklyn Law School, where he is the managing editor of the “Brooklyn Law Review” and a Richardson Scholar.

Williams commissioned as second lieutenant in U.S. Air Force

Dustin K. Williams has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University.

Charles receives scholarship from Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University has awarded Kevin Charles of Peachtree City a $2,000 Karl E. Peace Award for Excellence and Scholarship.

Imagine 'Survivor' with very different goals

frank cawood - honduras
By Frank & Gayle Cawood
Special to The Citizen

We scrambled on top of our gear, piled on the beds of four battered pick-up trucks and headed on a medical mission trip to Carmelina, a small village high up in the mountains of Honduras. The “road” was like a boulder-strewn obstacle course in a TV commercial for an SUV. We had to jump off a few times so the trucks could make it up the steepest inclines. The vehicles bounced to a stop a half mile over the crest of a mountain, and we unloaded our equipment and medicine beside a collapsed bridge across a creek.

Traveling south - One local girl tells of her experience on a mission to Honduras

Erin Hogan - Honduras
By Erin Hogan
Special to The Citizen

[Editor’s note: The following is one Landmark student’s account of a recent mission trip to Honduras]

PTC ballerina accepted to Ballet Magnifcat!

Lindsay Ratcliffe, 14, of Peachtree City School of Dance has been accepted to attend Ballet Magnificat’s! 2006 Summer Intensive Ballet Workshop at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.

Wolfe awarded scouting honor

Robert Austin Wolfe of Peachtree City, Ga., was awarded Scouting’s highest honor at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 22, 2006 at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

Gifted students to attend summer program at Duke

Approximately 415 of the nation’s brightest youngsters will attend a special academic program on Duke University’s West Campus this summer and one local student is among them- McIntosh student Will Kearney.

Dogwood Forest residents volunteer their time as members of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary

Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) Auxiliary recently welcomed a group of Dogwood Forest residents as new volunteers. Dogwood Forest is a senior living facility that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s care. These Dogwood Forest residents have volunteered to donate approximately four hours of their time each week to work with the admissions department of the hospital.

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