Girl Scouts honor Gold Award recipients

The 2009 Gold Award Recipients for SU 617 were honored in a ceremony on March 29. This year’s honorees completed three projects that were of direct benefit to the community. The award represents hours and hours of work. The process strengthens the participants' leadership, project management and communication skills.

Rona's flowers

Rona’s Flowers in Peachtree City likes to do special things for the community.  This Mother’s Day, they would like to have people adopt a mother or grandmother in one of the local nursing homes.  Local residents will drop off a used or new vase, basket or base to the shop and Rona’s Flowers would do the rest.  From a list provided by the homes, they will deliver fresh flowers to these women.  The donors name would be printed on the card along with Rona’s Flowers for no charge. Bringing a smile to these ladies’ faces is a joy to behold. For more information, call Rona’s Flowers at 770-632-2727.

Make mom a treat at Mucklow's

Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry in Peachtree City will be hosting an event for children the next two Saturdays, Apr. 25, and May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

‘The Art of Green’ in Senoia, Apr. 25

‘The Art of Green’ in Senoia, Apr. 25

If you think of trash as nothing more than the stuff you take to the curb once a week, some local artists hope to change your mind and help you see it in a different light. For those participating in "The Art of Green" sidewalk art show and sale in Historic Senoia on Apr. 25, the things that most people throw away hold infinite possibilities.

Newnan Announces Art Contest Winners

For 2009, April 19 – 26 has been selected as Georgia Cities Week the theme being ‘A Story to Tell.’

The winners have been announced for the city inspired art contest. 1st place winner is Kristen Bridges, 2nd place; Hallie Jenkins and 3rd place; Brittney Perkins. Honorable mentions included Clint White and Evan McKinney. All winners are from Newnan High School. First through third place winners will receive U.S. Savings bonds and a signed certificate from Mayor Keith Brady.

McIntosh student gets his peers behind Feed Just One program

Special to The Citizen

Feed just one

According to Nick Brock, a senior at McIntosh High School, knowledge is the most powerful thing you can give someone — and that is exactly what he is trying to do with his local branch of the organization Feed Just One.

“It’s not even about raising the money. What I really liked (about Feed Just One) — it was about spreading awareness,” says Brock.

Clyde Thomason Detachment formed

The Clyde Thomason Detachment of the Marine Corps League held its chartering ceremony at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City on Wednesday April 15. The meeting, attended by its local membership and distinguished guests from the Marine Corps League’s Department of Georgia, marked an important event for area Marines. This event- the ‘activation’ of the detachment, gives the community an organization focusing on local Marines and the community in general.

Are You Prepared for the College Tuition Bills?

With the economy’s slump, employment opportunities down, and the rising costs of college education, it seems nothing is working in favor of the parents as their students rise to the challenge of going to college in today’s world. On the contrary, now is the time when knowledge is power. The more parents know about the financial aid system and how they can put it to work for them to get their students through college in comfortable manner will provide endless opportunities for their students in the future. Many parents make costly mistakes when it comes to funding college tuition bills for their students. Here are three things parents are encouraged to do to ensure they do not overpay for college.

WWII Heritage Days set for next weekend

WWII Heritage Days set for next weekend

Experience the sights and sounds of the Greatest Generation when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the sixth annual “WWII Heritage Days” Apr.18-19.  The public history event will be held at The Historical Airpower Facility, Falcon Field, Peachtree City from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on both days.

1982 Courthouse Fire Part 2

Everyone chips in to rebuild burned courthouse

It was on Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982, that a criminal broke into our Courthouse late that evening, intent on destroying it. It seems he had a burglary trial coming up the next morning, and he was intent on destroying records.

Vogt and Cross of Order of Merit

Vogt and Cross of Order of Merit

Fayetteville resident Mechthild Vogt was recently awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. German Consul General Lutz Hermann Gorgens in a ceremony at the Georgia State Department of Education hosted by state Superintendent Kathy Cox, presented the Cross. The award was in recognition of her special merits and of her service to the Federal Republic of Germany in her capacity as a German teacher for more than three decades.

Students Selected to Governor’s Honors

A total of 20 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2009 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.

Delta Credit Union sweepstakes

Delta Community Credit Union Launches the “More in, Less Out” Sweepstakes – Winner Receives $5,000 toward Outstanding Debt and a Financial Makeover

The day our 1825 courthouse was firebombed

The day our 1825 courthouse was firebombed The Fayette County Courthouse was firebombed the night of Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982. The time of the photo is probably 11 p.m. The reconstruction began in August, 1982, at a total cost of $1.1 million and was rededicated on July 3, 1983. Photos/Court Evidence Photos

The day was Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982. The time was about 10:30 p.m.

Two criminals from Atlanta proceeded to break into the oldest courthouse building in Georgia. One of them, a Charles Edward Harris by name, had a trial coming up the next day in this building. He had burglarized two new homes under construction on Kite Road, in the north end of the county.

Agnes Scott College Junior Selected 2009 Truman Scholar

Recognizing her leadership in social change and commitment to social justice, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Megan “Meg” Beyer, Agnes Scott College class of 2010, a 2009 Truman Scholar.

Fayette Sees Gains on Eighth Grade Writing Assessment

Fayette’s scores on the 2009 Georgia Eighth Grade Writing Assessment show a one percent gain in the “exceed standards” category and improved scores across the board for Hispanic students.

School’s German Award Lands Student a Free Trip to Germany

Competing against 349 schools and 38,865 students throughout the United States and Canada, Whitewater High emerged as one of seven schools in North America to receive the Goethe-Institut Award of Excellence in German.

Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets Recognized for Top Performance

The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program at Sandy Creek High has become known for producing some of the country’s top cadets and this year is no exception.

‘Artist of the month’ display at Newnan City Hall

The ‘Artist of the month’ at City Hall helps kick off Georgia Cities Week for the month of April. There are seven artists being featured for the month of April. All the artwork being displayed this month celebrates the City of Newnan.

Delta Community Credit Union Presents Check to Children’s Miracle Network

Atlanta, GA (March 27, 2009) –  Delta Community Credit Union President & CEO Rick Foley presented Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Executive Terilyn Walton with a check for $214,000 at the credit union’s 2008 Annual Meeting held on March 16, 2009. 

ASP Students Learn the Fun of Science

ASP Students Learn the Fun of Science

Slime and mold got After School Program (ASP) students at Sara Harp Minter Elementary interested in learning more about science.

Clayton State University assistant professors Dr. Fran Norflus (biology) and Dr. Rich Singiser (chemistry) visited the students last month to show them the fun of science.

Booth Middle Advances to National Science Olympiad

Fayette’s middle schools had a strong showing at the 2009 Georgia Science Olympiad with J.C. Booth Middle securing its 16th trip to the national competition.

ECCA Announces 2009 Scholarship Program

The Endowment Committee for the Cultural Arts of Fayette County has announced that it will award several $1000 non-renewable scholarships this year. Eligible students are 2009 graduating seniors of Fayette County high schools planning to attend an accredited College or University in the United States pursuing a Bachelors Degree in the Arts. Applications are available now and may be downloaded from the E.C.C.A. web site at

“Cancer Patient Advocate to Speak at Survivor Dinner”

Lynn Eib is passionate about her job.  Lynn is a Cancer Patient Advocate who offers emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients and their caregivers.  A Patient Advocate gives verbal encouragement, emotional support and spiritually intercedes on behalf of a cancer patient and his/her family. The Patient Advocate comes along side patients to help keep up their spirits and to lend strength during the stressful time of dealing with cancer.  Eib has been doing this job since 1996 after surviving her own battle with metastic colon cancer.   

Teacher’s Creative Approaches to Economic Education Gets State Recognition

It might be surprising to know that economics is the favorite subject for some third graders at Spring Hill Elementary. It is also the favorite subject of their teacher, Shelby Garner.

Kiki goes to Kyrgyzstan

FCHS grad begins two year Peace Corps stay in Central Asia Saturday

Kiki goes to Kyrgyzstan Kristen “KiKi” Fornito and two of her students in Ghana. Photo/Special.

From Fayette County to the west African nation of Ghana in 2008 to teach English. Then back to Fayette and, less than two weeks later, Fayetteville resident Kristen Fornito will be headed to the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan to spend 27 months with the Peace Corps.

Kindness Kids collect eggs for egg hunt

Braelinn Elementary’s Kindness Kids Club collected over 1100 plastic eggs during Exceptional Children’s Week. The eggs will be used in the Adaptive Egg Hunt, a communitywide inclusive egg hunt for children with and without disabilities, to be held at 10 AM on Saturday, March 28 at the Fayette Family YMCA soccer field. The lead sponsor for this event is the Fayette County Navigator Team.

Fayette Montessori students help families in need

Fayette Montessori students help families in need The Upper Elementary students at Fayette Montessori. Photo/Special.

By Anna Lisicia

Special to The Citizen

We, the Upper Elementary classroom of Fayette Montessori School, have been very active in helping families in need and are currently thinking of ways to help and entertain children at a children’s home. We realized that in these tough economic times that there are people in our community that need some extra help. As a class, this called to our compassion. We decided to organize a food and clothing drive to benefit a group of people, and it went very well.

Pennies for Patients at WMS

Whitewater Middle School's student council raised $2,794.79 for Pennies for Patients, a campaign supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Pattiz wins top honors at filmfest 15

Peachtree City resident Will Pattiz received top honors last night at The Heritage School’s 15th annual Filmfest. His film was praised as “the total package” by the school’s video production instructor, Jeff Stuart. “In this film are a knife fight, fist fight, shootouts, and a chase!”

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