]> The Citizen Online - Names &amp; Faces http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/11/0 en Successful debut http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42261 <p><strong >Fayetteville's Speech discusses success through Biblical lens</strong></p> <p><div class="image"> <a href="node/42260"><img src="http://archive.thecitizen.com/files/images3/nafa_speech_whatissuccess.jpg" width="370" height="485" alt="Successful debut" /></a> <span class="caption">Speech</span> </div></p> <p>When you sell millions of albums, win two Grammy Awards and appear all over MTV and tour the world by the time you are 25, you can say you’ve had success. When you are a pastor and a founding member of a church, a husband and a father, a fledgling author and you’re still making music, reaching people and touring the world before you are 42, you can say you understand success.</p> Names & Faces Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:39:37 -0500 Thomas manned 'The Fortress' then the 'Mustang' http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42083 <p>By Freddy Burdeshaw<br /> Special to The Citizen</p> <p>Earl N. Thomas is one of a rare breed these days, even among the many rare breeds of “The Greatest Generation,” the Americans that won World War II, and established the United States as a superpower.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:46:46 -0500 Awards won at Regional Literacy Competition http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42082 <p>After months of rehearsing and winning school and county-level competitions, students from Robert J. Burch Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Fayette Middle and Rising Starr Middle brought home awards from the 2010 Griffin RESA Regional Literacy Days Festival.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:45:09 -0500 McIntosh student wins writing award http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42081 <p>Twenty of Georgia’s most artistically talented high school juniors and seniors have been awarded merit scholarships to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, as winners of the Georgia High School Drawing and Writing competitions.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:41:07 -0500 Plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day weekend http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42027 <p>Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what many consider a school night, but that doesn’t let you off the hook as your Valentine will probably expect to go somewhere this weekend to celebrate. If you need some ideas, this article should give you plenty.</p> Names & Faces Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:37:05 -0500 Author’s ‘Equal Time Point’ posits terrifying ‘what if?’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42024 <p>Fayette County resident Harrison Jones knows a little something about Trans-Atlantic flights. Jones, an author who has just released his first novel, ‘Equal Time Point,’ was a pilot for Delta for 22 of his 32 years with the company. He made the flight over the ocean a few times and often pondered what would happen if he had to make a water landing somewhere in the middle.</p> Names & Faces Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:24:03 -0500 Peachtree City’s Mike Plant representing U.S. as Chef de Mission at the Winter Olympics http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42023 <p><div class="image-left"> <a href="node/42022"><img src="http://archive.thecitizen.com/files/images3/nafa_plant,mike_COLOR-sm.thumbnail.jpg" width="81" height="120" alt="Mike Plant" /></a> <span class="caption"></span> </div></p> <p>When the United States Olympic team participates in the opening ceremony of the Vancover Games this Friday, Peachtree City resident Mike Plant will be among them. In fact, he has been on site for a few weeks already making sure everything runs smoothly for the athletes and staff. Plant, the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Atlanta Braves and a former U.S. Olympian Speedskater, is the Chef de Mission for the United States for the 2010 Winter Games.</p> Names & Faces Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:14:48 -0500 Valentine baskets bring hope and love http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42021 <p>Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, many students and their families in need were able to have a happier holiday season through donations made to the Fayette County Public School System’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program.</p> Names & Faces Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:11:40 -0500 Scouting for Food set for this month http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41854 <p>Local Boy Scouts are carrying on the tradition that started 25 years ago as a Scout service project.  Scouting for Food is considered  America ’s largest One-Day Food Drive. In the United States, an estimated 13 million people go to bed hungry each night. With the current state unemployment rates reaching over 10 percent, the local community needs help this year more than ever to meet basic needs.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:22:03 -0500 Fayette County Teacher of the Year nominees announced http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41852 <p>Friday is usually the favorite day of the week for most people, and for three teachers, it was a day that they will not soon forget.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:19:35 -0500 Big names at smaller summer concert series at The Fred http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41851 <p>There are some changes to the summer concert series at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in 2010. They are going to one concert a weekend instead of two and BMW of South Atlanta is now the title sponsor. The biggest news to come out of the announcement on Monday morning however was the inclusion of two of the acts on the list, Cheap Trick, appearing June 5, and Georgia’s own The B-52’s on July 24.</p> Names & Faces Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:17:52 -0500 City Cafe hosting benefit buffet for Haiti, Feb. 28 http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41849 <p>City Cafe and Bakery in Fayetteville is no stranger to lending a helping hand. When Hurricane Katrina struck, displacing thousands of people and destroying homes and cities, the local eatery opened their doors for a Sunday buffet. The event raised close to $7,000. Customers came out in droves to sample the Cajun tinged cuisine and the food vendors donated the food for the buffet, while the servers volunteered their time and donated their tips.</p> Dining Guide Names & Faces News Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:15:51 -0500 Volunteer Opportunities 013010 http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41821 <p>• The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in the Coweta County and Carroll County areas to assist with the Road to Recovery Program. Volunteers will be drivers to assist cancer patients who need transportation to the location for their radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments.The patients involved have no other means to access the treatment that is essential to their recovery. Anyone who would like more information about the Road to Recovery Program is asked to telephone 770-460-8920 ext 227.</p> Names & Faces Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:59:19 -0500 NCTC presents British farce http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41781 <p>By Tony Daniel<br /> Special to The Citizen<br />  <br /> The Newnan Community Theatre Company kicks off the 2010 season tonight with their production of “What The Butler Saw.” Written by Joe Orton, this over-the-top British comedy sets the farcical tone early, when Dr Prentice (played by Trey Stephens) tries to seduce his newest employee, Geraldine (played by Jennifer Sovik). When the good doctor’s wife catches him in the act, the fun begins. The characters fly in and out, and insanity takes over.</p> Names & Faces Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:16:58 -0500 Annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City pancake breakfast set for Saturday http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41721 <p>Peachtree City’s premier mid-winter social event is here. Kids love it and so do their parents.<br />  <br /> On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents their 18th Annual Pancake Saturday in the cafeteria of McIntosh High School on Walt Banks Road. </p> Names & Faces Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:06:27 -0500