Newsmakers

Plant talk

Plant talk

Fayetteville residents Frank and Doris Chastine, at left, talk with Lillie Golden, right, about the many plants she had on display at Market Day held Aug.16 in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recently issued a proclamation in support of the upcoming Cancer Wellness 5K Walk to benefit Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Center at Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hospitals. The Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. at Drake Field, 151 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Register for the Walk at www.cancerwellnesswalk.myevent.com. On the back row, from left, are Ken Hammock, Jason Character, Commissioner Randy Ognio and Commissioner Allen McCarty. Read More»

In line for a shot at stardom

In line for a shot at stardom

People from around metro Atlanta and beyond converged on Pinewood Atlanta Studios Aug. 16 for a casting call for the upcoming Ant-Man movie now under production at the studio. New Life Casting reported that hundreds arrived for the casting call. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Project 586 helps many students get off to a good start

The “Back to School Shopping Day” held July 25 and sponsored by Backpack Buddies and Project 586 nonprofits provided backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes to needy kids in the Senoia area. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A first of its kind event was held July 25 when Coweta County’s Project 586 and Backpack Buddies nonprofits held a back-to-school event for those in the Senoia community in need of clothes and shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

Project 586 at the event provided clothing/shoes for approx 70 people, with about 40 of those being children, while Backpack Buddies served close to 50 kids with school supplies.  Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»

First fire academy is set for Sept. 2

Peachtree City Fire Rescue will be hosting its inaugural Citizen’s Fire Academy beginning Sept 2. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening for five weeks concluding on Oct. 2. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and last until at 9 p.m.  Read More»

PTC's Tina Cannon is becoming a legend in nation's barbecue circles

Tina Cannon displays her championship trophy. Photo/Submitted.

Long time Peachtree City resident Tina “Hirsch” Cannon has taken the BBQ World by storm.  Competing with her husband Bobby as The Pit Crew BBQ Team, they have travelled and competed throughout the southeast region in several different divisions and meat categories. They have captured regional titles, won thousands of dollars in prize money and have collected over 50 awards and trophies in just four short years. Read More»

It's that time of year

It's that time of year

The Starr's Mill band participated in the annual summer ritual of band practice, and is gearing up for the upcoming season. The band should be in excellent tune by the time the first football game kicks off against Whitewater High School on Aug. 29. Photo/ Bonnie Hester.

Sheriff’s Office helping with students’ backpacks

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office recently provided backpacks and school supplies to needy children as part of the “Shop with a Sheriff” program. Pictured from left are Inv. Chad Wallace, Sgt. Doug Hardy, Sheriff Barry Babb, Capt. Tom Brenna and Capt. Brian Eubanks. Photo/Special.

One of the projects undertaken by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is aimed at lending a hand to needy kids as school begins. The recipients of backpacks and school supplies this year are students at Inman Elementary School.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the office for the third consecutive year has continued its “Shop with a Sheriff” program that provides backpacks and school supplies to needy children in Fayette County. Read More»

Shelton leaving FCSO

Josh Shelton.

Investigator Josh Shelton, who spearheaded the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office “Shop with a Sheriff” program, is leaving the sheriff’s office after 13 years of service.

Sheriff Barry Babb said Shelton has received numerous awards and decorations during his service to his community. 

Shelton is now taking the corporate career route with a Fortune 500 company where his skills as a detective will be applied with new challenges, Babb said.

“We are very proud of him and he will be missed,” said Babb. Read More»