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The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

Charles Kennedy, with the Commemorative Air Force, explains to The Citizen’s Bethan Adams how the machine gun works in the back of an SBD Dauntless dive bomber. “I believe this is the most historically significant airplane,” he said. According to Kennedy, the plane created a turning point in World War II at the Battle of Midway when Dauntless pilots sank four Japanese aircraft carriers, even though the model was considered out of date at the time. The SBD at the Great Georgia Air Show Saturday is one of two left in the world, nick-named “Slow, But Deadly” by pilots.

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Peachtree City resident Jeff Lange captures a jet-powered school bus roaring past a wall of flames at the annual event at Falcon Field. Photo/Jeff Lange.

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Storytelling and history will once again intermingle at the historic cemetery in Fayetteville when spirit guides lead visitors down the cemetery path to hear personal stories from the “ghosts” of Fayette’s historic residents. Read More»

Get ready to pony up at Cattle Barons' Ball

Committee members include: front row, from left-- Steve Forsyth, Paula Goodman, Kim  Detwiller , Chris Allessio, Chair Sarah Palmer, Susan Stitt and Meg Burke. Back row, from left-- Kelly Penny, Kay Norton, Judy Hall, Susan Osborne and Tracey Bergmann. Photo/Submitted

A new committee saddled up to organize the 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball for the American Cancer Society. The committee has lined up a fun-filled array of games, dinner, a silent auction and a night of dancing music, all adding up to an inspiring event to benefit cancer research. Read More»

Senoia car show draws a record crowd

The cars are  standing at attention with their hoods up along both sides of Senoia's Main Street, stretching all the way from Senoia Coffee Company to Katie Lou’s Barbeque, and  even more branched off through side streets, cascading through the whole of downtown Senoia. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Over 300 classic cars 1988 and older wrapped around downtown Senoia on Sept. 27 for the 10th annual Senoia car show.

Suzanne Helfman, chairman of the downtown development authority, said there were more cars than space available, and she had to turn some cars away during the registration hour earlier that morning.

“[The show] went great,” she said. “We had such a huge turnout and didn’t have enough room for all the cars.”
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Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

The new Lake McIntosh location for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races held Sept. 27 provided a perfect venue for the nearly three dozen teams participating in the annual event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Heavy traffic expected in Fairburn for Oct. 4 festival

Fairburn Police want residents of Fayette and Coweta counties to be aware of traffic issues which will be present at the Fairburn Fall Festival in the downtown area on Oct. 4.

The festival starts with a parade that begins at 9:30 a.m. A large section of U.S. Hwy. 29 / West Broad Street through downtown will be closed off for the parade. This effectively blocks anyone traveling on Ga. Highway 92 north from Fayette County.

There are several alternates available, the easiest probably being Ga. Highway 138 from Fayette County through Fairburn to completely avoid the downtown area. Read More»

All the news you have strength to print

All the news you have strength to print

There was far more than tractors and farm equipment on display at the 18th Annual Inman Farm Heritage Days held Sept. 19-21 at Minter’s Farm. Seven-year-old Ty Smith of Spalding County tried his hand at this circa 1900 Chandler Price printing press. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Things to do-Sept.24-Oct.25

September

September 24

Join Promise Place for an event today at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church
in Fayetteville. The event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn the effects on our community and personal successes.
Light refreshments will be served.

September 26
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Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

Whew!
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