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Christmas tree recycling Jan. 4 in Peachtree City

The annual “Bring One for the Chipper” program will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Three locations will be up and running this year between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Trees can be dropped off at the Peachtree City Recycling Center on Ga. Highway 74 south, behind the Kedron Kroger and in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Home Depot.

Those donating their old Christmas tree will receive a free tree seedling while supplies last. Trees should be free of all lights, tinsel and ornaments. Read More»

Fayette students clean up 700 pounds of trash along Line Creek

Fayette students clean up 700 pounds of trash along Line Creek

The Adopt-a-Stream students from McIntosh High School and students from Sandy Creek High School’s Key Club combined one sunny Saturday morning recently and collected 700 pounds of trash along the course of Line Creek in western Fayette County.

The 65 volunteers were part of a Rivers Alive cleanup event sponsored by the Fayette County Environmental Management Department and the town of Tyrone. Rivers Alive is an annual volunteer waterway cleanup that targets all waterways in Georgia. This group picked up trash and debris along Line Creek. Read More»

Can reindeer really fly . . . or be any cuter?

Can reindeer really fly . . . or be any cuter?

Getting ready to perform their Reindeer Dance are (L-R) Bailey Atkinson, Mallory Booth, Sidney Brown, Brooke Hughes, Emily Shride, Molly Waddell, Lilly Waddell and Macy-Kate Waddell of the Sharpsburg Dance Academy. The girls performed Saturday at the Fayette County Board of Realtors’ 19th Annual Noel November at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Read More»

Hands-on Earth Day

Hands-on Earth Day

The 2013 installment of Fayette County Earth Day held April 27 at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City offered the usual large variety of exhibits and information geared to nature, health and the environment. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Garden Tour May 4 features lush landscapes

Garden at Carnellian Lane home in Peachtree City.

The Fayette County Master Gardener Association, made up of master gardener Extension volunteers with the University of Georgia Extension Service, will conduct the annual plant sale and garden tour Saturday, May 4. Hundreds of plants for flower and vegetable gardening as well as landscaping will be available. The plant sale will offer flowers, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, and trees, many of which are native plants, for purchase. Read More»

Spring gardening begins in the cold

Spring gardening begins in the cold

On a very cold day in March, members of the Peachtree City Garden Club and Down To Earth Organics Club helped weed and till the raised garden beds at Christian City so their members can begin their vegetables gardens this spring. Back row, (L-R): Joyce Spindler, Chuck Wright, Michael Sule, Marcia Hendershot, Linda Giles and Bonnie Helander. Front row: Jo-Ann Wright, Ina Sule, Ellen O’Neill. Photo/Special.

Busy as bees at 180-degree Farm

Busy as bees at 180-degree Farm

There is always plenty of work going on at the non-profit 180-degree Farm in Sharpsburg with residents from across the Atlanta region showing up to lend a hand. But the farm will feature something a bit different on April 13 when local beekeeper Steven Page will host a class for beginning beekeeping. For more information and to RSVP contact Scott Tyson at scott@180farm.org Photo/Ben Nelms.

Master Gardeners prepare for plant sale

Master Gardeners prepare for plant sale

Twenty-five Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers took a one-day propagation class recently at the State Botanical Garden in Athens. Conservation Horticulturist Heather Alley (center) talked about collecting tips, breaking dormancy (changes in temperature, water and light), grow buckets, grow lights, growing media and the many published and online resources available. The master gardeners are sowing and propagating plants that will be sold at their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex. Read More»

The voice of the turtle

The voice of the turtle

Retired biologist Dennis Chase addresses a crowd of interested youngsters and their families about turtles at Peachtree City Library’s “Terrific Turtles Two: Fayette’s Freshwater Turtles” last Saturday morning. Chase, Harold Wahlquist, formerly of U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Connie Haynes, a wildlife rehabilitator, discussed wildlife and water quality, turtle death traps, captive care of turtles, and turtle die-offs. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Preparing to buy your first home

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By TONY WILHELM
Special to The Citizen

(Part One in a three part series)

Purchasing a home should be a dream come true, but poor planning can turn it into a nightmare. To make the process as stress-free as possible, it is important to follow the right steps, in order, as you begin your search. Read More»

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