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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»

Book signing next week

Book signing next week

Award winning author Debby Giusti will sign copies of “Holiday Defenders,” which features her novella, “Mission: Christmas Rescue,” Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Omega Book Center in Peachtree City. Proceeds from the signing will benefit Wounded Warriors at Atlanta’s Shepherd Spinal Center, in conjunction with their SHARE Military Initiative. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Orders can also be phoned in at 770-487-3977, and autographed copies can be held for pickup or mailed. Photo/Submitted.

Musician looks to make her mark

Ashley Collins has used her musical gifts around the world. Photo/Bethan Adams.

By BETHAN ADAMS
badams@TheCitizen.com

Straight, blonde hair, precisely parted and brushed to the side, lies on her left shoulder. Her rosy lipstick surrounds a white-toothed, continuous smile, and her hands emphasize her words with strong fingers, fitting for a harpist. She opens and closes her hands, demonstrating the proper technique of how to play a harp. Harpists pull, not pluck, the strings. Read More»

Battle of Brown's Mill celebration is this weekend

Get ready for a history lesson this weekend. Photo/Special.

2014 is the sesquicentennial year for the Battle of Brown’s Mill and Newnan as a hospital town during America’s Civil War. The Battle of Brown’s Mill was a cavalry battle between the Union forces of Brigadier General Edward M. McCook and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS Network.org, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

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Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Residents can contribute a to a good cause and have a scary time by heading to a zombie warehouse in Peachtree City. The event is sponsored by a nonprofit group in Peachtree City, Herobox, that supports deployed homeless/heroes

In 2013, a horrific outbreak swept through a secret military testing facility in Peachtree City called Warehouse 237. 

The government immediately quarantined the facility and destroyed everything inside. Or so they thought. 

You are invited to explore the aftermath of this tragedy and experience who or what was left behind. Read More»

Sandra Deal is speaking in Fayette next week

Sandra Deal.

The teachers, law enforcement professionals, social service agencies and other organizations in Fayette County have a big job providing for children and families in our community. The Strengthening Families Fall Symposium will give them tools and information to do their jobs better.

The mission of FACTOR is to coordinate resources by bringing all areas of the community together to build a safe and healthy Fayette County through education, networking, and advocacy. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show is this weekend

Peachtree City's favorite show is this weekend. Photo/Staff.

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow is returning to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Oct. 11-12 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend kicks-off Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. when the gates open to begin the day airshow. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the fun continues when the gates reopen for the second annual night show that includes a jet truck and fireworks. Read More»

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