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Crowd celebrates Declaration signers

John Sloan, Ted Hackney and the Rev. Jeff Lowe always participate in the county’s Annual Let Freedom Ring. This was their 13th year of honoring our country’s becoming a new nation. The Fayette County Courthouse building was constructed just 49 years after this independence was declared. Photo/Carolyn Cary

 The 13th celebration of Let Freedom Ring took place July 4 on the Old Courthouse lawn and was well attended.

Can you name the three signors for the State of Georgia?

All 50 of the United States celebrated the 238th year of our Independence Day, which is an increase from the original13 states.

The James Waldrop Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the annual event along with the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, and the Button Gwinnett Society of the American Revolution. Read More»

Get your tomato on Saturday

A scene from last year's tomato tasting. Photo/Staff.

A tomato tasting party is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peachtree City Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center parking lot in Peachtree City.

If you’d like to tickle your tastebuds and sample some tried-and-true heirloom favorites as well as some newer hybrids, don’t miss this old-fashioned tomato tasting party, sponsored by Down to Earth Organics Association. Read More»

Market Day is Saturday

Market Day is perfect for pets and humans. Photo/Staff.

This Saturday is the second Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the third Saturday in August, and on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

Slinging songs in Senoia

Slinging songs in Senoia

There was no practical way to estimate the large mass of people attending the 2014 Senoia Social held July 5. The large stage was set up on the south side of Main Street again this year to accommodate the bands that played all afternoon and into the evening. The Senoia Social is a fundraiser for Camp Southern Ground. Photo/Ben Nelms.

From McIntosh HS to ‘The Last Ship’ — Van Winkle fights to save humanity . . . on cable TV

PTC native Travis Van Winkle aboard a Navy destroyer. Photo/Special.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

A Peachtree City native has a high-profile role in one of the hottest dramas on summer TV screens.

Travis Van Winkle, a class of 2000 McIntosh grad, can now be seen Sunday evenings on “The Last Ship,” a new post-apocalyptic drama on TNT.

In this week’s episode, his character pilots an explosives-laden boat into the side of a rogue Russian warship and lives on to fight another day. Read More»

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Unusual and unexpected floats can really turn heads in the annual July 4th parade in Peachtree City, and this shredding ode to skateboarding was no exception last week. The entry from PTCSK8 was a half-pipe skateboard ramp on which jumps and tricks were performed as the float moved to the crowd’s delight. The entry won the Grand Marshal’s trophy. See more winning floats on pages C5-C6 in this week's print edition of The Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

Book signing is set for July 20

Book signing is set for July 20

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are pleased to announce that local author A. Bryant Betsill will sign copies of several of his books at the Peachtree City Library July 20, at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Bryant Betsill grew up in College Park, and graduated from North Clayton Senior High School in 1971. He attended Mercer University, where he studied theology, music and English while working in a maintenance office. Betsill later withdrew from Mercer just shy of graduating to return to his natural skill and craft of woodworking. Read More»

Troop 175 treks through New Mexico

 From left, Chris Boehm, Larry Dahl, Josh Bowers, Alan Bowers, Sean Boehm, Nathan Larson, David Bowers, Samuel Ellis, Phillip Stephens, and Ralph Ellis. Photo/Special.

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during the trek on their backs while hiking from camp to camp. They participated in backcountry programs along the way including rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, fly-fishing and archery. The trek included a conservation project where the Scouts learned and participated in the upkeep of Philmont’s ecosystem. Read More»

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