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Young runners lead the way

Young runners lead the way

The Peachtree City Classic is always attracts a mass of runners who are eager to race along the city’s cart paths and through the city’s greenbelt areas. The races include Women’s and Men’s 5K, the 15K Open and, new this year, the 20K. Here, a group of young competitors begin the race Oct. 18. Photo/Kelly Duncan, Peachtree City Recreation Dept.

Piedmont Fayette celebrates affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Celebrating the local hospital’s affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network Oct. 14 are (L-R) John Goodman, executive director of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare; Marlin Seay, executive director of Patient Services for Piedmont Fayette; Melanie Wong, vice president, MD Anderson; Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette; and Dr. Jonathan Bender, medical director of Piedmont Fayette’s Cancer Center. Photo/Warren Bond Photography.

Fayette County leaders joined the staff of Piedmont Fayette Hospital at a reception last week commemorating the hospital’s new affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More than 100 people heard remarks from the hospital’s chief executive officer, medical director and executive director of patient services as well as from the vice president of strategy and business development from MD Anderson. Read More»

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

The spirit of Pauline “Beauty” Griggs (played by Sandy Utt) provided an animated and entertaining stop on the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Walk through Fayetteville’s cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18. The heavily-attended annual event is sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

FCHS band hosted competition Oct. 18

The Fayette County High School Band hosted its own competition, the 33nd Annual Lafayette Marching Classic Oct. 18 at Tiger Stadium. Bands from all over Georgia came to Fayetteville to compete in this prelims/finals competition. The Marching Tigers performed in exhibition at the end of the day’s competition.

The Marching Tigers are under the direction of Band Director, Dr. Myra Rhoden, and Assistant Director, Mr. R. Kevin Brown. Read More»

Things to do-Oct.22-Dec.13

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October 22

Award-winning local author and customer favorite, Debby Giusti, will sign copies of “Holiday Defenders,” which includes her novella”Mission: Christmas Rescue,” today from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Omega Books in Peachtree City. Refreshments will be provided.

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Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be the place to be this weekend with a series of Main Street events for the whole family.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With over 80 vendors, it should be easy to find special and unique, handcrafted gifts to help get a head start on holiday shopping.

Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said that Market Days have been well received within the community. Read More»

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.

Things to do-Oct.18-Dec.13

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October 18

The Midwest Food Bank dinner and silent auction is today at the Midwest Food Bank Warehouse, 220 Parkade Court. in Peachtree City.  Cost is $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division.  For tickets, visit https://mfbga.wufoo.com/forms/2014-georgia-division-dinner-and-silent-au....

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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»