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Helping the furry friends

Helping the furry friends

Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire couldn’t resist spending time with Teddy, at left, and his mom, Fancy. These and other four-legged critters, all hoping to be adopted, attended the Holiday Tent Sale held a Maguire’s in Senoia . A portion of the proceeds from the tent sale benefitted Ga. Heartland Humane Society, Newnan Coweta Humane Society and BullyWag, Inc. For more information on Pedal for Pets visit www.pedalforpets.org or visit them on Facebook. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For a good cause

For a good cause

Six Piedmont Newnan Hospital leaders accepted the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS right on the front lawn of the hospital Friday afternoon. Chief Financial Officer John Miles, Chief Nursing Officer Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper, Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Folk, Executive Director of Human Resources Clay Boyles and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robertson are shown in this photo right after they all got doused with buckets full of ice water. You can watch the entire video of the event on facebook.com/piedmontnewnanhospital. Photo/Submitted.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Gloria and Raymond Costa of Newnan celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary inside Piedmont Newnan Hospital Aug.22. While it wasn’t the idea place to be on such a special occasion, the hospital staff tried to make the best out of it. They surprised the couple with gourmet meals made up of grilled salmon, Fettuccine Alfredo, fruit salad served in a champagne glass and – for dessert – carrot cake dribbled with raspberry sauce. Gloria and Raymond married in 1959, right after Raymond returned from Seoul, South Korea where he served with the 618th Medical Clearing Company. Read More»

Supporting alzheimer's

Supporting alzheimer's

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Imker PTC budget bomb stuns staff

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker gives his spreadsheet presentation of the new budget proposal at the Aug. 21 council meeting. Photo/John Thompson.
No tax hike, but now what? Mayor Fleisch charges she was blindsided; Imker says city staff had been notified, offers detailed defense

Plant talk

Plant talk

Fayetteville residents Frank and Doris Chastine, at left, talk with Lillie Golden, right, about the many plants she had on display at Market Day held Aug.16 in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recently issued a proclamation in support of the upcoming Cancer Wellness 5K Walk to benefit Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Center at Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hospitals. The Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. at Drake Field, 151 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Register for the Walk at www.cancerwellnesswalk.myevent.com. On the back row, from left, are Ken Hammock, Jason Character, Commissioner Randy Ognio and Commissioner Allen McCarty. Read More»

In line for a shot at stardom

In line for a shot at stardom

People from around metro Atlanta and beyond converged on Pinewood Atlanta Studios Aug. 16 for a casting call for the upcoming Ant-Man movie now under production at the studio. New Life Casting reported that hundreds arrived for the casting call. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Project 586 helps many students get off to a good start

The “Back to School Shopping Day” held July 25 and sponsored by Backpack Buddies and Project 586 nonprofits provided backpacks, school supplies, clothing and shoes to needy kids in the Senoia area. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A first of its kind event was held July 25 when Coweta County’s Project 586 and Backpack Buddies nonprofits held a back-to-school event for those in the Senoia community in need of clothes and shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

Project 586 at the event provided clothing/shoes for approx 70 people, with about 40 of those being children, while Backpack Buddies served close to 50 kids with school supplies.  Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»