A happy customer

A happy customer

Piedmont Fayette Hospital marked 10 years of Women’s Services with a public celebration at the hospital on Saturday. To date, approximately 19,500 babies have been delivered since the first three labor and delivery rooms and five mother-baby rooms opened in 2006. Today, the department has 12 labor and deliver rooms, 24 mother-baby rooms, three operating […]

Meeting spiritual needs at the hospital

Meeting spiritual needs at the hospital

By Michael Boylan, Special to The Citizen What does a chaplain do in a typical day at Piedmont Fayette Hospital? Is there even such a thing as a typical day? Chaplains Jim Taylor and Kim Holman say they have had every type of day during their time providing spiritual services at the hospital and they […]


My daughter’s end of kindergarten celebration was this morning. I knew it was going to be rough, emotionally speaking, because my my son’s pre-K graduation, several years ago, was heavy on the theatrics, like a funeral for royalty or a world renowned pop star. It was designed to show just how much the kids had […]

Mike’s last column for The Citizen

[Editor’s note: Last week, we here at The Citizen said goodbye to one of our family members, Michael Boylan. He is taking over responsibility for producing the content of several local magazines stretching across north Georgia. This is Mike’s last column for The Citizen.] To the new guy at my (very big) desk: Over the […]

Starr’s Mill graduate making a name with sci-fi mystery

In a dark, future Atlanta, a disgraced telepath must stop a serial killer who murders with the mind. That is the plot behind Alex Hughes’ first novel, “Clean,” published this fall by Penguin Publishing. The sequel, “Sharp,” comes out this April with an e-novella that bridges the two books, hitting the web this March. The […]

Chiefs complete season sweep of Starr’s Mill

The sequel to the Battle of the Bubble (the annual meetings of the boys and girls basketball teams of Starr’s Mill) wasn’t as intense as the first installment. McIntosh’s Lady Chiefs cruised to a 46-27 win over Starr’s Mill and the McIntosh boys defeated Starr’s Mill 58-46, one of the first match-ups between these two […]

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, […]

Battle for the Bubble Part II

The Super Bowl will be long over but residents of Fayette County looking for a big game won’t have to go far or wait too long for another excellent match-up. Starr’s Mill’s boys and girls basketball teams take the short trip to McIntosh on Tuesday night for the final games of the regular season. McIntosh’s […]

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