Coweta author brings town alive

This new book explores history of a forgotten area. Photo/Special.

In “Duncan’s Posse,” a newly released novel, City Marshal Mathew Duncan of Campbellton, Ga.(c1870) enforces the law and protects the town from the influx of freed men from the North during the Reconstruction years. He falls in love with a mysterious handsome woman (Margaret Selman), and takes on a son (Jody Braswell) who is adopted after the boy’s mother dies. The trio, along with several colorful characters, joins the crew constructing a new telegraph line from Campbellton to Fairburn. Along the way they encounter freed men who attempt to hold up the crew, and other lawless travelers. Read More»

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Rowers make waves as they race toward the finish line Saturday. Crowds poured into Drake Field in Peachtree City Sept. 28 for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races. More than 40 teams participated in this year’s event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Things to do-Oct.2-Oct.13

Things to do

October 2
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Zac Brown plays Fayetteville Thursday

Zac Brown brings his show to town. Photo/Special.

One of country’s biggest starts is bringing a little home cooking to town tomorrow night.

Zac Brown, who lives in Fayetteville and has businesses in Senoia, is bringing the Southern Ground Zombie Tailgate show to the Southern Ground Amphitheatre in Fayetteville. The show features the Zac Brown Band and special guests and starts at 6 p.m.

Remaining tickets are $150 and $200 and can be purchased at http://southerngroundtailgate.tickets.musictoday.com/SouthernGroundTailg.... Read More»

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

A little rain could not put a damper on the annual Founders Day parade and festivities in Tyrone Sept. 20. Senoia Road was filled with spectators by the time the parade began and everything went off without a hitch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Broadway hit opens in Newnan

 Melanie Jessel and Betty Marshall in rehearsal for “’night, Mother.” Photo/Special.

Once again, Newnan Theatre Company courageously examines a disturbing subject that most would prefer not to think about. This time it’s suicide. “‘ The play, “night, Mother,” by Marsha Norman. opened Sept. 26 in Newnan Theatre Company’s Black Box, the space reserved for intimate drama.
This play doesn’t answer the “why” of suicide, but It does give audiences a chance to empathize with a mother and daughter engaged in a desperate tug of war that can have only one outcome.

Jeff Allen, winner of a Newnan Theatre Company Lifetime Achievement Award, is directing “’night, Mother.” Read More»

Here’s looking at you

Here’s looking at you

Attendees take a look at a ceramics display, one of many offerings at the Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival. Intermittent rains on Sept. 21 could not dissuade the large number of people who turned out for the annual event in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Taking a ride on my big green tractor

Taking a ride on my big green tractor

Country stars Jason Aldean and Joe Diffie sang about it, but 2-year-old Cooper Echols is doing it. Cooper was ready to roll on this big green tractor at Inman Farm Heritage Days Saturday morning. The annual affair, complete with hayrides, farm animals and tractors galore, harkens back to a time when agriculture was king in Fayette County. The event took place at Minter’s Farm off Ga. Highway 92 in the Inman community near Inman Elementary School. Photo/John Munford.

Things to do-Sept.27-Oct.26


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Dragon boat races, festival set for Saturday

Dragon boats will be in Peachtree City this weekend. Photo/Staff.

The Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat races will celebrate its 6th year Sept. 28. The festivities will be held at Drake Field adjacent to Lake Peachtree, beside the Peachtree City Library and City Hall. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend. Read More»

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