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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»

Literary cafe is next week

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to experience a theatrical café evening on Tuesday, October 1 starting at 7 p.m. As the culminating event in this year’s “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” program, the evening brings to life some of the themes and topics of the book, “Outcasts United,” by Warren St. John, a nonfiction account of refugees, youth soccer, and community transformation in Clarkston, Ga. Read More»

Nature hike is this weekend

Snakes and alligators will be on display this weekend. Photo/Special.

Southern Conservation Trust is hosting “Hike & Like”, an afternoon of free family outdoor fun Sept. 29 at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Activities beginning at 2 p.m. include trail hiking, treasure hunt, and prizes.
The well-loved trails will offer hiking along Line Creek and among the exciting outcroppings. An experienced guide will highlight fascinating facts about our local ecosystem and wildlife habitats. Prizes for most unique wildlife species and seedpod spotted will be awarded. Read More»

Book signing next week in Peachtree City

Peachtree City author Debby Giusti will sign her latest novel, “The Soldier Sister” at Omega Book Center Sept. 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the US Army’s Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program, which is featured in the story.

Giusti interviewed Nancy Carlisle, the AW2 Advocate at Fort Benning, to research information for the book. As one of more than 200 advocates nationwide, Carlisle provides hands-on support for wounded, injured and/or ill soldiers during their recuperation, rehabilitation and transition back to active duty or civilian life. Read More»

It's fair time in Coweta County

Kids of all ages are expected to stream through the gates of the fair. Photo/Ben Nelms.

If it’s September, it’s time for fall fun in Coweta County.
The 2013 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair will be open through Sept. 28 at the Fairgrounds on Pine Road. Hours for the fair are:

Friday, Sept. 20: 5 p.m. - midnight
Saturday, Sept. 21: noon - midnight
Sunday, Sept. 22: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday,September 23 - Thursday, September 26: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27: 5 p.m. - midnight
Saturday, Sept. 28: noon - 12 midnight

The Petting Zoo closes nightly at 9 p.m. The Exhibit Hall and Ag building close nightly at 10 p.m. Read More»

Lake McIntosh park to close Oct. 11-14 for airshow

The new park at the Lake McIntosh reservoir in Peachtree City will be closed Oct 11-14 due to the Great Georgia Air Show.

The park is inside the safety zone for the air show, and so it must be unoccupied during the three-day event, county officials said.

The Planterra Ridge golf course and other businesses in the area will also be affected, officials said.

The airshow is a non-profit venture to help community organizations including the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, which restores and maintains vintage aircraft from the WWII era.

Lots of tastes on display in Fayetteville

Lots of tastes on display in Fayetteville

There was plenty to eat, and then some, at the annual Taste of Fayette event hosted Sunday by the city of Fayetteville around the Lane Brown Memorial Gazebo downtown. The event was rescheduled from earlier this year when a severe thunderstorm scattered the crowd after descending on downtown Fayetteville. The Finest Taste award went to Broadway Diner, while the Finest Treat award went to Rosa’s Home Cooking and the Most Amazing Booth award went to TCBY. Photo/John Munford.

Things to do-Sept.19-Oct.26

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Photo exhibit to open

SlowExposures Photography Festival opens this weekend with a myriad of activities and events. Friday evening at A Novel Experience in Zebulon is the scene of the opening reception for Rob MacDonald’s series, Native Ground photographs celebrating icons of Southern literature. Rob is partnered with Kevin Miller, Director and Curator of the Southeast Museum of Read More»

Fayetteville to honor heroes with a parade

40 years ago, the men and women who served in Vietnam returned home and were grossly mistreated. While we can’t undo the past, we would like to finally give these veterans the “welcome home” they deserved and should have received.

On September 28, there will be a “welcome home” parade of Vietnam veterans and community floats through downtown Fayetteville followed by a program of speakers, stories from ‘nam, and period music at the Southern Ground Amphitheater.  Read More»