Heritage Days gives visitors a view of the past

Terry Eastin displays one of the displays at Heritage Days. Photo/Special.

The rural heritage of Fayette County in general and the community of Inman in particular will be celebrated this week with the 17th annual Inman Farm Heritage Days on Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette community of Inman.

As it has in the past, the three-day event, on Sept. 20-22, will showcase the tractors and equipment that once worked the fields around the show grounds at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road. Read More»

Fall brings a flurry of festivals

Thousands are expected at this weekend's festivals. Photo/Staff.

As the calendar moves towards autumn, festivals begin popping up on Fayette’s events calendar. Two of the more popular festivals take place this weekend.

Founders Day in Tyrone’s Handley Park begins Friday at 5 p.m.  
Friday night will feature food, arts and crafts,carnival rides, band, karaoke, the winners from the Sandy Creek Talent Show,and Magician Ken Scott. Read More»

Big band concert set for Newnan

The City of Newnan Cultural Arts Commission has announced a fall concert Sept. 20 at the Wadsworth Auditorium at 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan.
Big Band Explosion will feature Night Train, a 17-piece band who will perform an evening of big band, jazz, and swing hits from the 40s through today. According to bandleader Perry Peek, Night Train is “a big band that swings in the style of an era when bandleaders were the kings of swing.”

Big Band Explosion will begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 per person. Read More»

Coweta movie screening Tuesday

The movie that made Coweta famous is screening Tuesday. Photo/Special.

The movie, “Murder in Coweta County,” strikes a familiar chord among the residents of Coweta County.  This sensational murder trial, held in 1948, put this rural Georgia county “on the map”.  

As a result, Coweta County receives many visitors touring this area with questions and interest in the various locations that relate to this story. 
 The summer of 2013 brought movie producer, Dick Atkins, to Newnan, Georgia.  Atkins provided two programs on the subject of the murder. Held at the Courthouse and at the Newnan Read More»

Things to do-September 11-October 26


September 11

A tribute honoring those lost in the 9/11 attacks is today  at 9 a.m. at the West Court Square in Newnan. The City of Newnan Police and Fire will hold the tribute in conjunction with Coweta County Sheriff and Fire, Coweta County EMT and the United States Military. All these agencies will be honoring the fallen and the victims of 9/11.

September 12
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Airshow gears up for October

The United States Labor Department reports that career opportunities in aviation with roles from pilots to technology specialists will continue to grow to meet global market demand. As part of its activities, the 2013 Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will host an Aviation Expo that features a Career Center highlighting job opportunities in aviation. Read More»

Sample Fayette's tasty food on Sunday

Due to popular demand, Fayetteville has decided to initiate a fall edition of the annual Taste of Fayette! Happening September 15 on the downtown Fayetteville square, the Taste features local restaurants selling samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

Check out Hotel California this weekend

Concert patrons will be treated to songs by The Eagles this weekend. Photo/Special.

They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more international artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda and all over North America and they’re coming to The Fred September 13. Read More»

Kids show how fireworks ought to be experienced

Kids show how fireworks ought to be experienced

What a better reason to celebrate a Friday night than the Peachtree City fireworks that kicked off the Labor Day weekend Aug. 30. These local girls captured their spirit in mid-air along with a burst of fireworks in the background. From left are Anisten Leone, Megan Uszynski, Mattie Wortmann, Ally Foran, Brooklyn Serra, Marina Serra, Lauren Snell and Riley Buckles. Photo/Special.

Picnic Park was PTC fireworks headquarters

Picnic Park was PTC fireworks headquarters

The crowds for the fireworks display in Peachtree City were not as plentiful as usual due to the rained-out event being postponed from July 4 until Labor Day weekend. But diminished numbers or not, the watchers had their eyes on the sky late Friday afternoon, waiting for the sky to light up overhead and were not disappointed with the fireworks display that followed sunset. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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