New space open for seniors in PTC

Participating in the grand opening of McIntosh Place are from left: Pete Toal, Program Administrator for the facilities, Vicki Turner, Board of Directors, Chris Mallen, Board Chair, Nancy Meaders, Board CEO, Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City Council, and Debbie Britt, Board Secretary. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

In a continuing partnership between Peachtree City and Fayette Senior Services, a new facility was opened last week.

The two groups  entered a management agreement in January, 2012 for Fayette Senior Services to provide classes and activities at its Gathering Place. The agreement was expanded to include McIntosh Place.

On hand for the occasion was Nancy Meaders, Fayette Senior Services CEO, and Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City Council. Read More»

Peachtree City author’s new book debuts July 1

The newest book by a Peachtree City author. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City author Jill Smith Entrekin’s second novel, “Buck’s Junction,” debuts July 1 and will be available online at Amazon.com and www.Room272.weebly.com and in local book stores.

Staying true to her Southern roots, the book is a coming-of-age story set in a small Georgia town that tells the touching, funny and sometimes heartbreaking story of best friends, who just happen to be cousins. Entrekin’s first novel, “Star of Flint,” was published in 2011. Read More»

Serenading Senoia

Serenading Senoia

Seven Handle Circus was one of the groups bringing music to the streets in Senoia June 15 for the first-ever Senoia Social, a concert benefiting Camp Southern Ground, which is a camp designed to blend special needs children with their able-bodied counterparts. CSG, the brainchild of music superstar Zac Brown and his family, is expected to open next year in rural Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

An unprecedented number of visitors to Senoia flooded into the downtown area June 15 for the first of what is expected to be the annual Senoia Social, a day of live music to benefit Camp Southern Ground for disabled children. A project of Grammy award-winning artist Zac Brown, the fundraiser featured a host of bands on Brown’s record label. The camp is located in central Fayette and serves specials needs children. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It’s ‘Moovie’ time in Fayetteville

Movie screening set for Fayetteville.

This Friday, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2013 at Southern Ground Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., June 21, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Bring your own chair or blanket.

Before sundown, a DJ will play songs for all ages, and kids can meet and dance with the Chick-fil-A cows. MOMS Club of Fayetteville will be selling kids tattoos, necklaces and bracelets. Read More»

Columnist signing books at art show

Rick Ryckley autographs a book for one of his fans. Photo/Special.

For over 12 years, readers have enjoyed Rick Ryckeley’s weekly column. The column captures the adventures and misadventures of growing up in a small Southern town, marriage, and general observations of life common to all. A firefighter for almost 30 years, Ryckley has recently retired.
Now he looks forward to spending more time with his wife, finishing his first novel, and public speaking. Read More»

Mucklow to be honored at Cattle Baron’s Ball

The American Cancer Society has announced Robert Mucklow, owner of Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry, will serve as the Honoree for this year’s 11th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball of Fayette County. Read More»

Los Lobos set to rock the Fred Saturday

Los Lobos bring their unique musical stylings to the Fred this weekend. Photo/Special.

The Fred will host two Grammy Award Winning bands, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys May 18 as the opening show of the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

Thousands expected for art show

Downtown Fayetteville will be crowded with events all weekend long. Photo/Special.

Downtown Fayetteville will be brimming with excitement all weekend among scores of fine art, history, food, and family fun displays that arrive annually this time of year. The Fayette Fine Art Show, Taste of Fayette, and Taste of Living History will all be happening on and around the courthouse square at various times this weekend. Read More»

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