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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.

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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»

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»

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