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August  21

GriefShare at Dogwood Church starts today. This group meets Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church office building of Dogwood Church in Tyrone.  The 13-week series is open to anyone in the  community grieving the loss of a friend or loved one who needs to connect  with others going through the same journey. The program uses a video,  workbook, and open discussion format.  Contact Donna at 770-692-7634 or  
griefshare@dogwoodchurch.org to register.
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Huey Lewis playing PTC

Huey Lewis and the News head to The Fred.

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential and celebrated albums in pop/rock history. Peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award and a Diamond Award in Canada, “Sports” is the anthem of a generation.

Over half of the album’s songs (“The Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Heart & Soul”, “I Want a New Drug”, “Walking on a Thin Line”, “If This Is It”) were huge hit singles. They have memorable hooks, and an economical precision. Read More»

Historic postcard exhibit is open in Senoia

Maureen Schuyler and Nancy Roy get the exhibit ready. Photo/Special.

The Senoia Area Historical Society announces the opening of “Postmarked:” a collection of 19 vintage postcards that have been mailed to or from Senoia.

The cards contain handwritten messages and postal cancellations with dates starting from 1892. Most cards date from the early 1900s, some are vintage Valentines, and some showcase homes and churches in Senoia.

There’s one of the Prescription Department of Hollberg’s Pharmacy from 1912, one of the A.B.&A Depot sent to Miss Clevie Stewart in 1910, and two from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair sent to the Sullivans of Senoia. Read More»

The building where dreams will be made

The building where dreams will be made

The landscape along Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway took on a new look on Friday as the exterior of the first building at Pinewood Atlanta Studios was set in place. The first of five which will begin Phase 1, this building is the equivalent of a six-story structure and will house soundstages 1 and 2, each at 15,000 square feet. Pinewood expects to be operational with “Lights, camera, action!” in January. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Bellamy Brothers coming to town

The Bellamy Brothers will play Fayetteville this weekend. Photo/Special.

This Saturday night,Fayetteville welcomes the classic American pop and country duo, The Bellamy Brothers. That night, they will treat fans to a staple of over 14 no. 1 hit songs and strong melodies from their catalog spanning the 70s to today. Opening act is the local band “Sons –n- Britches”. Read More»

Auburn freshman get PTC send-off

Auburn freshman get PTC send-off

The Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club recently held its annual Freshmen Send-Off Party for local new students and their parents at the home of Jay and Tamara Moore in Peachtree City. The freshmen and their parents enjoyed socializing with each other and with Auburn alumni. For more information about the club email Seth Hall, the president, at seth.hall@cooperindustries.com. Photo/Special.

Get ready to rock The Fred Saturday

Grand Funk will appear at The Fred this weekend.

Generally acknowledged as one of the precursors to heavy metal, Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound; a combination of soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. Read More»

PTC takes part in ‘31 Days of Geocaching’

PTC takes part in ‘31 Days of Geocaching’

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is encouraging residents to discover more about the hobby of geocaching, as he recently proclaimed that the city would celebrate “31 Days of Geocaching” through the month of August.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to discover hidden items, and Peachtree City has been nominated as one of the top geocaching cities by the “Best of the Road” program administered by Rand McNally. Read More»

Southside staging classic musical

From left, Tina Cooper, Gloria Wright, Joely Pittman Layton, James Wojnowski,Jeff Cooper, Ed Richardson, Blaine Clotfelter. Photo/Special.

When seasoned actors get together to learn a new show, there is very little stress involved. Having done dozens of shows in their lifetimes, they know what it takes to learn their lines. How long it takes, how to set up a rehearsal schedule, the best method for memorizing lots and lots of lines. Then throw in the music if it’s a musical. Seasoned musical theatre actors – still not phased. They know how to sing, how to harmonize, how to make the most of music rehearsals, and pluck out their parts on a piano when they are at home practicing by themselves. Read More»

So, who can identify this Lake McIntosh snake?

So, who can identify this Lake McIntosh snake?

So, who can identify this Lake McIntosh snake?

This slithery fish catcher was itself caught in a photograph taken by Elise Headenstrom at the dock and launch ramp at the new Lake McIntosh at about 5 p.m. July 27.

Her grandfather, Edward C. Ragen of Peachtree City, emailed the photo to us, and we’re curious:

What kind of snake is this that has one of the first documented fish catches out of the newly opened but still officially unstocked lake on the border between Fayette and Coweta counties?

Looks like nature is getting ahead of county officials.

Post your conclusions below.