Writing winners are announced

The Carnegie and Jawbone Publishing are proud to announce the winners of their first writing competition, “When Coweta Writes”.
 The competition was open for two categories: teens (13 –19) and adults from age 20. Entries were accepted March 15, 2013 through April 30, 2013.
The contest was restricted to prose and fiction only, and limited to 1,000 words.
In the adult category, Laura Lynn Dunklin’s submission, “Small Rooms”, was the winning entry. Laura Lynn Dunklin is the daughter of a retired Army officer and married to the recently retired Colonel Douglas W. Dunklin. Read More»

Spivey Hall bringing in big names for the fall

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, today announced details of its October and November 2013 programming. Read More»

Nearly 15,000 expected for festival

One of the region’s biggest festivals is set for this weekend.

The Powers Fall Festival in western Coweta County runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and organizers are expecting as many as 15,000 visitors over the Labor Day weekend.
The festival has been supplying the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment for 43 years and is well known throughout the nation.

The festival has been selected several times by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of “The Top Twenty Events”. Read More»

Fireworks kick off the holiday weekend

Residents camped out early last year for the fireworks show. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City is finally getting its fireworks show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. over Lake Peachtree Friday night, and only a minimum chance of precipitation is predicted for the date. The event kick off the Labor Day weekend for the community. Read More»

Old Senoia postcards: Pennies then, priceless memories now

Old Senoia postcards: Pennies then, priceless memories now

It was like a step back into history last week when a large number of residents and visitors got a look at 19 vintage postcards that were mailed to or from Senoia. The exhibit was sponsored by the Senoia Area Historical Society. Photo/Ben Nelms.

12th annual fishing rodeo a big success

These local kids took home awards for catching the most fish from the pond at Luther Glass Park in Peacthree City. Photo/Special.

More than 50 children participated in the 12th annual Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo Aug. 10 at the Luther Glass Park located in Peachtree City. 

Fifty-three youngsters participated in the free event, which was organized by the Peachtree City Bass Anglers in conjunction with the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Department and the Southern Conservation Trust. Event organizers provided fishing poles, buckets and bait to hot dogs and drinks. Every participant received a goody bag. Read More»

Things to do-August 21-September 21


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.

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