Tyrone starts super sign up day

Tyrone set for super sign up day

Fun ranges from legos to line dancing

Tyrone is gearing up for the town’s first “Annual Super Saturday Sign Up” when residents can register for activities ranging from Lego Camp to line dancing.

Spring classes, camps and sports for all ages are available through the town’s recreation department and residents can register on Saturday, Jan. 24, during the super sign up. The event will be held at the Tyrone Recreation Center, 145 Commerce Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full list of activities can be found at www.tyrone.org/recreation or more information can be obtained by calling 770-487-4694.

'GWTW' expert to speak in Newnan

Dr. Jennifer W. Dickey speaking on 'GWTW'

Author to discuss Tara set, Mitchell House

“Gone With the Wind” expert and author Jennifer W. Dickey will speak in Newnan this month about the plywood set created as Tara for the movie and the struggle to create a Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.

Dickey will be the speaker at a Newnan-Coweta Historical Society program at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street in Newnan, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. The presentation is free and open to the public. Read More»

Dads, daughters dance all night

Creates special memories

After Hollywood’s Golden Globe awards show on Sunday, it’s time to prepare for Peachtree City’s own red carpet event – the annual Father/Daughter Dance.

Registration is underway for the big event set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Girls 6 to 12-years-old and dads of all ages can dance the night away while a DJ spins some of their favorite tunes. The evening will include light refreshments, and a keepsake photo. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Georgia Singers seeking new talent

Georgia Singers perform before "A Christmas Carol" at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

Choir and drama spots open

The Georgia Singers will be adding performers to choir and drama classes during the next four weeks.

The two choir groups are known for outstanding performances of challenging music for women’s voices and performed during the Christmas season at the Woodruff Arts Center for the opening night of the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” Read More»

Club to hear about threat of Islamic law

Republican women hosting

David Bores, who is billed as an expert on the Islamic threat in America, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club meeting in February.

The topic of Bores' program is “The Threat of Shar'ia Law to the Fundamental Rights of Women and Children in America.” Bores is a retired army officer, was a member of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, and most recently served as chief of police in Woodstock..

The club will host Bores at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.12, at the Fayette Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville. Read More»

Improv comedy show benefits Promise Place

2015 focus on teen dating violence

Promise Place, a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence, is hosting its annual improv comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” in connection with “Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month, February.

The event is set for The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday and Saturday, Feb.20 and 21. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting Promise Place. Read More»

PTC Library closing Jan. 16 - 19

Short closure caused by system upgrade

The Peachtree City Library will be closed Jan. 16 through Jan. 19 for a major upgrade to the PINES integrated library system – the electronic lending network that allows users to borrow books from nearly 300 libraries in 140 counties around the state.

Library users will not be able to access their library accounts online during this time period, and the Library staff asks users to keep checked out materials during the closure. No fines will accrue on the dates the library is closed. Read More»

McIntosh’s Shelby Bock to compete on ‘American Idol’ Jan. 7

Shelby Bock in a Fox publicity photo.

McIntosh High School senior Shelby Bock will be on Fox Network’s “American Idol” at the beginning of the New Year, crooning out tunes with her guitar and ukulele on television.

The 16-year-old auditioned in Nashville in July and her performance will be aired on Jan. 7 and 8.

She was also interviewed by the Washington Times a few weeks ago after she performed with her ukulele at Eddie Owen Presents, an independent music and songwriter venue voted Best New Music Venue by Atlanta Magazine, in Duluth.
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Fifth-graders ready for ‘Shrek Jr., The Musical’

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Script practice

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.