Weaving tales of women's lives

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Southern Crescent Storytellers will tell stories in honor of great women at the Peachtree City Library’s Floy Farr Room, on Saturday, March 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Peachtree City Library and other community friends of storytelling, admission is free and refreshments will be served.

The troupe of tellers will entertain and educate the audience with their tales about outstanding women for all ages. Read More»

Whitewater's 'Westside Story' coming soon

Whitewater's 'Westside Story' coming soon

Tickets on sale Feb. 13

Dates for the 12th annual Whitewater Spectacular Presentation of “West Side Story,” have been announced.

Performances are set for Feb. 26 - 28 at 7 p.m. and March 1 at 3 p.m.

Tickets can purchased through any cast member beginning Feb. 13 and will go on sale Feb. 23 at Whitewater High School. Tickets are $10 before the event and $12 at the door.

Spring Hill 5K 'Trash Dash' is March 13

Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville will have its annual Trash Dash 5K race at 6:30 p.m. on March 13.

A one mile fun run will start at 6 p.m. before the Trash Dash, and refreshments will be provided after the race.

First place male and female 5k winners will receive a $50 gift card to Play It Again Sports. The top 5k age group winners will receive event awards, and door prizes will also be awarded. An iPad is among the items to be given away this year. Only registered runners who are present are eligible to win. Read More»

'Naughty Newnan' exhibit shows evolution of lingerie

1920s lingerie items from her mother's trousseau -- and even a pair of BVDs that belonged to her uncle -- are shared by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society member and local historian Elizabeth Beers for the new "Naughty Newnan: From Corsets to Couture"  exhibition at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Photo by Jeff Bishop

In terms of underwear as well as outerwear, ladies' fashion has come a long way since the 1850s.

That evolution is never more evident than in the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society's new exhibition, "Naughty Newnan: From Corsets to Couture," displaying undergarments and designer lingerie dating from the 1850s to the 1990s.

The display opens just in time for Valentine's Day and includes a look at the history of sending Valentine's cards and how this special day has been observed in Newnan through the years. Read More»

Acclaimed British organist makes Spivey debut

One of today’s greatest organists, Thomas Trotter, will make his Spivey Hall debut Saturday, Feb. 21.

Trotter’s debut program will showcase his technical prowess and impressive artistry with works such as Marcel Dupré,Passion Symphony, First Movement: “The World Awaiting the Saviour” and Johann Sebastian Bach, Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525, as well as his own arrangements of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” (of Disney Fantasia film fame) by Paul Dukas and Felix Mendelssohn, “Overture to St. Paul.” Read More»

Students channel Adam Sandler for laugh-filled night

McIntosh High School students in "The Wedding Singer."

McIntosh High School will perform “The Wedding Singer” Feb. 19, 20, and 21 at 7 p.m. on each night.

Based on Adam Sandler's 80's movie by the same name, this musical is a feel-good, musical comedy that will have the audience laughing from start to finish. The musical throws back to the 80's with hilarious costumes, dance moves, and 80's references.

More than 30 high school students have spent the last four months preparing for a night that will surely delight.

Ready, set, go register for Shamrock Run

Ninth annual event benefits Coweta Pregnancy Services

The ninth annual Shamrock Run Road Race in Newnan is accepting applications for this year’s event, which is set for March 14 and will benefit Coweta Pregnancy Services.

The Newnan Junior Service League (NJSL) hosts the Shamrock Run, which offers 5K and 10K courses that are both USA Track and Field certified and also qualifiers for the Peachtree Road Race. The group also hosts a Leprechaun Dash fun run around Newnan’s historic town square to kick off the day.

The Leprechaun Dash begins at 7:45 a.m. and both the 5K and 10K will begin at 8 a.m. Read More»

'The Fred' plans rocking summer line-up

Cheap Trick will appear at "The Fred."

Summer concerts include Frampton, Cheap Trick on same night

“The Fred” has announced its Summer Concert Series and it promises to be one of the best with Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick performing the same night, Al Jarreau singing “We Are The World,” a Chicago tribute, and a spectacular Queen retrospective.

The Fred, formally known as Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, will host the 2015 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series from May 9 to Aug. 15.

The line-up includes;

May 9 - Night Ranger Read More»

Senoia racetrack opens with changes, improvements

Clint Smith's Super Late Model. This season marks the first time Super Late Models have competed in Senoia in nearly 30 years.

View practice for free

Off-season changes to the Senoia Raceway have been completed and area stock car drivers will have their first opportunity to test the new configuration on Saturday, Feb. 21.

“The track looks great,” said two-time defending Limited Late Model champion Glenn Morris on social media. “I can’t wait to get on it.”

The new promoter team of Bill Massey, Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens tore down the interior walls in each corner of the 3/8ths mile bull ring allowing for better passing lanes and more room to race. Read More»

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