Cub Scouts get into the swim

Cub Scouts get into the swim

Cub Scout Pack 75 held their Back to School Party Aug. 25 at the Planterra Ridge pool, where they not only had fun swimming, eating, and fellowshipping, but got to earn their swimming belt loop. They learned the basics of water safety from the lifeguard and had to demonstrate swimming the length of the pool with a kickboard. Cub master Jim Moan also explained four rescue techniques, “reach, throw, row, and go (with support).” This was just one of many fun learning adventures Pack 75 will do this year. Mary Batcha is Den 7 leader. Read More»

Reelin’ in a good time

Reelin’ in a good time

Some 50 children participated in the 11th annual Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo at Luther Glass Park Aug. 4. They were provided fishing poles and bait along with hot dogs and ice cream and lucky participants walked away with tackle boxes and fishing rods given as door prizes. The winners included: Braden Dunham, Reese Brown, Joey Hawthorne, Blake Necessary and Evan McConnell in the 5-7 year old division; Tanner Bolton, Coleman Campbell, Gavin Necessary, Mary Faught and Dylan Barfield in the 8-10 year old division; and Tyler Cranston, Tommy Powell, Riley Botkus and Kaitlyn Smillie. Read More»

Concert to raise money for Wounded Warriors

Andy Buchanan was watching television with his wife, Barbara, one night a few years back and a commercial for The Wounded Warriors Project came on.

“We had talked about wanting to do something for veterans for awhile and when we saw the commercial we said, ‘That’s it.’,” Buchanan recalled. He felt a strong connection to the organization, even though he did not know any wounded warriors personally. “I just think an organization like this is really important and I was impacted by the courage that the soldiers displayed.” Read More»

Tribute Series at ‘The Fred’ wraps up with Departure

Peachtree City resident Chris Verdon is about to wrap up his third summer staging shows at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. He brings in tribute acts, bands that sound, if not look, like famous acts. Past tribute concerts at “The Fred” have featured Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, and Departure, a Journey tribute band based out of Georgia, among others. Departure put on a crowd-pleasing show last summer and Verdon knew he had to bring them back. Read More»

The Grass Roots close out summer series at Southern Ground

The Grass Roots close out summer series at Southern Ground

This Saturday, August 18, Fayetteville will get an exciting evening of classic rock and pop hits from the 60’s group, The Grass Roots; with local opening act, Final Answer Band. Read More»

Billy Ocean closes out summer series at ‘The Fred’

Billy Ocean closes out summer series at ‘The Fred’

Billy Ocean is the most successful British black male artist that Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime.

He has collected numerous Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the No. 1 spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter. Read More»

Free guided hike at Flat Creek Nature Preserve this Friday

A section of the 1200-foot boardwalk through Flat CReek Nature Trail. Photo/Special.

Part of “One Book, One Peachtree City”

Peachtree City Library, in association with Southern Conservation Trust, announces a free guided hike through Flat Creek Nature Preserve, led by Mike Swanson, program coordinator at Fayette County Parks and Recreation, on Friday morning, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.

Attendees should gather in the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater parking lot at 201 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Read More»

Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan always draws plenty of acoustic musicians. But not all are from Coweta County. Jesse Cawley, at left, is from Opelika, Ala., and Dale Gentry is from Bowdon. The friends decided the grounds of the historic courthouse would be a good place to meet up and spend an afternoon making music. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Forever Plaid' at Southside Theatre Guild this weekend and next

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn will present the hit musical, “Forever Plaid,” Thursday-Sunday, August 2-12.

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950’s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.  Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns to Fayetteville Train Depot

In the top row, from left, are Mary Kuhn, Emily Blum, Leah Larson, Aaliyah Miles and Mallory Hu. In the bottom row are Camille Edwards, Paige Smith, Amanda Lindsey, Julia Stitt and Kelly Blackmon. Not pictured are Carolyn Balkovetz and Kelly McCarty. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its fourth annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 10 and 11. This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

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