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Special guests announced for Lisa Kelly show in Peachtree City

Chloë Agnew performs. Photo/Special.
Kelly Porter Productions and The Fred Amphitheater announced today that two very special guests will be appearing at the May 10 show at The Fred featuring former Celtic Woman Lisa Kelly.
 
Chloë Agnew, another former Celtic Woman performer, is an internationally renowned singer and will join Lisa on stage along with  one of Ireland’s premier tenors, Paul Byrom. 
 
Kelly shot to fame for her integral part as the youngest and one of the original members of the world-famous music group Celtic Woman which she joined when she was just

Boarders hatch plan for Coweta skatepark

Coweta County resident Steven Porrello at the March 3 meeting of the Coweta County Commission said he and others want to be involved in establishing an outdoor skateboard park somewhere in the county. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Working constructively to implement a business vision is better than sitting home and playing video games. That was the message March 3 from 22-year-old Steven Porrello as he asked the Coweta County Commission for guidance on how a group of skateboarders might work to establish an outdoor skateboard park in Coweta.

A Coweta resident, Porrello during public comments at the conclusion of the meeting told commissioners he was interested in having an outdoor skateboard park established in the county. Read More»

Broadway hit opens in Newnan

Betty Mitchell and Bert Lyons as Mattie Fae and Charlie Aiken. Photo/Special.

Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County,” portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. The play opened this past week at the Newnan Community Theatre Company and runs through this coming weekend.

Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide. Read More»

Concert series announced in Fayetteville

Kansas kicks off the series. Photo/Special.

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater in Fayetteville this year?”

The Southern Ground Amphitheater is excited to announce its lineup for the 2014 Summer Concert Series. This year continues the amphitheater’s long-standing tradition of bringing great entertainers at an affordable price, at the most comfortable outdoor venue in the region. Read More»

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ rides into town

"Driving Miss Daisy” will be performed by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre  March 14 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. 2014 is the Centre’s 10th anniversary season. Photo/Special.

After opening the 2014 season with a return of the “Masters of Motown” in January and Shakespeare’s “MacBeth,” in February, the Centre in Newnan continues with several other performances this season.

The beloved “Driving Miss Daisy”comes to the Centre next Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan celebrates its 10th anniversary year with several community performances in the coming months, including a familiar Southern tale next week. Read More»

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

The 2012 Miss Pride winners. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Band Boosters are proud to announce that the 46th Annual Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant will be held on March 7 and March 8. All Fayette County girls from 3 years of age through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

This year the winner of the high school division will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the first runner up will win a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is being donated this year by Dr. Scott T. McPherson, DDS, Peachtree City Orthodontics and Big Frog. Read More»

All Childrens Playground to get new surface

The All Childrens Playground is a popular destination for young families in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

At more than 12 years old, the All Childrens Playground in Peachtree City has been showing its age.

The rubberized surface designed to be traversed by kids of all abilities has had several potholes emerge. To address the issue, the entire playground will be resurfaced with a similar material that is expected to last longer into the future, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council approved a $63,658 contract for the work at its Feb. 20 meeting. The contract was awarded to Bliss Products and Services Inc. of Lithia Springs. Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign, turnerphotodesign.com.

Blended Heritage Festival is Friday

Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.
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Vintage love on display in Senoia

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Senoia Area Historical Society member Carol Dallas views the vintage Valentine cards on display at the society’s museum located at 6 Couch Street in Senoia. The cards will be on display Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. through the end of February. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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