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Fayette teacher’s song soars to #5 on iTunes chart

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb was recognized by Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg and the entire school board Monday for authoring her Top 5 iTunes song “You Should Dream.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb is making her mark on the music industry. Her song “You Should Dream” is currently number 5 on the iTunes chart. Lamb was honored Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education.

“Dana Lamb and her song ‘You Should Dream,’ recorded by the Texas Tenors and used as the title song of their latest album by the same name, was released on iTunes Dec. 10, debuting at number 5 on the album chart,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, who described Lamb as a teacher who dared to dream. Read More»

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

At right, Fiddlin' for the holidays — The 2013 edition of the “Light up Senoia” Christmas holiday event included a performance by the Fayette Fiddlers from Peachtree City. The musical selections preceded the annual Christmas parade that attracts large numbers of Senoia residents and those from around Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.
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Sleigh driver takes a carriage ride in Fayetteville

Sleigh driver takes a carriage ride in Fayetteville

Santa and Mrs. Claus helped bring up the end of the route in Fayetteville’s Christmas Parade downtown Saturday afternoon. Following the parade, children got to ride in the carriage with Santa, who wished a Merry Christmas to all. Photo/John Munford.

Sheriffs of Christmases past and Christmas present

Sheriffs of Christmases past and Christmas present

This year’s Christmas Parade in downtown Fayetteville had a classic ring to it with this 1937 Ford that was once owned by former Fayette County Sheriff M.G. Sams, who served from 1936 to 1942. Joining current Sheriff Barry Babb in walking alongside the vehicle was Daren the Lion from the office’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program that sends an anti-drug message to local students. Photo/John Munford.

The Voice of Ireland to perform at The Fred

Lisa Kelly has scheduled a concert for Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

The Fred Amphitheater and Lisa Kelly Voice Academy are joining forces to bring a special concert to Peachtree City May 10, 2014 . The concert will feature former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly, along with special guests, as they bring a bit of Ireland to Peachtree City’s 2,500 seat outdoor Amphitheater. Read More»

‘You better not pout, I’m telling you why . . .’

‘You better not pout, I’m telling you why . . .’

Not every young child who sits on Santa’s lap is sure of how jolly the old elf is, and you can put a pouting Grady Harper (L) in that category. Grady and big sister Ellie (R) visited Santa at the Towne Center Chick-fil-A Saturday. They are the children of Jessi and Charlie Harper of Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Holidays swing into full force this week

Vehicles line up on Sandy Creek Road after dark to drive through the Gaddys' annual Christmas scene extravaganza. Photo/Special.

It’s beginning to look and feel like the Christmas season in Fayette and Coweta counties.

In Senoia, the Senoia Area Historical Museum at 6 Couch Street allows visitors to take a journey through the past.

The museum’s newest exhibit, “The Joy of Christmas Pasts,” opened Friday. The exhibit showcases over 50 Christmas cards from the first half of the last century. Come take a nostalgic trip down memory lane into the joys of Christmas past.
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Things to do-Nov.29-Dec.19

November

November 29

Mingle with Kringle is today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come to downtown Newnan to celebrate the arrival of Santa to historic Newnan and witness the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Come drop by the Senoia Area Historical Museum and take a journey through the past. The museum’s newest exhibit,  “The Joy of Christmas Pasts,” showcases over 50 Christmas cards from the first half of the last century.  Come take a nostalgic trip down memory lane into the joys of Christmas past.   Read More»

Brooks ushers in holiday season

Come out to Brooks and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas, beginning with the Tour of Homes Sunday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., followed by the Town Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m., and Santa’s arrival at 6 p.m.,  The evening ends with a “Music Alive” concert. Downtown Brooks.

For more info, contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194 . Read More»

Pow-wow takes Coweta back in time, helps local student

Pow-wow takes Coweta back in time, helps local student

The skies over the fairgrounds in Coweta County were perfect last weekend. And so was the setting for “Hearts that Meet,” the county’s first Native American Pow-Wow that served as a history lesson on Coweta’s past and as a fundraiser for a 13-year-old girl of Native American descent who recently underwent reconstructive spinal surgery.

Right, the historic dances of Creek and Cherokee tribes came alive Nov. 16 at Coweta County’s first Native American Pow-Wow. Photo/Ben Nelms. Read More»