Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»

Meet author of 'Lemonade Journal'

Book is tale of family secrets

Author Sandy McDaniel will sign copies of her book, Lemonade Journal, on Feb. 1 at the Peachtree City Library.

The book explores the secrets of a family from a small town in the mid-20th Century and is loosely based on her grandparents.

McDaniel will sign copies from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 201 Willowbend Road.

For information, visit

GOP celebrating Reagan

Birthday dinner includes Air Force One pilot

The Fayette County Republican Party is planning a birthday celebration dinner to honor the late President Ronald Reagan.

The dinner is Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature guest speaker United States Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Larry Wright.

Wright piloted Reagan to his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981 on Air Force One.

For information of to make reservations, go to

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off new year

"Almost Maine' begins this month in Newnan

38th season begins with "Almost Maine'

The Newnan Theatre Company is kicking off its 38th year with a production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.”

The play takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. But all is not quite right in the frosty cold night.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Read More»

Rosarians to learn proper planting techniques

Both novice and expert growers welcome

Master Rosarian, or cultivator of roses, Walt Reed will speak to the South Metro Rose Society this month about soil preparation and the proper techniques for planting new roses either in the ground or in raised beds.

Reed is a past president of the group and also a horticulture judge who will explain why proper planting is key to growing quality roses. Read More»

Jones is artist of the month

Jenny Jones, artist of the month

NCAA welcomes new members

Jenny Jones is the Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s (NCAA) January Artist of the Month.

She is a native of Newnan who worked for Newnan Utilities for 26 years before retiring in 2009. She is a member of the art association and also a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Newnan.

Jones teaches art at her own Newnan gallery, Corner Arts Gallery & Studio, and also displays the work of about 30 local artists there. Read More»

Free dental exams honor MLK legacy of service

Appointments necessary

Georgians have created a multitude of unique ways to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national day set aside to honor the state’s native son, but free dental screenings might qualify as one of the most original ideas.

It’s a tradition in the Dental Hygiene program at Clayton State University, though.

Dental hygiene students, staff and faculty will provide free dental screenings, x-rays, and oral health education to patients as part of the school’s annual MLK Day of Service. Read More»

Murder suspense for dinner

Dinner show features interactive crime act

Enjoy a night of mystery and suspense at a Murder Mystery Theater Dinner this Friday.

Join the Clayton State University Campus Events Council (CEC) Friday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.

The Murder Mystery Theater Dinner will feature a meal and an interactive "Crime and Punishment" murder mystery where the diners could very well be the stars.

The event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and $10 for non-Clayton State patrons. Read More»

Things to Do-Jan.14-Jan.24

January 14

“Don’t Let a Fall Trip You Up is today.
Find out the best ways to avoid a serious fall by attending a free fall risk assessment from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, 1250 Highway 54, Suite 200, Fayetteville, Ga. For more information, please call 770-719-7290.

January 16
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Getting ready to run

Getting ready to run

Oak Grove Elementary School is preparing for its Run for the Gold 5K Run/Walk and one mile Fun Run on March 7. Lace up your shoes for a great morning of running in Peachtree City’s quiet neighborhoods and paths. Oak Grove Elementary’s Twelfth Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and on mile Fun Run helps kick off the impending spring.

Early registration is $20 for participants with an $80 cap for all families. Phantom runners - those who wish to support Run for the Gold but are unable to run - may purchase a T-Shirt for $15.Registration after Feb. 27 is $25.00. Read More»

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