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This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

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Sandy Creek's Gospel Chorus excels at competition

The Sandy Creek High School Gospel Chorus received high honors at the 3rd Annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, in Duluth. Directed by SCHS Choral Director Craig Robertson (far right), the chorus won second place in the judged competition and also received the People’s Choice Award. The chorus will perform at the SCHS Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at SCHS in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

Sandy Creek High School’s Gospel Chorus received double honors at the 3rd annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, at the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth.

After placing second in the judged competition, the SCHS chorus won the People’s Choice Award, an honor bestowed on the basis of audience votes. The chorus received two cash prizes totaling $750. In addition, the chorus will receive a recording session at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta. Read More»

Lisa Kelly to play The Fred Saturday night

Kelly Porter Productions is producing Lisa Kelly’s second concert at The Fred this year with a special show this Saturday starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman. Read More»

North Fayette gets headsets

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Photo/Submitted.

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Captain Staigle represents Delta Air Lines, which donated over 400 pairs of high quality headsets to North Fayette Elementary School, whose mascot is the Dolphin. The noise-reducing headsets will allow students to concentrate and work independently with North Fayette's technology resources. They will also be an important asset to when completing important on-line testing in the Spring. Photo/Submitted.

No Flu for you

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. Photo/Submitted.

Over 700 students and staff vaccinated

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. The 2014 NoFlu4U clinics for students and staff had another successful year with 395 students and 324 staff members receiving influenza vaccinations.The clinics, sponsored by the Fayette County Public School System’s School Health Services Department and the Fayette County Health Department, were held at eight different school locations throughout the county. Both FluMist and injections were offered. Photo/Submitted.

The world is a rose

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. Photo/Submitted.

Budding new officers at South Metro Rose Society

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society and is dedicated to helping people grow and enjoy roses through educational programs and fun social events. It meets on the fourth Mondays of Jan.-April and Aug.-Oct. at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

‘Sowing seeds for success’

Patti Kadkhodaian, entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist, will present “Sowing Seeds for Success” at the next Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC) evening meeting Tuesday, Dec. 30.

“As we get ready to enter a brand new year, winter is the time for planning. To be more successful, learn how to capitalize on where you are in the seasons of your life,” said Kadkhodaian, owner of AJAKO, a certified John Maxwell teacher, speaker and coach, and a BWFC co-founder. Read More»

HealthSouth Rehabilitation opens in Newnan

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will open its doors and begin admitting patients on Dec. 2. The hospital, located at 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. in Newnan, provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

HealthSouth Newnan includes 50 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies. Read More»

Railroad news: Call these trains the City of Pittsburgh, via PTC

Wonderland by rail — Seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Caidan Reaves explores the meticulous work that went into the massive layout of HO-scale trains and the accompanying buildings and scenery on annual display at the home of Denny and Paulette Durst in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a labor of love for Peachtree City residents Denny and Paulette Durst that began nine years ago. The couple on Nov. 22 held their eighth open house and welcomed nearly 200 visitors to experience their expansive HO-scale model display that includes six trains running on hundreds of feet of track and features a realistic rendering of the sights around the Pittsburgh area half a century ago.
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