'Moovie Night' is Saturday

'Moovie Night' is Saturday

This Saturday, August 23, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its second free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater with “Back to the Future”. Beginning at 7pm, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Read More»

Bon Jovi Tribute band plays Saturday

Get ready for 80s fun. Photo/Submitted.

If you love rock n’ roll and 80’s music, then you will love Slippery When Wet! The Bon Jovi tribute band is playing The Fred Aug. 23.

Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”. Most notably comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon. It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance. Read More»

Art contest winners announced at PTC Library

Some of the winners from the contest. Photo/Submitted.

Winners of the Peachtree City Library’s “Ride the Wind” Art Competition were announced Aug. 9, during local author Larissa Reinhart’s signing of her latest Cherry Tucker mystery novel, “Death in Perspective.”

In the Elementary Category:

1st Place - Priyam Kadakia (Grade 6) for “Life Under the Sea”

2nd Place - Dominique Hairston (Grade 3) for “ Reading in the Wind”

3rd Place - Amanda Agnos (Grade 1) for “Sailboats in the Wind”

In the Youth Category:

1st Place - Jessica Shenning (Grade 8) for “Soaring Words” Read More»

Starr’s Mill student to be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen on Sunday

Abigail Feltner, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County, will be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2015 in a special ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 17. Photo/Special

Abigail Feltner, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School, will be crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen at a special crowning ceremony on Sunday, at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Feltner, who was named Miss Starr’s Mill in January 2014, earned the opportunity to compete in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant in Columbus in June.

At the statewide pageant, Feltner was named 1st Runner Up, and Olivia McMillan (Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen) was crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen. Read More»

Chassis for Charity show draws near

One of the vintage-type cars that will be on display. Photo/Submitted.

The Coweta Fayette Rotary Club will be hosting its sixth annual Chassis For Charity car show Aug. 23 at Junction Lanes in Newnan.

The show hosts car, truck and bike enthusiasts from all over Georgia and Alabama.

This year’s show will have 22 classes for cars, trucks and bikes with 1st place trophies and second place recognition in each class. They will also have Best In Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine and People’s Choice.  Read More»

Former training school has 50th reunion

Reunion attendees are first row from left: Phyllis Smith, Rachel Pittman, Mary Scandrick, Lillie Joyce Ringer, Mary Boykin and Jessie Thornhill. Standing on the porch from left: Barbara Strout, Janice Taylor Gates and Betty Starr. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The 1964 graduating class at the former Fayette County Training School held its 50th high school class reunion recently.
They were joined by several members of the 1965 graduation class.

The school was a consolidation of the black schools throughout the county in 1954 and a school building housing all 12 grades was completed by spring of 1955.
The Class of 1964 was the first one to have a yearbook and member Janice Taylor Gates still has hers. She held the 50th anniversary of her class at her home near Harp’s Crossing. Read More»

"Ant-Man" now looking for extras

"Ant-Man" now looking for extras

Fayette’s first film studio is getting ready to roll film. On Wednesday night, New Life Casting issued a casting call for the Marvel Comics movie “Ant-Man” on its Facebook page, according to Read More»

Fayette County Library honoring Maya Angelou

“Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community 2014” is now in progress at the Fayette County Public Library.

Organized by local librarians, this annual initiative uses literature and reading to bring people together and start conversations. Each year features a single book as the centerpiece of a sequence of events and activities at the library.

This year’s title is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maya Angelou’s groundbreaking and inspiring account of growing up in the Jim Crow South, triumphing over adversity to find her voice. Read More»

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Finishing out the summer series at Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville on Aug. 9 is the Charlie Daniels Band.

Effortlessly blending country, gospel and southern rock, this outspoken patriot escalated to worldwide fame in the 70s and 80s. You’ve been living under a rock if you don’t remember “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and other crowd favorites include “In America,” and “Long Haired Country Boy.” Opening for Charlie Daniels is Nashville-based singer, Jacob Powell. Read More»