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PTC, F’ville hailed as 2 of top 10 places to live in Ga.

Real estate research blog Motovo has named Peachtree City and Fayetteville to its Top 10 Best Places in Georgia list.

The blog ranked the 10 best places to live in cities with more than 10,000 residents. Selections were based on criteria such as total amenities, crime, commute time, tax rates, unemployment, weather and quality of life issues such as cost of living, median home prices, median rent, median household income and student-teacher ratios.

Peachtree City came in at second place among the 10 cities while Fayetteville had a sixth place ranking. Read More»

Winners at the Courthouse Art Show

Winners at the Courthouse Art Show

These local students received scholarships from the Fayette County Art Association as part of the annual Courthouse Art Show this weekend. From left are Samantha Smith of Whitewater High School, Brinna Thomsen of Starr’s Mill High School, Lisa Tan of Starr’s Mill High School, Frankie Green of McIntosh High School and association representative Ed Gullett. Photo/John Munford.

Chattahoochee volunteers start work May 17 on new bike trail network for park

The Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park are about to begin another venture. This time the group is at work with the initial construction of what will become more than a dozen miles of mountain bike trails spread throughout the nearly 3,000-acre state park.

The work begins today (May 17), with volunteers meeting at the visitor’s center on Bobwhite Way. Those interested, either with the initial effort or the ongoing project as it unfolds, can contact Vicki Kaiser at vicki.kaiser7@hotmail.com Read More»

Senoia Memorial Day parade, festival expected to attract crowd

Senoia has a reputation for putting on a large variety of premiere events. But there is nothing quite like the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade and Festival that attracts thousands each year.

The action will begin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with a non-stop variety of live entertainment downtown at Main Street and Seavy Street. The patriotic program will begin at noon and will be followed by more live entertainment leading up to the parade which begins at 2 p.m.

Events at noon include a program honoring veterans and a “flyover” to cap off the ceremony. Read More»

First Summer World Music Festival set

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, has announced details of its 2014 summer education programming. Read More»

Cabaret show is Saturday

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Masterworks Chorale is stepping out of the concert hall and into the cabaret. In downtown Newnan, Masterworks will demonstrate its versatility by performing popular 20th century music, including a medley from “West Side Story,” pieces from “Anything Goes,” and more – much more. Read More»

Things to do-May 15-May 26

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May 15

“The Nerd” plays at 8 p.m. at Southside Theatre Company in Fairburn. The play is about an aspiring young architect, Willum who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam.
You can get tickets by visiting stgplays.com, by calling the box office at 770-969-0956 or emailing the box office at boxoffice@stgplays.com.

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Starr’s Mill student wins Atlanta art award

 “Ataraxis” by Ziyan “Lisa” Tan.

A Starr’s Mill student, Ziyan “Lisa” Tan, walked away with one of the top prizes during the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Winners of the 2014 Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) including the People’s Choice Award were announced, and this year’s winners share in nearly $40,000 in scholarships and prizes for this professional-level competition that is sponsored and funded by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Read More»

PTC’s Smithley finishes 18th at Talladega

Garrett Smithley had a strong finish at Talladega. Photo/Garrett Smithley Racing

Peachtree City native and NASCAR hopeful Garrett Smithley in his first ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) start of 2014 finished solidly in 18th place in his No. 11 Goodwill Ford Fusion at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Ala. at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 May 3. Read More»

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

The Senoia Optimist Club always knows how to put on an event. Three hundred diners attended the 5th Annual Taste of Senoia held under the trees April 27 at the Veranda Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn. Photo/Ben Nelms.