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From left are Leonard Harris, Pamela Range-Kellum and Frank Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Uncle Frank’s BBQ wins them over with great food served in unassuming location

If you’ve traveled up Georgia Hwy 92 from Fayetteville towards Fairburn, you’ve likely driven right by Uncle Frank’s BBQ and never even noticed. In fact, unless you’ve stopped at the Chevron gas station where Frank Bell and Leonard Harris have set up shop for close to two years, you probably have missed it altogether. As anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to find this restaurant can tell you, that is a big mistake and one that should be remedied as soon as possible. Read More»

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Fresh Food with Hometown Charm! That’s the motto of the Peachtree City Picnic Basket. The newest restaurant to hit the south side of Atlanta has the look of a franchise but the charm of a “Mom & Pop” store.  Read More»

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

The Half Shell in Fayetteville had a ribbon cutting with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce on June 17. Owner Natalie Pitchford did the honors at the ceremony. The Half Shell, located at 805 Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, is known for their fresh apalachicola oysters, their hot dogs and pulled pork bbq. Phone 770-460-4226 for more information. Photo/Special.

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s bring their party-music revolution to Peachtree City on Saturday, July 24 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater as part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. It has been said that the B-52s are as American as the Beach Boys, and with their thirty plus years of experience and over twenty million albums into their career, the B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Read More»

The New Well

Kelly (L) and Brett Phillips, owners of The New Well in Peachtree City. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Weight Loss and Wellness Center now open in Peachtree City

The Center for Disease Control has recently reported that 67 percent of all Americans are either overweight or clinically obese. To combat this growing problem, The New Well Weight Loss and Wellness program opened in Peachtree City on June 1. It is the first to open in Georgia and is located at 1219 N. Peachtree Parkway near Target. Read More»

It's what inside that counts

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Remember my last column where I urged everybody to give running a try and was real gung-ho about it? I’m still gung-ho, but I need to be forthcoming about something. After the 5K race, which I ran in light athletic sneakers from a big box (big mistake), I felt fine. For about four hours. When I tried to walk after that, my feet felt very bad. While I was laid up, I started searching WebMD, afraid that I was going to find I did some permanent damage. Luckily, I didn’t. It was just a common ailment for running in a shoe that didn’t cater to my feet. Read More»

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

When the World Classic Rockers and their students from their one day rock and roll fantasy camp blew away the crowd at The Frederick Brown Jr, Amphitheater in 2009, Amphitheater and Tourism Director Nancy Price knew she had to bring them back for an encore in 2010.

“So many people loved the show last year and wrote to us to please bring them back,” Price said. “It was the spotlight show that got the most write-ins on last year’s end of the season survey.” Read More»

Shooting for a shot at 'the show'

Craig Barron, right, was the first base umpire during a game last week between the Gwinnett Braves and the Norfolk Tide. Photo/John Munford.

FCHS grad umpiring in AAA baseball

Craig Barron played baseball hoping that one day he’d be good enough to play professionally. He is currently in the minor leagues surrounded by some of the best baseball players in the world, but he isn’t an athlete, he is an umpire. Read More»

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

The Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City held their 25th Annual Art & Music Showcase at The Bridge Community Center on Monday, March 22.  It was an opportunity provided for local youth (Grades 1st – 12th) to showcase their talent in art and music. There were over 100 entries in the art competition and over 50 entries in the talent competition!  Competition and judging was broken out in  four grade level groups:  First-Third, Fourth-Sixth, Seventh-Ninth & Tenth-Twelfth. Read More»

Legacy Theatre presents 'Annie'

“Annie,” also known as “Little Orphan Annie,” started out as a comic strip about an orphaned redhead who is adopted by Daddy Warbucks and has many adventures. The musical productions, both on stage and screen, have far surpassed the comic strip’s popularity as hundreds of thousands of girls have taken the stage all over the world to belt out Annie’s inspirational song “Tomorrow.” And yet, the show isn’t just about the big song from the little sweetheart. “Annie” gives audiences a little bit of history with a large portion of humor and toe-tapping numbers from start to finish. Read More»