Lifestyle

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

The Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for its 25th season starting this Saturday and all of the fan favorites return, including the Birds of Prey show, the joust, turkey legs, all sorts of food on a stick, the Amazing Maze and much more. Read More»

Nature, Undisturbed opens Friday

Lucinda Bunnen will be one of the jurors this year. She has a show “From Hatcher’s Pond” opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta Apr. 23 and will speak there on May 12. Photo/Special.

Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone will open Nature Undisturbed, the second annual juried photography show, this Friday with a reception from 6-9 p.m. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in two categories. Over 350 photos were entered by 76 photographers from 10 different states. Read More»

In theaters now

In theaters now

Nino Young of Peachtree City was fortunate to be an extra in the just released movie “Letters To God” and is pictured at a pre-release screening event where he gave opening remarks. Based on a true story, it depicts how a boy handles adversity by writing letters to God and his impact on the lives of his family and friends. The movie is produced by the company that brought the inspirational films “Fireproof” and “Facing The Giants” and is now showing in local theatres. Young, 12, is a member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church and a student at Rising Starr Middle School. Photo/Special.

McIntosh String Orchestra performs free concert Thursday

The McIntosh String Orchestra Program will present a free Spring Concert, under the direction of James C. Hagberg, on Thursday, Apr. 15, at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh High School auditorium.  

Two groups will be featured on the program - McIntosh Philharmonic Strings and the McIntosh Symphonic Strings. Read More»

'Miss Stella' at Fayette County Public Library

'Miss Stella' at Fayette County Public Library

“Miss Stella,” Stella Cooper Mitchell, is a retired Fayette County school teacher. She has just published her third book and autographs one for a former student in Fayette County Junior High, Gina Prince Ramsey. She taught here for 26 years and did not begin writing books until she was 64 years old. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Spring Bird Walk at Sams Lake Sanctuary, Apr. 17

Join fellow nature lovers on a fun and informative morning Bird Walk on Saturday, April 17th at Sams Lake Sanctuary in Fayette County.  Brock Hutchins will lead the guided walk at the scenic wetland preserve owned by Southern Conservation Trust.

Hutchins has led many field trips and is the coordinator of the Peachtree City Christmas Bird Count for Audubon.

Sams Lake was donated to the Trust by the Ferrol Sams family in 1995.  The shallow ponds and nesting islands draw many native and migrating bird species, including green and blue heron, egrets and hawks.  Read More»

5K run to benefit recovery programs for women

A 5K run to benefit Wellspring Living will be hosted at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

Wellspring Living helps rescue young girls forced into prostitution and also women who have been victimized by childhood trauma.

The entry fee is $25 and registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants may also register by visiting wellspringliving.org/event-5k and clicking on the green button to register for the race. Read More»

Legacy Theatre presents 'Baby'

The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone has always reserved spring for their most daring and critically acclaimed work. The last three springs brought theatre-goers the Atlanta premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Song and Dance,” the uplifting ”The Spitfire Grill,” and the dramatic ”john and jen.” However, according to artistic director, Mark Smith, this year’s “hidden gem”,  “Baby,” will offer audiences something a little different. Read More»

FCHS Select Chorus presents 'Channel Surfing'

The cast of “Channel Surfing.” Photo/Special.

Television shows continue to expand as the Fayette County High School Select Chorus puts together the best of the new and the old in their 33rd annual Variety Show, “Channel Surfing.” Read More»

Ethica purchases Newnan Nursing & Rehab Center

Newnan Hospital, Inc. announced Apr. 2 that the Newnan Hospital Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been sold to Macon-based Ethica Health & Retirement Communities.

Newnan Hospital Inc. has operated the 143-bed nursing home, located at 244 Broad St. in Newnan, since purchasing it in 1994 when it was Beaulieu Convalescent Center. When Piedmont Healthcare bought Newnan Hospital in 2007, Newnan Hospital Inc. retained the nursing home because Piedmont did not operate nursing homes. Read More»