‘Dragon’ soars past my expectations

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DreamWorks has a talent for making original stories. Some of the company’s films are the “Shrek” trilogy and “Kung Fu Panda.” With their newest flick, “How to Train Your Dragon,” they make another winner that is beautifully directed and has likeable characters. (Don’t you hate it when the hero isn’t likeable because he has too many problems? I’m remembering “Remember Me.”) Read More»

McIntosh alumni Torres goes west to work for Dreamworks

David Torres. Photo/Special.

David Torres, a graduate of McIntosh High School and Ringling College of Art and Design, had a taste of Hollywood working on hit films like “Ice Age,” “Robots” and “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” with Blue Sky Studios Read More»

Donation to Locks of Love is a family affair

Jackie Arnold and her daughter, Kellie. Photo/Special.

A mother and daughter from Peachtree City decided to make a difference together and collectively cut more than 20 inches of their own hair length to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a non-profit agency that collects hair donations from around the country and turns them into hair pieces and hair wigs for young patients with medical conditions such as alopecia and cancer. The organization, located in Florida, specifically supports children with hair loss due to medical conditions. Read More»

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity joins Relay For Life

From left are members of Theta Lambda Lambda, Fate Simmons, Curtis Jenkins, Jerome Kirkland, and Isaac Aycock. Photo/Special.

Theta Lambda Lambda, local chapter of the international Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has committed to participating in the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of Fayette County.  Founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D. C., Omega Psi Phi is the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college.  Peachtree City based Theta Lambda Lambda is just one of the 750 chapters of Omega Psi Phi that exist throughout the world.   Read More»

Moffatt’s latest book is about hope in the face of tragedy

Dr. Greg Moffatt, a regular columnist for the Healthwise section of this newspaper, is also a college professor, a licensed counselor and a public speaker. In addition to wearing those hats, he has served as a regular lecturer at the FBI Academy, as a profiler with the Atlanta Cold Case Squad and is also a published author. His latest book, which comes out today, is called “Survivors: What We Can Learn From How They Cope With Horrific Tragedy.” Read More»

Good Citizen

Good Citizen

Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Susie Morrison, left, presented Jennifer Tyra, right, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School with the Chapter’s Good Citizen Award on Mar. 8.  Tyra wrote an essay for the chapter on citizenship; has 4.0 grade point average; participates in school sports and clubs and volunteers in a daycare center for children with special needs.  She will pursue a nursing career this fall. Photo/Special.

Notable women

Notable women

Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter NSDAR named Dolly Morgan their “Notable Woman of Fayette County” at their Mar. 8 meeting in the home of Carol Abadie.  Morgan has lived in Peachtree City most of her life, and her late husband was a Peachtree City mayor.  She plays golf, kayaks and enjoys international travel. Pictured, from left, are Rosemary Norris, chapter American history chairman, Dolly Morgan, and Jeanie Quinn, American history co-chairman of the Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter, NSDAR. Photo/Special.

Master Illusionist coming to PTC, Apr. 17

Harris III, Master Illusionist. Photo/Special.

Are you ready for you and your family to be mesmerized? 

Coming off their recently sold out tour, Master Illusionist Harris III will star in “Sens De Vie Tour” aka “The Meaning of Life” tour.  Audiences have raved at Harris III’s gift of mystery, deception and illusion.  Special guest EverLife will perform an acoustic set.  Come and attend this one of a kind, family friendly event at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Read More»

Local teen captures state DAR award

Becky West, left, of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recognized Madeline Fry of Peachtree City at the annual DAR convention on Mar. 27. Fry won the state essay contest in the seventh grade category. The topic was “The First Transcontinental Railroad.” West chairs the Georgia State Society’s American History Committee. Photo/Special.

Seventh-grade student Madeline Fry of Peachtree City has won the 2010 state Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay contest in her age classification and will now compete at the southeastern division level.

Fry was recognized at the 112th Georgia State Society DAR State Conference held March 25-28 in Peachtree City, when Becky West made the formal announcement and presentation during the School/Youth Luncheon on Saturday. Read More»

Dolce Atlanta Peachtree offers Easter brunch

An aerial view of Dolce. Photo/Special.

Dolce Atlanta Peachtree, a once private facility known for its food prepared by an array of award winning chefs, has been open to the public for more than two years and continues to provide a unique dining option south of Atlanta. This team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Len Elias, has a much deserved reputation for culinary excellence. It is expected that the growing number of fans will flock to 201 Restaurant, located at Dolce Atlanta Peachtree inPeachtree City to enjoy the impressive display of made from scratch options to celebrate this Easter holiday. Read More»