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Upcoming meetings of interest to local gardeners

Tree talk, turf management, rose care, and best native plants discussed

Public invited to Master Gardener March evening meeting Read More»

Fire ants beware of Turf Wizard

Jason Marett is the managing partner for Turf Wizard and has degrees in Chemistry & Biology. He has 15 years experience treating turf.

Fire ants in Georgia are an incredible nuisance for most of us. Those mounds of dirt fire ants call home can be found in most of our lawns, fields and pastures, but as home and farm owners, we don’t have to tolerate their vengeance to our families, pets and farm animals.

Through research and technology, there are many products available to rid them from your property, but these products can be toxic to hard to handle for the general public. Read More»

Community service motivates Jones Tree Service

Norman Jones and crew

I am Norman Jones, the creator and owner of Jones Tree Service. I am proud to have worked and served my community for the better part of the last 32 years.

By most definitions, this line of work would be considered one of America’s “dirty jobs.” Read More»

Bookmarks of Blessings

Kay Jones and some of her Bookmarks of Blessings.

Girl sells items to raise money for Earthquake victims in Haiti

Kay Jones’ parents were flipping channels after the earthquake in Haiti and she asked them to stop on the coverage. She, like many, was struck by the devastation she saw and wanted to do something to help. Her idea was to make and sell bookmarks to raise money to donate. Read More»

Jewelry show in PTC March 13

The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce its first ever jewelry show. Join us on Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. Read More»

‘Good night, Gracie’

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Sometimes we catch ourselves using and reusing language, and we delete and rephrase ourselves, proud of rutting out a cliché. Half a page further on and we look at what we’ve written and without hesitation, delete it in favor of a cliché. Some clichés are just right for the job, with no apologies.

Hence a few entries from The Dictionary of Clichés by James Rogers. Some of his more than 2,000 entries are so obscure you wonder why he bothered; others are so exactly right they shine like a new penny.

Join me amongst the clichés…. Read More»

Twilight Theatre presents 'Steel Magnolias'

The cast of Twilight Theatre's production of 'Steel Magnolias.' Photo/Wendy Darling.

Twilight Theatre will present “Steel Magnolias,” at the Fayette Family YMCA on Huiet Rd., Friday-Sunday, March 5-7. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.thetwilighttheatre.com for more information.In the back row are Julia McClure, Sara Nelmes and Bailee Hull. In the front row are Anna Kate Spears, Carolyn Balkovetz, Aarin Palomares, Nora Wilfong, Marissa Shenkle, Grace Nelmes, Leah Larson. Photo/Wendy Darling.

Miss Stella at Fayette County Library this Saturday

Local author and retired Fayette County teacher Stella Cooper Mitchell returns to center stage at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville on Saturday, Mar. 6 at 1 p.m., to read from her hilarious new book, “Normal.” The reading is free and open to the public. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. The author will sign copies of the book, which will be on sale at the event. Read More»

Scouting for food

Boy Scout Troop 118 from Brooks

Boy Scout Troop 118 from Brooks scouting for food on Saturday, Feb. 13. They forged through the snow and had a successful day. Photo/Special.
 

Program nourishes the pets of Fayette's homebound seniors

MOW client, Gertrude Nelson, has been receiving meals for herself since August 2001 and has qualified to receive assistance with meals for her six year-old companion. Photo: Rebecca Doyle

To many of Fayette’s homebound seniors, having a pet is a source of companionship and comfort. However, due to financial need or the inability to get out of their home, some seniors struggle to provide food for their pets. “Often, receiving proper nourishment can become a mutual affliction for the pet and pet owner - especially when leaving the house isn’t an option,”says Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Executive Director, Debbie Britt. Read More»

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