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SCHS stages 'Les Miserables School Edition'

A rehearsal of "Les Miserables School Edition."

“Do you hear the people sing?” Fifty talented Sandy Creek High School Fine Arts Department students are singing out that and other famous lines this weekend just north of Tyrone.

“Les Miserables School Edition” is being presented in Patriot Hall, the school’s auditiorium, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Read More»

Rare book presented to NGCSU by American Legion Post 105, Fayette County

Shawn Tonner (L), North Georgia College and State University Library Director and Colonel Tom Palmer (C), Commandant of the Corps of Cadets receives rare book chronicling the Russo – Japanese War from Major General Jack Wheeler (R), on behalf of American Legion Post 105, Fayette County, Georgia. Photo/Special.

A rare book chronicling the Russo – Japanese War was presented to North Georgia College and State University on Feb. 24 by Major General Jack Wheeler (Class of 1961).
The book had been the property of LTC Robert Ladd of Fayetteville, a member of American Legion Post 105, Fayette County. Colonel Ladd donated the rare volume to the Post, who in turn donated the book in memory of Colonel Herman Miller, a long term member and leader of the Post. Read More»

Miss Pride Pageant set for this weekend

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters will sponsor their annual benefit event the Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant, on Mar. 12 and 13 at F. A. Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Read More»

DAR Chapter puts up display at PTC Library

From left are Janice Dukes Peachtree City Library,  Rosemary Norris and Jeanie Quinn representing the Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter NSDAR. Photo/Special.

Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently placed a display in the Peachtree City Library Children’s Department celebrating the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence and African Americans who were part of the American Revolution.

The display included biographies of the signers, some little known facts about the time period.  One African American involved in the war was Prince Whipple, pictured in the famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware. Read More»

'Spring Awakening' comes to The Fox Theatre

Broadway’s most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award-winner in years is coming to Atlanta. “Spring Awakening,” the 8-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical, will play at The Fabulous Fox Theatre from March 9-14, and is presented by Broadway Across America – Atlanta as part of the 2009-2010 season.

“Spring Awakening” swept the 2007 Tony Awards winning eight out of its eleven nominations, including Best Musical. Read More»

Fire on the Mountain! at Sprewell Bluff celebrates role of fire in nature

Participants of all ages are invited Saturday, March 13, to “Fire on the Mountain!” a celebration of an ongoing effort to conserve areas of rare montane longleaf pine habitat through the use of prescribed fire at Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area near Thomaston.

Watching safely from the banks of the Flint River, visitors can observe the fascinating practice of prescribed burning as professionals carefully set fire on Pine Mountain ridge. Read More»

Grand opening of Selective Designs showroom is Saturday

Grand opening of Selective Designs showroom is Saturday

Selective Designs, an outdoor living and landscape company, located off of Senoia Road near Peachtree City, is buttoning up the details for the March 6 grand opening of their new 4,000 square foot showroom.

Selective Designs has established itself as a top outdoor living company over years of designing and building elegant outdoor spaces uniquely suited for the home owner. Read More»

Awnings add value, efficiency to your home

Awnings add value, efficiency to your home

As our society becomes increasingly aware of environmentally friendly or, “green,” practices such as water conservation and recycling, industry leaders are recognizing that awnings help to reduce a homes overall energy consumption. More and more, studies performed by a range of organizations indicate that awnings will increase a home’s energy efficiency.

According to the Professional Awning Manufactures Association, awnings can reduce air conditioning costs by as much as 25 percent. Read More»

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»