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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»

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.

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