See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

Spring has sprung! It’s time to enjoy some fun music under the stars at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Apr. 24. The Starr’s Mill High School bands have been working diligently all winter to prepare for an evening of fantastic entertainment. In past years, the “Night of Starrs” event has been held in smaller venues. Due to the growing popularity of the show, the event this year will be held directly under the stars at the amphitheater. For only $10, audience members will enjoy the Big Band sounds of the “Swingin Starrs”, Jazz ensembles, and the “Octave Above” Jazz choir. Read More»

Annual Spring Yard and Garden Show coming, seeks vendors

It is time to sign up for the annual Spring Yard & Garden Show hosted by Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Apr. 24. Spring is here and business owners specializing in yard, or garden related products or services have the opportunity to showcase their items at this event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Many local businesses in the surrounding area have already signed up for the show. Read More»

Spivey Hall hosting Children's Choir auditions

Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be holding auditions for its equally-famous Children’s Choir program on Saturday, May 1.
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Sandy Creek HS gets 6 award nominations for 'Les Miz'

From left, are Marius and Cosette (Anthony Spezzano and Shannon Joyner) and Eponine, Valjean, and Fantine (Stephanie Earle, Jesse Alexander, Feleecia Thompson). Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School Chorus and Drama Production of “Les Miserables School Edition” received six nominations in the 2010 Shuler Hensley Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre. Read More»

Tickets on sale for Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House

Tickets on sale for Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House

Karen Duncan owner of Omega Books, Peachtree City, is once again selling the advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House. The 40th annual Decorators' Show House and Gardens is open Apr. 17-May 9. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased through Friday, Apr. 16. Over 25 of Atlanta's interior designers and landscape architects are participating. Proceeds benefit educational and outreach programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Photo/ Honey Corbin      

‘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»

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