The Fred announces lineup for 20th season

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City is proud to announce the 2014 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series under the stars. 2014 will be the 20th anniversary of the Summer Concert Series and The Fred is proud to present the following all-star lineup in celebration of this historic event:

May 17- Gladys Knight
June 21- Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
July 12- The Beach Boys
July 26- Michael Bolton
August 2-Arrival-The Music of Abba
September 27-TBA (Will be announced May 24) Read More»

Things to do-March 6-March 29


March 6

The MOMS Cub is sponsoring a Spirit Night at Chick Fil-A Dwarf House, 221 Banks Station today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring the kiddos out in their best princess and pirate finery to enjoy the fun! We’ll have face painting and a free throw contest! MOMS Club of Fayetteville will get a portion of the proceeds to support the Church Street Park Improvement Project,

March 7
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All Childrens Playground to get new surface

The All Childrens Playground is a popular destination for young families in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

At more than 12 years old, the All Childrens Playground in Peachtree City has been showing its age.

The rubberized surface designed to be traversed by kids of all abilities has had several potholes emerge. To address the issue, the entire playground will be resurfaced with a similar material that is expected to last longer into the future, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council approved a $63,658 contract for the work at its Feb. 20 meeting. The contract was awarded to Bliss Products and Services Inc. of Lithia Springs. Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign,

Blended Heritage Festival is Friday

Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.
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Things to do-Feb.27-March 29


February 27
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Students win at regional Literary Days Competition

Fayette schools dominated the 2014 Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) Regional Literacy Days Competition for middle schools, taking nearly 25 percent of the available awards.
Flat Rock Middle students showed their strength in the competition, earning three Poetry Recitation placements in all three grade-level categories: Camden Day took second place for sixth grade, Dresden Day took third place for seventh grade, and Anna Bridgeman took first place for eighth grade. Read More»

Coming home


Erin Chasey, a sixth grader at Rising Starr Middle School, returned to her elementary school, Cleveland Elementary, to perform “Georgia On My Mind” with Sheila Raye Charles, the daughter of Ray Charles.  Read More»

More than 30 4-H members compete in district tournament

More than 30 4-H members compete in district tournament

Thirty-one Fayette County 4-H members competed at District Project Achievement for fifth and sixth graders in Covington Feb. 8.

They all worked long and hard to prepare for the competition, which is based on a presentation of an illustrated demonstration. 4-H members select a topic of interest, research information, write a speech, and prepare posters and other visuals to illustrate their speech.

They are then judged against other 4-H members in the same category. Nine surrounding counties competed at Project Achievement with a total of 309 4-H members. Read More»

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Senoia Area Historical Society member Carol Dallas views the vintage Valentine cards on display at the society’s museum located at 6 Couch Street in Senoia. The cards will be on display Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. through the end of February. Photo/Ben Nelms.