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Miss Starr's Mill Pageant is next week

The 13th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant is January 9, 10, and 11.
Preliminary shows start at 7 p.m. and the finals begin at 7:30 p.m. The pageant, which is the annual fundraiser for the drama department at Starr’s Mill, has grown to be the largest high school scholarship pageant in the nation. This year it will award about $7,000 in college scholarships.
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Ex-Chief hits the big time on ESPNU

Dawn Davenport interviews Georgia Coach Mark Richt. Photo/Special.

Dawn Davenport is living the American dream.
During the fall, Davenport worked as a sideline reporter for ESPNU and covered some of the biggest games in college football.

As bowl season swings into action this week, Davenport will be strolling the sidelines at the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham. She graduated from McIntosh High School in 1998, and then headed to Auburn where she graduated in 2002. Read More»

Christmas tree recycling Jan. 4 in Peachtree City

The annual “Bring One for the Chipper” program will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Three locations will be up and running this year between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Trees can be dropped off at the Peachtree City Recycling Center on Ga. Highway 74 south, behind the Kedron Kroger and in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Home Depot.

Those donating their old Christmas tree will receive a free tree seedling while supplies last. Trees should be free of all lights, tinsel and ornaments. Read More»

PTC author unveils new book

The book cover for David Sterling's newest book. PhotoSspecial.

Author David Sterling, a resident of Peachtree City, has just released the second book in his “Bennett Mills Mystery” series.  The book is titled, “The Dream Maker” and is a sequel to his previously released book “Do As I Say”. 

Sterling said that “The Dream Maker” picks up on the life of Agent Bennett Mills almost a year after his last adventure concluded.
“One might say that life in general is going well for Agent Mills but, as the saying goes, ‘Nothing good lasts forever.” Read More»

Fayette teacher’s song soars to #5 on iTunes chart

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb was recognized by Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg and the entire school board Monday for authoring her Top 5 iTunes song “You Should Dream.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb is making her mark on the music industry. Her song “You Should Dream” is currently number 5 on the iTunes chart. Lamb was honored Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education.

“Dana Lamb and her song ‘You Should Dream,’ recorded by the Texas Tenors and used as the title song of their latest album by the same name, was released on iTunes Dec. 10, debuting at number 5 on the album chart,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, who described Lamb as a teacher who dared to dream. Read More»

Things to do-Dec.18-Jan.7

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December 18

“Love Makes a Family”
A Magical, Musical Benefit Concert by The Legacy Theatre is today at 8 p.m. in Tyrone. This
ONE NIGHT ONLY event will feature some of the Legacy’s most memorable and beloved performances from past seasons as well as some incredible new ones.
Mark and Bethany Smith, founders of The Legacy Theatre, have adopted hundreds of Read More»

Fayette shines during the season

The Langley home is festive for the holidays. Photo/Special.

From the Great Tree at Macy’s at Lenox Square to the antics of the Griswold family in “Christmas Vacation,” the period between Thanksgiving is known for holiday light shows. This year, Fayette County has many spectacular displays that are drawing visitors from far and away to witness the festive shows.
But where did the tradition start?

According to about.com, the tradition dates back to at least the 17th century when candles were placed on Christmas trees. Still, it took nearly two centuries for the tradition to spread throughout Europe. Read More»

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

At right, Fiddlin' for the holidays — The 2013 edition of the “Light up Senoia” Christmas holiday event included a performance by the Fayette Fiddlers from Peachtree City. The musical selections preceded the annual Christmas parade that attracts large numbers of Senoia residents and those from around Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.
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'Annie' sings her heart out in Newnan

 Olivia Wernecke as Annie and Adagio Moore as Sandy. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell

Fireman Rodney Scott made his first appearance on the NTC stage on December 5, opening night for “Annie,” which is “one of the most family friendly shows we’ve done in a long time,” said Artistic Director Tony Daniel.
“I was a tad nervous at first,” said Scott. “But the cast members knew it was going to be my first time in front of a live audience. They built up my confidence so that when I went out on stage, it was surreal, but confidence overcame nervousness. We had an awesome time.”

Daniel is thrilled that Fireman Scott chose to audition for “Annie.” Read More»

Sleigh driver takes a carriage ride in Fayetteville

Sleigh driver takes a carriage ride in Fayetteville

Santa and Mrs. Claus helped bring up the end of the route in Fayetteville’s Christmas Parade downtown Saturday afternoon. Following the parade, children got to ride in the carriage with Santa, who wished a Merry Christmas to all. Photo/John Munford.