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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, 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.

Sheriffs of Christmases past and Christmas present

Sheriffs of Christmases past and Christmas present

This year’s Christmas Parade in downtown Fayetteville had a classic ring to it with this 1937 Ford that was once owned by former Fayette County Sheriff M.G. Sams, who served from 1936 to 1942. Joining current Sheriff Barry Babb in walking alongside the vehicle was Daren the Lion from the office’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program that sends an anti-drug message to local students. Photo/John Munford.

The Voice of Ireland to perform at The Fred

Lisa Kelly has scheduled a concert for Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

The Fred Amphitheater and Lisa Kelly Voice Academy are joining forces to bring a special concert to Peachtree City May 10, 2014 . The concert will feature former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly, along with special guests, as they bring a bit of Ireland to Peachtree City’s 2,500 seat outdoor Amphitheater. Read More»

‘You better not pout, I’m telling you why . . .’

‘You better not pout, I’m telling you why . . .’

Not every young child who sits on Santa’s lap is sure of how jolly the old elf is, and you can put a pouting Grady Harper (L) in that category. Grady and big sister Ellie (R) visited Santa at the Towne Center Chick-fil-A Saturday. They are the children of Jessi and Charlie Harper of Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Holidays swing into full force this week

Vehicles line up on Sandy Creek Road after dark to drive through the Gaddys' annual Christmas scene extravaganza. Photo/Special.

It’s beginning to look and feel like the Christmas season in Fayette and Coweta counties.

In Senoia, the Senoia Area Historical Museum at 6 Couch Street allows visitors to take a journey through the past.

The museum’s newest exhibit, “The Joy of Christmas Pasts,” opened Friday. The exhibit showcases over 50 Christmas cards from the first half of the last century. Come take a nostalgic trip down memory lane into the joys of Christmas past.
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Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Newnan High School’s cheerleading squad recently organized their annual “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out” to benefit Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness program.

The cheerleading squad sold t-shirts and raised funds at a regular season football game, resulting in a $3,000 donation.

Because of philanthropic support such as the “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out,” Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan offers free, with comprehensive services and programs to anyone in the Coweta community affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. Read More»

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