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‘Sowing seeds for success’

Patti Kadkhodaian, entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist, will present “Sowing Seeds for Success” at the next Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC) evening meeting Tuesday, Dec. 30.

“As we get ready to enter a brand new year, winter is the time for planning. To be more successful, learn how to capitalize on where you are in the seasons of your life,” said Kadkhodaian, owner of AJAKO, a certified John Maxwell teacher, speaker and coach, and a BWFC co-founder. Read More»

HealthSouth Rehabilitation opens in Newnan

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will open its doors and begin admitting patients on Dec. 2. The hospital, located at 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. in Newnan, provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

HealthSouth Newnan includes 50 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies. Read More»

Railroad news: Call these trains the City of Pittsburgh, via PTC

Wonderland by rail — Seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Caidan Reaves explores the meticulous work that went into the massive layout of HO-scale trains and the accompanying buildings and scenery on annual display at the home of Denny and Paulette Durst in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a labor of love for Peachtree City residents Denny and Paulette Durst that began nine years ago. The couple on Nov. 22 held their eighth open house and welcomed nearly 200 visitors to experience their expansive HO-scale model display that includes six trains running on hundreds of feet of track and features a realistic rendering of the sights around the Pittsburgh area half a century ago.
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Christmas parades set for F’ville, PTC Dec. 6

Fayetteville Public Works employee Wally Filney puts up snowflake light decorations along Stonewall Avenue next to the Fayette County courthouse Nov. 21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with it comes festivities on Dec. 6 in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Fayetteville’s 2014 Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Fayetteville.

The parade will begin at the Fayette County Justice Center and move to the west onto Center Drive. The parade will make a right turn onto Lee Street and a left onto Stonewall Avenue. The parade will take a left turn one block later onto South Glynn Street, continuing south to Melear Way where it will take a left and return to the Justice Center. Read More»

Things to do-Dec.1-Dec.13

December

December 1

Get in the holiday spirit with a dedication and first lighting of a holiday star at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The star is a gift to the hospital by the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary. The lighting is today at 6:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the hospital, located at 745 Poplar Road in Newnan. Music will be provided by the Lee Middle School chorus and light refreshments will be served.

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A holiday tradition is set to return

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department will host the 2014 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

A Tyrone tradition hosted for many years by Tyrone Elementary School, which was closed in 2013, this year’s event will feature a pancake breakfast, crafts for children, letters to Santa, local vendors selling crafts and holiday items, and a performance by the Peachtree City Wind Ensemble. Read More»

Legacy brings fun to the season

The cast of "Nuncrackers." Photo/Submitted.

“Nuncrackers,”the sequel to the hit, “Nunsense,” is coming to The Legacy Theatre beginning Nov.21. The show features new songs and new laughs but stars the same nuns audiences know and love.

Artistic Director Mark Smith said, “Our 2012 production of “Nunsense” was a hit and we know our audiences will love this sequel just as much. We were even able to bring back all of our original cast of nuns as well as a new cast member as Father Virgil and quite a few local kids.” Read More»

Play performance will aid Promise Place

From left, front row; Emily Bunker, Kaylee Lloyd, Claire Hemenway, Cristina Mariano. Back row; Connor Lawhead, Alex Minor, Kalynn Henderson, Jordan Iacovella. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” tonight (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing info@mcintoshtheater.org. Tickets will also be available at the door for $5. Read More»

Christmas with choir

The Griffin Choral Arts. They present “Follow That Star” Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Photo/Submitted

Griffin Choral Arts Presents “Follow That Star.”

“Follow That Star” will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Griffin First Baptist Church, located at 106 W. Taylor St. Read More»

Crowned Cherokee Rose

Elizabeth Buckalew singing “La Vie en Rose,” in French. Photo/Submitted

On Oct. 5, Elizabeth Buckalew, an SMHS graduate, was crowned Miss Cherokee Rose, a preliminary in the Miss America system.

She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June. Along with winning the title, she won the interview and talent portions of the competition.

Buckalew is a senior at the University of Georgia where she majors in finance and minors in French.

Her platform is high school dropout prevention, and she is president and founder of “Dawgs for Diplomas,” a campus club she created that is responsible for mentoring at-risk high school students.

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