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.

‘Love Letters’ being staged in Newnan

Candace Boothby will be paired up with Tony Daniel for Friday nights of the run. Photo/Special.

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to bring “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney, to their Mainstage venue.

A finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, the stage show is known for being one of the few to use the epistolary style, where, rather than speak in a dialogue form, the actors speak to one another through their letters, notes and cards written over a period of time.

The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale headed to Spivey Hall March 1

The Chorale gets ready for Spivey Hall. Photo/Special.

Now in its 12th season, the Southern Crescent Chorale has established a reputation for excellence and achievement in the south metro area arts community. Read More»

Miss Sandy Creek Pageant is this Saturday

Proceeds will benefit school’s choral department

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department has rescheduled the 2014 Miss Sandy Creek Pageant after inclement weather forced the original pageant to be cancelled. The pageant is Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the SCHS cafeteria, or for $10 at the door. Read More»

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