Lifestyle

Dads, daughters dance all night

Creates special memories

After Hollywood’s Golden Globe awards show on Sunday, it’s time to prepare for Peachtree City’s own red carpet event – the annual Father/Daughter Dance.

Registration is underway for the big event set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Girls 6 to 12-years-old and dads of all ages can dance the night away while a DJ spins some of their favorite tunes. The evening will include light refreshments, and a keepsake photo. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Pota Coston named MLK Day parade grand marshal

Fayette County Commission Vice-Chairman Pota Coston. Photo/Submitted.

Speakers include State Rep. Fludd

Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Pota Coston, the first African American to win a commission seat here, will serve as the grand marshal of the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade on Monday, Jan. 19, the local NAACP announced.
 
Festivities to honor King in Fayette County will begin at breakfast on Monday in the parking lot of Fayette County High School, and include a parade and then a program at 11:30 a.m. inside Sam’s Auditorium.

Georgia Singers seeking new talent

Georgia Singers perform before "A Christmas Carol" at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

Choir and drama spots open

The Georgia Singers will be adding performers to choir and drama classes during the next four weeks.

The two choir groups are known for outstanding performances of challenging music for women’s voices and performed during the Christmas season at the Woodruff Arts Center for the opening night of the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” Read More»

Club to hear about threat of Islamic law

Republican women hosting

David Bores, who is billed as an expert on the Islamic threat in America, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club meeting in February.

The topic of Bores' program is “The Threat of Shar'ia Law to the Fundamental Rights of Women and Children in America.” Bores is a retired army officer, was a member of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, and most recently served as chief of police in Woodstock..

The club will host Bores at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.12, at the Fayette Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville. Read More»

PTC Library closing Jan. 16 - 19

Short closure caused by system upgrade

The Peachtree City Library will be closed Jan. 16 through Jan. 19 for a major upgrade to the PINES integrated library system – the electronic lending network that allows users to borrow books from nearly 300 libraries in 140 counties around the state.

Library users will not be able to access their library accounts online during this time period, and the Library staff asks users to keep checked out materials during the closure. No fines will accrue on the dates the library is closed. Read More»

Improv comedy show benefits Promise Place

2015 focus on teen dating violence

Promise Place, a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence, is hosting its annual improv comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” in connection with “Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month, February.

The event is set for The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday and Saturday, Feb.20 and 21. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting Promise Place. Read More»

'Magic Extravaganza' to mark professor's retirement

Longest serving Clayton State professor

Even after 37 years, there’s still magic in the teaching of Clayton State University Professor of Chemistry Dr. James “Jim” Braun.

Braun is retiring in May as the longest-serving professor in the university’s history, but not before giving admirers an encore performance of his “Magical Extravaganza.”

For 25 years, Braun presented the “Magical Extravaganza” at Clayton State each year. And, although those yearly performances lapsed in 2007, Braun is bringing the Extravaganza back for what he says will most likely be the last time. Read More»

24th annual Kiwanis Club breakfast is coming

Join about 2,500 friends and neighbors

Get ready for the premier social event of the winter in Peachtree City – the 24th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

It’s the place to be on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with about 2,500 other friends and special guests. In case of a snow or ice, the breakfast will be held on Jan. 31. Read More»

Time to register carts with county

Time to register carts with county

PTC still a reciprocity problem

The time has come for golf cart owners in unincorporated Fayette County to register their vehicles in compliance with new county regulations.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners passed a series of ordinance changes in 2014 regarding the golf cart regulations, one of which was a mandatory registration of carts and the use of decals identifying each vehicle, to help law enforcement identify cart operators in case of misuse or theft. Read More»