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Flutists united

Students of the Fayette Flute Program shared their joy of music with the residents of Somerby of Peachtree City at their Christmas recital.

Fayette Flute Program at Somerby

Students of the Fayette Flute Program shared their joy of music with the residents of Somerby of Peachtree City at their Christmas recital. For more info, call 678-770-3110. Photos/Submitted.

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Resource fair for special needs children, families

Fayette County ExceptionalOPS and Exceptional Children’s Services are sponsoring the “Building Alliances” resource fair for families of children with special needs on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Middle Learning Center (450 Grady Ave, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214).

Local agencies, service providers and special needs organizations will be available to share information.

Breakout sessions will include learning about benefits, understanding the rules of supplemental security income, medicaid information, assistance in applying for medicaid and more. Read More»

Program helps homebound seniors feed themselves, pets

A Meals on Wheels recipient with her pets. For home bound seniors, providing food for their pets is challenging. Meals on Wheel’s Ani-Meals program is designed to give clients help with the cost and delivery of pet food. Photo/Submitted.

Seniors foregoing food to help pets, ‘Ani-Meals’ feeds both

For anyone with a pet in his or her life, he or she knows they are more than just an animal. The pet is a part of the family. Many of Fayette County’s homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels will be the first to tell how much they love and value their pet family.

“For [Meals on Wheels recipients], their animal is a source of companionship and comfort throughout the day,” says Natalie Hynson, Meals on Wheels and Ani-Meals Coordinator. “They are there to keep them company when no one else can.” Read More»

Habitat offers free classes for current, future homeowners

Free classes on housing affordability, finances, credit tips, budgeting and more are offered through March 17, 2015, on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.’s Community Resource Room at 150 Pine Rd. in Newnan. Photo/Submitted.

HOPE classes last through March 2015

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NCHFH) continues its effort to fulfill its mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

One of Newnan-Coweta Habitat’s programs, Habitat Offering Partner Education (HOPE), is designed to offer Partner Families (all existing and future homebuyers of Habitat and Coweta County) free, educational workshops to provide information and resources to assist in pre- and post-purchase housing procedures, maintenance on the home and skills necessary to be a successful homeowner, such as budgeting and financial planning. Read More»

Habitat salutes success

Local humorist, Kathy Bohannon. Photo/Submitted.

Event to celebrate community, ft. Newnan humorist

Chances are that anyone in the crowd who attended last year’s Habitat luncheon won’t want to miss this year’s event.

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is celebrating the achievements of community partnerships alongside business and civic leaders from all over Coweta County at the Newnan Centre at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.

This will be Newnan-Coweta Habitat’s third event at this premier facility and it invites the public to attend and learn about the latest reason to be proud of the community. Read More»

Flu cuts swath in Fayette schools

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Fayette County School System officials during the last week of school before the Christmas break reported more than 200 cases of influenza in Fayette schools, about 1 percent of the total number of students in the system. Read More»

Fifth-graders ready for ‘Shrek Jr., The Musical’

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Script practice

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Largest HS pageant in nation Jan. 8-10

Brooke Fletcher, Miss Georgia USA 2015. Photo/Submitted.

14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill pageant ft. Miss Ga. USA Brooke Fletcher

The 14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant will be held Jan. 8, 9 and 10, 2015, in the Willie Duke Auditorium.

29 young ladies will compete for more than $7,000 in scholarship money and the title of Miss Starr’s Mill 2015.

Starr’s Mill graduate and Miss Georgia USA 2015 Brooke Fletcher along with the reigning Miss America Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillan will make special guest appearances at the pageant. Read More»

Assembling a car for seniors

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, has started an intriguing and unique spin to your average fundraising campaign in order to obtain funds for a new wheelchair accessible van for senior transportation. FSS has broken down their new desired van into bits and pieces to give the community a chance to come together to buy parts. Photo/Submitted.

This holiday season, consider purchasing a tax-deductible gift that is a little outside the box.

It may not be a gift you will see on most people’s Christmas list, but for many in Fayette County’s community, this gift will mean much more than any gift you may be wrapping.

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, has started an intriguing and unique spin to your average fundraising campaign in order to obtain funds for a new wheelchair accessible van for senior transportation. Read More»

Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

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