Peachtree City resident publishes new novel

Peachtree City author Lynn Murphy. Photo/Special.

Lynn Murphy, a resident of Peachtree City, has written a new novel. “The Time Of My Life,” which the author describes as “a sort of ‘The Blind Side’ for runners” is her fourth book.
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Growing good food

Janet Lester and Vauna Bellury of the Fayette County Master Gardeners at the Plant a Row Garden at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Fayette Master Gardener Extension volunteers contribute 75% of fresh produce to Atlanta Community Food Bank in 2011

Fred Conrad, Community Garden Coordinator of the Atlanta Food Bank released his 2011 report of fresh food donated to area food banks, ministries and shelters. The total produce received from the entire Atlanta area campaign was 106,292 pounds; the most successful season since joining the campaign in 1996. Fayette County Master Gardeners donated 79,231.5 pounds of this campaign total. 

• 30,361.5 pounds were harvested and distributed from the one acre Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) garden located on the grounds of New Hope Baptist Church North Campus in Fayetteville, Read More»

Konos Academy performs ‘The Mikado’

From left are Andie Thacker and Kiona Davis of Fayetteville with Susanna Shivers and Anna Poole of Stockbridge. Photo/Special.

On January 19, the Konos Academy cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” performed songs from the show at the Fayetteville Dwarf House. In addition to this performance, the Fayetteville Dwarf House also has supported the Konos students through car washes, all to raise money for their April trip to Washington, D.C. Konos Academy is a non-traditional, accredited High School in Fayetteville. Read More»

Healthy Heart Fair in Sharpsburg, Feb. 11

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an effort to better educate the local community on this deadly disease, Piedmont Heart Institute along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will host a Healthy Heart Fair Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg. Read More»

‘Days of the Dead’ horror convention headed to PTC

We’ve seen the zombies take over parts of Coweta County as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” filmed episodes of their second season in the area. Fans of that show and the horror genre in general will take over the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City for a weekend in March (9-11) when Days of the Dead comes to town. Read More»

February is Low Vision Month

Audrey Demmitt and Sophie.

Local JC Booth nurse with blinding eye disease is advocate for others

Millions of people are visually impaired or legally blind. Low Vision services can help maximize independence at work, at home and in the community.

As an eye doctor, Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City is usually in the position of teaching others about their health and vision.  Read More»

New ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

New  ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

“Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Bronte’s haunting love story first published in 1847, tells the story of a young governess thrown into a world of mystery, deceit, and adventure.  The popular gothic romance has inspired countless BBC adaptions, television mini-series, and Hollywood films (most recently in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska as Jane and X-Men:  First Class’s Michael Fassbender as Rochester).  The book has also inspired numerous stage adaptions.  One of the most memorable adaption being the lush and technically impressive Paul Gordon/John Caird musical that opened on Broadway i Read More»

Kiwanis pancake breakfast this Saturday

Clowns from New Hope Baptist Church try out their flipping techniques at last years’ Kiwanis Pancake Saturday.  Pictured from the left are DeanO T Clown, Otto and Bustin.  The clowns will be present again this year. Photo/Special.

Over 150,000! That’s the number of pancakes consumed by hungry participants over the past 19 years during Kiwanis Pancake Saturday. Now it’s time to add to that number. On Saturday, January 28 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents its 20th annual Pancake Saturday, touted by many as “Peachtree City’s Premier Mid-Winter Social Event.” Approximately 3,000 people are expected to attend. Read More»

Coin collectors event in Fayetteville this week

The Holiday Inn Express at 140 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville will host a special event this week. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, the International Coin Collectors Association will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Great Georgia Airshow is taking year off to retool

To go with aThe thrill of aerobatics may be missing from the skies this October, but organizers of the Great Georgia Airshow promise to be back in 2013. Photo/File.

To give organizers time to prepare for an expansion, the Great Georgia Airshow will be on hiatus this year.

But it will come roaring back to Peachtree City Oct. 12-13, 2013, officials said.

Airshow Director Angie Faulise said the airshow board made the decision to ground it this year so time could be taken to examine every facet of the airshow. The goal is to begin preparing for the airshow to expand, not just in the number of aircraft but also in terms of patrons, Faulise said. Read More»

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