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Local theaters stage productions based on popular children’s books

Dianne Mitchell, L, and Stephen Odom in “Seussical.” Photo/Special.

There are a lot of plays that are based on popular children’s books and several of them are on stage at local theaters this weekend.

Southside Theatre Guild in historic, downtown Fairburn, presents the musical comedy “Seussical” for three weekends, July 21, 22, 23, 24; July 29, 30, 31; August 5, 6, 7.  Join the hilarious misadventures of the Cat (in the Hat) and the adventures of JoJo from the planet of Who, and Horton from the jungle of Nool as they try to keep the Whos alive!  Read More»

TCBY’s newly restored truck delivers street treats

TCBY of Peachtree City owner Mike Murtaugh, right, with son, John, and the TCBY truck. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Since opening at the Braelinn Village Shopping Center in Peachtree City, TCBY has won over a lot of fans with their delicious treats and funky decor. It was only a matter of time before owner Mike Murtaugh was asked if he could bring some of that TCBY magic to fundraising events at schools, churches and other community activities. Read More»

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations is a full service bakery located at 2000 Shakerag Hill, Suite B in Peachtree City. Owned by Catherine Simpson, the bakery offers fresh baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, wedding cakes, specialty cakes, gift baskets and much more. Read More»

Local band to open for Roy Clark

Mike Mullis, a Tyrone resident, has been playing guitar since the age of five. Two of his bandmates in Sons-N-Britches, Daron Meek and Rocky Barnes, have been playing in bands since the age of seven. Their long musical career has seen them tour the southeast as members of the bands Southern Smoke and Kennesaw, opening for such acts as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride and Travis Tritt. This Saturday, Sons-N-Britches, the band that reformed a few years back after Kennesaw called it quits, opens for country music legend, Roy Clark. Read More»

Roy Clark comes to The Villages July 23

Roy Clark comes to The Villages July 23

On Saturday night, July 23, The Villages Amphitheater brings the country music legend and Grand Ole’ Opry member, Roy Clark, to the Fayetteville stage. Read More»

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Put on your dancing shoes, and “Jungle Boogie” over to the Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater as Kool & The Gang take the stage in Peachtree City Saturday, July 16. Enjoy an evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m.. Local party band Second Time Around kick off the music for the night at 8 p.m., and Kool & The Gang take the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

Former Peeples student, Turner, meets a ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Walking Dead’

Adrian Turner and Lennie Jones in “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Special

Prior to an appearance on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” last fall and a role in this summer’s raunchy comedy “Bad Teacher,” Adrian Kali Turner had a role in a Hollywood-Bollywood production called “My Name is Khan.” The film was one of the highest grossing Bollywood film outside of India. Turner, in a recent interview, stated the reception to the film and the overall experience was amazing. It certainly prepared him for some of the higher profile gigs that came his way afterwards. Read More»

Shiny, happy people

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Do you know what the gift for a 10th wedding anniversary is? Tin.

Or aluminum.

Industry and their lobbyists, am I right?

After many hours, secretly working in our new and improved basement workshop and craft area (thank you, in-laws), trying to craft an amazing 10th wedding anniversary gift with tin, aluminum foil and other shiny and cheap materials, I’ve got nothing. I realize that I’ve got eight more days until the actual anniversary, but you could give me 80, 800 or 8,000 and it will always look like a dull and crinkled mess. Or an ash tray and Sabine, my wife, does not smoke. Read More»

See 'Rango' at Fayetteville's Movie Under the Stars this Friday

This Friday, July 15, Xfinity along with Fayetteville Main Street is hosting a free “Movie Under the Stars” at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and entertainment on the big screen.

Leading up to the movie, attendees can enjoy the free, family game zone and bubble area. Movie concessions (popcorn, snacks) will also be available for sale throughout the evening.

After sundown, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the featured movie, “Rango”, starring Johnny Depp, will begin. Read More»

In Fayetteville, let freedom ring

In Fayetteville, let freedom ring

The James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in the 10th annual “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony on the old Courthouse Square. Ted Hackney, John Sloan and the Rev. Jeff Lowe read off the names of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and a bell was rung for each of the 13 original colonies. Photo/Carolyn Cary.