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Starr’s Mill gets ready for spring musical

Student choreographers Franny Harms and Mynah Holloway prepare the members of Chanticleer for their presentation of the music from the hit movie “Frozen” for the spring concert. Photo/Special.

The choirs of Starr’s Mill High School will be performing their spring concert at Willie Duke Auditorium May 6 at 6 p.m. Please note the early start time this year.

The program will feature all six of Starr’s Mill’s performing ensembles: Women’s choirs Bel Canto and Bella Voce, the Men’s Choir Camerata, the advanced mixed choir Chanticleer, the men’s a cappella ensemble Men of the Mill, and the vocal jazz ensemble An Octave Above. Read More»

Southside Comunity Theatre’s newest production opens this week

Cast members  (L-R) Jonny May, Tina Cooper, Keith Williams, Natalie Kohlhaas and Loren Collins rehearse for this week’s opening of “The Nerd,” Photo/Special.

Southside Community Theatre at 20 West Campbellton St. in Fairburn opens a side-splitting comedy classic “The Nerd” this week.

Written by Larry Shue and directed by Chris Shellnutt, “The Nerd” is about an aspiring young architect, Willum, who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Read More»

Gospel on the Green is Saturday

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters are proud to present the second annual Gospel on the Green concert at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre May 3 at 6 p.m. Performers include Stellar Award winner Micah Stampley and local artists Daphney Hilton, Vincent Lott, Lydia Simonds, God’s Gurls, and more.

Proceeds from the concert will assist with the purchase of instruments, music, equipment, and uniforms for the Fayette County High School Band program. The FCHS band is the largest student organization at the school and is considered one of the premier band programs in the region. Read More»

Late . . . but the hunt goes on

Late . . . but the hunt goes on

It may have been delayed a week by rain, but that didn’t keep the Peachtree City Optimist Club from hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Shakerag Knoll Saturday. The rescheduling may have affected turnout, but there were 6,500 candy and snack-filled eggs for children to corral from young kids to older ones in another classic Peachtree City tradition. Photo/John Munford.

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

Helping to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week with a dinner in honor of cancer survivors April 25 were (L-R) Debbie Britt, executive director of community and public relations for Piedmont Fayette Hospital (which hosted the event at New Hope Baptist Church North Campus); Vicki Turner, hospital community board member; Tracey Coker, vice president of clinical services; Ronda Rich, best selling author and syndicated columnist for The Citizen and the evening’s main speaker; Michael Burnett, chief executive officer of Piedmont Fayette; Gracen O'Neal, one of the dinner speake Read More»

A tasty time for all in Newnan

A tasty time for all in Newnan

With more than 45 local restaurants and vendors to sample, the annual Taste of Newnan event in downtown drew a big crowd as usual Thursday. It was a great chance for many local to enjoy the fair spring weather and catch up with neighbors. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Two years later, Senoia’s Idea House still a draw

Susan and Evan Stitt are not the only ones who enjoy the swing on the front porch of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House in Senoia. The former Peachtree City residents moved to Senoia more than a year ago, but continue to get visitors from out of town and out of state wanting to see the home and have their picture taken on the front porch swing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A tour of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House on the Gin Property in Senoia by Peachtree City residents Susan and Evan Stitt soon became an adventure that the couple had not predicted.

Though they purchased the home and moved in more than a year ago, Evan and Susan are still contacted weekly by people wanting a peek at the custom home which features an Old South/New South theme.

The former Peachtree City residents bought their new home on the Gin Property in September 2012 while the Idea House tours were ongoing and moved into the home in February 2013 after the tours ended. Read More»

Easter festivities planned in PTC

Easter festivities planned in PTC

The Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19 with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games such as the moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities along with their Education Bus and fire trucks. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Shakerag Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater. Read More»

Meet your friendly neighborhood iguana

Meet your friendly neighborhood iguana

This peace-loving iguana provided by My Reptile Guys was just part of the excitement at the April 12 Family Fun Day fund-raiser held at the Rowland Road Pavilion in Brooks. Money raised helped with the cost of treatment for 8-year-old Neely Ward who has been diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus). Photo/Ben Nelms.

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