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Miss Troup pageants open to young women from Fayette

The Miss Troup County Scholarship Program, Inc. is now searching for young women in the Troup, Heard, Harris, Meriwether, and newly added Muscogee, Carroll, Coweta, and Fayette counties.

This is the 36th annual Miss Troup County Scholarship Pageant and the 16th annual Miss Troup Teen Pageant. Contestants will compete in Private Interview, Physical Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, and must have a community service platform. Read More»

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opens at The Legacy Theatre Oct. 8

There is a definite buzz of excitement among The Legacy Theatre’s patrons as Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” rolls onto the stage this fall. 

“Whenever I announce the lineup for our upcoming fifth season, the one show audiences respond to the most is ‘Daisy,’,” said Legacy’s Executive Producer, Bethany Smith.  “It’s personally my favorite play of all time, and I know audiences will want to add seeing this play to their list of things to do this fall.”   Read More»

Bluegrass at final Lunch on the Lawn of 2010

Fayetteville Main Street is once again excited to give local workers, students and residents an excuse to take an extended lunch break Friday, Oct. 8 with the final Lunch on the Lawn event this year. From 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., residents and local employees are encouraged to take their lunch break to the old courthouse lawn in downtown Fayetteville. Chick-fil-A will be selling a lunch package for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

'The Apprentice' goes to the dogs

Michael Boylan's picture

Kelly Smith Beaty, Fayetteville’s contestant on the new season of “The Apprentice,” is still on the show. She hasn’t been fired by Donald Trump. She hasn’t done much of anything. At least in what’s been revealed to us by the producers and editors of “The Apprentice.” I assume it’s her strategy to not make waves, and it’s a good one, but it makes it kind of hard to write about. Read More»

Final weekend for 'Della's Diner' at STG

From left are Patty Richardson, Ed Richardson, Kent Richards, Susan Gillespie, Truman Griffin and Diane Mitchell. Photo/Special.

The Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn is thrilled to open it’s 38th season with a revival of one of Atlanta’s best-loved, original musical comedies, “Della’s Diner...Blue Plate Special.”

The show played for years at Gene and Gabe’s Upstairs and has maintained a cult status with many loyal fans throughout the years. Read More»

Drum beats for the dragon boats on Lake Peachtree

Dragon boats race on Lake Peachtree Sept. 25, 2010.

The weather was warm and skies were picture perfect Saturday at Drake Field in Peachtree City as teams from local companies, organizations and governments took to the waters of Lake Peachtree for the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races, with two of the competing boats shown above. Both teams from Falcon Aviation Academy took home top honors as overall first and second place finishers. Complete with fun, food and excitement for the whole family, the annual event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Trip of a lifetime

Melinda Jennings with some children she met in Ternate. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville woman boards hospital ship, helps others halfway around the world

Melinda Jennings has been a nurse for a long time. Prior to recently taking a job as a school nurse at Sara Harp Minter Elementary, the BYU Nursing School gradate had been an operating room (OR) nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Helping people who are sick and helping those that are tasked with healing them is just something she loves. When the BYU Nursing School and LDS charities sent out a call looking for nurses in all fields to go on a mission unlike any other, Jennings knew she had to try to be a part of the trip. Read More»

Starr's Mill choral department to present fall concert, Oct. 11

Nearly 50 students from SMHS’s Chanticleer, the choral department’s advanced mixed ensemble, kicked off the 2010-2011 year by participating in a daylong retreat at the Calvin Center in Hampton.

The Starr’s Mill High School Choral Department will present its annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Duke Auditorium.

All six of the school’s choral groups—Bel Canto, Camerata, Bella Voce, Chanticleer, An Octave Above (the women’s jazz ensemble) and Men of the Mill (10-member men’s a cappella group)—will present selections they have been rehearsing since school began under the direction of Dr. John Odom, SMHS director of choral activities, and Christy Todd, assistant director of choral activities. The performance is free and open to the public. Read More»

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