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Remember my last column where I urged everybody to give running a try and was real gung-ho about it? I’m still gung-ho, but I need to be forthcoming about something. After the 5K race, which I ran in light athletic sneakers from a big box (big mistake), I felt fine. For about four hours. When I tried to walk after that, my feet felt very bad. While I was laid up, I started searching WebMD, afraid that I was going to find I did some permanent damage. Luckily, I didn’t. It was just a common ailment for running in a shoe that didn’t cater to my feet. Read More»

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

Locals live out rock and roll fantasies at camp with World Classic Rockers

When the World Classic Rockers and their students from their one day rock and roll fantasy camp blew away the crowd at The Frederick Brown Jr, Amphitheater in 2009, Amphitheater and Tourism Director Nancy Price knew she had to bring them back for an encore in 2010.

“So many people loved the show last year and wrote to us to please bring them back,” Price said. “It was the spotlight show that got the most write-ins on last year’s end of the season survey.” Read More»

Shooting for a shot at 'the show'

Craig Barron, right, was the first base umpire during a game last week between the Gwinnett Braves and the Norfolk Tide. Photo/John Munford.

FCHS grad umpiring in AAA baseball

Craig Barron played baseball hoping that one day he’d be good enough to play professionally. He is currently in the minor leagues surrounded by some of the best baseball players in the world, but he isn’t an athlete, he is an umpire. Read More»

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

The Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City held their 25th Annual Art & Music Showcase at The Bridge Community Center on Monday, March 22.  It was an opportunity provided for local youth (Grades 1st – 12th) to showcase their talent in art and music. There were over 100 entries in the art competition and over 50 entries in the talent competition!  Competition and judging was broken out in  four grade level groups:  First-Third, Fourth-Sixth, Seventh-Ninth & Tenth-Twelfth. Read More»

Legacy Theatre presents 'Annie'

“Annie,” also known as “Little Orphan Annie,” started out as a comic strip about an orphaned redhead who is adopted by Daddy Warbucks and has many adventures. The musical productions, both on stage and screen, have far surpassed the comic strip’s popularity as hundreds of thousands of girls have taken the stage all over the world to belt out Annie’s inspirational song “Tomorrow.” And yet, the show isn’t just about the big song from the little sweetheart. “Annie” gives audiences a little bit of history with a large portion of humor and toe-tapping numbers from start to finish. Read More»

Music-filled weekend at 'The Fred'

WCR on Friday, Boz Scaggs on Saturday

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will be rocking this weekend as it plays host to two nights of music. On Friday, July 9 the World Classic Rockers take the stage. The band features former members of groups Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toto, Santana, Steppenwolf, Journey and Boston playing classic rock hits. Then on Saturday, July 10 ‘The Fred’ plays host to a night of blues with Boz Scaggs as the part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

Little River Band at The Villages July 10

This Saturday, July 10 brings American Top 40 hit makers, The Little River Band, to The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. In their heyday from 1977 to 1982, the group, originally from Australia, cranked out 13 hit songs that played on eight-tracks all across America.

Their smooth harmonies and strong melodies made them the soft rock kings of the late 70’s. This is one of those shows that will have audience members slow dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song in the set. Standout hits include “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,”,“Lady,” and “Lonesome Loser.” Read More»

PTC marks Fourth of July with activities on July 3

Peachtree City will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The PTC Fire Department will hold the fire expo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drake Field and the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Read More»

Let Freedom Ring in Fayetteville July 4

The annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at the Old Courthouse Lawn in Fayetteville. During this short but meaningful ceremony, the signers of the Declaration of Independence will be read, and a bell will be rung in their honor. The event is free and open to the public.  Bring lawn chairs for seating.   Read More»

Mark the Fourth of July in Fairburn

Fairburn United Methodist Church in downtown Fairburn will be a busy place on Independence Day weekend and all are welcome.

 On Saturday, July 3, the Annual Men’s Club Catfish Fry will be from 11:30 to 1:30 - cost is $6.00 per plate.  Also, The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive in the gym from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (sponsored by Southside Theatre Guild).

 On Sunday, July 4, at 10:30 am Patriotic Music, featuring the Newnan Brass in our Sanctuary.  At 11 a.m., A Celebration of Liberty,” a service praising God for our freedom and blessings, will begin Read More»

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