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Christmas concert at SCHS, ft. ‘Gloria’

Sandy Creek High School’s Choral Department is pleased to present the 2014 Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at Sandy Creek High School, located at 360 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone.

This year’s concert will feature a presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s well-known masterwork “Gloria,” as well as other holiday songs.

The concert will also feature a performance by the SCHS Gospel Chorus, which will be competing in the “Bring the Noise” 2014 Youth Gospel Choir Competition on Dec. 6 in Duluth, Ga. Read More»

68-voice choir performs holiday carols

The Southern Crescent Chorale performs its annual Christmas concert Dec. 7. Photo/Courtesy of the Chorale’s website.

Christmas with the Southern Crescent Chorale has become a treasured holiday tradition for the community.

Sponsored by Bruce Dickerson of Edward Jones Investments, this year’s concert will again be a treat for the whole family.

Special guests will be the Rising Starr Middle School Chorus under the direction of Christy Todd.

The concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City on 206 Willow Bend Rd. Read More»

Bracing against severe winter weather in Ga.

Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed Dec.1-5 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week. During this week, Georgians are encouraged to prepare for severe winter weather by stocking supplies, making a plan and learning about the different types of winter weather. Read More»

Stranger finds lost dog via Facebook

Runaway Rex and owner Kristi Rapson are reunited. Photo/Kristi Rapson.

Kristi Rapson was in the middle of the ocean when she found out her dog, Rex, was lost.

It wasn’t too long afterward when fellow Peachtree City residents came to her aid via Facebook.

Rapson, a real estate agent in Peachtree City, was only going to quickly check her emails and Facebook while she had service on the ship, and then she was going to sit back and enjoy the Disney cruise with her family.

That’s when she saw the Facebook message: “I found your dog Rex and tried to contact you, but couldn’t reach you, but now he’s gotten away again,” it said. Read More»

William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Larry graduated from Headland High School in 1961. He retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007. He is a member of First Christian Church, Tyrone. Read More»

11-year-old becomes professional beekeeper

Allison Spinney (above, right) is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.  Photo/Submitted.

Eleven-year-old Allison Spinney passed the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program, Certified Beekeeper test in September.

Allison is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.

She attended the Coweta 4H beekeeping program for a year, learning and preparing for the test. Spinney and her mother, Denise, are members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Allison is a sixth-grader at the Georgia Cyber Academy and lives in Peachtree City with her parents.

She has been beekeeping for two years and enjoys nurturing her colony of honey bees and the sweet honey they produce. Read More»

UWG begins ‘Paving the Way’ campaign

Newnan campus hopes to ease education costs

University of West Georgia Newnan has launched the Paving the Way to Student Success campaign. The campaign helps bridge the gap between what students pay and the actual cost of their education. Individual donations for the campaign reaches UWG students by providing essential funds needed each year for technology, resources, operating expenses and more.

In addition to the campaign, UWG Newnan campus is relocating to the historic Newnan hospital, tying the university even closer to the community. Read More»

Cops ‘Light Up the Night’

PTC police launch toy drive to benefit kids

The Peachtree City Police Department is starting the 2014 Light Up the Night toy drive, which began on Nov. 20, at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center and continues this weekend.

The event helps to ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday.

The department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys.

The age range should be from 2 to 17 years of age.

In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at one of the donation drop off points or at the Police Department. Read More»

Local author writes murder mystery

Sharon Marchisello and the cover of her new book, "Going Home." Photos/Submitted.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to a book presentation and signing by Sharon Marchisello on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Marchisello will talk about “Going Home,” her new suspense novel from Sunbury Press. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting both the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library and the Fayette Humane Society. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Masterworks Chorale to sing ‘Frozen’ Dec. 7

Concert ft. Newnan Brass Quintet, ATL symphony member & more

Masterworks Chorale offers its annual Christmas gift to the community on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

This joyful concert includes something for everyone.

The Newnan Brass Quintet is playing traditional holiday music and accompanying the choir on several pieces.

Directed by Millie Turek, Masterworks is singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and other popular works, including the shimmering choral music of Disney’s “Frozen.” The quintet will be joined by David Kinrade on the McKoon/McKelvy organ. Read More»

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