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Coach Rock’s new arena

Ted Knapp with his new book. Photo/Bethan Adams.

‘Bury Me with My Whistle’

Coach Ted “Rock” Knapp woke up one day in March 2008 with both ankles swollen. He ended up at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, was diagnosed 36 hours later with two terminal diseases, amyloidosis and multiple myeloma, and given six to 11 months to live.

As his health waned, Rock, who lives in Peachtree City, quietly retired from Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, Ga., after 30 years of coaching high school football across the continent. Read More»

Foodies flock to Fayetteville

Foodies flock to Fayetteville

A couple talk to the chef at Broadway Diner during Taste of Fayette.

 

 

Shakerag arts festival is this weekend

It’s time for the 37th annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. Hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation and Special Events Department, the festival begins Sept. 20 and continues through Sept. 21. The event is at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5p.m. on Sunday.

The Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival features a wide variety of handcrafted goods such as home decor, jewelry, accessories, garden items and much more. Read More»

Art walk is Friday

Main Street Newnan is excited to usher in the fall event season with its annual Fall Art Walk Sept.19. The free event takes place between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in historic downtown Newnan.

During the Art Walk downtown businesses extend their hours to host store front exhibits and demonstrations by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complementary tastings and hors d'oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. Read More»

Sandy Creek talent show is this week

Sandy Creek High School’s Shailla Head performs in last year’s talent show. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s choral department is pleased to present the 2014 talent show Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Handley Park Pavilion at 250 Handley Rd. in Tyrone during this year’s Founders Day celebration.

Students will compete for prizes in several categories, including vocal solo, vocal duet, band/instrumental performance, dance, and others.

First-place winners in each category will be offered the opportunity to perform onstage September 19, during the Tyrone Founders Day festivities. Read More»

Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

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PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

One of the last flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, Sentimental Journey, will lead a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) located in Chamblee, Ga., for the first-ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing based in Peachtree City, the weekend will also feature iconic fighters from WWII, including a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, a Supermarine Spitfire, several North American P-51 Mustangs and a very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Navy dive bomber. Read More»

Things to do-Sept.10-Oct.6

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September 10

Find out the best ways to avoid a serious fall by attending a free fall risk assessment today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, 1250 Highway 54, Suite 200, Fayetteville, Ga. For more information, please call 770-719-7290.

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Music legend showcased by Southside

Patty Richardson as Patsy Cline. Photo/Submitted.

Back by popular demand is Patty Richardson of Peachtree City as the Legendary Patsy Cline. The Southside Theater in Fairburn will really be “swinging” this September when Patty Richardson and Susan Gillespie return to the stage for an encore production of “Always... Patsy Cline.” Read More»

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