Get intimate view of Dunaway restoration

Dunaway Gardens

Garden group sponsoring event

The story of Newnan's Dunaway Gardens is nearly as delightful as the gardens themselves and will be shared from an intimate point of view by one of those responsible for its modern-day restoration.

Josh Fisher, Dunaway director of operations and son of owner Jennifer Bigham, will tell the story on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Newnan. He will be speaking at the Backyard Association (BYA) Meeting sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. Read More»

Jazz trio debuts at Spivey Hall

Critics say trio may be 'most creative' group today

While Spivey Hall patrons have enjoyed the jazz rhythms of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade as members of saxophonist Wayne Shorter's quartet, they will debut as a jazz trio at Spivey in February.

“Children of the Light: Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade Trio” will debut on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 p.m. Read More»

Newnan chosen to host Navy Concert Band

Concert is family-friendly and free

Newnan has been selected as one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance of the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band’s performance is scheduled for Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Read More»

Photography contest focuses on nature

Entry deadline is March 6

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is accepting entries to its photography competition, “Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show.”

The spring competition is open to beginning, amateur and professional photographers who are 18-years-old or older. Entries must be received on or before midnight on Friday, March 6.

The show will open with a reception on Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. and hang through Saturday, May 2, at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street, Newnan. Read More»

Doc Holliday expert reveals infamous gunman's Georgia roots

Presentation by 'Georgia Author of Year'

Georgia Author of the Year, Doc Holliday expert and Peachtree City resident Victoria Wilcox will present "Gone With The Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday" in Fayetteville on Monday, Feb. 23, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilcox will speak at Fayetteville location of Fayette Senior Services at 4 Center Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email name, phone number and event title to Read More»

PTC Kiwanis makes some good pancakes

PTC Kiwanis makes some good pancakes

Douglasville residents Amy and Chris Davis and 4-month-old Ansley were just a few of the multitude of people who arrived at McIntosh High School on Jan. 24 for the 23rd Annual Pancake Saturday sponsored by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Songman' pays tribute to John Denver

Singalong night with classics

James Sennett, “The Songman,” will perform John Denver classics in Newnan on Feb. 6.

Sennett bills the night as “a celebration of the work of this iconic musician who was an integral part of American music in my teen years.”

He will perform “Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's Song, Back Home Again” and more. “And, of course, singing along is allowed and encouraged,” Sennett said.

Sennett will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Leaf and Bean.

'WWII Heritage Days' set for April 18, 19

'Big Band' era hangar dance is Saturday

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated in April at the 12th annual “WWII Heritage Days” in Peachtree City.

The history festival is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing and is held at the group’s Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The festival is set for April 18 and 19 and will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Read More»

Extension office teaching how to ready red clay for real results

Several gardening classes set for February

Several different classes are being offered in February by the Horticulture Program of the University of Georgia Fayette Extension office.

The classes are free and held next door to the Extension office in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex. The times for each class vary, however.

The classes include the following;

Feb. 3 – Working with Georgia Clay; 10 a.m. Read More»

Breast cancer support group is meeting Feb.17

A breast cancer support group will meet in Fayetteville Feb. 17.

The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer.

The group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness center on the third floor of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), 1267 Highway 54 West.

For more information, contact Lesa Merritt (Piedmont Fayette Hospital Women's Imaging Center) at 770-719-6604.

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