Dining

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Downtown Newnan was packed with hungry people Thursday evening who sampled the wide variety of foods available at the Spring 2013 Taste of Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Plenty of options on the menu at several great Fayette restaurants

Head to Lagniappe Deauxnuts for a little something extra. Photo/Judy Ward.

What are you in the mood for? Breakfast? Lunch? Something spicy? Some down home cooking? Something a little more international? Whatever your current craving may be, there is a spot sure to satisfy you somewhere in Fayette County. In fact, some of the best spots are only a hop, skip and a jump away from each other.

Fayetteville boasts two of the county’s best gems in City Cafe and Bakery and Lagniappe Deauxnuts. The two eateries are less than a mile away from each other and their menus are wildly different. Read More»

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Jan. 26

Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City's pancake chefs flip hotcakes at last year's event. Photo/Special.

Over 150,000! That’s the number of pancakes consumed by hungry participants over the past 20 years during Kiwanis Pancake Saturday. Now it’s time to add to that number.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents its 20th Annual Pancake Saturday, touted by many as “Peachtree City’s Premier Mid-Winter Social Event.”

Approximately 3,000 persons are expected to attend.

The function will be held in the cafeteria of McIntosh High School on Walt Banks Road. Serving hours are from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read More»

Visit the wineries of the North Georgia mountains this weekend

The vineyard shown is owned by Steve Thompson, who lives in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

The newly formed Mountain Wine Country Cooperative is delighted to present the inaugural Holiday Weekend in Mountain Wine Country Dec. 1-2.

Purchase a limited edition Mountain Wine Country glass at any of the 10 participating wineries for $10 and take it to participating wineries during the special two-day event. Tasting charges will be waived and each winery will be offering a special experience to holiday weekend visitors. Read More»

Civitan's Chili Challenge heats up weekend in PTC

Civitan's Chili Challenge heats up weekend in PTC

Visitors sample chili at one of the many booths at the annual Line Creek Civitan Chili Challenge. Photo/Michael Boylan.

FCHS Tigers Band parades for veterans Saturday in Fayetteville

FCHS Tigers Band parades for veterans Saturday in Fayetteville

The Fayette County High School Tigers Band strikes up a marching tune as they step smartly during the Veterans Day Parade Saturday in Fayetteville. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Chili Fest in Fayetteville Saturday

Fayette Shrine Club and Fayetteville Main Street will host the second annual Old Courthouse Chili Fest and Competition on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, October 20 beginning at noon. Over 25 different cooks will be competing and showcasing their best chili and salsa recipes.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the public will also vote to select a people’s choice award for chili and a people’s choice award for salsa. Read More»

36th Founders Day Festival in Tyrone this week

36th Founders Day Festival in Tyrone this week

The carnival will have rides for all ages beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Several types of vendors ranging from arts and crafts to fun things for the kids to do like games, crazy hair and face painting will be available.

The Founders Day celebration itself starts Friday.

Also on the Founders Day menu: Several food vendors such as barbecue, funnel cakes, Italian ice, Philly cheese steaks, cotton candy, candy apples and much more.

Friday night there will be a seven-piece band, Satin Finish, to sing and dance the way into the night. Read More»

‘You sure you want me to eat this?’

‘You sure you want me to eat this?’

Lydia Damron (L), age 6 months, and 11-month-old Brooks Casey, both from Fayetteville, could hardly resist the attraction on Aug. 18 of being surrounded by all kinds of fresh produce supplied by Holland’s Farm of Thomaston and Meadowlark Gardens of Griffin, mainstays of Fayetteville Market Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.