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‘Driving Miss Daisy’ rides into town

"Driving Miss Daisy” will be performed by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre  March 14 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. 2014 is the Centre’s 10th anniversary season. Photo/Special.

After opening the 2014 season with a return of the “Masters of Motown” in January and Shakespeare’s “MacBeth,” in February, the Centre in Newnan continues with several other performances this season.

The beloved “Driving Miss Daisy”comes to the Centre next Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan celebrates its 10th anniversary year with several community performances in the coming months, including a familiar Southern tale next week. Read More»

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

The 2012 Miss Pride winners. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Band Boosters are proud to announce that the 46th Annual Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant will be held on March 7 and March 8. All Fayette County girls from 3 years of age through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

This year the winner of the high school division will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the first runner up will win a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is being donated this year by Dr. Scott T. McPherson, DDS, Peachtree City Orthodontics and Big Frog. Read More»

All Childrens Playground to get new surface

The All Childrens Playground is a popular destination for young families in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

At more than 12 years old, the All Childrens Playground in Peachtree City has been showing its age.

The rubberized surface designed to be traversed by kids of all abilities has had several potholes emerge. To address the issue, the entire playground will be resurfaced with a similar material that is expected to last longer into the future, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council approved a $63,658 contract for the work at its Feb. 20 meeting. The contract was awarded to Bliss Products and Services Inc. of Lithia Springs. Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign, turnerphotodesign.com.

Blended Heritage Festival is Friday

Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.
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Vintage love on display in Senoia

Vintage love on display in Senoia

Senoia Area Historical Society member Carol Dallas views the vintage Valentine cards on display at the society’s museum located at 6 Couch Street in Senoia. The cards will be on display Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. through the end of February. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Love Letters’ being staged in Newnan

Candace Boothby will be paired up with Tony Daniel for Friday nights of the run. Photo/Special.

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to bring “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney, to their Mainstage venue.

A finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, the stage show is known for being one of the few to use the epistolary style, where, rather than speak in a dialogue form, the actors speak to one another through their letters, notes and cards written over a period of time.

The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale headed to Spivey Hall March 1

The Chorale gets ready for Spivey Hall. Photo/Special.

Now in its 12th season, the Southern Crescent Chorale has established a reputation for excellence and achievement in the south metro area arts community. Read More»

Miss Sandy Creek Pageant is this Saturday

Proceeds will benefit school’s choral department

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department has rescheduled the 2014 Miss Sandy Creek Pageant after inclement weather forced the original pageant to be cancelled. The pageant is Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the SCHS cafeteria, or for $10 at the door. Read More»

PTC’s Father-Daughter Dance lights up the night

Bert Saunders took his daughter Haley for a twirl on the dance floor Saturday night at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. The popular event gave dads and daughters an excuse to dress fancy and have some quality time together. Photo/John Munford.

Dressed-up dads and daughters descended upon the Kedron Fieldhouse Saturday night for the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. The popular event gave dads and daughters an excuse to dress fancy and have some quality time together.

At right above, Bert Saunders took his daughter Haley for a twirl on the dance floor Saturday night at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. All photos/John Munford.

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