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North Fayette gets headsets

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Photo/Submitted.

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Captain Staigle represents Delta Air Lines, which donated over 400 pairs of high quality headsets to North Fayette Elementary School, whose mascot is the Dolphin. The noise-reducing headsets will allow students to concentrate and work independently with North Fayette's technology resources. They will also be an important asset to when completing important on-line testing in the Spring. Photo/Submitted.

No Flu for you

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. Photo/Submitted.

Over 700 students and staff vaccinated

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. The 2014 NoFlu4U clinics for students and staff had another successful year with 395 students and 324 staff members receiving influenza vaccinations.The clinics, sponsored by the Fayette County Public School System’s School Health Services Department and the Fayette County Health Department, were held at eight different school locations throughout the county. Both FluMist and injections were offered. Photo/Submitted.

The world is a rose

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. Photo/Submitted.

Budding new officers at South Metro Rose Society

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society and is dedicated to helping people grow and enjoy roses through educational programs and fun social events. It meets on the fourth Mondays of Jan.-April and Aug.-Oct. at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

‘Sowing seeds for success’

Patti Kadkhodaian, entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist, will present “Sowing Seeds for Success” at the next Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC) evening meeting Tuesday, Dec. 30.

“As we get ready to enter a brand new year, winter is the time for planning. To be more successful, learn how to capitalize on where you are in the seasons of your life,” said Kadkhodaian, owner of AJAKO, a certified John Maxwell teacher, speaker and coach, and a BWFC co-founder. Read More»

HealthSouth Rehabilitation opens in Newnan

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will open its doors and begin admitting patients on Dec. 2. The hospital, located at 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. in Newnan, provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

HealthSouth Newnan includes 50 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies. Read More»

Railroad news: Call these trains the City of Pittsburgh, via PTC

Wonderland by rail — Seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Caidan Reaves explores the meticulous work that went into the massive layout of HO-scale trains and the accompanying buildings and scenery on annual display at the home of Denny and Paulette Durst in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a labor of love for Peachtree City residents Denny and Paulette Durst that began nine years ago. The couple on Nov. 22 held their eighth open house and welcomed nearly 200 visitors to experience their expansive HO-scale model display that includes six trains running on hundreds of feet of track and features a realistic rendering of the sights around the Pittsburgh area half a century ago.
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Christmas parades set for F’ville, PTC Dec. 6

Fayetteville Public Works employee Wally Filney puts up snowflake light decorations along Stonewall Avenue next to the Fayette County courthouse Nov. 21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with it comes festivities on Dec. 6 in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Fayetteville’s 2014 Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Fayetteville.

The parade will begin at the Fayette County Justice Center and move to the west onto Center Drive. The parade will make a right turn onto Lee Street and a left onto Stonewall Avenue. The parade will take a left turn one block later onto South Glynn Street, continuing south to Melear Way where it will take a left and return to the Justice Center. Read More»

Things to do-Dec.1-Dec.13

December

December 1

Get in the holiday spirit with a dedication and first lighting of a holiday star at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The star is a gift to the hospital by the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary. The lighting is today at 6:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the hospital, located at 745 Poplar Road in Newnan. Music will be provided by the Lee Middle School chorus and light refreshments will be served.

December 2
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A holiday tradition is set to return

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department will host the 2014 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

A Tyrone tradition hosted for many years by Tyrone Elementary School, which was closed in 2013, this year’s event will feature a pancake breakfast, crafts for children, letters to Santa, local vendors selling crafts and holiday items, and a performance by the Peachtree City Wind Ensemble. Read More»

Legacy brings fun to the season

The cast of "Nuncrackers." Photo/Submitted.

“Nuncrackers,”the sequel to the hit, “Nunsense,” is coming to The Legacy Theatre beginning Nov.21. The show features new songs and new laughs but stars the same nuns audiences know and love.

Artistic Director Mark Smith said, “Our 2012 production of “Nunsense” was a hit and we know our audiences will love this sequel just as much. We were even able to bring back all of our original cast of nuns as well as a new cast member as Father Virgil and quite a few local kids.” Read More»