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Anniversary concert is this weekend

On March 30, at 3 p.m., Newnan’s Masterworks Chorale marks 10 years of excellence with “A Celebration of Music and Community” at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. The highlight of the concert will be a classical work, Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G.” Guest artists Emily Budd and Greg Hucks will sing the soprano and baritone solos while Masterworks’ own L.C. Lane will perform the tenor solos. Read More»

Myeloma Awareness Month

Myeloma Awareness Month

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton (center) and the City Council issued a proclamation March 20 acknowledging Myeloma Awareness Month. Receiving the proclamation were Southside Multiple Myeloma Support Group representatives Portia Skeete (L) and Alma Robinson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Organic farm in Coweta pays it back: donating 24,000 pounds of food

Coweta County nonprofit 180-degree Farm co-founder Scott Tyson recently braved the enclosure where the farm’s ducks and their “watch dog” protectors, the geese, spend the day feasting on a diet of grass free of pesticides and herbicides. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson, the labor of love known as the nonprofit 180-degree Farm off Ga. Highway 154 in Sharpsburg continues. Read More»

Soprano coming home for show

Courtenay Budd. Photo/Special.

If you grew up in Newnan during the 80s, you may remember an aspiring young visual artist named Becky Budd. A lot has changed since then.

“What I did back then was mostly drawing,” said Budd, who now performs by the name Courtenay. Budd will headline the April 26 concert, “Friends of Wadsworth Concert -- The Legacy Continues,” sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission.

Budd said it’s always good to come back to the town where it all started for her (and for mentor Charles Wadsworth). Read More»

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“August: Osage County,”is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.


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Benefit concert is March 29

The Southern Crescent Chorale under the direction of Janice Folsom is proud to present the tenth annual Benefit Concert March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

The concert will benefit The Joseph Sams School. The Landmark Christian School and Sandy Creek High School choirs will join the SCC for an evening of outstanding choral music. Read More»

Fayette County High School inducts latest class into school's Hall of Fame

Six Fayette County High School alumni were honored March 15 as distinguished alumni and inductees in the FCHS Sports Hall of Fame. Distinguished alumni included (from left) Carolyn Cary, Brent Scarbrough and Harriet Smith, while hall of fame inductees included Karen Sagon, Mike Mask and Robert Mask. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The cafeteria at Fayette County High School was the setting March 15 for six alumni to be honored at the school’s Distinguished Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony.

The honorees inducted as distinguished alumni included Fayette County historian Carolyn Cary, Dr. Harriet Smith and contractor Brent Scarbrough. Inducted into the FCHS Sports Hall of Fame were Realtor and former teacher Karen Sagon, Fayetteville Police officer and community baseball coach Robert Mask and materials operations manager Mike Mask. Read More»

Special guests announced for Lisa Kelly show in Peachtree City

Chloë Agnew performs. Photo/Special.
Kelly Porter Productions and The Fred Amphitheater announced today that two very special guests will be appearing at the May 10 show at The Fred featuring former Celtic Woman Lisa Kelly.
 
Chloë Agnew, another former Celtic Woman performer, is an internationally renowned singer and will join Lisa on stage along with  one of Ireland’s premier tenors, Paul Byrom. 
 
Kelly shot to fame for her integral part as the youngest and one of the original members of the world-famous music group Celtic Woman which she joined when she was just

Writers' showcase is this Saturday at F’ville library

Author Sheila Nelson-Ortiz of Fayetteville. Photo/Special.
Seven Georgia authors in the early stages of their writing careers will participate in this year’s Emerging Writers Showcase at the Fayette County Public Library March 22 at 1 p.m. Each writer will give a short presentation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign books.

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