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Sandy Creek Chamber Choir to perform at Spivey Hall

A free High School Choral Festival that includes students from Fayette County is being presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the renowned Spivey Hall.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The festival will combine four area high school ensembles -- Fayette County's Sandy Creek High School Chamber Choir, Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale, Osbourne High Chamber Singers and the Spalding High School Chorus -- along with the Clayton State University Chorale. Read More»

Fayette gets own chess tournament

Open to all ages and skill levels

Chess enthusiasts aren’t likely to find a “patzer” in Fayette County’s new tournament even though it is open to all ages and players of all skill levels.

The new tournament is the brainchild of Inman Elementary School teacher and school Chess Club sponsor Charlie Harper, who is no patzer, as poor players are called in chess terminology.

The tournament will take place Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inman. Read More»

New board for master gardeners

Master Gardener Board

The Fayette Master Gardener Association recently introduced its newly elected board members.

The 2015 Board includes (Left to Right) Fluff Winship (corresponding secretary), Don Adkins (president-elect), Myriam Cousin (president), Art Ayers (treasurer), and Ellen O'Neill (recording secretary).

The association is comprised of master gardeners whose mission is to provide unbiased horticultural information through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects.

'Hairspray Jr.' brings big hair, rock and roll to the stage

Hairspray Jr. cast members

Story is about acceptance, change, young love

The 1960's will come alive this month at the Fayetteville Train Depot when A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions brings the musical “Hairspray Jr.” to the stage.

A cast of 23 will dance, sing and inspire the audience during this truly uplifting story of acceptance, change, young love and of course, big hair.

"This is one fun and energetic show, for sure," Director Tammy Barton said. "It takes us on a journey of racial misunderstandings and prejudices that were so prevalent in the early 1960's and tackles these important issues with music, heart and plenty of humor.” Read More»

'Welcome to Senoia' video is ready for public

Features city's quaint offerings

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is debuting a new video called “Welcome to Senoia” that features the city’s past and present and highlights the city’s offerings.

With its quaint shops, delicious cuisine, historic buildings, and filming locations for dozens of movies and television shows, the community has something to interest both residents and visitors. Read More»

Things to Do-Jan.24-Jan.31

January

January 24

The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is having the 24th annual Kiwanis all you can eat pancake breakfast todayy at McIntosh High. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is the winter social event of the year with great fellowship for the adults and face painting, clowns, and the DARE team to entertain the kids. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door and kids under 4 are free. All the proceeds go to youth activities andprograms in Fayette County.

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Book sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Book Sale draws hundreds of people to spend the day buying gently used books that range from 50 cents to $5. Topics available range from History to Children’s books to Cook Books to Home Repair. You might even find a first edition or autographed books at the Antigues, Vintage and Collectibles table. Photo/Carolyn Cary

With hundreds expected to flock to The Friends of the Library sale in Fayetteville this weekend, a lottle history is in order.

The original library was started in 1929 by several ladies in Fayetteville. They kept it going until 1977 when the city and the county began to take it over.

It was originally called The Margaret Mitchell Library and was often stocked with books that Mitchell brought them.

When Fayette County took over the entire library the name was changed to the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»

Storytelling concert, gala features Donald Davis

Workshop is part of fun

Renowned storyteller Donald Davis will perform in Peachtree City during a three-part event that includes fun, food, and learning.

The Southern Crescent Storytellers and Friends of the Peachtree City Library are presenting a “Storytelling workshop, Gala and Concert” on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Saville Art Studio, 401 Dividend Dr. in Peachtree City.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m., participants will have a catered dinner, and at 6:30 p.m., Davis will perform a storytelling concert.

Tickets are $15 for the workshop, dinner and concert package. Read More»

Accomplished opera singer to perform spirituals

Church upbringing instilled musical instinct

Indra Thomas may be the best-kept opera secret in America, but European opera houses know her well.

She possesses a full blown lyrico-spinto soprano and is one of the finest Verdi singers around. Best of all, she will perform “An Evening of Spirituals” on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Newnan.

As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she has all the instincts for spirituals.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan. Read More»