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Getting ready to run

Getting ready to run

Oak Grove Elementary School is preparing for its Run for the Gold 5K Run/Walk and one mile Fun Run on March 7. Lace up your shoes for a great morning of running in Peachtree City’s quiet neighborhoods and paths. Oak Grove Elementary’s Twelfth Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and on mile Fun Run helps kick off the impending spring.

Early registration is $20 for participants with an $80 cap for all families. Phantom runners - those who wish to support Run for the Gold but are unable to run - may purchase a T-Shirt for $15.Registration after Feb. 27 is $25.00. Read More»

Johnny Cash musical opens Friday

The cast of "Ring of Fire." Photo/Submitted.

“Ring of Fire,” the jukebox musical all about Johnny Cash opens at The Legacy Theatre Jan. 16 and runs until Feb.15. The show features all the songs audiences know and love performed live along with gripping narrative about the life of the “Man in Black.” Read More»

Soccer kicking off

Players can register online

The Peachtree City Lazers is offering soccer leagues and camps for kids of all ages -- including those from 18 months to adult.

Walk-up registration is scheduled for Jan. 17, 20, and 24 at various locations in Peachtree City and one in Newnan, but players can also register online at ptcsoccer.org or peachtreecitysoccer.org.

A preseason “total player development” series will also be held in February, but participants must register by Jan. 29.

More information on times and locations can be found on the group’s website.

'GWTW' expert to speak in Newnan

Dr. Jennifer W. Dickey speaking on 'GWTW'

Author to discuss Tara set, Mitchell House

“Gone With the Wind” expert and author Jennifer W. Dickey will speak in Newnan this month about the plywood set created as Tara for the movie and the struggle to create a Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.

Dickey will be the speaker at a Newnan-Coweta Historical Society program at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street in Newnan, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. The presentation is free and open to the public. Read More»

Tyrone starts super sign up day

Tyrone set for super sign up day

Fun ranges from legos to line dancing

Tyrone is gearing up for the town’s first “Annual Super Saturday Sign Up” when residents can register for activities ranging from Lego Camp to line dancing.

Spring classes, camps and sports for all ages are available through the town’s recreation department and residents can register on Saturday, Jan. 24, during the super sign up. The event will be held at the Tyrone Recreation Center, 145 Commerce Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full list of activities can be found at www.tyrone.org/recreation or more information can be obtained by calling 770-487-4694.

Dads, daughters dance all night

Creates special memories

After Hollywood’s Golden Globe awards show on Sunday, it’s time to prepare for Peachtree City’s own red carpet event – the annual Father/Daughter Dance.

Registration is underway for the big event set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Girls 6 to 12-years-old and dads of all ages can dance the night away while a DJ spins some of their favorite tunes. The evening will include light refreshments, and a keepsake photo. Read More»

Newnan church offering tea and secrets

Flower guild will reveal tips on arranging

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newnan is hosting its fourth annual “Flower Festival and Traditional English Tea” where spectacular floral arrangements will be on display and guests will be treated to a musical recital and afternoon tea featuring cakes, bonbons, sandwiches and, of course, tea.

During the afternoon event on Saturday, Jan. 24, the ladies of St. Paul’s Flower Guild will even reveal a few secrets to creative flower arranging during a special demonstration. Read More»

Pota Coston named MLK Day parade grand marshal

Fayette County Commission Vice-Chairman Pota Coston. Photo/Submitted.

Speakers include State Rep. Fludd

Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Pota Coston, the first African American to win a commission seat here, will serve as the grand marshal of the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade on Monday, Jan. 19, the local NAACP announced.
 
Festivities to honor King in Fayette County will begin at breakfast on Monday in the parking lot of Fayette County High School, and include a parade and then a program at 11:30 a.m. inside Sam’s Auditorium.

Georgia Singers seeking new talent

Georgia Singers perform before "A Christmas Carol" at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

Choir and drama spots open

The Georgia Singers will be adding performers to choir and drama classes during the next four weeks.

The two choir groups are known for outstanding performances of challenging music for women’s voices and performed during the Christmas season at the Woodruff Arts Center for the opening night of the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” Read More»

Club to hear about threat of Islamic law

Republican women hosting

David Bores, who is billed as an expert on the Islamic threat in America, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club meeting in February.

The topic of Bores' program is “The Threat of Shar'ia Law to the Fundamental Rights of Women and Children in America.” Bores is a retired army officer, was a member of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, and most recently served as chief of police in Woodstock..

The club will host Bores at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.12, at the Fayette Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville. Read More»

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