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Assembling a car for seniors

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, has started an intriguing and unique spin to your average fundraising campaign in order to obtain funds for a new wheelchair accessible van for senior transportation. FSS has broken down their new desired van into bits and pieces to give the community a chance to come together to buy parts. Photo/Submitted.

This holiday season, consider purchasing a tax-deductible gift that is a little outside the box.

It may not be a gift you will see on most people’s Christmas list, but for many in Fayette County’s community, this gift will mean much more than any gift you may be wrapping.

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, has started an intriguing and unique spin to your average fundraising campaign in order to obtain funds for a new wheelchair accessible van for senior transportation. Read More»

Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

Volunteers make ‘Angel’ wishes come true

Javier Romero and Brandon Wright (center) with A Better Way Moving company picked up Angel Tree gifts and delivered them to the LaFayette Educational Center where other volunteers organized and packaged them for distribution to schools. Helping Romero and Wright is Karen Spangler, coordinator of the CARE Angel Tree project, and Dr. Joseph Barrow, school superintendent. Photo/Submitted.

The number of angels on the annual CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree was over 400 this year, the most the program has had since its inception.

Wishes of the angels ranged from the nontraditional, including beds and sheets, toiletries, underwear, clothes, food, shoes and blankets, to the traditional bicycles, toys, games and music.
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Light show goes on

Popular demand extends show, USA Today votes top 10

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s blockbuster “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”–named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Public Light Displays in the United States for 2014–has been extended one week, through Saturday, Jan. 10.

The fourth annual show, which opened Nov.15, had been scheduled to close on Jan. 3 but is being held over by popular demand.

“The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s rapidly becoming Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition,” said Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. Read More»

Booth’s chorus performs

Selected J.C. Booth Middle School Chorus students performed in the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Chorus Nov. 20-21 at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan. First row, Sasha Alter. Second row, Emily Childs, Kylie Dickinson. Third row, Anna Seville, Lydia Campbell. Fourth row, Hannah Dowdy, Shannyn Smith, Morgan Love. Fifth row, Alex McLaughlin, Rachel Reynolds, Cymmone Yancey. Sixth row, Abby McMichen, Tiffany Smith, Colton Hayes. Photo/Submitted.

Selected J.C. Booth Middle School Chorus students performed in the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Chorus Nov. 20-21 at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan.

Students rehearsed with guest conductors and other choral students from the region on Thursday and Friday, then performed a concert on Friday evening. The Booth Chorus Director is Kara Post.

Digital subscriptions now available at PTC library, no expiration

The Peachtree City Library will host Patron Appreciation Day on Friday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Members of Friends of the Peachtree City Library will offer free coffee, hot chocolate and sweet treats to patrons visiting the library that day.

Peachtree City Library has a new subscription to Zinio, which provides access to full-text digital magazines via your home computer or mobile device of choice. Read More»

Latest Lego robotics team

The Roboeagles First Lego League robotics team. Top row, from left, N’Kai Hodge, Annie Morris, Dennis McCuller and Alex Kobie. Bottom row, from left, Danny D’Amato, Sam Vice, Emily Wagner and Andrew Starkey. Photo/Submitted.

 The Roboeagles are the latest First Lego League (FLL) robotics team to join a growing number of teams established by schools throughout the county.

Inman Elementary started the Roboeagles this year with the help of many community volunteers who donated both expertise and financial support to get the team up and running.

Developing and maintaining a Lego robotics team takes a tremendous amount of resources, among them being time outside of school to coach and instruct students, as well as plenty of money to purchase robotics kits and cover competition fees. Read More»

A Newnan tradition

A Newnan tradition

The night lit up in downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 as thousands turned out for the annual Christmas parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

$40,000 to Real Life

Real Life Center volunteers sort donations in the warehouse. The Real Life Center received a $40,000 grant. Photo/Submitted.

Real Life Center has been awarded $40,000 by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, an organization which connects people to the issues and organizations making a difference in our region.

The grant is part of the Foundation’s Common Good Funds which are available to support an organization’s ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs or to maintain existing, effective programs that are offered within the Foundation’s 23-county service area. Read More»

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

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