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Wilcox book nominated for several publishing awards

New book is second in a trilogy

Peachtree City resident and author Victoria Wilcox is garnering critical acclaim in the form of prestigious book award nominations for “Gone West,” the second title in her historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

“Gone West” was published in May 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing and explores how a southern son named John Henry Holliday become a Western legend called Doc Holliday. Read More»

PTC warns of possible road hazards

Some projects could slow traffic

Peachtree City officials are reminding residents of several ongoing and new projects that may interfere with regular travel or cause safety hazards.

The projects include;

1. Highway 54 East Median Maintenance, an ongoing project for several weeks. Crews will work on the Highway 54 East median between Highway 74 and the eastern city limits between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Some lanes may be closed, but the work will be done mainly Tuesday through Thursday. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill is crowned

Miss Starr's Mill High School 2015

Two will go on to state pageant

Yuri-Grace Ohashi, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Starr’s Mill 2015 on Jan. 10 after a scholarship pageant that featured 29 young women.

The pageant is an annual fundraiser for the school’s drama department and has grown to be the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind in the nation, according to school officials. Read More»

Art with Heart is Feb. 7

Art with Heart volunteers, artists

More than 30 artists to exhibit wares

The 5th Annual Art with Heart Fine Arts and Crafts Show is set for Feb. 7.

More than 30 fine arts and crafters from all across Georgia will showcase their talents at the show, which will be held at the St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church.
Members of the Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE) group and others will be giving demonstrations and also selling stained glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, wood and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the free show. Read More»

Refresh skills, review road rules in driving class

All ages welcome to AARP event

AARP is presenting a Drivers Safety Class at the Central Library on Literary Lane in Sharpsburg.

The class will be held on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants can refresh driving skills and review new rules of the road. The class is open to all ages.

Costs are $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.

To register call 770-683-2052. Attendees should bring drivers’ license, AARP card if applicable, and a brown bag lunch.

Christian City celebrates 50 years of service

Original sign for Christian City

'Golden Anniversary' celebration is gala event

Christian City is hosting a special celebration to honor its 50th anniversary of service to society's most vulnerable groups -- children and seniors.

“This is going to be a major event in the life of Christian City,” said Bob Crutchfield, president and CEO. “We’ll reflect on our past and look towards our future, as we celebrate 50 years of service to children and seniors.”

The golden anniversary celebration is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Flight Museum at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read More»

American Legion presents flag display case

Post 105 presents display case

Gift is tradition at Post 105

Following a post tradition, Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion recently presented a display case for the burial flag for one of their members, Jim Moss, to his widow Glenna.

Moss served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. Post 105 member Ray Willcocks, Glenna Moss and Post 105 member Larry Newsome are shown with the flag. Also participating in the presentation were Bill Cain, Art Capehart, Pat Hale, and Pat Hicks.

Post 105 meets at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville on the second Monday of each month.

Robbins is player of the month

Kyle Robbins

Whitewater student judged on sports and character

Whitewater High School soccer player Kyle Robbins has been named the January Soccer Player of the Month by US Youth Soccer, the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States.

The group selects both a male and female player each month who represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Robbins plays club soccer for AFC Lightning, is a member of the US Youth Soccer ODP Region III team, and led his high school varsity team in scoring as a freshman. Read More»

Learn songwriting at Clayton State

Experienced or novice, young or old, all welcome

Aspiring song writers of all ages and every level of experience have a unique opportunity this month to participate in a songwriting workshop at Clayton State University.

Only 12 spots are still open for the workshop that features Shana Tucker at Spivey Hall on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tucker is a singer-songwriter and cellist who credits her genre-bending Chamber-Soul musical combination to the influences of '80s and '90s pop music, movie soundtracks, and world music. Read More»

Help for compulsive eating

12-step program and support available for free

Overeaters Anonymous is meeting on Tuesdays and Saturdays at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City.

Overeaters Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive eating. Meetings are free.

The group meets on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Call Barbara for information at 678-876-0102.

The church is located at 316 North Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City.

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