William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Larry graduated from Headland High School in 1961. He retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007. He is a member of First Christian Church, Tyrone. Read More»

St. Paul’s models Christmas Eve ‘Advent Lessons & Carols’ after King’s College

Some Christians begin celebrating Christmas right after Thanksgiving (or even Halloween if they’re in retail).

But for Episcopalians, Christmas begins on Christmas Eve. The weeks leading up to Christmas are the Advent season, a time of preparation. It’s a solemn time, but with an underlying anticipation of the joyful event to come. Read More»

11-year-old becomes professional beekeeper

Allison Spinney (above, right) is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.  Photo/Submitted.

Eleven-year-old Allison Spinney passed the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program, Certified Beekeeper test in September.

Allison is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.

She attended the Coweta 4H beekeeping program for a year, learning and preparing for the test. Spinney and her mother, Denise, are members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Allison is a sixth-grader at the Georgia Cyber Academy and lives in Peachtree City with her parents.

She has been beekeeping for two years and enjoys nurturing her colony of honey bees and the sweet honey they produce. Read More»

UWG begins ‘Paving the Way’ campaign

Newnan campus hopes to ease education costs

University of West Georgia Newnan has launched the Paving the Way to Student Success campaign. The campaign helps bridge the gap between what students pay and the actual cost of their education. Individual donations for the campaign reaches UWG students by providing essential funds needed each year for technology, resources, operating expenses and more.

In addition to the campaign, UWG Newnan campus is relocating to the historic Newnan hospital, tying the university even closer to the community. Read More»

Cops ‘Light Up the Night’

PTC police launch toy drive to benefit kids

The Peachtree City Police Department is starting the 2014 Light Up the Night toy drive, which began on Nov. 20, at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center and continues this weekend.

The event helps to ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday.

The department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys.

The age range should be from 2 to 17 years of age.

In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at one of the donation drop off points or at the Police Department. Read More»

Local author writes murder mystery

Sharon Marchisello and the cover of her new book, "Going Home." Photos/Submitted.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to a book presentation and signing by Sharon Marchisello on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Marchisello will talk about “Going Home,” her new suspense novel from Sunbury Press. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting both the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library and the Fayette Humane Society. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Masterworks Chorale to sing ‘Frozen’ Dec. 7

Concert ft. Newnan Brass Quintet, ATL symphony member & more

Masterworks Chorale offers its annual Christmas gift to the community on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

This joyful concert includes something for everyone.

The Newnan Brass Quintet is playing traditional holiday music and accompanying the choir on several pieces.

Directed by Millie Turek, Masterworks is singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” and other popular works, including the shimmering choral music of Disney’s “Frozen.” The quintet will be joined by David Kinrade on the McKoon/McKelvy organ. Read More»

Parks stay open for holidays

The inside of a yurt at High Falls State Park. Yurts can be rented at certain parks in Georgia. All of Georgia’s state parks are open during the holidays. Photos/Courtesy of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike.

All of Georgia’s state parks are open Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings.

While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families.

State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia’s natural beauty to out-of-town visitors.

For just $5 parking, guests can take a stroll around a sunlit lake or enjoy the horizon from mountain overlooks. Read More»

F’ville joins in Mayors’ Xmas Motorcade

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. 2013 file photo.

The city of Fayetteville will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.

Along with other cities across Georgia, Fayetteville will be participating again this year in the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade sponsored by the Ga. Municipal Association. Read More»

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