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.

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

Holiday Happenings


Sandy Creek's Gospel Chorus excels at competition

The Sandy Creek High School Gospel Chorus received high honors at the 3rd Annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, in Duluth. Directed by SCHS Choral Director Craig Robertson (far right), the chorus won second place in the judged competition and also received the People’s Choice Award. The chorus will perform at the SCHS Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at SCHS in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

Sandy Creek High School’s Gospel Chorus received double honors at the 3rd annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, at the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth.

After placing second in the judged competition, the SCHS chorus won the People’s Choice Award, an honor bestowed on the basis of audience votes. The chorus received two cash prizes totaling $750. In addition, the chorus will receive a recording session at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta. Read More»

Lisa Kelly to play The Fred Saturday night

Kelly Porter Productions is producing Lisa Kelly’s second concert at The Fred this year with a special show this Saturday starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman. Read More»