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Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

The annual Christmas parade was the kickoff to holiday festivities in downtown Fayetteville Saturday evening. Here, the Jolly Old Elf takes a carriage ride past the historic former courthouse on the square. Photo/Michael Boylan.

‘The Walking Dead’ star Scott Wilson leads Senoia Christmas Parade

‘The Walking Dead’ star Scott Wilson leads Senoia Christmas Parade

“The Walking Dead” star Scott Wilson (who plays Hershel Green) lost a leg in Episode 1 of the show’s third season after being bitten by a “walker.” But he got it back just in time (purposefully grabbing his right leg) to serve, along with his wife Heavenly, as grand marshal in Saturday’s Light Up Senoia Christmas parade. The down-to-earth veteran actor and Georgia native prior to the parade spoke about the hospitality and kindness shown by Senoia residents to the cast and crew of America’s top-rated cable television show. Read More»

Visit the wineries of the North Georgia mountains this weekend

The vineyard shown is owned by Steve Thompson, who lives in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

The newly formed Mountain Wine Country Cooperative is delighted to present the inaugural Holiday Weekend in Mountain Wine Country Dec. 1-2.

Purchase a limited edition Mountain Wine Country glass at any of the 10 participating wineries for $10 and take it to participating wineries during the special two-day event. Tasting charges will be waived and each winery will be offering a special experience to holiday weekend visitors. Read More»

Atlanta Concert Ringers will join Southern Crescent Chorale this weekend in PTC

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert this weekend in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Christmas with the Southern Crescent Chorale has become the official beginning of the holiday season for many in our community.

Sponsored by Bruce Dickerson of Edward Jones Investments, this year’s concert will feature special guests, the Atlanta Concert Ringers (www.theatlantaconcertringers.org). Founded in 2002, The Atlanta Concert Ringers, Inc. is made up of experienced hand bell ringers from throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. This phenomenal bell choir will dazzle you with unbelievable sounds of the season.  Read More»

One big tree topper goes up in Fayetteville

One big tree topper goes up in Fayetteville

A county public works crew put the last few pieces of the giant Christmas tree together late Tuesday morning at Heritage Park in downtown Fayetteville. The tree is more than a sure sign of the impending Christmas holiday; it is also the location of the city of Fayetteville’s Christmas celebration Saturday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tree lightings and parades this weekend

Christmas is right around the corner and local municipalities will get in the holiday spirit this weekend with tree lightings, parades and other events.
Fayetteville will start things off with a parade that starts at 5 p.m. and will roll up Hwy 85 through the downtown square. Read More»

Flat Rock MS Orchestra performs benefit concert for hurricane victims

Flat Rock MS Orchestra performs benefit concert for hurricane victims

Members of the Flat Rock Middle School 6th grade Intermediate Orchestra played for students and parents Nov. 15 at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert. Also performing at the concert were Flat Rock’s 6th grade Advanced Orchestra, 7th grade Intermediate Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, 8th grade Advanced Orchestra and the school’s Symphonic Band. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Santa to parade in Fayetteville Dec. 1

Santa rides in a trailer pulled by — not reindeer but instead — a John Deere in last year's parade in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville Main Street officially marks the beginning of the Main Street Holiday Season with the Downtown Christmas Parade and the annual Tree Lighting festivities Saturday, Dec. 1.

The public is invited to gather downtown for this annual celebration that includes music, food, and free carriage rides with Santa.

The parade starts at 5 p.m. and will roll up Ga. Highway 85 through the downtown square. Across the street at the Gazebo, the Southern Komfort food truck will be serving food/drinks for the spectators before, during and after the parade. Read More»

Get a glimpse of WW II’s ‘Memphis Belle’ at Falcon Field

Get a glimpse of WW II’s ‘Memphis Belle’ at Falcon Field

The “Memphis Belle,” a WWII-era B-17 heavy bomber will be at Falcon Field through Monday, Nov. 26. This is the aircraft they used in the movie “Memphis Belle.” “Although they will not be doing rides (they are doing testing with the FAA), it is a really neat and historic aircraft to come out and see,” said Mike Melton, an official at Atlanta Regional Airport — Falcon Field in Peachtree City. “The aircraft will be flying a good bit over the next couple of days but will be parking here on the ramp during their breaks. Read More»

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