NY Times best-selling author one of many writers appearing at book festival

Steve Eubanks will talk about his new book at the festival. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City resident and New York Times best-selling author Steve Eubanks will give participants at The Citizen’s Books Down South Festival a unique opportunity.

The festival, set for Oct.26 at the former Rivers Elementary School, will bring authors and readers together for the literary event of the season.

Eubanks’s new book, “All American: Two Young Men, the 2001 Army-Navy Game and the War They Fought in Iraq,” will be on sale at the festival prior to hitting the stores and Eubanks will also be discussing the book. Read More»

Airshow starts Friday in PTC

After a year’s hiatus, the Great Georgia Airshow will be back at Falcon Field (aka Atlanta Regional Airport) Oct. 11-13 with extra pizazz, including a new Friday night-only fireworks show featuring airborne pyrotechnics, strobes and spotlights.

The airshow will run Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read More»

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

That’s something you don’t see every day. But plenty of people did see the Batmobile at the annual “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” car show in Senoia held Sept. 28. The unique vehicle was one of nearly 300 that lined downtown streets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

You just can’t keep a good crew down. That was true of Senoia’s team in the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race held Sept. 28 on Lake Peachtree. The Senoia team finished second overall in a field of more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta author brings town alive

This new book explores history of a forgotten area. Photo/Special.

In “Duncan’s Posse,” a newly released novel, City Marshal Mathew Duncan of Campbellton, Ga.(c1870) enforces the law and protects the town from the influx of freed men from the North during the Reconstruction years. He falls in love with a mysterious handsome woman (Margaret Selman), and takes on a son (Jody Braswell) who is adopted after the boy’s mother dies. The trio, along with several colorful characters, joins the crew constructing a new telegraph line from Campbellton to Fairburn. Along the way they encounter freed men who attempt to hold up the crew, and other lawless travelers. Read More»

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Rowers make waves as they race toward the finish line Saturday. Crowds poured into Drake Field in Peachtree City Sept. 28 for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races. More than 40 teams participated in this year’s event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Things to do-Oct.2-Oct.13

Things to do

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Zac Brown plays Fayetteville Thursday

Zac Brown brings his show to town. Photo/Special.

One of country’s biggest starts is bringing a little home cooking to town tomorrow night.

Zac Brown, who lives in Fayetteville and has businesses in Senoia, is bringing the Southern Ground Zombie Tailgate show to the Southern Ground Amphitheatre in Fayetteville. The show features the Zac Brown Band and special guests and starts at 6 p.m.

Remaining tickets are $150 and $200 and can be purchased at http://southerngroundtailgate.tickets.musictoday.com/SouthernGroundTailg.... Read More»

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

A little rain could not put a damper on the annual Founders Day parade and festivities in Tyrone Sept. 20. Senoia Road was filled with spectators by the time the parade began and everything went off without a hitch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Broadway hit opens in Newnan

 Melanie Jessel and Betty Marshall in rehearsal for “’night, Mother.” Photo/Special.

Once again, Newnan Theatre Company courageously examines a disturbing subject that most would prefer not to think about. This time it’s suicide. “‘ The play, “night, Mother,” by Marsha Norman. opened Sept. 26 in Newnan Theatre Company’s Black Box, the space reserved for intimate drama.
This play doesn’t answer the “why” of suicide, but It does give audiences a chance to empathize with a mother and daughter engaged in a desperate tug of war that can have only one outcome.

Jeff Allen, winner of a Newnan Theatre Company Lifetime Achievement Award, is directing “’night, Mother.” Read More»