F’ville’s Books Down South festival is Saturday

More than 40 local and regional authors, including several New York Times bestsellers, are participating in Books Down South, A Festival for Readers and Writers, on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the former River’s Elementary School at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway in Fayetteville (map below).
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Pumpkin Festival & Trick-or-Treating in downtown Fayetteville Saturday

These kids show how to dress for Halloween in Fayetteville. File photo.

Fayetteville Main Street is hosting a variety of Halloween season events on Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Fayetteville.

Starting at the Gazebo at 10 a.m., residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs until 5 pm. With nearly 100 vendors, it will be easy to find something to purchase and get a head start on holiday shopping. Read More»

'The Mystery of Irma Vep' opens next week in Newnan

In “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” author Charles Ludlam satirizes Gothic romance novels, pulp fiction, and horror movies. But he doesn’t stop there. With two actors playing eight different roles and changing costumes 35 times, Ludlam is also laughing at the entire craft of theatrical production. The plot is borrowed from Gothic romances such as Daphne de Maurier’s “Rebecca”and Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights,” with fantastic characters from “penny dreadful” fiction and “C” rated movies tossed in. Read More»

Things to do- Oct.16-Nov.15


October 16

A free seminar on Medicare options and facts is today at 10:30 a.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.  
There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  To register call 770-400-2375.

October 17
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Freedom Fund Banquet is Oct. 26

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 16th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel in Peachtree City, an event you must attend. This year’s banquet theme is “Uniting Citizens Through Diversity and Inclusion.” The Keynote Speaker will be Shirley Sherrod.
In July 2010, Mrs. Sherrod was forced to resign her position at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted video excerpts on his website of a Sherrod address at a NAACP event. Read More»

Cattle Baron's Ball approaches

The American Cancer Society will host the 11th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball November 2 at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the only country western themed gala in the state of Georgia and has raised more than $1.2 million for the American Cancer Society.

“This year’s theme is Stampeding Toward a Cure,” stated Nikki Adams, community manager for the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division.
“We have an awesome committee this year that is bringing a lot of new ideas and surprises that attendees won’t want to miss!” Read More»

Poetry event is this weekend at library

The Fayette County Public Library invites poets age 15 to adult to present their work at an Open Mic Matinee, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Following the performance will be a reception featuring book signings by Sara De Luca and Pat Butler, two Fayette County poets recently published by Finishing Line Press. Read More»

Ronda Rich bringing her humor to festival

Ronda Rich and Vicki Turner at Rich’s last appearace in Fayette. Photo/Staff

Best-selling author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Books Down South, a festival for readers and writers, Oct. 26.
Rich, whose column appears weekly in The Citizen, will speak at 1:30 p.m. and again in a writer’s workshop following the festival at 3:30 p.m. She joins more than 40 other local and regional authors who will be meeting fans and making new friends at the festival, which is presented by The Citizen and Fayette Woman.  Read More»

Airshow will fly; no shutdown hitches

The partial shutdown of the federal government has had at least a limited effect on Fayette County.

The Citizen has learned of at least one employee of the Transportation Security Administration who is being required to work without pay at Hartsfield International Airport or face losing his job. Read More»

Thousands expected for air show

Rides in WWII warbirds and Vietnam war-era helicopters will be available for purchase at the Great Georgia Airshow Friday through Sunday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, rock concerts, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will return to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, October 11-13 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend will kick-off Friday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. when the gates open for the first ever night show that includes a concert and fireworks. Read More»

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