Check out Hotel California this weekend

Concert patrons will be treated to songs by The Eagles this weekend. Photo/Special.

They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more international artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda and all over North America and they’re coming to The Fred September 13. Read More»

Kids show how fireworks ought to be experienced

Kids show how fireworks ought to be experienced

What a better reason to celebrate a Friday night than the Peachtree City fireworks that kicked off the Labor Day weekend Aug. 30. These local girls captured their spirit in mid-air along with a burst of fireworks in the background. From left are Anisten Leone, Megan Uszynski, Mattie Wortmann, Ally Foran, Brooklyn Serra, Marina Serra, Lauren Snell and Riley Buckles. Photo/Special.

Picnic Park was PTC fireworks headquarters

Picnic Park was PTC fireworks headquarters

The crowds for the fireworks display in Peachtree City were not as plentiful as usual due to the rained-out event being postponed from July 4 until Labor Day weekend. But diminished numbers or not, the watchers had their eyes on the sky late Friday afternoon, waiting for the sky to light up overhead and were not disappointed with the fireworks display that followed sunset. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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"Bye, Bye, Birdie" opens theater season

Rehearsal for "Bye, Bye Birdie. The show opens this week. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

Whether you remember the 50s or just wish you did, you’ll rock to “Bye Bye Birdie,” opening at Newnan Theatre Company on September 5.
It’s a gentle satire of the rock ‘n’ roll era, with Conrad Birdie (who looks a lot like Elvis Presley) at the center of the plot. The show offers plenty of dancing and choral numbers such as “Kids,” ”An English Teacher,” “Put on a Happy Face,” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” Read More»

Great Georgia Airshow coming back Oct. 11-13

Planes will take to the skies of Peachtree City and Coweta County Oct. 11-13 for the revamped Great Georgia Airshow. Photo/file.

After a one-year hiatus, the Great Georgia Airshow will roar back to life Oct. 11-13 at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City with its first-ever “night show” featuring a fireworks show and a “pyro show” executed by an airplane flying in complete darkness.

Also slated to perform in the Friday-only night show are the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Magic By Moonlight plane, the Misty Blues all-female skydiving demo team and the FlashFire Jet Truck. Read More»

Can't find this on the showroom floor

Can't find this on the showroom floor

The antique car show at Junction Lanes in Newnan sponsored by the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club on Aug. 24 brought a wealth of visitors checking out the large number of vehicles on display. Photo/Ben Nelms

Writing winners are announced

The Carnegie and Jawbone Publishing are proud to announce the winners of their first writing competition, “When Coweta Writes”.
 The competition was open for two categories: teens (13 –19) and adults from age 20. Entries were accepted March 15, 2013 through April 30, 2013.
The contest was restricted to prose and fiction only, and limited to 1,000 words.
In the adult category, Laura Lynn Dunklin’s submission, “Small Rooms”, was the winning entry. Laura Lynn Dunklin is the daughter of a retired Army officer and married to the recently retired Colonel Douglas W. Dunklin. Read More»

Spivey Hall bringing in big names for the fall

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, today announced details of its October and November 2013 programming. Read More»

Nearly 15,000 expected for festival

One of the region’s biggest festivals is set for this weekend.

The Powers Fall Festival in western Coweta County runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and organizers are expecting as many as 15,000 visitors over the Labor Day weekend.
The festival has been supplying the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment for 43 years and is well known throughout the nation.

The festival has been selected several times by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of “The Top Twenty Events”. Read More»

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