"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»

Fireworks kick off the holiday weekend

Residents camped out early last year for the fireworks show. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City is finally getting its fireworks show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. over Lake Peachtree Friday night, and only a minimum chance of precipitation is predicted for the date. The event kick off the Labor Day weekend for the community. Read More»

Old Senoia postcards: Pennies then, priceless memories now

Old Senoia postcards: Pennies then, priceless memories now

It was like a step back into history last week when a large number of residents and visitors got a look at 19 vintage postcards that were mailed to or from Senoia. The exhibit was sponsored by the Senoia Area Historical Society. Photo/Ben Nelms.

12th annual fishing rodeo a big success

These local kids took home awards for catching the most fish from the pond at Luther Glass Park in Peacthree City. Photo/Special.

More than 50 children participated in the 12th annual Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo Aug. 10 at the Luther Glass Park located in Peachtree City. 

Fifty-three youngsters participated in the free event, which was organized by the Peachtree City Bass Anglers in conjunction with the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Department and the Southern Conservation Trust. Event organizers provided fishing poles, buckets and bait to hot dogs and drinks. Every participant received a goody bag. Read More»

Things to do-August 21-September 21


August  21

GriefShare at Dogwood Church starts today. This group meets Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church office building of Dogwood Church in Tyrone.  The 13-week series is open to anyone in the  community grieving the loss of a friend or loved one who needs to connect  with others going through the same journey. The program uses a video,  workbook, and open discussion format.  Contact Donna at 770-692-7634 or  
griefshare@dogwoodchurch.org to register.
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