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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»

Southern Crescent Chorale performs with Atlanta Concert Ringers

Southern Crescent Chorale performs with Atlanta Concert Ringers

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 again be a wonderful way to begin your Christmas celebrations.  Our special guests will be 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»

'Winter Wonderettes' opens Friday at Legacy Theatre

'Winter Wonderettes' opens Friday at Legacy Theatre

When it comes to holiday shows at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, lightning can strike twice. The full-time, professional theater has consistently offered its patrons holiday–themed sequels to many of its most successful shows. “Plaid Tidings,” “A Tuna Christmas,” and “Sanders’ Family Christmas” were hilarious follow-ups to “Forever Plaid,” “Greater Tuna” and “Smoke on the Mountain,” respectively. Even last year’s smash hit, “The Andrews Sisters: A Christmas of Swing,” was a sequel (which will return to the Legacy next year with the Godwin sisters reprising their roles). Read More»

Quite a catch

Quite a catch

Can you identify this fish? This 11-pound monster held by lifelong Fayette County resident J.C. Weston was caught last week in Lake Horton. Weston said it took 15-20 minutes to reel the big guy in. Photo/Special.

Holiday shows right around the corner

Tickets are available for local productions

Next Thursday, most families will be gathered around a turkey celebrating Thanksgiving and that night, with Black Friday sales beginning at the stores, the Christmas season officially kicks off. If mobs of consumers doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, consider purchasing tickets to one of the many holiday shows coming to local stages. Read More»

'Macbeth' presented at Clayton State

'Macbeth' presented at Clayton State

“Macbeth” marched on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama-filled evenings starting Thursday night. The curtain rises in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with Laker ID for Clayton State students, faculty and staff members. General admission is $5 for non-students.

“Macbeth,” directed by Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater, says “Macbeth” is just as relevant today as it was in Shakespeare’s time, and her student cast makes the performance one well worth attending. Read More»

Zac Brown inaugurates Southern Ground to raise camp funds

The Citizen’s Judy Ward shows off her new autograph from country music superstar Zac Brown Saturday afternoon at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. More than 1,000 fans attended. Photo/Special.

Camp Southern Ground received a boost from the Nov. 3 Southern Ground Tailgatin’ Show featuring a special performance by Zac Brown Band. Read More»

Cirque du Soleil brings ‘TOTEM’ to life

Gael Ouisse and Alya Titarenko practice a routine that requires strength, balance and trust. While the routine is not a part of the regular show it could be added to any performance and both performers must be ready to go. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The Grand Chapiteau is back in Atlanta. Cirque du Soleil has launched “TOTEM,” an awesome combination of acrobatics, comedy, dancing and derring-do, at Atlantic Station and the show will run until Dec. 30 of this year. Read More»

FCHS Tigers Band parades for veterans Saturday in Fayetteville

FCHS Tigers Band parades for veterans Saturday in Fayetteville

The Fayette County High School Tigers Band strikes up a marching tune as they step smartly during the Veterans Day Parade Saturday in Fayetteville. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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