27th annual Rose Show in Fayetteville this weekend

SMRS members, Carole Stansberry and Carmen Flippen, make rose bouquets to sell at the Rose Show. Photo/Special.

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 27th annual Rose Show on May 19-20 at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 870 Redwine Rd. in Fayetteville. 

Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for competition. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site between 7-10 a.m. on May 19th for judging.

The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the hundreds of exhibited roses and rose arrangements. Read More»

In this week’s all-color issue of The Citizen Sports Weekly —

In this week’s all-color issue of The Citizen Sports Weekly —

• Boys state track championship results

• Results from soccer, tennis, lacrosse and baseball playoffs

• Youth sports teams photos and more

Plus, these questions will be answered.

• Will Starr’s Mill boys play in the state soccer final?

• Is Whitewater back in baseball’s final four?

• Will McIntosh’s girls lacrosse team play for a state championship? Read More»

Morgan Grove Nature Area now open to the public

Morgan Grove Nature Area’s ribbon cutting was attended by area scouts, community leaders and members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Photo/Special.

Southern Conservation Trust officially opened its fourth public nature preserve, Morgan Grove Nature Area, to the public this month. Read More»

Rock out at ‘The Fred’ this Saturday night with Blood, Sweat & Tears, 3-Dog Night’s Chuck Negron

‘Joy to the world’ — Chuck Negron performs this Saturday night in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

There will be some “Old Fashioned Love Songs” playing at The Fred on Saturday night, as Blood Sweat & Tears along with Chuck Negron perform the second show in the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series.

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears, has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. Considered to be one of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, Blood Sweat & Tears’ alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. Read More»

Ticket specials for final weekend of ‘Forum’ at STG

Hysterium (Missy Gosset) tried to calm Erronius (Boone Smith) in STG’s production of, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum.” Photo/Michael Boylan.

This is the final weekend to see Southside Theatre Guild’s production of the beloved, farcical musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum,” and the theater has three specials running this weekend so you can see the show for less.

• If you go to this page (www.stgplays.com/pages/resform2.html?title=New%20Reservation) before the day of performance of each show, and put the words “GO THEN” into the “Special Instructions” section at the bottom of the page, you will get the tickets you reserve for $10 per ticket.   Read More»

In this week’s The Citizen Sports Weekly — The playoffs have started for all the spring sports . . .

In this week’s The Citizen Sports Weekly — The playoffs have started for all the spring sports . . .

The playoffs have started for all the spring sports in high school athletics and Fayette County teams are well represented. This week’s edition of The Citizen Sports Weekly will feature:

• Results from the GHSA Girls Track and Field State Championships

• Results from the quarterfinals of the state tennis playoffs

• Results from the second round of the state soccer playoffs

• Results from the first round of the state lacrosse playoffs

We also have features on some exceptional athletes from McIntosh High School making a difference — in their sport, the community and the world. Read More»

Lonestar to perform at 10th annual Cattle Baron's Ball


A ten-year anniversary is reason to celebrate, and this year’s Cattle Barons’ Ball Committee is ready to take their theme “Hats Off to Fighting Cancer” to a whole new level by roping in the multi-platinum country music quartet, Lonestar, as the entertainment for their western-themed gala. “We’re thrilled to have Lonestar perform at our Ball,” said event chair Kay Fulp. “They have been so generous in giving their time – especially this year when they are celebrating their twenty year anniversary. Read More»

In The Citizen Sports Weekly: State soccer, baseball playoffs!

In The Citizen Sports Weekly: State soccer, baseball playoffs!

Local sports is a-poppin’ in the latest edition of The Citizen Sports Weekly! Click here to slide in!

• Two Fayette County High School graduates were selected by NFL teams.

• A Sandy Creek graduate was a member of a winning relay team at the Penn Relays.

• The state soccer playoffs are underway.

• The state baseball playoffs start Friday. Read More»

Twilight Theatre hosts 'Cinderella' auditions

The Twilight Theatre, a local theater company, is holding auditions for their summer production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The family-friendly show will be performed at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on July 27, 28 and August 3, 4 . Read More»

Cinderella and the Prince: Together again in NTC’s ‘Epic Proportions’

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Epic Proportions,” a fast-paced comedy by Larry Coen and David Crane, opens at Newnan Theatre Company on May 10. Artistic Director Paul Conroy is directing Justin Jessel, William Pratesi, and Laura Pratesi in this satirical tale of an attempt to make the movie epic to end all movie epics. One of the narrator’s lines is, “This is a story about…a lot of things.” Read More»