Former McIntosh teacher writes her debut novel

Former McIntosh teacher writes her debut novel

Jill Smith Entrekin, a former English teacher, obviously has a love for the written word, but it wasn’t until after she retired that she sat down to write her first novel. The process took three years, but she feels it was worth the time and effort and readers of “Star of Flint” are certain to feel it was worth the wait. Read More»

Newnan theater seeking talent for slate of shows

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

NCTC is offering auditions for three new shows. “All experience levels are welcome,” said Artistic Director Paul Conroy. “If you think you’d like to be in a show, you should just take the chance and audition. You might win a part in a chorus or even a lead role.”

“We have a talented group of regular performers,” added Conroy. “At the same time, we’re always looking for new faces. It’s good to have as wide a pool as possible to cast your net.” Read More»

Coweta band to perform at Peach Drop

Back in 2009, three East Coweta High School students formed the band REIGN to perform at a local talent show. Since then, they have become a fixture with a following at local venues. Left to right are Colin Duncan, drummer, Blaire Morgan, lead vocalist, Matt Duncan, lead guitar and backup vocalist. Photo/Special.

REIGN, a rock band composed of three East Coweta High students, will be performing on the main stage at 6 p.m. at the Peach Drop on New Year’s Eve in Underground Atlanta.
Blaire Morgan and brothers Colin and Matt Duncan organized the band in 2009. Since then the three have become a fixture at local venues, playing at The Brickhouse Grille & Tavern, Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Arts Festival, Me & Ed’s, Jekyll & Hyde’s and Summit Family YMCA in addition to private bookings. Read More»

NCTC offers 2012 Youth Theatre Workshops

Newnan Community Theatre Company is offering Youth Theatre Workshops January 7 through May 19,. The workshops are a series of Saturday morning and afternoon classes aimed at elementary and middle school students. They are designed to teach or enhance knowledge of many aspects of theatre, including acting, set design and construction, make-up, stage movement, and basic sound and light operation. Read More»

Several dramas on Kevin's list of top 10 movies of 2011

Another year has almost gone. I almost cannot believe I started writing for the paper seven years ago. I have reviewed comedies, action movies, and oh so many animated films, most of which were very good. I have never made a top 10 films of the year list. I know that critics like Roger Ebert and Claudia Puig make them, but I never thought I would have to make one myself. The movies I have picked were different to me in some way. They were not the same as other movies in their genre or they simply just told a great story. Read More»

Sci-fi and fantasy on Mike's top 10 movies of 2011

I used to go to more movies when I wasn’t a married man with kids. It didn’t matter if a “good” movie was only playing at Tara or Phipps, I’d make the trek and settle in to an Oscar contender at any time of year. That doesn’t happen now. I can’t even get out of the office as much anymore to take in a film. This is all just a way of defending the fact that my list doesn’t have films like “The Descendants,” “Young Adult” or “War Horse” on it. I will see those before the Oscars and use my full knowledge to hopefully make accurate predictions come Oscar time. Read More»

'Hugo': Scorsese’s film runs like an endless film reel

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Movies come out every year. They get good reviews, bad reviews, and mixed reviews. I, as a critic, enjoy reviewing these numerous films, the good, the bad, and the too ugly for words. I am a person who usually either likes a movie or hates it. The point is that I don’t give mixed reviews to many films. I will give a film a mixed review if I believe a proper tone is not set, the events are odd or if it starts out one way and ends another. “Hugo” is an example of the first and third reasons for me giving a film a mixed review. Read More»

Lots of holiday shows this weekend

Carla’s Dance Factory and the Georgia Youth Ballet will perform a benefit show at Sandy Creek this weekend. Photo/Special.

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not catch one of the many holiday productions in the area.

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of “A Christmas Spectacular” and “The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets” in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Several animated Christmas light displays in county

In 2005, a commercial on television featured an animated Christmas lights display set to music. The display was done by an electrical engineer from Ohio named Carson Williams. The popularity of the commercial and video, which was passed around the internet, inspired many people to set up their own animated Christmas light displays and there are three (that we know of) in Fayette County that residents can drive to and see through the Christmas season. Read More»

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Students with the Flat Rock Middle School Band were just one of the groups that added a bit of Christmas flavor to the setting Dec. 4 for Tyrone’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration. Residents by the hundreds turned out for the festivities and to welcome Santa to town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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