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Citizen columnist brings his ‘Cluttered Mind’ to book signing

Citizen columnist brings his ‘Cluttered Mind’ to book signing

Dana Holdbrook met author and columnist for The Citizen, Rick Ryckeley, at a book signing at Table Talk in downtown Senoia. He will sign copies of his book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind” at Omega Books in Peachtree City on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Ryckeley, a firefighter for more than two decades, has been writing a weekly column for The Citizen for 10 years. Photo/Special.

One more night of auditions for Christmas play based on Sams novel

Southside Theatre Guild is having one final night of auditions for “Christmas Gift,” adapted by David Thomas from the novel by Ferrol Sams, Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Auditions will be held at Southside Theatre Guild, 20 West Campbellton St., Fairburn, Ga. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show returns this weekend

Great Georgia Air Show returns this weekend

Later this week, look up in the sky and you’ll see birds, planes and even more planes as The Great Georgia Air Show returns to Peachtree City. The popular event takes place each October at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and features a variety of aircraft and aeronautic performers and daredevils, in addition to numerous family friendly events to enjoy and exhibits to peruse. Read More»

Coweta County fair was a whirl

Coweta County fair was a whirl

Riders take in the sights, sounds and attractions at the Coweta County Fair. Located at the fairgrounds on Pine Road, the annual fair was open open through Oct. 1 and featured entertainment such as Animal Magic, Racing Pigs, Muttsville Comix and live music. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

There was live music and plenty of food, but more than anything there were an estimated 250 cars lining Main Street in downtown Senoia on Sept. 24 for the city’s 7th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies vintage car show. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Safety a key component of Great Ga. Airshow

Spectators keep their eyes on the sky at a previous airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The crowd is kept safe by a number of safety procedures and regulations. Photo/File.

A number of safety initiatives in place each year for the Great Georgia Airshow are designed to protect the crowd, including individual pre-flight mechanical inspections of each aircraft and the presence of a safety monitor from the Federal Aviation Administration, air show organizers said this week.

On top of that, all of the aerobatics undertaken by aircraft are designed to move away from the crowd, according to Angie Faulise, the director of this year’s airshow, slated for Oct. 8-9 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

Legacy Theatre set to present 'Pippin'

Michael Stiggers as The Leading Player in Legacy Theatre’s production of “Pippin.” Photo/Special.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to direct this one,” beamed The Legacy Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Smith.  

Smith is speaking of “Pippin,” the 1970’s rock musical about a young man on a desperate search to find meaning in his life.  Winner of five Tony Awards, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of such hits as “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “The Prince of Egypt,” “Pippin” not only guarantees audiences a wonderful night of musical theatre with familiar songs and intricate choreography, but also a timeless story that may ultimately, says Smith, make you think.   Read More»

Battle of the Bands to benefit American Cancer Society

The Southern Federal Credit Union announces the line up for the Battle of the Bands planned for this Saturday at the Frederkick Brown Jr. Aphitheater in Peachtree City. This event will be held from 7-11 p.m. Maguire’s Irish Pub will handle concessions, and no outisde food and beverages will be allowed. Read More»

Oh My Heart - R.E.M calls it quits

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News has a way of sneaking up on you.

On Wednesday, R.E.M. announced their break-up and, although it isn’t surprising or terribly upsetting, it came out of nowhere. They had released their last album, “Collapse Into Now,” earlier this year and I just assumed that they would be a band with a presence in pop culture until it just wasn’t physically possible anymore. That’s just the way things seem to go with the biggest rock bands in the world.

I’m looking at you Rolling Stones and The Who. Read More»

Building a head of steam for old farm equipment

Building a head of steam for old farm equipment

This 1920 steam-powered tractor was on display this past weekend at the annual Inman Farm Days in south Fayette County. Owned by Darryl, Bonita and Meghan Coleman, it was used for plowing, saw milling, thrashing and more. With a max speed of five miles per hour, it weighs 25,000 pounds when “work ready.” The Aultman-Taylor steam engine powering it has a single stroke motor putting out 20 horsepower. Photo/John Munford.

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