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Fayette Woman at Pinewood Gala

Fayette Woman at Pinewood Gala

January 2014 Fayette Woman Cover Lady Maggie Laton (center) chats with Pinewood Atlanta Vice President of Operations Brian Cooper (R) at the Pinewood Gala Saturday night in a soundstage on the Fayetteville studio site. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Battle of Brown's Mill reenactment slated for next weekend

Those interested in American history will be able to get an up-close look at a portion of it later this month. The weekend of Jan. 24-26 will feature the Battle of Brown’s Mill-Hospital Town Reeanctment 2014.

To be held at the historic battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road, the event will be the kick-off for the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill which will include a reenactment of the battle and of Newnan as a “hospital town” during the Civil War. Read More»

There she is ... Miss Starr’s Mill

There she is ... Miss Starr’s Mill

On Saturday, Abby Feltner was crowned the new Miss Starr’s Mill 2014. Thirty-two Starr’s Mill high school girls competed for the title in casual wear, evening gown, interview and talent.

Abby wowed the audience with her rendition of the song “At Last.” This was the junior’s second year competing in the pageant. She was last year’s runner-up to outgoing queen Emma Wernecke.

Between her two wins, Abby has won $3,500 in scholarship money. The Miss Starr’s Mill pageant awards more scholarship money than any other high school pageant in the nation. Read More»

‘Chicago’ at McIntosh H.S. Thursday night

‘Chicago’ at McIntosh H.S. Thursday night

The McIntosh High School Drama Department is presenting “Chicago” Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, email infoatmcintoshtheatre.org, or for more information visit, mcintosh theatre.org. Photo/Special.

Fayette’s nonprofits selling tickets to Pinewood gala

Over the berm and through the field to ... Pinewood we go — Green grass covers new berms shielding parts of Pinewood Atlanta Studios from Sandy Creek Road passersby. One of the soundstages will host the gala grand opening of the facility this weekend. Photo/ Ben Nelms.

Ticket prices range from zero to at least $250 for a reception and tour of the site of Pinewood Atlanta Studios this coming Saturday, a way for the company building the venue to lend a helping hand to local nonprofit organizations.

Pinewood will be the site of a Jan. 18 gala event and tour, with all the proceeds from ticket sales by local nonprofits going to those organizations.

At least one organization, Christian City, is giving its share of the tickets away to its patrons for appreciation for earlier donations. Other nonprofits are selling their tickets to raise money. Read More»

Columnist's novel comes to the screen

The cast of "The Town That Came A-Courtin." Photo/Special.

One of The Citizen’s columnists is having her novel released as a movie this week.
UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, presents the UP Original Movie “The Town That Came A-Courtin’,” starring Valerie Harper (“Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS,” “Motive”), Cameron Bancroft (“24,” “Beverly Hills: 90210”) and Lucie Guest (“Heath Nutz,” “Blackstone”). Read More»

Casting call for ‘Divas’

Casting call for ‘Divas’

The casting call for the sixth season of Lifetime Television’s “Drop Dead Diva” was held Jan. 4 in Tyrone. Approximately 500 people attended the casting call hosted by Bill Marinella Casting. The show is filmed in studios at Peachtree City’s Falcon Field. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Ragamuffin’ will have a local screening

Clark Mahaffey on set with Rich Mullins niece, Kacie Mullins, who plays his sister. The movie will have a local screening at the NCG theaters in Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

A film about the life and death of popular Christian musician and songwriter Rich Mullins will be showing Jan. 27 at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas.
The 2-hour, 17-minute feature film is produced by Color Green Films, with producers David Schultz and David Mullins, Rich’s younger brother.
“Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins” will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 for a one night feature at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas. Read More»

PTC author unveils new book

The book cover for David Sterling's newest book. PhotoSspecial.

Author David Sterling, a resident of Peachtree City, has just released the second book in his “Bennett Mills Mystery” series.  The book is titled, “The Dream Maker” and is a sequel to his previously released book “Do As I Say”. 

Sterling said that “The Dream Maker” picks up on the life of Agent Bennett Mills almost a year after his last adventure concluded.
“One might say that life in general is going well for Agent Mills but, as the saying goes, ‘Nothing good lasts forever.” Read More»

Fayette teacher’s song soars to #5 on iTunes chart

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb was recognized by Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg and the entire school board Monday for authoring her Top 5 iTunes song “You Should Dream.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cleveland Elementary School music teacher Dana Lamb is making her mark on the music industry. Her song “You Should Dream” is currently number 5 on the iTunes chart. Lamb was honored Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education.

“Dana Lamb and her song ‘You Should Dream,’ recorded by the Texas Tenors and used as the title song of their latest album by the same name, was released on iTunes Dec. 10, debuting at number 5 on the album chart,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, who described Lamb as a teacher who dared to dream. Read More»