Carter family's music hits the stage

When the Legacy Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Smith, chose “Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family” as the anchoring show for the professional theatre’s eighth season, he knew it would be a kind of homecoming.

“I grew up in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia,” said Smith. “I know this story, this music, and these people like the back of my hand.”
Smith is referring to the first vocal group to become country music stars—the Carter family. Read More»

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, or for more information visit, mcintosh 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»

Things to do-Jan.16-March 8


January 16

The McIntosh High School Drama Department presents “Chicago” today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, please email, or for more information visit, mcintosh

January 17

Martin Luther King Day Celebration is today at 8 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayette County. 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»

New Yorker develops a Senoia state of mind

For some people a New Year’s resolution might suffice. But for New York City resident Tracy Brady, the new year will bring something more akin to an aspiration realized. Years in the making, that aspiration will soon bring Tracy to her new “home” in Senoia.

Brady grew up in New Jersey, lived in Boston for seven years and has lived in Manhattan for nearly nine years. But with all the time in the northeast, there was something missing.
“I’ve always felt I was a changeling stolen from the South,” Brady said recently. Read More»

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