New ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

New  ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

“Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Bronte’s haunting love story first published in 1847, tells the story of a young governess thrown into a world of mystery, deceit, and adventure.  The popular gothic romance has inspired countless BBC adaptions, television mini-series, and Hollywood films (most recently in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska as Jane and X-Men:  First Class’s Michael Fassbender as Rochester).  The book has also inspired numerous stage adaptions.  One of the most memorable adaption being the lush and technically impressive Paul Gordon/John Caird musical that opened on Broadway i Read More»

Kiwanis pancake breakfast this Saturday

Clowns from New Hope Baptist Church try out their flipping techniques at last years’ Kiwanis Pancake Saturday.  Pictured from the left are DeanO T Clown, Otto and Bustin.  The clowns will be present again this year. Photo/Special.

Over 150,000! That’s the number of pancakes consumed by hungry participants over the past 19 years during Kiwanis Pancake Saturday. Now it’s time to add to that number. On Saturday, January 28 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents its 20th annual Pancake Saturday, touted by many as “Peachtree City’s Premier Mid-Winter Social Event.” Approximately 3,000 people are expected to attend. Read More»

Coin collectors event in Fayetteville this week

The Holiday Inn Express at 140 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville will host a special event this week. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, the International Coin Collectors Association will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Great Georgia Airshow is taking year off to retool

To go with aThe thrill of aerobatics may be missing from the skies this October, but organizers of the Great Georgia Airshow promise to be back in 2013. Photo/File.

To give organizers time to prepare for an expansion, the Great Georgia Airshow will be on hiatus this year.

But it will come roaring back to Peachtree City Oct. 12-13, 2013, officials said.

Airshow Director Angie Faulise said the airshow board made the decision to ground it this year so time could be taken to examine every facet of the airshow. The goal is to begin preparing for the airshow to expand, not just in the number of aircraft but also in terms of patrons, Faulise said. Read More»

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»

Prepare for winter weather emergencies

It’s time to start thinking about winter weather emergencies and whether your family is prepared to effectively deal with them. It is not a matter of if a winter weather emergency will strike, but when.

It was only a year ago that snow and ice effectively shut down Fayette County and many others locations in the metro Atlanta area for several days. In that regard, Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Jason Crenshaw said winter weather emergency preparedness is as important as preparing for tornadoes or any other disaster event that may occur. 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»

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