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Talking to NCTC's chief NITWIT

Drew Turner, left, and Jeff Allen, right, model games for the NITWITS class. The games are based on their rules of improv. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The popular NITWITS are returning to the NCTC stage on June 18, Saturday evening at 8 p.m. NITWITS stands for Newnan Improv Troupe with Intelligent Talented Stooges. The actors play games that require them to improvise a story or skit on the spur of the moment.

Spencer Jordan talked about format changes for the June 18 show and future plans for NITWITS.

Since your group works together so well, why would you want to change? Read More»

The Association comes to The Villages

On Saturday night, June 18, The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts the classic 1960’s pop group, The Association. Also appearing that evening will be the local group R&B, Inc. Read More»

Jo Dee Messina and Jimmy Wayne at 'The Fred'

Jo Dee Messina headlines The Fred this week. Photo/Special.

Say “Bye, Bye Love” and head to “The Fred” as country music takes center stage in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series with Jo Dee Messina and special guest Jimmy Wayne on Saturday, June 18. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and on-line with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Photo/Michael Boylan.

North to Alaska in Model A – Fayette couple drive for trip of a lifetime

Ray Besch — who portrays Santa Claus at local events — and wife Teri prepare to drive their restored 1931 Ford Model A to the Arctic Circle this summer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It’s the story of Santa Claus and the school teacher and a trip nearly all the way to the North Pole. And it’s the story of Fayette County residents, Santa look-alike Ray Besch and Fayette County school teacher Teri Besch, who on June 1 began a 10,000 mile trip that will take them to the Arctic Circle and back in their fully restored 1931 Model A Deluxe Coupe.

Ray said the 1931 Model A Deluxe Coupe was re-built and restored to factory standards. Unlike some, the car was built to drive, not to show, Ray said smiling. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad plays bully in NBC movie this Saturday

Dane Davenport as Nick, a bully in the NBC Summer Movie, “Field of Vision.” Photo/Special.

Dane Davenport, a graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and Auburn University, will appear in a television movie on NBC this Saturday night.

Davenport plays a high school football player bully in the new NBC Summer Movie, “Field of Vision.” The movie was filmed locally in Jonesboro and Tara Stadium this past spring. In addition to experience of working with actors like Faith Ford on a movie for network television, Davenport and his fellow actors got to learn how to play some football from high school and college level football players and coaches. Read More»

Playwright Steadman has new work in short play festival

Susan Steadman, formerly of Offshoot Productions which was based in Fayette County, has a short play in Onion Man Productions’ short play festival, “Life is Short,” running Thursday-Saturday June 9-12 in Norcross.

Steadman’s play, “New Age Farewells, Inc.” is about the sparks that fly when three strangers - a churchwoman, a stripper and an art historian with twin infants, have a bizarre encounter at a high-tech funeral home. Read More»

Moovie night at The Villages this Friday

"Yogi Bear" will start around 8:55 p.m.

This Friday, June 10, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7pm, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Read More»

Flicks at 'The Fred' June 11

'How to Train Your Dragon' on the big screen

Bring the family out for a free movie under the stars as Dolce Hotels and Resorts presents “How To Train Your Dragon” Saturday, June 11 at ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater in Peachtree City, located at 201 McIntosh Trail. Gates will open at 8 p.m., with the movie starting at sundown, which is approximately 9 p.m.. There will be games, contests, face painting and more so make sure you come early! Chick-Fil-A will also be available for purchase. Flicks @ The Fred is a free event, and no tickets are needed. Read More»

A rose by any other age . . .

A rose by any other age . . .

John Simon of Fayetteville proves that, even at age 91, you’re never too old to enjoy growing roses. This World War II Air Force veteran was the proud winner of a rose bush at the recent South Metro Rose Society 26th Annual Rose Show. Held May 14-15 in Fayetteville, the rose show featured over 330 roses of all varieties grown by local rose enthusiasts, as well as rose arrangements. A large group of show visitors enjoyed viewing, smelling, and photographing the exhibited blooms at no charge. Read More»

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