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Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally rolls into PTC Sept. 27

Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott. Photo/Special.

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally and Race to Recover America’s Missing Children will be pulling in to Peachtree City on Tuesday, September 27. The Road Rally is an event filmed over eight days with participants stopping along the over 2,500 miles they travel to solve clues and complete missions, driving everything from Lamborghini’s to Camaro’s to the Time Car from Back to the Future. Think of it as Amazing Race meets motoring. Read More»

Slippery When Wet closes out 2011 Tribute Series Saturday night

The Tribute Series wraps up at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this Saturday with a concert from Slippery When Wet, a tribute to Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi has recorded 14 Billboard top 10 hits and Slippery When Wet will give fans a Bon Jovi like experience. Guests can expect to hear hits like “Livin’ On a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My life” among others. Read More»

Bands showcase their talents at exhibition

The largest band event in the county is taking place September 27 at Fayette County High as all five high school marching bands and a combined middle school band take to the field to entertain audiences.

The performances are part of the sixth annual Fayette County Marching Band Exhibition. The event gives bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to the community in one location. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at future up and coming marching band members as eighth grade students from all six middle schools combine for a performance. Read More»

'Greater Tuna' coming to Southside Theatre Guild

What do Arles Struvie, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In “Greater Tuna,” a hilarious send-up of small town morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The long-running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de “farce” of quick change artistry, faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. It’s a barrel of laughs, ya'll. Read More»

Inman Farm Heritage Days this weekend

Rick Minter stands beside one of the vintage tractors displayed this weekend. Photo/Special.

Inman Farm Heritage Days, an annual September celebration of an important and often forgotten Fayette County and rural Georgia lifestyle, will return this weekend for the 15th year.

The events will take place on the Minter Farm, approximately five miles south of Fayetteville on Hills Bridge Rd. just off Highway 92 South. Admission is free. Read More»

Tyrone Founders Day Festival starts Friday

Tyrone will have their annual Founders Day Festival, Sept. 16-18 at Handley Park in Tyrone. This year’s festival is the 35th for the town and will include a carnival, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. There will be a car show at Shamrock Park and a parade Saturday morning at 11 a.m. starting on Senoia Rd., traveling along Arrowood Dr. to Handley Rd. Read More»

Motley Crue and Van Halen tribute bands perform in PTC Saturday night

The Tribute Series continues at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this Saturday with a concert from Motley Inc. and Atomic Punks, a tribute to Motley Crue and Van Halen. Motley Crue and Van Halen are two of the greatest hard rock acts to come out of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and “The Fred” will be rocking with songs like “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood,” from Motley Crue, as well as all of the early Van Halen hits that made them staples on MTV like “Running With The Devil,” “Jump,” “Hot For Teacher” and more. Read More»

Shakerag Festival returns Sept. 17 and 18 in PTC

Peachtree City’s 34th annual Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail. The annual event is known for its handmade arts and crafts, and the delicious array of food vendors. 

This year, Shakerag will offer a variety of vendors from around Georgia and the south, with unique items that include pottery, paintings, ceramics, clothing, florals, pet accessories, and jewelry. A children’s area will feature games, pony rides, and a craft station for minimal fees.  Read More»

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Rick Ryckeley has been writing columns for The Citizen Newspapers for 10 years. His light-hearted stories about The Wife, The Boy and growing up on 110 Flamingo Street have entertained readers each week, often leaving them with a chuckle or a tear in their eye. He has corralled a number of those columns and has put them together with some new thoughts in his first book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is available now and he will be speaking about the book and his writing at several upcoming events. Read More»

PTC man’s photo to be a part of Project Imagin8ion

Alan Michael Martelly’s photo “My Word” was selected for the Goal category of Project Imagin8ion. Photo/Alan Michael Martelly.

Alan Michael Martelly, 20, a former Peachtree City resident attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, had one of his photographs selected for part of Project Imagin8ion. The project, a collaboration between Canon and director Ron Howard, is the first ever user-generated photo contest to inspire a Hollywood short film. There were 96,362 submissions for the eight categories of the contest; setting, character, mood, time, goal, relationship, obstacle and the unknown. Maretelly’s photo, “My Word” was selected for the goal category. Read More»