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They screamed for ice cream

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Well, I don’t scream about ice cream, but the contestants on the new season of “The Apprentice” do. The task for the men (Octane) and the women (Fortitude) on the second episode of “The Apprentice” was to sell as much ice cream as they could from an ice cream cart in Manhattan in two days. The team with the most profit would win. How did these former/ aspiring future captains of industry try to sell as much ice cream as possible? By yelling and haranguing passers-by. Read More»

Friends and family members raising money for juvenile diabetes research

Taylor Paine, L, and Katie Kojali ready to strut their stuff at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Atlanta. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Katie Kojali has had diabetes since she was two years old. Her friend, Taylor Paine, was diagnosed earlier this year. On Oct. 16, they and their families will be a part of the Rockin Peeps, a team walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Centennial Park in Atlanta. The walk is three miles long but the Rockin Peeps are doing more than just the walk. Read More»

'The Rat Pack is Back' Friday at 'The Fred'

'The Rat Pack is Back' Friday at 'The Fred'

What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Read More»

Fairburn Festival of Arts, Antiques and Music coming Oct. 2

Fairburn’s Festival of Arts, Antiques and Music is back by after an absence of three years. The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Fairburn on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The festivities will include children’s activities, musical performances, art and antique dealers, a food court and street entertainment, fun and games for the entire family and the much awaited Fairburn Festival Parade. Read More»

Safari Adventures and more at International Festival Saturday

An Aztec dancer will be on hand this weekend.

Take a trip around the world at Drake Field on Sept. 25 where you will experience culture, art, dance and storytelling representative of countries far and near, all while the annual Dragon Boat Races take place on Lake Peachtree. The 4th annual International Festival, which is sponsored by the Peachtree City CVB, has an exciting and expanded entertainment program this year. Read More»

Painting in pearls - The Apprentice Episode 1

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I love my job. Since I am in charge of the Names and Faces/Weekend section of the paper (the fun stuff, the fluff) I tasked myself with following Fayetteville resident Kelly Smith Beaty’s journey on the new season of “The Apprentice.” It was my duty to lie down on the couch last night and watch television for two hours. Read More»

Job hunt: F'ville resident on new season of 'The Apprentice'

Job hunt: F'ville resident on new season of 'The Apprentice'

“You’re fired.”

Fayetteville resident Kelly Smith Beaty didn’t hear those exact words when she was laid off from her job at a global public relations firm, but being out of work stung just the same. She had recently been named to the Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30 and was about to put money down on a condo but instead found herself moving back to her parent’s home in Fayette County. Read More»

Bluegrass and arts and crafts at Shakerag

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City will once again be filled with the sounds of bluegrass as ‘The Fred’ hosts the Shakerag Bluegrass Festival in conjunction with the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 18 and 19. The festival will feature eight bands over the two days including Saturday’s headliner Steel String Session from Tennessee, while local favorite Bullsboro caps off the weekend Sunday night. Read More»

Inman Farm Heritage Days starts Friday

Inman Farm Heritage Days starts Friday

By Jim Minter
Special to the Fayette Citizen

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the whiskey still on the creek is one of the most popular exhibits at Inman Farm Heritage Days, the Fayette County festival that each September celebrates rural life as it was in the South before World War II.

Whiskey making was a necessary and respected way of life brought over by our ancestors from Ireland and Scotland. The product was used for medicine, to buy a pair of shoes for a child to go to school and to liven up a Saturday night square dances after a week of hard work. Read More»

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville Saturday

Visit downtown Fayetteville for another exciting Market Day, with several new vendors, just in time for some early Fall and Christmas shopping.
The fourth Market Day event of 2010 will take place at the Gazebo area

“This month we will have a bouncy house, compliments of Gym South in Fayetteville, and face painting, so bring the kids and enjoy a day of shopping while the kids play,” said Joyce Waits, Main Street Coordinator. Read More»