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Poetry event is this weekend at library

The Fayette County Public Library invites poets age 15 to adult to present their work at an Open Mic Matinee, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Following the performance will be a reception featuring book signings by Sara De Luca and Pat Butler, two Fayette County poets recently published by Finishing Line Press. Read More»

Ronda Rich bringing her humor to festival

Ronda Rich and Vicki Turner at Rich’s last appearace in Fayette. Photo/Staff

Best-selling author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Books Down South, a festival for readers and writers, Oct. 26.
Rich, whose column appears weekly in The Citizen, will speak at 1:30 p.m. and again in a writer’s workshop following the festival at 3:30 p.m. She joins more than 40 other local and regional authors who will be meeting fans and making new friends at the festival, which is presented by The Citizen and Fayette Woman.  Read More»

Airshow will fly; no shutdown hitches

The partial shutdown of the federal government has had at least a limited effect on Fayette County.

The Citizen has learned of at least one employee of the Transportation Security Administration who is being required to work without pay at Hartsfield International Airport or face losing his job. Read More»

Thousands expected for air show

Rides in WWII warbirds and Vietnam war-era helicopters will be available for purchase at the Great Georgia Airshow Friday through Sunday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, rock concerts, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will return to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, October 11-13 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend will kick-off Friday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. when the gates open for the first ever night show that includes a concert and fireworks. Read More»

NY Times best-selling author one of many writers appearing at book festival

Steve Eubanks will talk about his new book at the festival. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City resident and New York Times best-selling author Steve Eubanks will give participants at The Citizen’s Books Down South Festival a unique opportunity.

The festival, set for Oct.26 at the former Rivers Elementary School, will bring authors and readers together for the literary event of the season.

Eubanks’s new book, “All American: Two Young Men, the 2001 Army-Navy Game and the War They Fought in Iraq,” will be on sale at the festival prior to hitting the stores and Eubanks will also be discussing the book. Read More»

Airshow starts Friday in PTC

After a year’s hiatus, the Great Georgia Airshow will be back at Falcon Field (aka Atlanta Regional Airport) Oct. 11-13 with extra pizazz, including a new Friday night-only fireworks show featuring airborne pyrotechnics, strobes and spotlights.

The airshow will run Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read More»

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

That’s something you don’t see every day. But plenty of people did see the Batmobile at the annual “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” car show in Senoia held Sept. 28. The unique vehicle was one of nearly 300 that lined downtown streets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

You just can’t keep a good crew down. That was true of Senoia’s team in the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race held Sept. 28 on Lake Peachtree. The Senoia team finished second overall in a field of more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta author brings town alive

This new book explores history of a forgotten area. Photo/Special.

In “Duncan’s Posse,” a newly released novel, City Marshal Mathew Duncan of Campbellton, Ga.(c1870) enforces the law and protects the town from the influx of freed men from the North during the Reconstruction years. He falls in love with a mysterious handsome woman (Margaret Selman), and takes on a son (Jody Braswell) who is adopted after the boy’s mother dies. The trio, along with several colorful characters, joins the crew constructing a new telegraph line from Campbellton to Fairburn. Along the way they encounter freed men who attempt to hold up the crew, and other lawless travelers. Read More»

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Digging in at the dragon boat race

Rowers make waves as they race toward the finish line Saturday. Crowds poured into Drake Field in Peachtree City Sept. 28 for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races. More than 40 teams participated in this year’s event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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