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Fayette’s nonprofits selling tickets to Pinewood gala

Over the berm and through the field to ... Pinewood we go — Green grass covers new berms shielding parts of Pinewood Atlanta Studios from Sandy Creek Road passersby. One of the soundstages will host the gala grand opening of the facility this weekend. Photo/ Ben Nelms.

Ticket prices range from zero to at least $250 for a reception and tour of the site of Pinewood Atlanta Studios this coming Saturday, a way for the company building the venue to lend a helping hand to local nonprofit organizations.

Pinewood will be the site of a Jan. 18 gala event and tour, with all the proceeds from ticket sales by local nonprofits going to those organizations.

At least one organization, Christian City, is giving its share of the tickets away to its patrons for appreciation for earlier donations. Other nonprofits are selling their tickets to raise money. Read More»

Things to do-Jan.16-March 8

January


January 16

The McIntosh High School Drama Department presents “Chicago” today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, please email infoatmcintoshtheatre.org, or for more information visit, mcintosh theatre.org


January 17

Martin Luther King Day Celebration is today at 8 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayette County. Read More»

Columnist's novel comes to the screen

The cast of "The Town That Came A-Courtin." Photo/Special.

One of The Citizen’s columnists is having her novel released as a movie this week.
UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, presents the UP Original Movie “The Town That Came A-Courtin’,” starring Valerie Harper (“Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS,” “Motive”), Cameron Bancroft (“24,” “Beverly Hills: 90210”) and Lucie Guest (“Heath Nutz,” “Blackstone”). Read More»

Casting call for ‘Divas’

Casting call for ‘Divas’

The casting call for the sixth season of Lifetime Television’s “Drop Dead Diva” was held Jan. 4 in Tyrone. Approximately 500 people attended the casting call hosted by Bill Marinella Casting. The show is filmed in studios at Peachtree City’s Falcon Field. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Ragamuffin’ will have a local screening

Clark Mahaffey on set with Rich Mullins niece, Kacie Mullins, who plays his sister. The movie will have a local screening at the NCG theaters in Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

A film about the life and death of popular Christian musician and songwriter Rich Mullins will be showing Jan. 27 at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas.
The 2-hour, 17-minute feature film is produced by Color Green Films, with producers David Schultz and David Mullins, Rich’s younger brother.
“Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins” will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 for a one night feature at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas. Read More»

New Yorker develops a Senoia state of mind

For some people a New Year’s resolution might suffice. But for New York City resident Tracy Brady, the new year will bring something more akin to an aspiration realized. Years in the making, that aspiration will soon bring Tracy to her new “home” in Senoia.

Brady grew up in New Jersey, lived in Boston for seven years and has lived in Manhattan for nearly nine years. But with all the time in the northeast, there was something missing.
“I’ve always felt I was a changeling stolen from the South,” Brady said recently. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill Pageant is next week

The 13th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant is January 9, 10, and 11.
Preliminary shows start at 7 p.m. and the finals begin at 7:30 p.m. The pageant, which is the annual fundraiser for the drama department at Starr’s Mill, has grown to be the largest high school scholarship pageant in the nation. This year it will award about $7,000 in college scholarships.
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Ex-Chief hits the big time on ESPNU

Dawn Davenport interviews Georgia Coach Mark Richt. Photo/Special.

Dawn Davenport is living the American dream.
During the fall, Davenport worked as a sideline reporter for ESPNU and covered some of the biggest games in college football.

As bowl season swings into action this week, Davenport will be strolling the sidelines at the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham. She graduated from McIntosh High School in 1998, and then headed to Auburn where she graduated in 2002. Read More»

Christmas tree recycling Jan. 4 in Peachtree City

The annual “Bring One for the Chipper” program will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Three locations will be up and running this year between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Trees can be dropped off at the Peachtree City Recycling Center on Ga. Highway 74 south, behind the Kedron Kroger and in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Home Depot.

Those donating their old Christmas tree will receive a free tree seedling while supplies last. Trees should be free of all lights, tinsel and ornaments. Read More»

PTC author unveils new book

The book cover for David Sterling's newest book. PhotoSspecial.

Author David Sterling, a resident of Peachtree City, has just released the second book in his “Bennett Mills Mystery” series.  The book is titled, “The Dream Maker” and is a sequel to his previously released book “Do As I Say”. 

Sterling said that “The Dream Maker” picks up on the life of Agent Bennett Mills almost a year after his last adventure concluded.
“One might say that life in general is going well for Agent Mills but, as the saying goes, ‘Nothing good lasts forever.” Read More»