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Payback for dunking the mayor

Payback for dunking the mayor

Ace pitcher Ira Clifton (L) takes a minute out for a pose with Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton (no relation) after dunking the mayor several times in the annual dunking booth event that headlined the Sept. 7 Lunch on the Lawn in downtown Fayetteville. Funds raised go to local nonprofit organizations. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC family on 'Family Feud' Tuesday night

The Mayfield Family from Peachtree City will face off against the Flammia Family from Manalapan, NJ in front of a live studio audience in Atlanta, with the a chance to win up to $100,000 and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights.  The show airs Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. on WUPA (The CW 69). Read More»

Never give up!

Never give up!

Starr’s Mill students and fans urge their team on to a comeback at last week’s game. Click here to read about last week's games and preview this week's game. Photo/Maddie Mercer.

Powers Festival this weekend

Powers Festival 2012 will be held at Powers Pavilion from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-3.

Powers Festival has been supplying the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment for 42 years and is well known throughout the nation. The festival has been selected several times by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of “The Top Twenty Events” for the month of September.

Powers Festival was formed by well-known artist Tom Powers in 1972 on the grounds of the Powers family plantation. The festival was a huge success from its beginning and involved all the communities of Heard and Coweta counties. Read More»

Shall we climb or rappel?

Shall we climb or rappel?

The annual Kidz Fest event in Peachtree City took place last weekend at a new location, the Glenloch Recreation Center. Hundreds of kids and their families enjoyed games and activities like the rock-climbing wall. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Backstage conversations about NTC's 'Seussical'

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The set and costumes are complete, the choreography is in place, and all is set to bring “Seussical” to the Newnan Theatre Company stage. “Seussical,” a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, opens at NTC at 8 p.m. on August 30.

The show debuted on Broadway in 2000 and has been a favorite with children and regional theaters ever since.

Dave Dorrell, director for “Seussical” and managing director for NTC spoke about the show after a recent rehearsal. Read More»

‘You sure you want me to eat this?’

‘You sure you want me to eat this?’

Lydia Damron (L), age 6 months, and 11-month-old Brooks Casey, both from Fayetteville, could hardly resist the attraction on Aug. 18 of being surrounded by all kinds of fresh produce supplied by Holland’s Farm of Thomaston and Meadowlark Gardens of Griffin, mainstays of Fayetteville Market Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Cub Scouts get into the swim

Cub Scouts get into the swim

Cub Scout Pack 75 held their Back to School Party Aug. 25 at the Planterra Ridge pool, where they not only had fun swimming, eating, and fellowshipping, but got to earn their swimming belt loop. They learned the basics of water safety from the lifeguard and had to demonstrate swimming the length of the pool with a kickboard. Cub master Jim Moan also explained four rescue techniques, “reach, throw, row, and go (with support).” This was just one of many fun learning adventures Pack 75 will do this year. Mary Batcha is Den 7 leader. Read More»

Reelin’ in a good time

Reelin’ in a good time

Some 50 children participated in the 11th annual Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo at Luther Glass Park Aug. 4. They were provided fishing poles and bait along with hot dogs and ice cream and lucky participants walked away with tackle boxes and fishing rods given as door prizes. The winners included: Braden Dunham, Reese Brown, Joey Hawthorne, Blake Necessary and Evan McConnell in the 5-7 year old division; Tanner Bolton, Coleman Campbell, Gavin Necessary, Mary Faught and Dylan Barfield in the 8-10 year old division; and Tyler Cranston, Tommy Powell, Riley Botkus and Kaitlyn Smillie. Read More»

Concert to raise money for Wounded Warriors

Andy Buchanan was watching television with his wife, Barbara, one night a few years back and a commercial for The Wounded Warriors Project came on.

“We had talked about wanting to do something for veterans for awhile and when we saw the commercial we said, ‘That’s it.’,” Buchanan recalled. He felt a strong connection to the organization, even though he did not know any wounded warriors personally. “I just think an organization like this is really important and I was impacted by the courage that the soldiers displayed.” Read More»