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Cattle Baron's Ball approaches

The American Cancer Society will host the 11th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball November 2 at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the only country western themed gala in the state of Georgia and has raised more than $1.2 million for the American Cancer Society.

“This year’s theme is Stampeding Toward a Cure,” stated Nikki Adams, community manager for the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division.
“We have an awesome committee this year that is bringing a lot of new ideas and surprises that attendees won’t want to miss!” Read More»

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»

Cemetery walk is this weekend

It will be a spooky weekend at the Fayetteville cemetery. Photo/Special.

For the sixth year, storytelling and history will intermingle at the Historic Fayetteville Cemetery when the Spirit Guides lead visitors through the cemetery path as they hear personal stories from the “ghosts” of historic Fayette residents. Read More»

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Coweta County veterans and local ROTC members turned out for the Muster IV activities Oct. 5 at the fairgrounds in Coweta County. The day’s events were part of other activities during the week to honor Korean War veterans. Muster IV was conceived and sponsored by the Coweta Commission on Veterans Affairs. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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»

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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»

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