Pinewood Studios floats $65 million FCDA bond issue

Pinewood Studios floats $65 million FCDA bond issue

Paying for expansion to 18 sound stages, 1 million square feet of buildings under roof The Fayette County Development Authority in late 2017 issued a $65 million bond for Pinewood Atlanta Studios. That bond follows the 2014 tax abatement bond for $45 million. FCDA President Joan Young said the tax abatement bonds, for which property […]

9-1-1 Center controversy is back on Fayette agenda for Thursday

9-1-1 Center controversy is back on Fayette agenda for Thursday

The controversy about personnel complaints at the Fayette County 9-1-1 Center will be among the agenda items at the Feb. 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Though discussed at length at the Feb. 8 meeting in public comments, the item for consideration by commissioners was tabled for Feb. 22. Above, Nicole Smith, former 9-1-1 […]

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

A bulldog charged off its owner’s Fayetteville property and attacked a woman and her dog in a Feb. 17 incident. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said the incident occurred on Woodgate Drive off Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and involved a 70-year-old woman riding a mobility scooter while exercising her leashed dog. The woman reported that […]

Fayette man charged with sexual misconduct in South Carolina incident

Fayette man charged with sexual misconduct in South Carolina incident

A Fayette County man has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor in a 2017 incident that occurred in South Carolina. Nicholas A. Moses, 39, was charged in Beaufort County, South Carolina, with sexual misconduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, said Griffin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Christy Jindra. […]

Second try on animal shelter privatization voted down 3-to-1

Second try on animal shelter privatization voted down 3-to-1

Backdrop of vote was Brown’s criticism of county administrator Fayette County commissioners on Feb. 8 took up the issue of the request for proposal (RFP) for the privatization of the county animal shelter. The item requested by Commissioner Steve Brown was also leveled at County Administrator Steve Rapson for acting without authority from the board […]

Senoia subdivision gets OK for 365 homes on Seavy St.

Senoia subdivision gets OK for 365 homes on Seavy St.

The Keg Creek Landing subdivision on Seavy Street is one step closer to construction. On Feb. 5, the Senoia City Council passed the preliminary plat and development agreement for the proposal that will create 356 homes near the intersection of Seavy Street and Ga. Highway 85. Above, development layout for Senoia subdivision Keg Street Landing. […]

Density, traffic thwart Fayetteville annexation request

Density, traffic thwart Fayetteville annexation request

Fayetteville, county seeking deal about bringing northside tract into the city An annexation request for approximately 44 acres off Banks Road and Ellis Road into Fayetteville brought significant discussion at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The outcome provides a way for the city and county to work together to potentially avoid […]

Fayette to legislators: Include us in transportation planning, but don’t charge us

Fayette to legislators: Include us in transportation planning, but don’t charge us

A vote at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission has the county taking the position that Fayette wants to be part of the planning, but not the funding, of potential regional transit planning initiatives. Above, members of the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. The case laid out by Commissioner Steve Brown was […]

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