Those interested in astronomy or rare events in the skies overhead are preparing for the total solar eclipse that will be visible locally on Monday, Aug. 21 and over large portions of the United States. NASA reported that the eclipse — although not a totality event this far south — will be visible from Fayette […]
The hit AMC televison series “The Walking Dead” continues to film in Senoia, but now at AMC’s own studio. AMC in July purchased Riverwood Studios for $8 million. Riverwood for several years had been doing business as Raleigh Studios, just one of Raleigh’s properties around the world. Raleigh served as the marketing agent for […]
Fayette County Water System employee Roy Lovett works to repair a water main break on Farr Road. Photo/Fayette County Water System. Fayette County Water System employees on Sunday repaired a broken 10-inch main that affected the water supply to nine residential customers on Farr Road in Tyrone. Water system Director Lee crews worked […]
On Thursday, a small, but determined crowd braved the rains to come out and meet Senoia City Manager Harold Simmons (center). The event also showcased the new Barnes Street shopping and dining district that is now open downtown. Photo/John Thompson.
Jon Rorie, City Manager
It was in early May that the Peachtree City Council by consensus agreed to pursue an outside study on the impasse between the city and WASA (Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority) on extending sewer service beyond city limits. To date, there is no movement on the issue. Noting the disagreement between attorneys for WASA […]
Up to 6 soundstages for TV production proposed
Members of the Tyrone Planning Commission include, from left, Jeff Duncan, Carl Schouw, Chairman Wil James, Marlon Davis and David Nebergall. Photo/Ben Nelms. The film industry has transformed Fayetteville in the past four years. Now Tyrone is getting ready to join in the growth with a proposal by newly-created Founders Studios to add up to […]
Mayor Vanessa Fleisch
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility. “Georgia’s top-ranked business environment continues to attract international firms like SILON to our state,” said Deal. “In choosing Fayette County for this […]
2 men charged with murder in S. Fayette home invasion: Jeffrey Lee Wallace and Kavion Wyzeenski Tookes
Two men are in custody on murder charges and a third is being sought in connection to a June 23 home invasion in south Fayette County that resulted in the stabbing death of 74-year-old Albert E. DeMagnus, a computer services company CEO. Jeffrey Lee Wallace, 22, of Atlanta, and Kavion Wyzeenski Tookes, 21, of Decatur, […]
The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.
Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]
Cheers for PTC’s culinary cops
The restaurant area of the Peachtree City Tennis Center was filled to capacity on June 21 for the live broadcast of the “F Word” cooking show where four Peachtree City police officers completed in a challenge featuring their culinary skills. Those skills will soon be tested in another cooking competition. The cop cooking crew appearing […]