State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

State answers some questions about Hwy. 92 South roundabouts

The Fayette County Commission on July 13 will receive an update from the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) on issues relating to the roundabout projects on Ga. Highway 92 South. The two roundabout projects at Seay Road and Antioch Road are progressing, and DOT is requesting a local government agreement pertaining to lighting and landscape […]

Tyrone changes rules to allow TV studios

Tyrone changes rules to allow TV studios

Votes by the Tyrone Town Council on July 6 paved the way for a rezoning request this week by Founders Studios to continue with a proposal that would establish up to six televison soundstages on 90 acres along Ga. Highway 74 just north of Jenkins Road. The council by unanimous vote approved a text amendment […]

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

A third film studio has plans to locate in Fayette County. Cinema South Studios plans to construct six soundstages, workshops and office space on Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette at the Fulton County line. Cinema South Studios co-owner Alvin Williams, an entertainment executive in the music, television and film industries, said the site is […]

Man killed by father-in-law in handgun dispute

Man killed by father-in-law in handgun dispute

  A July 8 shooting in south Coweta County resulted in the death of the son-in-law of the homeowner. Twenty-one-year-old Brandon Jonathan Kippa was shot and killed by his father-in-law, 59-year-old Virgil Lewis Pitts, at Pitts’ home on Bertus Hunter Road, approximately two miles east of Moreland, according to Chief Deputy James Yarbrough with the […]

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Public Works Director Phil Mallon

Fayette and Coweta counties receive state grants for road fixes

Recently announced grants from the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will aid in the construction of two road projects in Fayette and Coweta counties. In Fayette, a $300,000 Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GITB) grant will help construct the intersection at Ga. Highway 92 at Westbridge Road, which is the final phase of the […]

Tidal Wave tries again for a Fayetteville car wash at old Shoney’s

Tidal Wave tries again for a Fayetteville car wash at old Shoney’s

The attempt to establish the Tidal Wave Car Wash on the former Shoney’s Restaurant property at Ga. highways 85 and 314 in Fayetteville has a history of controversy. Now back after a two-year absence, the proposal was tabled on June 27 to give planning staff time for an appropriate review. Tidal Wave owner Scott Blackstock […]

Newnan offers reward in June 25 shooting

Newnan offers reward in June 25 shooting

  The city of Newnan on July 6 announced that it will be providing up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the June 25 shooting at 45 Reynolds Street where two girls were injured. “Although the community has been cooperative with […]