The state is doing a controlled (ha) burn up in Fairburn area....expect smoke.
Not sure but was really heavy in tyrone Visibility was no more than 1 mile west,,,Thooght I was gonna have to file to get to Publix,,,,
I believe Pinewood Studios actually has 3 owner partners which in does include Pinewood Studios along with River Rocks LLP and The Cathey Family (majority holder).
Sorry to interrupt..any idea where the smoke was coming from across P.T.C and into Faye' this early evening?
that is 100% correct,, usually GOOD BUSINESS, and yet another reason GOVERNMENT should NEVER involve itself with GOOD BUSINESS the Frady's and Cauldwell's that began this process left office in time to reap the bennies,, and now residents (especially on Sandy Creek) will be left with THEIR politicians"windfall" and their personal loss of quality of life* ,,, at some point Business and Politics MUST be seperate ,,or criminal
* traffic on Sandy Creek has exponentially exploded over the last 2 years, with NO additional traffic control measures employed by the County
I never expected anything realistic from a company whose end product is Make-Believe.
JJ & Mix.
You see (or know) his position on National Security or Defense of our homeland anywhere in his BIO--Also note absence of any Military svc, either active or natl guard. And yes, I know about that "all volunteer" stuff.
Remember, Pinewood doesn't own the Fayette facility but rather leases their name (like a franchise) to local investor/owners.
The local Fayette studios in turn, leases out the sound stages and facilities to various production companies coming into Georgia for the tax incentive offered by the state.
They have few full time local employees.
Should georgia ever eliminate the tax credits for film productions in the state (like they did once before and like North Carolina just did), the production companies would go someplace else.
Also, there are at least 5 other film studios in the Atlanta area with more being built.
This is NOT and ever has been the "panacea" some have claimed while getting more and more concessions.
Has it been good for Fayette? Maybe for builders, and real estate and some local businesses, but when it dries up, what happens? It's not something you can plan on for long range.
It's business! This is not the first time nor will it be the last time that initial investors do a quick sell once their investment is able to generate them some serious money.. It's not the end of the world nor should anyone read in to it anymore than it really is - BUSINESS!!
Yeah, but he said he was drinking, so that made it OK.
Plus, McIntosh wins McIntosh High School that is. With sewer in south Tyrone, residential development will follow and if there is enough of it, Sandy Creek High School will be filled to capacity. This would prevent the often discussed (but only privately) redistricting of McIntosh north where they slice off part of PTC, maybe even Kedron Hills and Smoke Rise and send the kids to Sandy Creek. Nobody really wants that and if we can prevent that, lower our sewer bills, use some but not all of the excess capacity, it is win-win-win.
And yes NUK,the Senoia sewer unforced error was a super bad bungling by council. I wonder if any of that old group is still around. Indeed let's not make the same mistake again - that would be really irresponsible.
and no one saw THIS coming ?
Has had NO political ambitions and threw his hat into the ring for Congress, at +$5,000 personal expense. I have spoken with him,(per his invite to do so) he's NOT a nut, not well informed on past voting records (but then 99.99% of the 3rd isn't or Lynn would have been a 1 term wonder) What he does see is SOMETHING is wrong with America and unlike 99.99999% of us is willing to stick his neck (and treasury) out there to get chopped off, That alone makes me respect him,,vote for him? not yet,,Still a Flanagan fan, BUT at least this guy isn't a Political hack, there may be some crony capitalism in his background (Film Industry) but then in this country today, ya almost have to practice that... All I know for certain is he's NOT Jim Surrender to the NAACPace , and he's NOT Mike voted for the largest tax increase in Ga history Crane ,,, and am looking forward to a Chip/Mix debate..,,,, who doesn't like Chipmix ?
Who do u think pays for WASA? Let's not totally screw this up like when the PTC Council denied Senoia's attempt becaue of "fear of development on the borders." So, Senoia then goes to Coweta County and gets double the capacity they asked for from PTC/WASA, that WASA was on-board with to approve.. One of the stupidest moves I've seen from PTC and I've been here a long time.
Mr. Mix introduced himself last evening at the BOC meeting. Very interesting character
1986 UGA Grad
1986 - 1994 worked for Strohs and Coors beer
1994 - 1996 worked for Dun and Bradstreet
1996 Built a Sanitation Business until he sold it in 1999 (looks like a port-a-potty business
2000 went into the film industry
2008 went into the vintage toy and collectable business
2012 Opened a vintage toy store in Newnan
Its kind of an interesting array of careers. Can't put my finger on it if he's really intelligent and likes new challenges, or Walter Mitty.
Tyrone, Collinsworth Rd 1-85 AND Tyrone has rail service.
If ya look at the zoning codes, local ordinances and couple that with less than stellar infrastructure (cell phone service,roads, sewer, water, taxes, AND your target employee demographic ,,I ask again would YOU advise your CEO to move his business to Fayette or ????
oh and ya have to consider the crony capitalism the State wants to play and members of our own BOC
believe it or not but CEO's like places where THEY get to choose how to run THEIR business, not some hand stuck out fickle politician
Amazon has better interstate access in Henry County. That's certainly understandable. But have you traveled down I75 lately? Their traffic is worse than ours.
Everyone has an Agenda
And that Agenda seldom involves Promoting Individual Liberty, and getting government out of the way for Individual Success. Even at our local level, it seems people have been convinced government is the solution thus government must be given more authority (Force) if we ever wish to have something.
Joe Blow wants to move to Fayette, and start a small business, BUT,, all of the money he has saved up over the years must now be spent buying permission from this government agency, and that government agency, not to mention the time wasted visiting one agent after another rather than investing in his would be business. Think this just applies to Joe Blow? there's a reason Amazon went to Henry County with it's 1900 jobs and not Fayette.. I dare any reader here, Look at Fayette Business codes then look at Coweta, Henry, Spalding, Pike, Troup, would YOU advise your Mega Company to come to Fayette?
The COC is certainly voicing thier one sided opinion on many matters.
Now if they were honest and said, hey, we think we can arrange for large commercial office if we can get sewer into Tyrone and this would increase the tax base, then certainly, lets consider it. But it hasnt happened with the current service thats being removed.
Just like last nights commission meeting, everyone has an agenda.
The canopy out front to drop off your luggage and the original parking lot was designed as a hotel.
Once inside, you could imagine the front desk straigt ahead and the lobby feature.
Those people had a vision. It was important for the citizens to have a hospital for the growth.
I applaud those visionaries.
Is there any reason the City cannot impose a municipal sales tax? I believe the State of Georgia Constitution allows for it. I also believe, though I haven't finalized calculating the potential returns, a municipal sales tax will achieve greater returns than a county sales tax.
Piedmont Fayetteville That's a great point that they considered changing the design a bit to make it a hotel if disapproved because now that I think about being there, it DOES look like a hotel design up-front in the main lobby and down on the lower level. Interesting. There's definitely a contrast in design from Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan.
Of course the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce supports extending WASA's service. It promotes commerce and does nothing for the citizenry. Like supporting the TDK extension, the Chamber of Commerce will sell our souls to further business development. The Chamber of Commerce often takes the form of a self-licking ice cream cone.
I will agree with Newsboy on one thing. The people years ago did a great job with the Hospital Vision. Those people had a vision. Did you know that they started with the idea that if the state did not approve a new hospital, they would convert the design into a hotel. Walk into the main front lobby and look around. You can actually tell that this was designed as a hotel lobby.
Most of the film industry jobs are going to metro Atlanta residents, not county residents. This is from the Fayetteville report just issued. Read the last sentence. Production jobs are actually on the decline. They are building the school as a hope to bring more production here. So the state wants students to pay for an education when the work is acutally out of state.
Motion Picture and Video Production
The newly launched Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville provides a substantial opportunity for the City. With an employment multiplier of 1.65 for
the Motion Picture and Video Production sector in the Atlanta MSA, if employment increases by 100, the local economy can expect to gain 65
additional jobs for a total of 165 new jobs. Further, with an average annual salary of $51,720, which is the industry average for the Atlanta MSA,
the local economy will gain just over $8.5 million in additional earnings. However, with a NAICS code of 51211, Motion Picture and Video
Production falls into the Information sector, which is categorized as Declining in Fayetteville.