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Senoia plans trolley tours to film locations in the area

Raleigh/Riverwood Studios President Scott Tigchelaar shows off Senoia’s next addition to the city’s burgeoning television and film industry. The old-fashioned trolley later this year is expected to provide guided tours to the two dozen locations around town where movies such as “Fried Green Tomatoes” and television shows such as “The Walking Dead” were filmed. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone visiting Senoia knows many of the buildings added in the downtown area in recent times were constructed to look as if they have been there for 100 years. Now Scott Tigchelaar of Raleigh/Riverwood Studios is about to add another feature to the landscape — an old-time trolley that will provide tours for the city’s many movie and television locations. Read More»

The best films of 2012

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Last year, I decided to make a top 10 best films list. Since it was my first time, I was mildly careless and accidentally put “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” on my list when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was meant to be there. It’s been a year now, and I will not make a mistake so damaging to my masculinity this year. Here are, in my opinion, the films of 2012, in nor particular order: Read More»

Full slate of activities at Peach Drop

How are you spending New Year’s Eve? Going to a party? Watching football? Maybe take in dinner and a movie? If you haven’t decided yet or have thought about going big, consider the 24th annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta. The event features family friendly activities, musical performances and, of course, the 800 pound peach beginning its descent just before midnight. Read More»

Learning about basketball from Lady Chiefs

Learning about basketball from Lady Chiefs

The McIntosh girls high school basketball program served their community well by conducting their annual free ball handling clinic for over 40 girls in the 3rd-6th grade. This is their third year of teaming up with young girls from schools all over the county to help develop their basketball skills, and have fun. Photo/Special.

Holiday show benefits Sandy Creek fine arts department

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of A Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments next weekend. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Local movie with local talent premieres in PTC

Writer/director Kevin Raines and his cast of local actors gathered recently for the premiere of the short movie “Payton’s Pond” at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. The cast from the movie, along with author, producer and director Kevin Raines (center), includes, from left, 14-year-old Caleb Peters, 13-year-old Joshua Sheppard, 11-year-old Taylor Green,, 14-year-old Cymia Telleria, 14-year-old Hope Gallegos, 17-year-old Colbie Zeno and 14-year-old Hunter Clark. Photo/Special.

Pretty much everybody in the area of Coweta and Fayette counties knows that Hollywood has come to southwest metro Atlanta. But how many know that this area is also producing movies with local talent? That was the case recently when the short movie “Payton’s Pond” shot in Heard County featuring a local cast had its premiere at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

Payton’s Pond is a dark, enigmatic short horror film about a group of seemingly normal children who sneak from home to spend the night at an abandoned campground, according to TwistedCentral.com Read More»

Christmas show benefits Sandy Creek fine arts

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of A Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

‘The Walking Dead’ to return to Senoia in 2013

“The Walking Dead” star Scott Wilson (known as Hershel Greene to fans) and his wife Heavenly took to the podium in downtown Senoia Dec. 1 just prior to the annual Light Up Senoia Christmas parade in which they served as grand marshals. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Looks like America’s top-rated television show will be returning to Senoia and Coweta County for its fourth season. Stalwart Films spokesman Mike Riley made the announcement Thursday at the meeting of the Coweta County Commission as he thanked the county and its residents for their support of the AMC network’s hit show, “The Walking Dead.”

"The Walking Dead" will be coming back for a fourth season and will be associated with Senoia’s Raleigh Studios, Riley said, adding that pre-production for the show will probably begin in March. Read More»

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' at Southside Theatre Guild

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' at Southside Theatre Guild

In Southside Theatre Guild’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Grace Bradley, played by Missy Gossett, learns how difficult it is to produce her church’s annual Christmas pageant. Her task is even harder when the Herdmans, a group of loud, messy and rude brothers and sisters, join the cast. Of course, as anyone who has ever been in a play before, the show does come together and the children not only get a look at the magic of theater but also witness the magic of Christmas itself. Read More»

Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

The annual Christmas parade was the kickoff to holiday festivities in downtown Fayetteville Saturday evening. Here, the Jolly Old Elf takes a carriage ride past the historic former courthouse on the square. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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