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‘Game-changer’: Pinewood Studios plans live-work, educational campuses in F’ville

Pinewood Atlanta Studios at build-out. Graphic provided by Foley Design Associates, Inc.

“This project is a game-changer for Georgia.” That was the assessment of the impact that Pinewood Atlanta Studios is expected to have, both locally and statewide, when it opens for business in January in Fayetteville, according to studio Vice President for Operations Brian Cooper.

Conceptual plans for the studio project (See below for more graphics) show why Pinewood Atlanta Studios could easily become the largest economic generator in the history of Fayetteville and Fayette County.
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New hotel chain will call Senoia its home

“Southern Living” magazine announced Friday the realization of Southern Living Hotel Collection. A total of 15 upscale, independent hotels are charter members of the collection and the offices for the hotel collection will be located in Senoia. Read More»

Crafting jobs for movie-TV studios

Pinewood-Atlanta Studios development partner Len Gough talks about teaching needed skills locally. Photo/John Munford.

Pinewood sees need for college, career academy

When Pinewood Atlanta studios opens in January in rural central Fayette County, it will need qualified people to fill an employment gap.

That, according to Len Gough, an associate with the Pinewood development company, is exactly why the company needed to purchase Rivers Elementary School: to have a place where the filmmaking crafts can be taught. It is also why Gough is a believer in the need for a college and career academy in Fayette County. Read More»

Diva marathon event picks PTC for race

When you think of Peachtree City and “Diva,” your mind automatically runs to the city’s association with hosting the Drop Dead Diva television show, which is recorded on soundstages at Falcon Field Airport.

But the city is going to get a new set of Divas next year: more than 4,000 of them as a matter of fact. The Divas Half Marathon and 5K event will be hosted in Peachtree City the weekend of Sept. 7-8, 2014. Read More»

FDIC sues directors of failed F’ville bank for $10.3M

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has sued the former board of directors of the failed Southern Community Bank in Fayetteville, which it took over in June 2009.

The lawsuit is seeking $10.3 million in damages from the defendants including lost operating capital, lost profits and lost investment opportunities. Read More»

Kennesaw State coming to Senoia for film industry classes

Kennesaw State University is coming to Senoia to be part of the growing movie and television industry that is expanding in Coweta and Fayette counties. The university will be partnering with Senoia Enterprises to bring its entertainment business courses to the city beginning next spring.

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program is partnering with Senoia Enterprises, Inc., to provide a home base for executive education courses in entertainment business, according to the university. Read More»

F’ville gets ready for the movie cameras, prepares to annex 1,200 county acres

Map provided by Fayetteville shows property parcels slated for annexation.

It has been a while coming and the time for what is one of the larger annexations in Fayetteville’s history will come before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.

A total of 15 parcels representing nearly 1,200 acres on the city’s northwest side with multiple land owners involved will make the annexation requests. While most are requesting large lot residential zoning, there will be three property owners with 459 acres requesting PCD (Planned Community District) zoning. One of those is the property on which Pinewood Atlanta will be located. Read More»

Chase Bank to raze, replace Kedron KFC

The former Kentucky Fried Chicken building in the Kedron Village shopping center may soon cluck its way into oblivion.

Chase Bank has submitted a proposal to demolish the empty former KFC at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Georgian Park in favor of a 3,421 square-foot bank with 30 parking spaces.

Chase also wants to remove a significant amount of landscaping that would be replaced and maintained, a company representative told the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Yamaha to expand ATV production, add 100 jobs

The new line of Yamaha all-terrain vehicles will be produced at the company’s Newnan plant. The introduction of the new product line will mean the initial hire of approximately 100 employees. Read More»

PTC planners wary of 2 adjacent 5-story Wisdom Rd. hotels

A proposal to build an 82-room Fairfield Inn and Suites, followed later by a TownePlace Suites extended-stay hotel, on Wisdom Road near Ga. Highway 74 was informally vetted by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

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