Pinewood Studios in F’ville to nearly double its capacity

Sign outside Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New soundstages to make facililty largest in Georgia

Earth-moving equipment is being assembled on the 288-acre Pinewood Atlanta Studios property Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 11–17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 - Monday, Nov.

Burch receives a $10,000 Empowerment Package

Pictured are Burch yearbook staff members and yearbook advisor, Lindsay Perry, when Fellowship of Love presented the students with their new cameras for documenting school events. Photo/Submitted.

Robert J. Burch Elementary School in Tyrone recently received an Empowerment Package from Fellowship of Love Church, a Partner in Education.

This package, valued at approximately $10,000, will assist the school with a variety of projects to support student learning and student-centered activities. Read More»

Patriots back in state quarterfinals with 29-7 win

Sandy Creek’s senior wide receiver Christian Branch warming up before a home game. The Patriots are in the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year after a rare second-round road game, winning 29-7 over Region 3-AAAA champion Wayne County in Jesup. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The current senior class at Sandy Creek High School was in elementary school the last time its football team lost in the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

The Patriots are in the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year after a rare second-round road game, winning 29-7 over Region 3-AAAA champion Wayne County in Jesup. Read More»

Faulty outlet cause of fire

Fire officials said nearly 70 percent of the home was destroyed in Monday's fire. Photo/Bethan Adams.

A short circuit in a bedroom outlet resulted in a Nov. 17 fire at former city council member Bobbie Blandburg’s home at 323 Bridge Street in Senoia.

Fire crews worked for more than four hours to extinguish the blaze that damaged 70 percent of the home but resulted in no injuries.

Coweta Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Jeff Denney said the fire occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m. and was caused by an electrical outlet in a bedroom that shorted-out. Read More»

Festive 'tea party' helps out youth organization

Volunteers dressed as characters in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" film adaptation. The volunteers milled around with the event attendees during the night while the movie played on a screen in the front of the room. The Queen of Hearts thundered "Let their heads roll!" occasionally, and the other characters passed around a mic, saying certain lines at the same time their characters in the movie did. Photo/Bethan Adams.

All kinds of guests came through the keyhole shaped door at The Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 15, dressed in stripes, flashing bow-ties, popping colors and whimsical hats.

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-based development organization, hosted the event, which featured volunteers dressed as characters from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Family Patterns Matter CEO and President Linda Kirkpatrick came up with the idea for the event and the organization’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), consisting of teens and preteens in and around Fayette and Coweta counties, spread the word. Read More»

East Coweta Middle gets 'Breakout' award

East Coweta Middle School was named a 2014 “Distinguished Breakout School” by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. During the school’s recognition by the Coweta County school board on Nov. 11 are, from left, East Coweta Middle School teacher Mitch Bailey, Assistant Principal George Wilkerson, Assistant Principal Yovandra Matthews-Curtis, Principal Schwanda Jackson, teachers Leslie Bryant, Erin Hicks and Blaire Boothe and Coweta Superintendent Steve Barker. Photo/Submitted.

East Coweta Middle School has been named one of only three schools in Georgia to receive the designation as a 2014 “Distinguished Breakout School” by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP).

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the Breakout School distinction, bestowed on only five Georgia schools this year, is the highest honor presented by the GASSP organization. The award recognizes Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or show dramatic increases in student achievement. Read More»

PTC council, citizens have their say on salary study

A discussion over the pay and classification study recently adopted by the Peachtree City Council and requested by Councilwoman Kim Learnard was held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting.

The discussion was largely one where Councilman Eric imker gave his perspective Read More»

Tyrone woman dies in F'ville traffic accident

A 23-year-old Tyrone resident was killed in a Nov. 19 traffic accident in Fayetteville. The accident is under investigation.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said an investigation is underway into the death of Tyrone resident Charis Walker and the injury of two others.

Walker in her Toyota Camry was crossing Ga. Highway 54 East from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive at approximately 11 p.m. when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Jennings, 46, of Ellenwood. Read More»

1 killed, 2 injured in F’ville collision

A Tyrone woman was fatally injured and two other people hurt Wednesday night when two cars collided on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. Read More»

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