Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

FCHS has three qualify for state debate championship

John Cooper, L, and Kristopher Wilson won the Public Forum division at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School Debate Team qualified three students to the 2011 Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Varsity State Championship recently. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament on Sept. 11.

The qualifiers are freshman John Cooper and sophomore Kristopher Wilson in Public Forum Debate; and freshman Virginia Lambert in Prose & Poetry. They will be competing against the rest of the top students in State in March of 2011. Read More»

Outdoor burning OK starting Oct. 1

The annual outdoor burning ban in metro Atlanta is being lifted Friday, Oct. 1.

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will allow residential burning of leaves, yard clippings and brush limbs. The department has also established several restrictions on the burning as follows:

• The burning pile size shall be no larger than 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 10 feet high;

• The burning pile shall not exceed 1,000 cubic feet of material;

• No more than one pile shall be burning at a time;

• All burning shall be at least 50 feet away from any structure; Read More»

Fayette’s AARP Chapter develops community service plan

Pictured standing are Ken Broady, Terry Bankston, Mary Dean, Glenn Deakin, Louise Leonard and Diana O’Shaughnessy. Seated are Tom Starling, Carol Taylor, Margie Kidder and Frances Reeves. Not picture are Roberta Herman and Carol Lunsford. Photo/Carol Lunsford

Fayette AARP Chapter 2936 Board of Directors and committee chairs met to develop plans for the National Day of Service scheduled for September 11, 2010. Rather than choosing one large project AARP 2936 broke their activities into four different time periods with different community groups being recipients. Read More»

Lawmen host pill disposal events in PTC, Fayetteville

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»

2010 Chamber Community Expo heavily attended

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce officials are calling the Community Expo held Sept. 14 at New Hope Baptist Church a success.
“The event was an example of Fayette’s enthusiastic community support for local businesses and a resounding success,” said Fayette Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs.

Gibbs said the expo’s success came both in terms of the sell-out of 125 exhibitor booths and with the more than 2,000 people attending this year. That attendance compares to the 1,500 people visiting last year, Gibbs said. Read More»

Students flush with success at Chamber Expo’s Future Fayette 2030 Contest

Casey Slaggert, Kevin Thomas and Carol Thomas stand next to their winning entry, “Dr. John,” as they show off their netbooks. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill High School’s “Dr. John” is giving Japan’s fancy medical toilet a run for its money.

In an adapted version of what the Japanese have created, three futuristic thinking students have envisioned a toilet that will not only analyze a person’s urine, blood pressure, temperature, and weight, but also send the data directly to a physician who can authorize immediate in-home treatment to cure illness, all while the patient sits on the toilet. Read More»

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

It's always fun for kids to ride on the top of the truck. And that was even more the case Saturday morning as kids on vehicles and floats, and the multitude of others that lined the street, took in the sights at the annual Founders Day events that began with the parade along Senoia Road.

Bobcats and Panthers are 4-0, Patriots and Wildcats also win

Our Lady of Mercy and Starr's Mill are off to terrific starts and Whitewater and Sandy Creek are rolling along too.

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