Film industry lauded for positive impact on state

On Sept. 10, Governor Brian P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to announce the record-breaking impact the Global Commerce and Film Divisions had in Georgia during fiscal year 2019 (FY19), which ran from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Fayette and Coweta counties are an integral part of the state’s film industry, with Pinewood-Atlanta studios, an AMC studio in Senoia, and numerous projects filming in the area.

According to the news release, the Global Commerce Division supported the creation of 28,960 new jobs – generating more than $7.4 billion in investment through the location of (more…)

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BOE analyzes enhanced security at schools

Enhanced security features have been installed at all of the county schools, and the Board of Education got a look at all that entails at their Sept. 9 work session. 

The Checkmate Pro systems installed at every school require every school guest or substitute teacher to check in at the front office on arrival. They scan their driver’s license and receive a sticker badge with their photo and destination within the school. 

The national sex offender database will also be instantly checked when the license is scanned. 

A ‘who is in the building’ report provides a list of visitors that (more…)

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God’s Promises
Lynn Horton is a freelance writer and editor who in another lifetime taught English and Creative Writing at McIntosh High School and later worked in the Starr’s Mill High School Media Center.

God’s Promises

“God has not promised skies always blue, flower strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrows, peace without pain.  But God has promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, and undying love.”

What amazing gifts our Creator, this Supreme Being, has bestowed upon His unworthy, undeserving, and oft times disobedient people. The Architect of this Universe has painted the heavens a stunning pink each morning as the sun rises in the East just through my kitchen window; (more…)

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