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Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

Should the historic and iconic Starr’s Mill be turned into public meeting space, perhaps hosting art exhibits and more frequent history tours, or should it be left completely alone as it is now and opened only on rare occasions for Fayette County Historical Society events? Or perhaps you have other ideas. Now is the time… Continue reading Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

Pinewood Atlanta Studios names first president

[The following press released was delivered to the media Thursday morning.] ATLANTA (November 17, 2016) — Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the third-largest film studio in the United States, and the largest purpose-built film studio outside of Hollywood, has appointed Frank Patterson as its first president. Patterson will assume the newly created role on Jan. 1, 2017.… Continue reading Pinewood Atlanta Studios names first president

German grocer and Southern chicken fryer looking to expand into Fayetteville

  German discount grocery chain Lidl (pronounced “LI-dull”), which is one of Aldi’s top competitors in Europe, is finally taking steps to break into the U.S. market, and Fayetteville is one of the first cities on its list of proposed store locations. Basing its U.S. operations in McLean, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., Lidl has… Continue reading German grocer and Southern chicken fryer looking to expand into Fayetteville

‘Major’ Pinewood announcement coming July 1

Four television and film celebrities were on hand to help celebrate the opening of the Georgia Film Academy Fayetteville soundstage. Pictured are (l-r) Daniel May, Christine Horn,

Will Disney leave Fayetteville over HB 757?

Fayetteville, Georgia is making international news again thanks to its links to the film and television industry, and this time in particular thanks to reports that heavy-hitters like Disney may bail out of Fayette and out of Georgia entirely if Governor Nathan Deal signs the recently passed Georgia House Bill 757 into law. Officially called… Continue reading Will Disney leave Fayetteville over HB 757?

Jim Pace to run for congress

Pinewood Atlanta Studios developer Jim Pace is shown here at the groundbreaking of Georgia Military College's Fayetteville campus, which opened late last summer. Pace announced Wednesday he is running for congress to fill the vacancy being left by Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

Fayette developer Jim Pace has announced he will join the contest to replace Lynn Westmoreland as Third District congressman. Westmoreland announced earlier this month he will not seek reelection this year, saying he wants to open the seat to someone else while he considers what he will do next in service to

West Point mayor enters Third District congressional race

Drew Ferguson

Less than a month after Third District U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland announced he would not seek reelection after his current term, West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson has announced he will contend for the open seat. “Washington is broken and as a small businessman I know that what our communities need from Congress is that they… Continue reading West Point mayor enters Third District congressional race

2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’

Don’t you love it when someone you met last year at an air show media event e-mails you and asks if you’d like to borrow a brand-new, trimmed-out Toyota RAV4 for a week to see how you like it? Yeah, me, too. It was all part of the “Toyota Road Trips” campaign, and the regional… Continue reading 2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’