British film-TV production studios coming to Fayette

UPDATED — Pinewood Studios, responsible for the James Bond films — including the latest blockbuster, “Skyfall” — the Harry Potter series, the Hobbit and the musical “Les Misérables,” is in talks with local and Atlanta investors to locate a major film and television production facility on 288.5 acres in the center of Fayette County, The Citizen has learned.

Paperwork for rezoning the properties — code-named “Stargate” — was filed with the Fayette County Planning and Zoning Department Tuesday afternoon.

To be known as “Pinewood Atlanta,” Phase One of the development would be on the southwest corner of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road in unincorporated Fayette County just west of Fayetteville.

The official news release from Fayette County Development Authority CEO Matt Forshee came Wednesday afternoon, following exclusive publication about the project in The Citizen:

“Investment group to develop major film production center in Fayette

“Group in discussions with UK’s Pinewood Studios to operate facility

“Fayetteville, Ga. – Rivers Rock, LLC, representing a group of Atlanta-area investors, announced today that it has filed development documents with the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to build what would be the largest film production complex in metro Atlanta on a 288-acre site in north-central Fayette County, Ga.

“The investment group also announced that it is in discussions with London-based Pinewood Studios Group to manage and operate the studio complex.

“Located 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport and 25 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, the proposed development site would initially include the construction of five purpose-built state-of-the-art sound stages.

“These soundstages would be designed to utilize the latest technology available in film production.

“Additionally, the developers will construct a series of administrative buildings and production offices as well as support buildings for set and effects development and space for film equipment vendors. Space will also be provided for backlot development for television and film location operations. The initial investment is expected to be $20 million.

“Construction is expected to begin this spring, pending permit approvals, and the initial phase is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2014.

“The facility would be expanded in future phases as demand for sound stages and film production space increases, though no plans have been finalized yet on those expansions.

“Future development plans do include the establishment of a professional film production school in partnership with the studio to help grow Georgia’s film workforce.

“Discussions are currently ongoing with multiple higher education institutions to locate on the site,” the FCDA news release concludes.

Preliminary ideas include production offices, initial production stages, a mill works shop, a film school, a continuing education center, administration offices and a catering and culinary school, The Citizen has learned. While the studio has a reputation for world-class films, the Fayette location would focus on high quality television productions.

Preliminary plans ask for rezoning to accommodate 381 paved parking spaces.

The project will be unlike anything ever seen in Fayette County and promises to become an economic growth engine, according to those familiar with the plans.

Upwards of 500,000 square feet of sound stages, production facilities and ancillary offices are envisioned for the site, The Citizen has learned. The rezoning plans show at least eight such larger structures in addition to clusters of smaller buildings. Zoning being sought is GB (general business).

British-based Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of studio and related services to the worldwide film and entertainment industry. Headquartered 20 miles west of London, in Buckinghamshire, the company has more than 1 million sq. ft. of stage and studio space in five countries.

The world-famous “007 stage,” at 59,000 sq. ft., is the largest of the company’s more than 60 stages and studios spread around the world. The entire James Bond series, including the most recent “Skyfall,” was filmed on Pinewood stages.

Wikipedia lists 121 movies filmed on Pinewood stages in its 77-year history, 42 of them since 2000. Recent blockbusters include “Les Miserables,” “Prometheus,” “Snow White and the Huntsmen,” “The Hobbit,” the first and second Harry Potter films, and “Dark Knight.”

In addition to movies, Pinewood stages are home to television shows, commercials, and more. Pinewood Group has three locations in England, plus facilities in Toronto, Berlin, the Dominican Republic and Malaysia.

Pinewood itself does not develop film projects; instead it provides the production infrastructure to actually get the project onto film: sound stages, sets, lighting and the like.

The studio was founded in 1936 by J. Arthur Rank, a wealthy flour magnate and devout Methodist. Rank’s interest in the film industry was born of his vision for making films with a religious and moral message.

A major draw for film companies to locate in Georgia involves tax credits.

State tax credits adopted a handful of years ago have played a major role in improving Georgia’s profile as the Hollywood of the south.

Under current law, production companies who spend a minimum of $500,000 get a 20 percent transferable tax credit, which jumps by an additional 10 percent if the company uses an imbedded state promo logo in the film, TV series, music video or video game project, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Moreover, there is no cap on the credit, which means the more production companies spend here, the more they will save here too.

In the 2011 fiscal year, the entertainment industry spent more than $689.3 million in Georgia, according to GDED. Last year, some 333 productions filmed in Georgia including feature films, TV series, commercials and music videos.

The state tax credits offered by Georgia apply to all in and out-of-state labor working in Georgia, and standard fringe benefits qualify for the credit as well.

Fayette County has become qualified as a “camera ready” community through GDED to assist with location scouting and other efforts.

Fayette has hosted several movies in recent years including portions of “Sweet Home Alabama” which were filmed at Starr’s Mill and also “Joyful Noise” which was filmed at several local churches along with a big scene at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Fayette has also hosted the “Drop Dead Diva” television show on the Lifetime network, which filmed in a modified hangar at Falcon Field Airport and on various locations around the area.

Nearby Senoia has been the scene stealer on the southside when it comes to TV shows by hosting the production of the top-rated cable drama “The Walking Dead.” In fact, charming downtown Senoia itself plays a backdrop, down to the unkempt landscaping in the medians as an homage to a world in which humans are on the run from zombies.

In addition to providing tax breaks and location scouting, GDED also offers a help wanted hotline and website to help production companies recruit cast and crew.

The 30-acre campus of River’s Elementary School will also play a role in the overall development, although no final deal has been reached on the property owned by the Fayette County Board of Education. The elementary school is expected to receive a makeover and become a campus of Savannah College of Arts and Design, as detailed in a nearby story.

— Reporting by Joyce Beverly, John Munford and Ben Nelms.

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As for the new JB film....

The Project will be developed with a total of five television production studio sound stages; however, the size of the subject parcel will allow for potential future expansion of the studios as market demand expands,” the summary document states.

Doesn't look like Shaken Not Stirred will be happening in Ga anytime soon, if ever.

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Now it makes sense

I could not figure out why a Bond movie would be made in a draconian state like Georgia.

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Are you smart enough to realize

That we have all gotten a good laugh...

Thanks

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What about SAG?

Isn't that a union? In order to get a paid acting job, you have to join.

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Georgia is a right to work state

where you cannot be forced to join a union in order to do a job.

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What about..

Professional Recognition preference or Financial Core?

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James Bond Arrested, $100 Million Movie in Limbo

Fayette County, Georgia

Today, production on the upcoming and highly anticipated James Bond movie came to a screeching halt as police arrested Mr. Bond for posession and distribtution of marijuana. A search warrant was obtained after a police drone flew over Mr. Bond's home and detected marijuana smoke emanating from the residence. A subsequent search discovered slightly over four ounces of marijuana and evidence that Mr. Bond had been sharing his marijuana with a co star.

Pinewood Studios pleaded with local authorities to use some common sense but the response was "do not come here demanding change and expect us all to bow down" and "you should have opened your stupid studio in New Jersey."

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Ah, Jose, you do realize, don't you, that James Bond is a

character not an actual person? Are you lighting up your 'smoke' before or after your postings? You sure are beating this horse to death? Are you a buyer, a flyer, a broker or just a toker?

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Horse still has life in it.

Since I don't know who the next Bond star is I took the liberty to use James Bond, hope you get over it.

I am in hysterics that such a large studio would select Georgia for an investment of this type. It would make sense if they're opening a competitive store to Home Depot or Lowes.

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Hozay & the Movies

Seeing as you abviously have much advice to offer the studio, give'em a call--I'm sure they'd be in the market for anywhere from less than an ounce (still a misdemeanor) for up to a kilo (big time in the big house). Give it a shot, why not?

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The money is in security

Give them a call and say you can reduce the chances of them getting caught by monitoring drone flight plans, posting guards to watch for patrols, and bribing key officials to look the other way should anyone get caught.

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Are you done yet?

Is this the best you have? Bwhahahaha.

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Pinewood Studios Declares Bankruptcy

After last month's arrest of James Bond, Pinewood Studios declared bankruptcy today. "We should have realized that Georgia was not ready for a studio of this class" said CEO after losses were projected into the hundreds of millions.

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classless jose

I now have to go pluck 3 nose hairs that are ingrown, Joe see. Continue on with your blithering.

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MLC

Having a discussion like this compares to a dialogue with Pumkin.

Sometimes, my friend, you need to learn when to quit.

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Husband and Fat

Yes, you are so right. Closer to having one with a dog turd on the frozen ground, but I get your point.

My nostril is calling.

Adios para ahora, mi amigo, marido y grasa.

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In the midst of intellectual giants

I am obviously in the midst of intellectual giants who are highly representative of Georgia residents.

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Ah, Hosey, much better to be in the company of intellectual

giants than in the company of an intellectual midget, wouldn't you agree?

Evidently you have not been reading your newpapers, etc. There have been quite a few movies/tv shows produced in the near vicinity and many in Georgia. Evidently, the powers that be in the film industry are more aware than you of the benefits of locating in Georgia. Perhaps it is because the have more on their mind than the growing season for weed. Anyway, if it becomes a burning issue (no pun intended) they can always connect with one or more of our ousted politicians for a hook-up.

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Georgians are the Walking Dead?

Yes I am well aware of what goes on in Senoia.

I am also aware that 40,000 Georgians get arrested for marijuana every year.

This new studio is on a different scale and I don't believe Georgia is ready for it. Perhaps if the Georgia lawmakers got off their rear ends they could get the Christian Taliban to back off.

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Yep

No smoke here in GA....LMAO

you obviously are a pot stirrer...pun intended

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Bad idea with Georgia's draconian marijuana laws

With Georgia's draconian marijuana laws, this is a very bad idea. California is a good place for studios because they developed a tolerance for marijuana use. In Georgia, you will end up with talent that no longer has a drivers license to go to work.

This is a very bad idea.

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Yeah... not so much

Have you seen California lately? Businesses are fleeing at a record rate.. I don't think Business owners are looking to have a drug fueled workforce. They are looking for Business friendly workforce with lower taxes and less regulations... I don't think these guys are going to be making Cheech and Chong movies there Jose..

Now what you do after work couldn't care less...

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Movie business is doing fine in California

My comments are specific to the TV / movie business. Georgia is the wrong place for the type of talent that is needed.

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Well Jose cuarto....
Jose4 wrote:

Georgia is the wrong place for the type of talent that is needed.

It does appear this studio believes otherwise.

Now, go back to your closet and smoke your weed.

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Perhaps if they read my comments they will think again.

Until there is actual ground breaking, there is time to back out.

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Jose... Smoking that grass....
Jose4 wrote:

Perhaps if they read my comments they will think again.

is making you think you are important. I suspect they can care less about your comment.

Now back in the closet and inhale deep. Do something that Clinton claims he never did.

Oh, and stay off the roads. I would hate to see in the Citizen that Jose cuarto was busted for DUI.

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You assume too much

You probably have a beer gut, are over weight, and are borderline if not full fledged diabetic.

Typical middle aged Georgian.

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Jose cuatro,

Your assumption of my physique brings what to this conversation? Who is assuming too much?

After a response like that I have to wonder if your mommy or daddy know you're using their computer. Perhaps you should ask them first.

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I will take that as a confirmation that you are overweight

It is common to be an overweight alcoholic or a physically fit marijuana smoker. It's not your fault.

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Well, Jose cuatro,

I'll remember that on my next 50 mile ride. Anyways, it's almost 7:30 so you better run along and get to bed. You little ones need plenty of sleep.

BTW, how was grade school today?

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Are those 50 kiddie miles

that you ride on your tricycle?

Quoting from Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta still has the highest percentage of delinquent commercial mortgages compared to other U.S. metro areas, according to newly released data.

Looks like Georgia is a great place to do business.

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A group meets regularly and rides

From PTC to Pine Mountain....

You should try and keep up

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Car versus bicycle

is not for me. Are you a steroid boy like Lance Armstrong?

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Hey, Jose

What type of talent is it, Jose, that is needed? Be specific, oh mr. expert.

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Have you ever heard of Willie Nelson?

Is that specific enough for you?

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Jose

Surely you jest. Continue on, Jose. When the smoke clears, you might have a coherent thought.

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Jose is your last name Horgan?

Or is this the Jose who moved from PTC to Kalifornia?

Jose, are you saying that one cannot be creative and gifted and earn a living in the arts without the benefit of mind altering substances?

Who says we want those left coasters coming here to work, with or without their weed or licenses? We want to have our local youth to have opportunities to learn the crafts offered by the studios. We want them to be able to be raised here with values from their own community and family and neighbors. Then, they stay here and go on to learn from classes and apprenticing and tutoring and OJT training the job skills needed to support the next generations of those who grew up here. Keep them here. So, so many have moved to this county in the last 20-30 years from other parts of the country and are now experiencing the pain of families who cannot get together at holidays and life events to celebrate. Many moved here for jobs and a more affordable life. We still have the affordable life, compared to other parts of the country, but let's now try to get the families to live here for more than one generation without having to move away for a job. Even for those born and raised here for generations, I do believe many experience children and grandchildren moving away for jobs.

I say bring some jobs here, encourage a love of the arts that seems to be fading away and let the future create a new economy that can still honor the values in place.

And if all else fails, just remember, in the next few years, boomers and all those younger will be legally sucking on that weed right along with the POTUS in the White House, since that is a little known line item in the Obamacare book of truths. Chapter 641, paragraph 22, lines 87 thru 92.

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Artists use marijuana, get over it

People can be creative without marijuana but most people who are creative can think for themselves and know marijuana is safer than aspirin. They don't believe the rhetoric from the slave state politicians of Georgia and Old Testament cool aid drinkers who categorize marijuana as Schedule I, being as dangerous as heroin.

Steve Jobs was an avid marijuana smoker who probably died from cancer caused by paraquat poisoning from the government's program to spray poison on Mexican weed. Steve didn't like that Kalifornia weed grown indoors with fungus on it, but preferred outdoor sun-grown weed with lower potency that allowed him to be creatively conscious.

I believe it is idiotic to open a creative production studio of this size in a draconian state like Georgia where the preferred recreational substance is alcohol that causes liver rot.

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Jose: GA Pot Laws

Yeah, they are archaic as most of the US, and not just pot for that matter. Still, it's a misdemeanor offense in GA as in most states and there are plenty of areas in California that "don't look the other way" in terms of using/possessing/buying marijuana under an ounce for that matter and you'll get a citation or worse.

Creative people want to come to states like Georgia to get away from unionized everything and big tax burdens out in California, and also take advantage of the tax incentives the state of GA offers and is starting to make some serious progress with into mass media. Creative people should also know that there MAY be consequences to breaking the law anywhere you may be, though some take a few arrests to get that through their heads.

Can't stand drug laws but I don't excuse those who don't follow them simply because they are "creative, intelligent, rich, poor, etc." Do what you want but don't whine if you get busted breaking a law you damn sure knew existed.

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$100 million movie destroyed with Georgia marijuana laws

Imagine half way through a $100 million James Bond movie, one of the leads gets a seven year prison sentence for a marijuana seed that accidently sprouted in the back yard, or for having four ounces of pot.

The studio would be overjoyed with a union if it meant avoiding the draconian marijuana laws of Georgia.

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Ah, Jose, I theenk you be puffin' some of da weed.

Read back over your posts on this subject and see just how much sense they make.

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My comments are consistent

If you find something inconsistent with my comments, what are they?

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POT laws

Will change, just like Sunday liquor sales......

Live amd let live..

Vote Libertarian!

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Georgia recreational pot in 50 years?

Look how long it took Georgia to get Sunday liquor sales. Not only does alcohol cause liver rot, but it makes beer guts as well. You don't want your artists on stage with beer guts.

If you want to bring high-tech studio jobs to Fayette County, then legalize marijuana for recreational use now. You will end up with a lot more high-tech businesses than one studio.

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Some things are better kept

On the downlow. Drop the attitude while you are at it.

Do not come here demanding change and exoect us all to bow down.

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Georgia won't change, so stay out

I hope the studio is reading this. Georgians are happy with things just as they are, so don't expect them to change.

It would be an act of lunacy for the studio to open up in Georgia with their draconian marijuana laws.

You're right, do not come here demanding change. Instead, stay away. That's the way Georgians want it.

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Yep

That's the way we want it.

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Your reading comprehension isn't so good

You should work on that.

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Take a good long toke on that fatty Jose...

Geeze I thought you potheads were supposed to be mellow and all that man...

If the people want to change it they will if not and you don't like it well I hear we have open borders now so......

Funny how Progressive flee the crumbling States they help to create, move to more stable States then try to bring the very same laws and values that crushed their former State they fled from...

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Georgia is not mellow

Georgians can change or not change. I am simply stating that it would be an act of lunacy to build a substantial studio where the talent could end up in prison for many years half way through a $100 million movie.

It is much better to start a studio in a unionized state than in Georgia where the cost of doing business is a lot more risky.

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Wow-Georgia is not mellow

Wow, now there's a state motto. Put it up in lights, courtesy of a left coast union member who is so p.o.'d that he had to move here where the union just ain't taking care of his every need like it did in Ca.

For you to infer that the people who live in this state cannot be trained in the movie/tv industry because they don't need a union to hold their hand in every decision made speaks volumes about the actual need for the movie/tv industry to move here. You couldn't be a better poster boy for the studio owners/managers if they dreamed one up themselves. Keep up the good work.

By the way, Jose, how many studios have you built?

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More than you

I am sitting in a studio that I built now.

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Jose, not the sharpest saw in the tool shed

Jose

It appears that you might be the local dealer. Are you the one who sold Horgan his pot or do you just deal to the local "creative" people at the movie set? Either way sheriff Babb might be paying you a visit. See you at the courthouse, lol

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When all else fails, attack the messenger

Usually it is the liberals who attack the person instead of the issue.

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Hozay & FC Cultural position

You just might besurprised how many FC citizens are fiscal conservatives and social moderates--who just might not object if marijuana was legalized. Surely the criminal element would not be happy and part of the LE missions would certainly change. But even if a State approval happened, that wouldn't change Federal law which would prevail in a legal confrontation.

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Governor nullifies federal gun restrictions, Obamacare

Governor Deal seems to have no problem nullifying Obama's gun restrictions and Obamacare.

It was Justice Scalia who sided with the liberals and created the drug war exception to the Constitution.

Recreational marijuana should be a Conservative issue but you have Hannity and Limbaugh backed by the Christian Taliban of Georgia to distort the meaning of liberty, freedom, individual responsiblity, and limited government.

Georgia is too backwards for a studio like this one. The Walking Dead can lose a star and pick up another lead, but this would not be the case for a Bond movie.

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I predict Oakland will win in federal showdown

Oakland is receiving over $100,000 in marijuana taxes per month to fight the feds over federal law.

Do you want to bet that federal law will prevail?

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States can nullify Federal law.

Nullification of federal law is how alcohol prohibition ended.

Eighteen or so states have already nullified federal marijuana laws, one of those states is where this studio should go.

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Exactly!

Go change some other state Jose. Try NJ.

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Colorado would be better than New Jersey

New Jersey would not be my pick.

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a little something about me....

My name is Ryan Jolly. I was born in Griffin GA in 1979 and moved to Peachtree City in 1990. I graduated from McIntosh High School in 1997.

I attended Georgia Southern University

I lived briefly in the Traverse City MI area for 4 years and that is where I meet and married my wife Sheri Jolly.

I started Jolly Technologies in 2005 my company handles computer repair, installation, networking, and consulting. We help individuals and business's.

I am an Independent that leans conservative (meaning I do not allow any political party to dictate my feelings or decisions, I use my knowledge, citizen input, and advise of experts to craft the right course of action.

My work experience is in the following categories:

Business Management
Accounting
Law Enforcement
Airline Management/Customer Service
Technology Repair/Management

I believe my vast skills would help me be a more efficient mayor and able to see difficulties in the current city management.

My goals are as follows:

- Bring honor and respect back to the Mayors Office.

- Get a handle on our watershed management, and get the city on a
routine maintenance to keep everyone's costs low

- Make the city a beacon for new business and jobs

- Clean up our industrial park are to invite bigger business's to
relocate.

- Get a handle on city taxes (property & hotel/motel)

- Make sure budget is balanced and money is saved for rainy day

- reconfigure our speed limits in the city (ex: reduce school zones to
25 mph only 1 hour after school day ends, extend the speed limit
on Hwy 74 from 40/50 to a constant 55mph from Stars Mill to
Tyrone)

- Work on fixing the nightmare of Hwy 74/54 Interchange in
Peachtree City

- Give residents more voice in the direction and decisions.

I am fully open to any questions you may have and will answer honestly. If I don't know something, I am not afraid to say so, but will research and find the best answer possible.

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Jolly Technologies

First, I am NOT a PTC resident but would like to know the connection, if any, between your Jolly Technologies and the one started in 2000 by Sandeep Jolly. Trust me, before this is over,you will get many more probing questions than this!

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I have never heard of Sandeep Jolly. They are not related to me...I even asked my mother if she knows that person and she said she didnt. But I dont mind any questions...so keep them coming. It does not matter is your a PTC resident or not.

Have a great day :)

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Jolly for PTC Mayor

I sent you a list of questions about your position on several important PTC issues.

It helps to at least least know how to contact you.

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Ryan Jolly

Welcome to the "race".

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trojan horse or real?

Proposed? or is this a solid deal? Once it is rezoned....can you take back the zoning if the deal falls through? doubt it.

I don't trust the developers and I doubt they could have been this quiet about it if it was the real deal.

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Don't trust the developers?

Then I'd stop eating at Chic Fil A if I were you....they may be putting their developer germs in the sweet tea.

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downtownbiz

That was supposed to be a secret.

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Really? - A secret

You don't get rich by selling food alone. Diversity is the game to weather the economic ups and downs. Every major corporation is also involved in real estate. Just go to Chick-fil-a's website and you can see, they have job openings in real estate, property management and construction. They are not alone in this either. They are just intelligent enough to keep a low profile.

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Ryan Jolly for PTC Mayor

Does anybody know anything about this person?

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contact

my email address is rjolly@jollytechnologies.net

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Just ask

If you want to know anything about me, please feel free to ask. :)

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If you want to know...

Why don't you ask him?

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Time for change

I have been a resident of Peachtree City since 1990.

The lack of responsible leadership in Peachtree City has caused many companies to move to other areas due to enormous red tape and restrictions.

While being responsible is expected, one can not been a GIANT of a burden on people and business.

Being a shinning light for the city to bring new business, families, and more jobs locally. I hope to bring great change in our next election for Mayor of Peachtree City.

I have heard from several business members that they don't consider Peachtree City due to the poor actions of our current Mayor, and City Council.

Lets give someone else a chance to give this city a better 4 years then the past 4 we have had to endure.

Ryan Jolly

Local Buisness Man

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Running for Mayor of Peachtree City in 2013

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This Could Be Interesting Arent You A Dentist/ Wife A Realtor

check it out folks

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Ryan Jolly a dentist? Really?

As far as I know, Ryan Jolly is in the IT field, not dentistry. Where did you get your info from? Maybe the voices in your head that scream all day and night, "WORSHIP DON, WORSHIP DON!"

Maybe go buy a 6-pack of "Shut Up" and drink it before you spout off at the mouth as usual and show how damn ignorant you are yet again about anything besides praising Don Haddix.

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Nuk & Pumpkin

Maybe posting at Oh (NOT zero) Dark Thirty in the morning has something to do with it!

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Hey Nuk

Where can I get a case of "Shut up"? I have some people I would like to give a present.

Grab a cup of coffee and relax. I am trying to learn how to ignore her ignorant posts myself.

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Point?

What is wrong with being a Dentist with a Realtor Wife?

Both good professions.

Much better than an ANTI everything Mayor. I am of the opinion that you could throw darts at the Kroger bulletin board and find a better Mayor than we have now.

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That's the funniest thing I've heard lately...

No, he's not a dentist and his wife is not a Realtor. I don't post very often, but I read the comments all the time. You people wouldn't know a good Mayor if he/she came up and slapped you in the face. All y'all ever do is complain complain complain and make false statements about things you know nothing about. Who cares if he is a dentist and his wife's a Realtor? At least he is trying to do something positive to help his community instead of gripe about it on the internet.

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And your point is?

Are you implying that a dentist with a realtor wife is somehow worse that what we have now?
Some fools thought that a realtor wife disqualified Les Dyer. And instead, look what we have.
You just need one capital letter at the beginning of your sentence. Reads better that way. Doncha Know!

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r. morgan

you are so sad. no caps makes it easy, i just stopped using em.
someone asked who jolly is i simply passed on a comment to point them toward discovery. but as mr jolly pointed out call him. perhaps when his campaign begins some of you might actually attend his ralleys and gee could we possibly imagine..... even speak with him ask some questions. )haha)

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No need to ask him questions

I'm supporting Scott Rowland as I did last time.

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Scott Rwoland

Scott is in my business networking group and told us the other day he wasn't running. But, if he changed his mind I think that's great.

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Congratulations to Those Who Have Worked to Make This Happen

Hats off to Matt Forshee and others who are making these two significant opportunities happen. Think that this is a great example of leaders who have a vision for the future. THANK YOU!!

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You are right!

This is a game changer. This project has been years in the making...congrats to all involved for making this happen.

This county and Peachtree City are way behind in their forward thinking. The bar is set so low here...as I've said before, six months and 2 surveys to figure out if we will allow gas golf carts or not. Really? should have been about a 5 minute conversation.

We have to find ways to attract a younger white collar demographic to this area and this news is a great start. Currently, we have nothing to offer the younger (25 to 35 year) white collar demographic to move to Peachtree City. This demographic is important to our local economy and long term success of our city.

This next election may be the most important election in Peachtree City's history. We need to vote in a mayor and council who are progressive and think outside of the box. The progression of this city has been at a standstill over the last 12 years.

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Game changer indeed. Let's not screw it up

It still requires a rezoning which always gets some opposition from the neighbors - just ask the Brown Day Camp people. Can't imagine anyone on county commission opposed to this, although I do see some danger of meddling and micromanagement. Let us pray (if still allowed) that can be kept to a minimum.

And let's thank God this didn't surface in PTC. Usually my knee-jerk reaction to things like this is "Why not here?" but of course there is no parcel of land large enough, except the isolated Wieland tract. But if this happened in PTC and we were counting on current mayor and council to transition smoothly through a high-profile rezoning, we would be cringing with embarrassment after we filled out our survey to see if we wanted to accept this project.

I honestly think Chairman Brown and his mostly new commission can get this one done easily by focusing on the positive benefits of the best thing to hit Fayette County since the hospital. This is also a huge home run for PTC's housing market. While there are plenty of houses right across (south of) Hwy 54, the strong preference for employees will be Peachtree City. Hotel/motel tax revenue will be way up as well. Glad we increased the rate - just in time.

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Morgan and Dar Bromance

You guys are quite the pair.

Morgan in typical fashion cheers with glee our new taxes: "Hotel/motel tax revenue will be way up as well. Glad we increased the rate - just in time."

Maybe, Morgan, you can get your buddies in PTC to get Dar his Kedron Field House for a song.

They didn't consider PTC simply there is not enough land and this land was a lot cheaper. Get over the rest of your nonsense.

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:) Really You Hit A Home Run Here(:

sometimes its just too easy

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