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F’ville’s Pinewood Studios gets 5 new buildings

At work on Pinewood expansion. Photo/Pinewood Studios, London.

Construction on the most recent additions at Pinewood Atlanta Studios is underway. Crews are at work on five new buildings totaling 176,000 sq. ft.

Land disturbance permit plans obtained from the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Department show five buildings totaling 176,000 sq. ft. to be constructed to the south of the existing soundstages and other buildings on the 288-acre Veterans Parkway property.

One of the buildings will house two 20,000 sq. ft. soundstages (stages 7 and 8) and 20,000 sq. ft. of office space.

A second building will house soundstage 6 at 30,000 sq. ft. Read More»

Crews work to repair water main break in PTC

Crews work to repair the water line break. Photo/Peachtree City Police Facebook.

A water main break Tuesday morning on Walt Banks Road near South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City had traffic down to one lane while county crews worked to stop the flow and restore water to customers.

Peachtree City police said traffic delays in the area had travel limited to one lane during the mid-morning to mid-afternoon hours.

Fayette County Public Works said the break was on an 8-inch line near Parkway Estates and affected approximately 40 customers.

Crews were expected to have the water line replaced around 4 p.m.

Employment at 6-year high in Fayette, Peachtree City

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Fayette County in December saw a slight drop in the unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Peachtree City also saw a decrease Read More»

3 arrested in north Fayette burglaries

Three Fayetteville men are facing burglary charges after two break-ins and an attempted burglary at three homes in north Fayette County.

Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Relaford, of Fayetteville, and 20-year-old Oliver Tucker, of Fayetteville, were both charged with two counts of burglary, one count of criminal attempt to commit burglary and one count of loitering/prowling, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Seventeen-year-old Quincy Crump, of Fayetteville, was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal attempt to commit burglary, Babb said. Read More»

Man sought in north Fayette armed robbery

A north Fayette County woman was robbed at gunpoint in Jan. 31 incident at her home. The woman was not injured in the armed robbery.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies at 10:38 p.m. responded to a report of a robbery at a residence on West Lane in Kenwood Landing Mobile Home Park.

Babb said a 40-year-old park resident told deputies she had parked her car on West Lane and was exiting her vehicle when a black male approximately 5 feet in height and approximately 20 years of age came up behind her and put a gun in her face and demanded she give him her purse and cellphone. Read More»

Bad heroin suspected in 2 PTC deaths in January

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Third man overdosed but survived

There have been two possible overdose deaths and a third non-fatal suspected overdose in Peachtree City during January Read More»

SouthCrest Financial Group reports upward trend in earnings

Not where CEO wants to be, but proud of results

Kenneth H. Maloy, president and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. (SCSG:PK) recently announced the company’s preliminary 2014 fourth quarter earnings and said he expects a continued upward trend in coming quarterly reports.

SouthCrest is a $570 million asset bank holding company headquartered in Peachtree City. The company operates a 12 branch network throughout Georgia and Alabama through its subsidiary bank, SouthCrest Bank, N.A. The bank provides retail and commercial banking services, Small Business Administration lending, mortgage banking, and online banking services. Read More»

Chiefs' unbeaten streak now at 23

The McIntosh Chiefs ran their perfect season record to 23-0 with a 63-38 win over Forest Park Friday night at home.

Leading 27-20 at the half, the Chiefs came out and scored the first nine points of the third quarter, building a 50-26 lead by the end of the period.

Now 16-0 in Region 4-AAAAA with only two regular-season games to play, McIntosh will travel to Mundy's Mill Tuesday night before hosting Northgate next Friday.

The overall region standings were shaken up a bit Friday when Stockbridge, looking to wrap up the top seed in the other subregion, was upset at home by Luella. Read More»

A team of destiny?

A team of destiny?

A team of destiny?
The McIntosh Chiefs ran their record to 22-0 with a 83-78 victory over Stockbridge Tuesday night. Look for results from last night's game against Forest Park on our website at www.thecitizen.com. Photo by Michael Clifton/KombatKamera.com.

An annual tradition

An annual tradition

Breakfast at the 23rd Annual Pancake Saturday at McIntosh High School on Jan. 24 was made to order for this Tyrone family. Pictured from left are 7-year-old Ella, 8-year-old Madison, 2-year-old Hannah and dad, Eric Hinkle. The annual event is sponsored by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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