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New film studio coming to Paulding County

New film studio coming to Paulding County

HIRAM, Ga. -- Georgia is among the top five states in the nation for film and television productions. More than 335 productions were shot in the state in 2010, bringing in more than $759.3 million.

Now, Paulding County is ready to capitalize on its piece of this growing pie.

The Paulding County Industrial Building Authority (IBA) and Paulding County Board of Commissioners will break ground on a new full-service film and television production facility in Hiram at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Dubbed Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County, this venture will be the first production facility in decades to be developed outside of Atlanta city limits.

BEST SPOTS: The Tabernacle

ATLANTA -- It has played host to many international rock stars, soul singers and stand-up comics; it's  Atlanta's oldest concert venue and it started out as a church. This week, the Where U Live team spoke with booker Adam Cohon about the history of the Tabernacle.

Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- If country line dancing is your thing, you won't want to miss the Texas Roadhouse line dancing contest at Six Flags.

The competition will be Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nine teams are scheduled to compete: four from Georgia (Douglasville, Hiram, Marietta and Snellville), three from Alabama and two from Mississippi.

Teams are made up of eight to 10 dancers dressed in Texas Roadhouse attire. They will each dance to three songs, and a panel of judges will evaluate them on creativity, energy, spirit and synchronicity.

The winning team will go on to represent the region in a national line dancing competition.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes a ticket to Six Flags, parking pass, food voucher and admission to the line dancing contest.

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

ATLANTA – As the summer wraps up students and parents are thinking of ways to enjoy their summer “to the last drop”. During the summer, many communities hosted free movie viewing at public parks. The screenings are designed to encourage family bonding time and fellowship.

People say watching movies in the park or under the stars is relaxing.

Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend

Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend

DALLAS, Ga. -- The annual Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival returns to Paulding County this weekend for two days of music and family-friendly fun.

On Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, Metro Atlanta residents can listen to the sounds of numerous bluegrass bands, including the Grascals, the East Dixie Boys, Bent Creek and Barbwire Bluegrass.

A weekend pass costs $25; otherwise, the festival is $12 on Friday (6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and $15 for Saturday (12:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Moms Like Me always has a ton of deals for families to enjoy in Atlanta.

This list has 30 free things to do this summer, from petting zoo to museums... Enjoy it all on the MomLikeMe website.