Community Center playground to open soon

Who hasn’t noticed the amazing new playground equipment rising from the pavement beside the Lovejoy Community Center?

This welcomed addition to an ever-growing recreational and entertainment complex is expected to be opened in the next couple of weeks, according to City Engineer Mark Whitley. He told city council members Monday night that the ground covering still needed to be finished, and a safety fence will be installed.

Mayor Bobby Cartwright said the playground will be open for children to enjoy it as soon as construction is complete. An official opening ceremony will follow when the best date for such an event is determined.

RR crossing improvements may come in 2020

Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright said during the April 15 City Council meeting that the Talmadge Road railroad crossing is due to be upgraded beginning as soon as the summer of 2020.

During the council meeting, a Lovejoy resident asked if the intersection surrounding the railroad crossing could be improved from its current condition as a steeply-graded hill. Cartwright said railroad company Norfolk Southern will be investing a lot of money to make the crossing grade more level and to install additional safety equipment. City officials have recently said as well that a pedestrian crossing will be built at the Talmadge Road intersection.

AMS announces more affordable ticket pricing for 2020 NASCAR weekend

Drivers race during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QT500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, on 24 February, 2019. (HHP/Garry Eller)

Atlanta Motor Speedway is making the NASCAR experience more affordable for its 60th anniversary.

The Speedway has adjusted pricing for the vast majority of its Sunday grandstand seating options, which means the unrivaled sightlines of fans’ favorite seats will now be available at a better price. Continue reading

The Rock Ranch announces spring events

April 13 – Easter Eggstravaganza presented by Eggland’s Best® – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. … FREE EVENT – optional purchase of wrist bands to enjoy attractions – more information below.  Based on guest feedback, we’ve added more time in between each age group’s egg hunt, added a special time and place for guests with mobility challenges, and Easter Bunny photos will be happening all day long. Continue reading

AMS hosts Furious Five Finale

The Furious Five series concluded Saturday with an action-packed set of Legends and Bandoleros racing on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s ¼ mile Thunder Ring.

In the Masters feature Bill Plemons Jr. and Robbie Woodall traded the lead back and forth throughout in the opening half of the race. Plemons prevailed, but had Woodall on his tail as the pair worked through lap traffic. A caution with three laps to go set the scene for one final showdown between the two; Woodall hounded Plemons for all three laps, but couldn’t find a way around to the point. Plemons held on for the victory, followed by Woodall and Tony Armbruster in 3rd. Continue reading