When the cotton mill closed, Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town. But filming of the popular TV show "The Walking Dead" has renewed interest in the rural Georgia town and the ruins of its old buildings.
Officials at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. say they've opened a second assembly plant in Newnan and will hire 100 employees to work on a new utility vehicle. The Japanese company also said this week that it has completed transferring all of its ATV production to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Coweta County. Vaughn Smith, a meteorologist based in Peachtree City, says the EF-0 tornado had a top wind speed of 85 mph Sunday afternoon. Tornadoes range from EF-0 to the most severe EF-5.