'Walking Dead' filming near downtown Newnan today

by Celia Shortt

First Avenue in Newnan between Gilbert Street and Fourth Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to traffic in order to accommodate Stalwart Films, LLC, as it films scenes for the AMC television series 'The Walking Dead.'

Newnan City Council approved the filming permit at Tuesday's regular meeting.

Also, only local traffic will be allowed on Long Place during filming, and residents w i l l have access to First Avenue Park during t hat t ime. Stalwart reported that the Coweta County School System had been notified and school buses will be allowed to pass through.

'We really appreciate the support we get from Newnan and Coweta,' said Stalwart's Location Manager Michael Riley. '[They've] been very supportive.'

Stalwart will park filming equipment at property adjacent to the railroad tracks at 27 First Avenue.

Crews will park at the site of the old Alexander House and will be shuttled to the filming locations.



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