The Covington Digital News , June 20th, 2015 - Page 6

IN DEPTH Friday, June 19, 2015 Love of old cars turns into movie business VIDEO BY DARRELL EVERIDGE Conyers resident Tim Thompson worked in IT for the Southern Company for 35 years. On the day he was told that he was to take early retirement due to cutbacks, he received a call from a movie studio looking to use an old car of his. It was the start of Atlanta Picture Cars and it’s a business that’s taken off. Thompson owns 26 antique cars, but has access to over 600 cars, including 75 from Rockdale County. Thompson also serves as a broker, renting the vehicles to production companies on request. If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher, you may be eligible to participate in the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program at Griffin RESA. This program provides an avenue to attain teacher certification in Georgia through a job-embedded approach. For additional information please visit for Pre-TAPP application or email TAPP coordinator at