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Coweta lures bottled water company, adding 40 jobs

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California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will open a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County.

The new facility represents a $52 million investment located in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. Expected to be completed later this year, the Niagara facility will package and distribute private label bottled water for its customers as well as the Niagara label, according to Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright. Read More»

Coweta nursery to be reborn as a contractor yard

A proposal to rezone five acres on Ga. Highway 16 East near the Orchard Hills Golf Club to Light Industrial (LM) was approved March 18 by the Coweta County Commission. The former Andy’s Nursery property will be converted to a contractor yard by applicant Chad Caldwell. Read More»

BoE makes case for district appeal

Fayette County Board of Education members (clockwise from top left) Barry Marchman, Chair Marion Key, Leonard Presberg and Bob Todd. Photo composite/The CItizen.

County Commission poised to join in

One local government has made the decision to appeal the recent district voting decision ordered by a federal court judge, and another is expected to join that attempt.

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the mid-February decision by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten that set aside Fayette’s long-standing at-large voting format. Read More»

Fayette studies changes to golf cart rules; solo 15-year-olds could drive

Changes are afoot for the golf cart ordinance governing unincorporated Fayette County. At its March 27 meeting, the county commission is expected to adopt a new ordinance that would “more closely mirror the existing ordinance in Peachtree City.” Read More»

Fayette Commission to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Commission will be filing its formal appeal of a federal judge's decision in May 2013 to toss out at-large voting in favor of district voting, The Citizen learned Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

The Coweta County Commission received one of the 2013 Prosperity Awards presented on March 5 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The award was given for “positive actions” of the Board of Commissioners in the areas such as impact fee elimination, industrial development and transportation planning. Chairman Blackburn (center) is seen with Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby (left) and 2013 Chamber Board Chair Dean Jackson. Photo/Special.

Year-round haunted house gets Coweta nod

The Coweta County Commission by a 4-1 vote on March 4 approved a request by the “13 Stories” haunted house venue off Ga. Highway 16 that provides for year-round operation and removes an earlier requirement that an off-duty sheriff’s deputy be positioned in the nearby residential area to screen traffic approaching the business. Read More»

F’ville Fire Dept. consolidation eyed — again

Generic photo of firefighter dousing a fire. Photo/Shutterstock.

The idea of consolidating the Fayetteville Fire Dept. with the Fayette County Fire Dept. is back for the second time in two years. Though turned down in mid-2012 by a consensus of the council, the item was back on the retreat agenda after the city received a letter from Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown asking that the topic be discussed.

Council members at the retreat agreed by consensus to ask the county to provide a detailed report outlining the financial and service provision aspects of a possible consolidation. Read More»

Coweta OK's new cell tower

Residents in the area of southwest Newnan should soon be experiencing better cell phone coverage. The Coweta County Commission voted unanimously on Feb.18 to approve a rezoning request that will locate an AT&T cell tower on a 10-acre site off 179 Old Corinth Road.

The 150-foot monopine tower surrounded by a chain-link fence will be located 524 feet off Old Corinth Road within the 10-acre site. The rezoning request asked for special use approval for a section of the property totaling .1125 acres. Read More»

Haunted house request pushed to March 4

“13 Stories” haunted house owner Allyn Glover was back before the Coweta County Commission Feb.18 to request that two conditions accompanying his September approval to re-locate his facility to the old Playtex plant off Ga. Highway 16 be removed. The public hearing was conducted, but the vote will not be taken until the March 4 meeting.

Though approved in September, Glover at the Feb. 18 meeting said the new location did not open for Halloween due to the amount of work required. Read More»