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Helping support a good cause

Helping support a good cause

Instead of the typical neon yellow or white, Coweta-Fayette EMC linemen and outside employees are wearing bright pink hard hats in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage early detection. “Our linemen were happy to help raise awareness,” EMC CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair said. “Fighting breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and a portion of the funds used to purchase the hats directly support the American Cancer Society. We think they look great, and we hope to make it a yearly tradition.” Photo/Submitted.

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

Chamber’s Gibbs says it’s time for new leadership

Virginia Gibbs.

It has been more than a decade since Virginia Gibbs was selected as the president and CEO of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Gibbs announced Oct. 13 that she will retire on Dec. 31. (See her letter to the editor here.) Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital to expand ER by 18 bays, add 30 rooms

This side of the hospital will be getting a second story. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is looking to expand by adding a two-story section on the hospital’s east side. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»

Construction company headed to MacDuff Parkway

The Peachtree City Planning Commission heard an initial proposal on Sept. 8 that could lead to the development of the headquarters for Massana Construction on six acres on the future MacDuff Parkway section near Senoia Road.

The staff report noted that the property, currently zoned GI (general industrial), will serve as the new headquarters for Massana Construction and will include an office building, an equipment building and a drop yard. Totaling 3,765 sq. ft., the one-story building will be constructed of stone-relief concrete and glass. Read More»

More jobs are headed to Coweta

Pre-cast building manufacturer Spancrete will begin operations in Newnan in January and bring approximately 40 jobs to the area. Pictured at the recent announcement were, from left, Kristin Szymczak, General Manager, Precast South, Spancrete; E. Jane Caraway, Regional Project Manager, Ga. Dept. of Economic Development and Coweta County Development Authority Chairman Terry Daviston. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 25 announcement by Spancrete pre-cast building products will lead to the creation of approximately 40 new manufacturing jobs in Newnan. The revitalization of an existing facility in Newnan South Industrial Park is expected to be complete for a January opening. Read More»

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

New FCDA chief brings experience in Gwinnett

New FCDA CEO Alan Durham. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Development Authority at its monthly meeting on Sept. 25 voted unanimously to hire former Gwinnett County and West Palm Beach, Fla. economic developer Alan Durham as the organization’s president and CEO.

A resident of Jonesboro, Durham established Atlanta-based consulting firm Economic Development Strategies and Solutions in 2012, working with government and private sector clients.

Having graduated high school in Jonesboro, Durham said he has an ongoing familiarity with Fayette County, calling it “one of the gems of metro Atlanta.” Read More»

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