SouthCrest Financial Group reports upward trend in earnings

Not where CEO wants to be, but proud of results

Kenneth H. Maloy, president and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. (SCSG:PK) recently announced the company’s preliminary 2014 fourth quarter earnings and said he expects a continued upward trend in coming quarterly reports.

SouthCrest is a $570 million asset bank holding company headquartered in Peachtree City. The company operates a 12 branch network throughout Georgia and Alabama through its subsidiary bank, SouthCrest Bank, N.A. The bank provides retail and commercial banking services, Small Business Administration lending, mortgage banking, and online banking services. Read More»

Merriman picked for new post at chamber

Newnan-Coweta County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Leslie Merriman has been named the new Director of Strategic Growth with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Read More»

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal returned from a recent trip to England commenting on his visit with executives at Pinewood Shepperton PLC, the parent company of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Part of the conversation included the idea of establishing a film academy in Georgia, with a possible location including an existing building at Pinewood Atlanta, Deal noted. Read More»

Osmose HQ construction now underway in PTC

An initial building is going up at Osmose headquarters. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the corporate headquarters for Osmose Utility Services, Inc. is underway on Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

Gov. Nathan Deal on Jan. 21 announced that Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., an inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation service provider for electric utilities and telecommunication companies, will build a new headquarters in Peachtree City, creating as many as 100 new jobs over the next year. The Citizen first reported that story Sept. 4 last year. Read More»

Concord, N.C. mayor lauds Great Wolf park

Great Wolf Lodge official photo.

The proposal by Great Wolf Lodge Family Resorts to establish a lodge and indoor water park at the site of Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree City Hotel and Resort is creating a lot of talk. The Citizen asked Mayor Scott Padgett for his perspective on the indoor water park in his jurisdiction in Concord, N.C., Read More»

Water park eyes berth in quiet PTC neighborhood

From the Great Wolf website, a front view of one of the company's lodges.

UPDATED for print Jan. 20, 2014 — So far, three Peachtree City Council members are noncommittal 

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Marriott coming to town

lon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park won unanimous approval Jan. 15 from the Peachtree City Council.

The vote on the rezoning proposal was 4-0. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch did not attend the meeting.

The approval came with 14 conditions.

The Apsilon proposal called for the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn with 126 rooms on 6.522 acres on the north side of the office park. The structure will have four floors and be no more than 45 feet in height at the highest point. Read More»

PTC planners hear about new high-tech industry

Sensor components of the PAVE-IR Scanner are shown mounted on paving machinery in a photo from the MOBA website.

A workshop discussion on a request to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and three soccer fields along Ga. Highway 74 South in a proposed industrial subdivision Read More»

Chamber taps Carlotta Ungaro as new president

Chamber taps Carlotta Ungaro as new president

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce has named Carlotta Ungaro as its new president and CEO, tasked to lead the county's largest business organization of almost 800 members.

Ungaro comes to the chamber from the Morrisville Chamber, a suburb of Raleigh, N.C. 

She has served as its president since May, 2011.  Prior to Morrisville, Ungaro served as president of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce in Beaufort, S.C. for five years.

In addition to her leadership in the Carolinas, Ungaro has considerable economic development and chamber experience in the state of Georgia.  Read More»

Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

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