PTC industry Sigvaris featured on TV’s ‘How It’s Made’

Sigvaris plant in Peachtree City. Photo from

Local residents can get a behind-the-scenes look on a global manufacturing firm located in Peachtree City starting Thursday on the Science Channel.

Sigvaris, which makes compression socks and hosiery, will be featured on the show “How It’s Made” Thursday at 9:30 p.m., Friday at 12:30 a.m., Saturday at 4:30 a.m. and Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10:30 p.m. Read More»

With growth coming, Fayetteville at 88% buildout

These new homes in The Villages subdivision in Fayetteville are an example of the marked increase in residential building occurring in the city during 2013. Fayetteville is currently at 88 percent residential build-out. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville is home to the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the incremental yet steady number of new jobs it will bring. But currently at 88 percent residential build-out, the city has a limited number of residential parcels to accommodate the expected growth in its pre-annexation areas.

Information supplied by the city shows 819 available residential lots. Fayetteville’s current population stands at 16,060 and carries a population estimate of 18,189 at build-out. Read More»

More commercial on the way for Hwy. 34 E

Plans have been proposed for further commercial development at the retail center along Ga. Highway 34 and Andrew Bailey Road near Thomas Crossroads. A public hearing in January will include a proposal to establish a national chain restaurant and other retail businesses in a 9,400 sq. ft. building which has been vacant since it was constructed in 2007. Read More»

F’ville Council referees dog feud

Nearby business owner Dave Williams makes his point to the council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In this corner, 60 barking dogs, an animal rescue business and its supporters; in the opposite corner, a senior citizens’ subdivision

Everybody loves dogs and no one wants them to suffer. But when it comes to an ordinance amendment that would place new criteria on commercial kennels and animal shelters, the Fayetteville City Council appears to be between a rock and a very hard place.

As expected, the proposed amendment was tabled at the Dec. 5 meeting, but not before supporters of Courtney’s Canine Care countered the noise complaints of homeowners and businesses that surfaced at the November meeting. Read More»

Want to help shape future of Fayette?

Want to help shape future of Fayette?

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Have you ever thought about the future and wanted to be able to impact it in a positive way? Now is your chance if you live or work in Fayette County. The recently created Fayette Visioning Initiative is underway and organizers want to hear from you.
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Leaders explain community visioning to PTC Council

Randy Weaver (L) and Trey Ragsdale made a brief presentation on the Vision Initiative to the Peachtree City Council. Photo/John Munford.

Representatives of the Fayette County Visioning Initiative made a presentation to the Peachtree City Council Thursday night to explain how they are working to create a countywide community development plan.

Co-chair Trey Ragsdale noted that such a procedure isn’t a new concept for Fayette, which underwent a similar review back in 1987 to create “Fayette ‘93.” One of the biggest results of that plan was to plant the seeds for what would later become Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Pinewood Studios construction continues apace

The newest construction at Pinewood Atlanta Studios can be seen from Sandy Creek Road across from the former Rivers Elementary School. At left is the 20,000 sq. ft. production office building attached to one of the soundstage buildings. To the right is the recently constructed 45,000 sq. ft. workshop building. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the Pinewood Atlanta Studios facility on Veterans Parkway continues to transform what was pasture land into Fayetteville and Fayette County’s largest-ever economic development project. The latest improvements to the property are easily evidenced by the view offered from Sandy Creek Road.

The newest additions to the property can be seen from the studio entrance across from the former Rivers Elementary School. Construction is underway on a 20,000 square-foot production office building that is being attached to the soundstage building nearest the studio entrance. Read More»

Jobless rate rises in Fayette, Coweta

The unemployment rate is Fayette and Coweta counties is much like a rollercoaster. And in October, that rollercoaster is on an uphill trek again. Read More»

Fayette retailers ready for Thanksgiving weekend sales

Fayette retailers ready for Thanksgiving weekend sales

More stores in Fayette County will be open at least part of Thanksgiving Day to capitalize on the pre-Christmas retail rush known as “Black Friday” and, now, “Brown Thursday.” Read More»

Sheriff Babb: Be careful while holiday shopping

Sheriff Babb: Be careful while holiday shopping

Christmas shopping time is nearly here and Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb has tips for the holiday season that pertain to shopping, burglaries and precautions for financial transactions.

When it comes to retail shopping, Babb said the most important thing for shoppers to do is to make sure there is nothing in view in their vehicle that would give a would-be thief a reason to target the vehicle.

“Don’t leave anything in view from the outside of the vehicle. Keep everything of value in the trunk or hidden from view. Don’t be a target,” Babb said. Read More»

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