Diva marathon event picks PTC for race

When you think of Peachtree City and “Diva,” your mind automatically runs to the city’s association with hosting the Drop Dead Diva television show, which is recorded on soundstages at Falcon Field Airport.

But the city is going to get a new set of Divas next year: more than 4,000 of them as a matter of fact. The Divas Half Marathon and 5K event will be hosted in Peachtree City the weekend of Sept. 7-8, 2014. Read More»

FDIC sues directors of failed F’ville bank for $10.3M

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has sued the former board of directors of the failed Southern Community Bank in Fayetteville, which it took over in June 2009.

The lawsuit is seeking $10.3 million in damages from the defendants including lost operating capital, lost profits and lost investment opportunities. Read More»

Kennesaw State coming to Senoia for film industry classes

Kennesaw State University is coming to Senoia to be part of the growing movie and television industry that is expanding in Coweta and Fayette counties. The university will be partnering with Senoia Enterprises to bring its entertainment business courses to the city beginning next spring.

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program is partnering with Senoia Enterprises, Inc., to provide a home base for executive education courses in entertainment business, according to the university. Read More»

F’ville gets ready for the movie cameras, prepares to annex 1,200 county acres

Map provided by Fayetteville shows property parcels slated for annexation.

It has been a while coming and the time for what is one of the larger annexations in Fayetteville’s history will come before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.

A total of 15 parcels representing nearly 1,200 acres on the city’s northwest side with multiple land owners involved will make the annexation requests. While most are requesting large lot residential zoning, there will be three property owners with 459 acres requesting PCD (Planned Community District) zoning. One of those is the property on which Pinewood Atlanta will be located. Read More»

Chase Bank to raze, replace Kedron KFC

The former Kentucky Fried Chicken building in the Kedron Village shopping center may soon cluck its way into oblivion.

Chase Bank has submitted a proposal to demolish the empty former KFC at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Georgian Park in favor of a 3,421 square-foot bank with 30 parking spaces.

Chase also wants to remove a significant amount of landscaping that would be replaced and maintained, a company representative told the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Yamaha to expand ATV production, add 100 jobs

The new line of Yamaha all-terrain vehicles will be produced at the company’s Newnan plant. The introduction of the new product line will mean the initial hire of approximately 100 employees. Read More»

PTC planners wary of 2 adjacent 5-story Wisdom Rd. hotels

A proposal to build an 82-room Fairfield Inn and Suites, followed later by a TownePlace Suites extended-stay hotel, on Wisdom Road near Ga. Highway 74 was informally vetted by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Empty Rivers school may house Pinewood Studios offices

The Pinewood movie studio complex coming to rural central Fayette County may take more advantage of its backers’ pending purchase of nearby Rivers Elementary School than initially planned.

The school at first was pitched as a home to a school that would specialize in training new employees for the film production industry, as many more will be needed in Georgia to upscale the job force necessary for Pinewood, which will be Read More»

Newnan lands rehab hospital

Newnan and Coweta County will soon be home to yet another healthcare provider. HealthSouth Corp. announced last week that it will construct a 50-bed comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East near Interstate 85. The $22 million investment will generate more than 125 full-time jobs and is expected to open in late 2014. Read More»

PTC to vote on annexing 7 acres on Hwy. 54 East

Developer wants sewer access; approval recommended with buffer, enhancements

A proposal to annex four parcels on 7.36 acres along Ga. Highway 54 East into Peachtree City will be considered by the City Council Thursday night.

The owner of the Peachtree Professional Center has asked for the annexation to allow hookup to the city’s sewer system. The hookup is not necessary but would be nice to have and it would allow for more of the site to be used for parking, according to Chuck Ogletree, a representative of owner Foot Pain, LLC. Read More»