Fayette Chamber names Mark Gray as Business Person of the Year

Randy Weaver (R), the incoming 2013 chairman of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, stands beside Chamber CEO Virginia Gibbs at the annual event. From left, outgoing Chamber Chair Peggy Thomas and Mark Gray, named the Chamber’s Outstanding Business Person of the Year. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards luncheon with just over 200 in attendance Jan. 18 at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City.

Mark Gray, State Farm Insurance agent in Peachtree City, was named as the Outstanding Business Person of the Year. This award is chosen by the previous award winners and is given to a person who owns, operates or manages a business or profession in the county. They must have demonstrated unselfish support of the community affairs and must also excel at managing and leading their business. Gray was the Chamber chairman in 2006. Read More»

New PTC agricultural industry will employ 42

A Japanese company is preparing to build its first U.S. production facility in Peachtree City off Ga. Highway 74 south near TDK Boulevard in the city’s industrial park.

Calpis Inc. is expected to employ 42 people on its 11.84 acre campus, according to a project description submitted to the city from InSpec Group of Atlanta. Read More»

PTC’s TDK named top GM supplier

A Peachtree City company has been named one of the top suppliers for General Motors for 2012.

TDK Components USA, Inc. was recently presented the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Winners of the award meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance criteria along with cross-functional support of the entire GM organization, officials said. Read More»

Work starts on senior apartments in north PTC

Construction is underway on a senior apartment complex near the Kedron Village shopping center that will include 96 units.

HearthSide Peachtree City is a $14.2 million project undertaken by NorSouth Development, which describes the complex as an “amenity-rich, affordable rental community reserved exclusively for independent seniors age 62 and older.” Read More»

Jobless rates fall again in Coweta, Fayette

Unemployment numbers in Coweta and Fayette counties have fallen again. Figures released last week by the Ga. Dept. of Labor showed the November jobless rate in both counties falling to levels not seen for the past few years. Coweta’s rate dropped to 7.2 percent while Fayette saw a rate of 6.8 percent. Read More»

Frugal F’ville sees better year ahead

With property values and tax revenues continuing to fall, 2012 was not an easy year for Fayetteville. But what looks to be the beginning of an economic recovery paired with an ever-frugal city government might just signal better things to come in 2013.

The year saw what might be the beginnings of a reversal from the city’s years-long state of lackluster economic growth and development.

Ground was broken in the fall on Brandywine Boulevard for the city’s largest project in the past three years. The 4.33-acre site will be the location of the Hope Assisted Living and Memory Care Center. Read More»

South PTC Kroger to expand

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Senior residential development underway

Somerby will be located off 74S, Rockaway Road

Construction of a senior citizen residential complex off Ga. Highway 74 south in Peachtree City is now chugging along.

The Somerby at Peachtree City development, once complete, will include a total of 310 units, split up among 74 age-restricted assisted living units, 30 condominiums and 136 apartments.

The 25-acre tract was rezoned from general industrial in 2007 to make way for the Somerby development. Prior to that action, the city had the tract earmarked for single family medium density development on the city’s land use plan. Read More»

Fayette economy is on the rebound

More have jobs than anytime since Aug. ’08

Fayette County has a new tool in its economic toolbox: one that uses hard data to analyze the county’s economy.

The Fayette County Economic Index, rolled out Tuesday, shows Fayette has experienced positive year to year growth in its “index of current economic indicators” for 33 straight months. Read More»

Jobless rates in Fayette, Coweta show slight drop

Unemployment figures for October show jobless numbers for Coweta and Fayette counties inching down again. Fayette’s jobless rate dropped to 7.1 percent for the month while the rate in Coweta fell to 7.5 percent. Read More»