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Full-service gas station era ends as Mask closes his doors in F’ville

Jerry Mask closes up his service station in Fayetteville, the last full-service station in town. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The last full-service gas station has closed in Fayetteville, not to mention the last station owned by a native Fayette Countian.

Jerry Mask, 69, has lived and worked here most of his life. He began delivering groceries on his bicycle at the age of 12, delivered them by car at the age of 16 and was graduated from Fayette County High School in 1962.

One of nine children of Roland and Mary Lou McElwaney Mask, he has worked for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Fayetteville Police Department. Read More»

Fayette businesswoman Mallory elected chairperson of Georgia EMC 2012 Board

Alice Mallory. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (GEMC), a statewide electric membership cooperative (EMC) trade association, recently elected former educator and local businesswoman Alice Mallory chairperson of the 2012 GEMC board of directors.

Chairperson Mallory is the president of Mallory Aviation, Inc. in Fayette County and currently serves on the board of directors of Coweta-Fayette EMC. Read More»

Cutting-edge utilities technology the focus of conference at Coweta-Fayette EMC

The new Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Technology Association held its first-ever statewide meeting recently at Coweta-Fayette EMC’s headquarters in Palmetto.

Some 40 attendees representing approximately 25 EMCs, Georgia EMC, Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) and Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) were present, as well as 30-35 vendors and speakers. Read More»

Healthy Life Chiropractic named Coweta Chamber and SouthTowne Motors Small Business of the Year

Growth Category Winner:  Lindsey's Inc., Realtors Frank Barron, Chip Barron, pictured with Carole Ann Fields, Director of Programs, The Chamber and Steve Mader, owner/operator of SouthTowne Motors. Photo/Special.

Healthy Life Chiropractic was named The Chamber and SouthTowne Motors Small Business of the Year May 22 during the NuLink Early Bird Forum.

“Chosen from a field of over 150 nominated companies and ten finalists, Healthy Life Chiropractic owner Dr. Tina McKay and her staff demonstrated exemplary business success as well as a high-level of Chamber and community involvement,” according to the announcement from the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

From the 10 finalists, Prosperity Awards were given in three categories recognizing the best in each. Winners include:
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F’ville Council unanimous: Appraise water system for sale

Fayette Commission to consider splitting appraisal costs

The Fayetteville City Council on May 17 unanimously agreed to spend up to $15,000 for an appraisal of the city’s water system for a potential sale to Fayette County.

Bond attorneys reviewing the matter said merging the two systems instead would not be permissible. City staff said the even without the sale it is only a matter of time before the currently lower city rates top those charged by the county. Read More»

Panasonic to establish auto innovation center in Atlanta

New automotive engineering center on campus of Georgia Tech to focus on next-generation auto systems in partnership with Peachtree City plant

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America announced May 4 that it will establish the Panasonic Automotive Innovation Center in the Technology Square area of Midtown Atlanta on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s top research universities, which is best known as Georgia Tech. Read More»

Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground selected as Idea House charitable partner

The Southern Living 2012 Idea House is set to open in Senoia on June 2. And a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Camp Southern Ground, a camp for special needs children being developed in Fayette County by recording artist Zac Brown. Read More»

F’ville bank building foreclosed, then bought by bank

The landmark Main Street Building on the west side of Ga. Highway 54 near downtown Fayetteville is being advertised for foreclosure.

The large two-story building built by 320 W. Lanier, LLC where Lanier Avenue and Stonewall Avenue split on the west side of the historic district currently houses Regions Bank.

The building is currently being advertised for foreclosure, according to 320 W. Lanier, LLC registered agent Barry McWhirter, who said that the loan was sold to Texas firm Lone Star. The company did not want to renew the loan and decided, instead, to advertise the building. Read More»

Southern Regional, Emory Healthcare move toward merger

Once upon a time, if you lived in Fayette County and needed to go to the hospital, most often you’d end up at what was then called Clayton General Hospital in Riverdale. There was no comparable medical facility in Fayette, the closest other choices being two competing small hospitals in Newnan, as well as one in Griffin and one in East Point.

Many years and several name changes later — with some intervening hard times — the Southern Regional Health System is getting ready to merge with the other big player in the healthcare field in the Atlanta metro area, Emory Healthcare, Inc. Read More»

PTC resident, Stinchcomb, receives UGA Terry College Alumni Award

The chief financial officer of Viacom, the president of Macon-based Bibb Distributing Company, and a client executive for Savannah-based Seacrest Partners were honored by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business at its 2012 Alumni Awards and Gala, which was held on Saturday, April 28, at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead. Read More»

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