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Clayton State University economic impact: $252.4 million, 2,311 jobs

A newly released report states that the combined economic impact of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 35 institutions on their host communities reached $13.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2011, which is five percent higher than the $12.6 billion reported for FY 2010. 

The FY 2011 study found that Georgia’s public university system generated nearly 132,000 jobs, or more than three percent of all the nonfarm jobs that exist in Georgia. The bottom line is that one job out of every 29 in the State of Georgia is due to the University System. Read More»

PTC agrees to explore 74S annexation

Attorney David Kirk, representing Southern Pines Plantation, showed a preliminary schematic drawing of the proposed development which would include 90 single-family homes and two office buildings that would likely be leased to medical businesses. Photo/John Munford.

Developer wants 90 homes, 2 office buildings next to Meade Fields

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to explore an annexation which would add 90 single-family homes and two office buildings to the city’s southern limits off Ga. Highway 74 south near the Meade Field recreation complex.

At its meeting Thursday night, council agreed to allow city staff to vet the proposal for a 77-acre tract that is currently in the unincorporated county and zoned for a shopping center and office complex. Read More»

Jobless numbers edge up in Fayette, Coweta

Unemployment numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties edged up in May, topping out at 7.8 percent in Fayette and 8.1 percent in Coweta. Read More»

Fayette Chamber questioned about support for controversial T-SPLOST

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce recently published a statement supporting the upcoming vote on the regional transportation T-SPLOST initiative. Chamber President Virginia Gibbs last week addressed the reasons and the rationale behind the statement of support. Read More»

Coweta extends development contribution for Twelve Parks

It was supposed to be a matter of providing funds for infrastructure and intersection improvements at the proposed Twelve Parks residential development off Ga. Highway 54 in east Coweta County. But the long-lasting effects of the recession prompted the Coweta County Commission last week to agree unanimously that payments by the developer for the agreed contributions would be pushed forward to 2015. Read More»

Fayette Chamber goes political, urges ‘Yes’ vote on 1¢ tax

Cites ‘strong desire from business leadership’ for backing T-SPLOST

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is officially endorsing the July 31 passage of the regional transportation referendum’s 10-year tax to fund transportation projects in Fayette County and the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission area. Read More»

F’ville full service gas station reopens with new owner

It was expected to be the closure recently of Fayette County’s only full-service gas station. But it turns out that the gas station on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville near the old Melear’s Restaurant continued operating with new owner Thomas Stephens and did not miss a beat.

Aside from the station’s new ownership, the only thing that changed is the name: “Downtown Full-Service,” Stephens said.

“It’s the only full-service gas station in Fayette County,” Stephens added. Read More»

Development Authority chief upbeat on Fayette

A long-time Tyrone company recently announced that it would be relocating to Coweta County. But Fayette County Development Authority CEO Matt Forshee said there are a number of other companies looking at a potential move into Fayette County. Read More»

Fayette Chamber to leave historic courthouse

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, currently located in the old historic courthouse on the square in Fayetteville, has announced plans to move about three blocks west to Waterfall, a “destination” mixed-use center owned by Chick-fil-A founder, Truett Cathy. Read More»

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