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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»

‘Old’ Piedmont Hospital was also an economic engine in Coweta

It is a foregone conclusion that the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital will be an economic engine for Coweta County. But what about the “old” Piedmont Newnan Hospital and its contribution to the area’s economic vitality in recent years? In 2010 the hospital generated more than $200 million in revenue, had direct expenditures of more than $87 million and provided more than 1,700 jobs. Read More»

PTC-made Sany crane helps with North Dakota oil boom

This Sany crawler crane, assembled in Peachtree City, is being used in North Dakota in the search for oil. Photo/Special.

In January, Lafayette, Louisiana-based United Vision Logistics joined a growing number of companies switching to Sany’s high-end line of global crawler cranes. Since that time, the company’s 110-ton SCC8100 has logged more than 400 hours relocating oil rigs and proving its reliability in remote parts of North Dakota. Read More»

Harbin Agency honored for Top 10 growth mark

Marty Harbin, center, was bestowed with a plaque honoring The Harbin Agency for being one of the top 10 growth agencies in all of Georgia. Photo/Special.

Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce The Harbin Agency Inc. of Fayetteville, Ga. has been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Georgia for 2011.

The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Duluth, Ga. and at a reception with all regional associates where they and other recipients were presented with an plaque commemorating their accomplishment. The Harbin Agency Inc. has represented Auto-Owners since 2002. Read More»

Local company, Ga. Tech share international engineering award

A new video application developed through a partnership between MetalForming, Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology is garnering international praise and promises to revolutionize building measurement in the construction industry.

The video measuring technology earned the partners from MetalForming and Georgia Tech a 2011 Celebration of Engineering and Technology Innovation (CETI) Award. Announced April 3, the international award is given annually by Fiatech, a community of global leadership organizations focused on innovation in the capital projects industry. Read More»

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»

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