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Medical building to locate across from Piedmont Newnan

The new Piedmont Newnan Hospital had not opened and already preparations were being made for other healthcare providers to locate in the Poplar Road area near Interstate 85. Ground has now been broken for the 40,000 square-foot Newnan Professional Center (NPC) that is expected to open in December on Newnan Crossing Boulevard at Poplar Road.

The multi-tenant medical office center is a project of South-Tree Enterprises and Quantum Commercial Real Estate, both based in Peachtree City. Read More»

CMP to open larger facility in Newnan

Long-time Tyrone spa, pool and whirlpool supplier Custom Molded Products (CMP) will soon be transitioning its distribution facility to the Shenandoah Industrial Park in Newnan. The new facility will more than double the size of the company’s Tyrone location.

CMP has purchased the former Rite Aid distribution center in the Shenandoah Industrial Park on Herring Road. Commenting on the choice at Shenandoah, co-owner William Drury said CMP looked at a number of properties in Fayette and Coweta counties to meet the company’s needs. Read More»

Tyrone approves gun shop by unanimous vote

The vote at the May 3 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council over zoning changes that included guns shops as a conditional use of C-2 (Highway Commercial) zoning came with unanimous approval. The agenda topic was essentially a reconsideration of the previous zoning district change from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to C-2 and the inclusion of guns shops as a conditional use in C-2. Read More»

CTCA to impact Newnan, Coweta economy

The time is approaching for the opening of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Hospital in Newnan’s Ashley Park. The hospital’s economic impact to Coweta County is expected to be more than substantial. Helping pave the way for that impact and the facility’s opening is a career fair to be held on May 8 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Read More»

Coweta unemployment falls to 3-year low

The last time Coweta County saw the unemployment rate below 8 percent was in December 2008. History repeated itself in March when the county’s jobless rate fell to 7.9 percent.

Information released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor shows Coweta’s unemployment for March at 7.9 percent. That compares to 8.4 percent in February and 8.7 percent a year ago. The Coweta workforce totals 63,273 people, with 4,988 of those out of a job in March. Read More»

Kennel to train hunting dogs approved

A kennel specializing in training hunting dogs received unanimous approval from the Coweta Commission April 17. The owners of Gold-Plated GunDogs located near Moreland were requesting a conditional use permit and variances for the 38.35-acre property.

County Director of Planning and Development Robert Tolleson in a March 28 letter described the intent of the owners in establishing the kennel on their 38.35-acre property that is one of a number of 5-1,000-acre parcels in the Bear Creek Road area that is home to various residential estate farms. Read More»

Fayetteville to get signature waterfall entrance

Architectural renderings of view looking east at Ga. Highway 54 and Grady Avenue.

The look of the intersection at Grady Avenue and Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville is about to undergo a dramatic change.

The Shoppes at Grady retail center, built a few years ago but never occupied, is now owned by Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain. The center is being renamed “Waterfall” and the reason for the change will soon be obvious. Read More»

Outstanding Partners in Education recognized at Fayette Chamber breakfast

Attending the Partners in Education Breakfast were (L-R) Joel Norris, Rotary Club of Peachtree City; Outstanding Partner Winner Peggy Thomas, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services; Susan Sassic, Huntington Learning Center; Bonnie Hancock, Oak Grove Elementary, Winning School Partner; Natalie Sanders, Mathnasium; Dr. Jeff Bearden, school superintendent; Virginia Gibbs, Chamber president and CEO. Photo/Special.

The Fayette Chamber’s annual Partners in Education Recognition Breakfast was held last week as educators and community business leaders gathered to celebrate outstanding efforts by the business community to help Fayette County public schools.

The Partners in Ed program, a joint effort of the Fayette Chamber and the Fayette County Board of Education, pairs the resources of community-minded businesses with schools that can use the resources to provide enhanced educational experiences for students. Read More»

The right place for a used motor oil re-refinery: Peachtree City

Universal Environmental Services’ CEO Juan Fritschy stands in front of his 60 million dollar construction project, a state-of-the-art oil re-refinery. In Peachtree City’s industrial park, this is the first oil re-refinery in the US to have this technology. Photo/Ellie White-Stevens.

UES invests $60 million in new state-of-the-art technology

Oil. Black gold. Gold can be melted and reshaped again and again. Oil, too, has the potential to be re-refined again and again. But that’s not what usually happens. Read More»

Coweta ranks high in Ga. counties in health, economic vitality

A new assessment of health status and economic factors in Georgia ranks Coweta County number 16 of the state’s 159 counties. A report released April 24 by the Partner Up! for Public Health Campaign’s 2012 Power Ratings of Georgia ranked counties based on their combined health status and economic vitality.  Read More»

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