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Jenkins resigns development authority post

Coweta County Development Authority member Weyman Jenkins.

Coweta County Development Authority member Weyman Jenkins resigned last week after more than 20 years of service on the organization’s board of directors. Read More»

Vehicle ‘birthday tax’ to be replaced with 1-time title fee

Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed tax reform legislation that will wipe out ad valorem taxes on all vehicles sold after March 1, 2013.

The law also reduces the marriage penalty by increasing the state income tax deduction by $2,000 for married couples and also eliminates the sales tax on energy used for manufacturing. Read More»

Fayette tops in Georgia in ranking of health, economic vitality

When it comes to health status and economic factors among Georgia counties Fayette County is tied in first place with Oconee County for top honors.

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»

Coweta OKs Powers' Crossroads expansion

The 60-acre area in east Coweta County that has been the home to the longstanding Powers' Crossroads Festival in east Coweta County was cleared on April 17 to become the site of even more events, large and small. Read More»

U-Haul denied unique marketing approach

A request to display the company’s rental trucks in lieu of store-front signage at the U-Haul center proposed for the south side of Ga. Highway 34 at Aces Circle near Thomas Crossroads was denied on a 2-3 vote by the Coweta County Commission at the April 17 meeting. Read More»

Still time to sign up for Fayette Chamber’s Leadercast

Did you know the average person makes 8,746 choices a day? The choices you make define the leader you become and the choices you make are not just about you, they are about the positive impact you have on your organization, your community, and beyond.

The Fayette Chamber invites you to attend the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast satellite event at Peachtree City Christian Church on May 4, 2012.

At this year’s event, you will hear from world-renowned leaders who specialize in the art of making choices.

• Soledad O’Brien: Anchor and special correspondent for CNN. Read More»

Fayette Chamber has a winner

Fayette Chamber has a winner

Dr. Jonathan Bender is the winner of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce's annual $10,000 drawing. Dr. Bender (L) holds his check while being congratulated by Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs. Dr. Bender practices with Peachtree Hematology-Oncology Consultants in Atlanta and Fayetteville. Proceeds from the annual drawing help the Chamber fund programs and events for the local business community. The Chamber’s next big event is the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast event on May 4, featuring guest speakers Soledad O'Brien, Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and many others. Read More»

Little change in Coweta jobless numbers

Coweta County topped the 8 percent unemployment mark in January 2008 and more than four years later it’s still there. Coweta’s jobless rate in February was 8.5 percent while the rate in Newnan was reported by the Ga. Dept. of Labor at 9.5 percent.

Coweta County in February experienced a small dip in jobless numbers to 8.5 percent. In a workforce of 63,492 that means that 5,393 have not found work. The rate in January was 8.6 percent while the rate a year ago totaled 9.1 percent. Read More»

Fayette jobless numbers rise in February to 8.2%

It is widely claimed that the Great Recession ended in mid-2009. But somebody forgot to give the job market the good news. Fayette County’s unemployment rate in February increased slightly to 8.2 percent while the jobless figures in Peachtree City also saw a slight increase to 7.2 percent

Fayette County’s jobless rate inched upward in February to 8.2 percent. That came on the heels of a 8.1 percent rate in January. Fayette has a workforce of 53,347 so the February rate translates into 4,379 residents out of work.

Meantime, the unemployment rate in February 2011 was also 8.1 percent. Read More»

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital holds community day event

Nearly 3,000 people attended the March 14 community day event at the new 364,000 square-foot Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road at I-85 that will open May 8. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“It’s becoming a regional medical destination.” That is how Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright summed up the situation at the community day event held March 14 at the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road that will open its doors for patients in early May. The community day event drew nearly 3,000 people and included tours of the 364,000 square-foot facility that rises nine stories in the air. Read More»

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