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»

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»

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