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Local electrical contractor keeps a critical connection to Veteran’s Day

Local electrical contractor keeps a critical connection to Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day, November 11, marks a significant US Holiday of remembrance. For one Atlanta area small business, Silver Star Electrical Contractors (Silver Star), and its owner, Curtis C. Williamson, a retired Marine, Veteran’s Day holds a special and personal significance. Read More»

Deli meal deal draws overnight PTC crowd

Deli meal deal draws overnight PTC crowd

The newly opened Schlotzsky’s Deli in Peachtree City was offering quite a special deal to their first 50 customers. The first 50 people to purchase a six pack of Cinnabon received free Cinnabon for a year or sandwich, chips and drink for a year.The deal was enough to get some people to camp out at the store starting the night before. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette jobless rate hits high — again

It is a distinction that most people in Fayette County would likely rather avoid. But the unemployment numbers are in for September and they show Fayette hitting a 20-year high in jobless numbers for the second time in four months.

September figures released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor (DOL) showed Fayette’s unemployment rate at 9.3 percent. That figure represents 4,708 people out of work in a workforce of 50,780. Fayette’s unemployment rate was 9 percent in August and 8.3 percent a year ago. Read More»

Tyrone’s Southampton Village sold for $15.2 million

The Southampton Village shopping center on Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone has a new owner. The shopping center, along with another in metro Greenville, South Carolina, were purchased this week for $15.2 million.

Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT, Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) focusing on acquiring grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers announced Oct. 17 that it had acquired two shopping centers in Tyrone and Greenville, South Carolina, with a combined 150,243 square feet of space, according to a company press release. Read More»

New welcome center, retail set to open in Senoia

New Senoia Downtown Development Authority members (from left) Scott Tigchelaar and Rhonda Moye join DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman in front of the two former police department buildings on Main Street that have been renovated and will soon be opening as the city’s Welcome Center and Sugar Daddy’s Swimwear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was just over a year ago that the Senoia Downtown Development Authority purchased the old police department buildings on Main Street. The idea behind purchasing the city property was to renovate the buildings so that one could serve as the welcome center and the other could be leased to a business.

DDA agreed last September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Sany to add 300 jobs in PTC in next 3-5 years

Company expanding campus with $25M research and development facility

Sany America will begin adding 300 engineering jobs next year, with a plan to build a $25 million expansion to its brand-new campus in the Peachtree City industrial park.

This announcement from Gov. Nathan Deal dovetails with a job creation grant of $50,000 offered by city officials last month, which is contingent on at least 100 jobs with a base salary of $80,000 or more.

Sany will be hiring 300 mechanical and hydraulic engineers in the next three to five years, and they will design and develop new products across many Sany Group product lines. Read More»

Solutions to be unveiled for PTC shopping centers

A variety of solutions to help Peachtree City’s village shopping centers will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 at City Hall.

The proposals are the result of a year-long study of the shopping centers undertaken by Georgia Tech, along with Peachtree City founder Joel Cowan, village center owners and members of the City Council, Planning Department, Planning Commission and the Development Authority of Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC apartments sold for $9M

The Concord Village apartment complex in south Peachtree City has been sold to an Atlanta-based real estate investment and operating firm.

QR Capital bought the 180-unit complex for $9 million in a recent transaction.

The company plans to conduct a renovation including roof work, amenity improvement and cosmetic fixes such as paint touch-up and landscaping, according to Matthew Hunsicker of QR Capital.

QR Capital also plans to re-market the facility to “improve its performance,” Hunsicker said. Read More»

Hoshizaki helps out Fayette Samaritans with annual drive

Employees collected over 4,000 pounds of goods for Fayette Samaritans. Photo/Special.

Hoshizaki America, Inc. donated over 5,000 canned food goods and 16 cases of bottle water to Fayette Samaritans on Friday, September 30. It was the single largest donation the Food Bank has ever received totaling over 4,000 pounds of goods and Hoshizaki’s 2nd annual drive to help Fayette Samaritans.

Goods were collected by Hoshizaki Griffin and Peachtree City facility employees. Hoshizaki’s next activities include a coat drive in December and in May of 2012 host the 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Read More»

YP Fayette’s Young Guns are a hit

Members of the YP Fayette Young Guns co-ed softball team. Photo/Special.

Young Professionals of Fayette County, YP Fayette, sports about 50 members. And some of those active members are on a softball team called Young Guns.

“It’s not just work or play,” said YP Fayette President Ellie White-Stevens. “We recognize that getting together and networking can take place on a softball field or in boardroom.” Read More»