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Forbes names Fayetteville as one of Top 10 retirement cities

Fayetteville has earned a distinction awarded to few communities across America. The city has been named one of the Top 10 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com

The website in its description of Fayetteville said, “Homes in this 15,000-person suburb 22 miles south of Atlanta average about $200,000, reflecting the lower-than-average cost of living. There’s a local hospital. Mass transit to Atlanta, however, is limited, although the Atlanta Airport is just 10 miles away.” Read More»

Dwarf House drive-thru work starts Sat.

Dwarf House drive-thru work starts Sat.

Fayetteville location adding 2nd drive-thru lane

Construction will begin Saturday, Aug. 27 on the new "double drive-through" for the Fayetteville Dwarf House restaurant, the company announced Aug. 26.

The eatery's drive through will remain open during construction, which is expected to wrap up no later than Monday, Sept. 5.

The project will also result in the Dwarf House parking lot being changed to a 1-way format, but that will take place gradually, according to a news release. Read More»

Coweta okays roadside produce sales in heavy traffic areas

The Coweta County Commission responded to requests to give shoppers more choices when looking for fresh produce by approving an ordinance amendment Aug. 18 that provides for both temporary and permanent produce stands to be located along some of the county’s most frequently traveled roadways. Read More»

PTC company to expand with high-paying jobs

Council OK's $50K grant for unnamed 'large' business

A large existing Peachtree City company is gearing up to expand with a number of high-paying jobs, and the city council Thursday approved offering a grant of up to $50,000 in return. Read More»

DAPC reviews projects, hopes to remain intact

If for some reason elected officials end up deep-sixing the Development Authority of Peachtree City, one of the authority’s greatest missteps might turn out to be its ability to succeed under the radar.

DAPC Chairman Todd Strickland, at a special meeting last week to recap the volunteer group’s successes, said that was one of his greatest regrets.
“Perhaps I could’ve done a better job of touting our successes,” Strickland said just before authority members presented information on its accomplishments, much of it occurring behind the scenes and without fanfare. Read More»

Landscape plan approved for Sany

A landscape plan for the new Sany America campus on the south end of the Peachtree City industrial park has been approved.

The plan includes canopy trees lining the entrance and access drives and also in the parking area. Trees also will be stationed along half of the “oval” drive that runs in front of the building.

Other trees will be planted in a landscaped area north of the 350,000 square foot assembly building. That area includes a walkway and a basketball court for employees to use. Read More»

LongHorn Steakhouse wants F’ville to allow sign variance

Representatives of the LongHorn Steakhouse currently under construction on Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion are requesting a sign variance that would allow additional exterior wall signage and an increase in the maximum square footage allowed by city ordinance. The request will be heard by the Fayetteville City Council at the Aug. 18 meeting. Read More»

Sany adjusting to U.S. business practices

A recent article in the China Daily newspaper is shedding further light on how Sany America came to be in Peachtree City’s industrial park.

The company is an extension of Sany Heavy Equipment, headquartered in China. Sany America is its first foray into the U.S. market, with a large assembly building on its campus and future plans for a research and development office as well. Read More»

Unemployment climbs again in Coweta, Newnan

The recession that supposedly ended didn’t end, at least in terms of job availability. Unemployment in Coweta County jumped to 9.7 percent in June, to 10.9 percent in Newnan and to 11.6 percent in the Three Rivers area.

Coweta’s jobless rate hit 9.7 percent in June, up from 8.8 percent in May. The June figure shows 5,831 people out of work in a workforce of 59,948. The unemployment rate a year ago was also 9.7 percent. Read More»

CCDA approves revenue bonds for cancer hospital

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital that broke ground in Newnan Aug. 3 is getting a helping hand from the Coweta County Development Authority (CCDA) in the form of industrial revenue bonds to help with the construction of the hospital facility at Ashley Park. The resolution offers CTCA a way to obtain a more competitive interest rate and includes no liability to CCDA or Coweta County. Read More»

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