Business

Counting car tags at Fayetteville’s Pavilion: 1/3 Clayton, 1/3 Fayette

There is little doubt that the 1.53 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion brings a wealth of shoppers to Fayetteville. But where do those shoppers come from? Based on a June 25 survey by The Citizen, the answer is Fayette, Clayton and Fulton counties with a sprinkling of shoppers from a host of other counties across metro Atlanta and beyond. Read More»

Charity clay shoot participants raise money to ‘Light the World’

Coweta-Fayette EMC takes top honors at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress event, a charity clay shoot held in Griffin. Winning team members shown (L-R) are Anthony Walker, Andrew Betts, Robert McDonald, Brett Bone, Wayne Flournoy and Rusty Rainey. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) took top honors this year at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress (TAAP) event, a charity clay shoot held recently at Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin and organized by Georgia EMCs and vendors to benefit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA’s) International Foundation.

Through the TAAP program and resulting fund-raising efforts, volunteers travel to impoverished countries in Central America to help build power lines. Read More»

Selling gold, silver in Fayetteville? Smile for cop cam

If you want to sell gold or silver jewelry in Fayetteville soon, your face and thumbprint will go into a police digital database first, under a proposed new ordinance being considered by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Coweta to hear Thomas Crossroads retail proposal

A proposal to construct a 5,023 square-foot self-storage and truck rental facility on the south side of Ga. Highway 34 just west of Thomas Crossroads will come before the Coweta County Commission in July. The rezoning request by Highway 34 Investors, LLC would have the property changed to C-8 (Heavy Commercial District) from the current Old C (Old Commercial) zoning. Read More»

PTC to be test site for high tech automotive mobile devices project

Panasonic, AT&T to explore mobile device, auto connectivity

Peachtree City will be the test site for a special wireless network to link in-car information/entertainment systems with “emerging mobile devices” according to an announcement from Panasonic Automotive Systems, which is located in the city’s industrial park. Read More»

PTC Planners to vote this Monday on Hwy. 54 West retail center

Developer wants ‘big box’ store, needs special use permit

A proposal to build a shopping center with one store larger than Peachtree City’s 36,000-square-foot size limit will be debated by the city’s planning commission Monday night (June 13). Read More»

Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»

Clayton State MBA program adds concentrations in International Business and Accounting

Open houses scheduled for Morrow, Peachtree City

The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Clayton State University has announced the addition of two new concentrations to its MBA program.
The concentration in International Business will allow students to take courses in Global Marketing or Cross-Cultural Negotiating, and to participate in a Study Abroad class. The School of Business will be holding six open houses, three in Morrow and three in Peachtree City, in June and July, to provide information on the MBA program. Read More»

Outstanding Partners in Education honored at Fayette Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Outstanding Partners in Education honored at Fayette Chamber of Commerce breakfast

What could be more rewarding than playing a significant role in the lives of students in Fayette County? There are many great businesses in our community that invest time and energy to help our schools prepare the workforce of tomorrow. The Fayette Chamber recently hosted their annual Partners in Education Recognition Breakfast to honor organizations who have made outstanding efforts to help provide enhanced educational opportunities for Fayette students.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Bearden was the featured guest speaker. Read More»