Business

191-unit senior complex gets F’ville P&Z green light

A proposal to establish a residential living facility for independent seniors at the Villages at Lafayette development on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville was recommended for approval May 24 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on a 3-1 vote.

With the land currently zoned for office use, the recommendation will go before the City Council on June 9 for a zoning change. Read More»

Distribution center opens near I-85 in Fairburn; truck traffic to increase

The Electrolux Corp. on May 13 opened a 600,000 square-foot distribution center near I-85 on Ga. Highway 92 in Fairburn. That’s just under 14 acres under roof. The opening follows the opening of another distribution center in Fairburn by the Clorox Corp. earlier this year and one by the Smucker’s company two years ago, both off Oakley Industrial Boulevard near Ga. Highway 74. Read More»

N. F’ville Chick-fil-A wants 2nd drive-thru lane

Business is booming at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. The restaurant on North Glynn Street at Banks Crossing went before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 12 work session with a proposal to add a second drive-thru lane that will parallel the one currently in use. Approximately 40 percent of the restaurant’s business comes by way of the drive-thru window. Read More»

First Choice Bank closed by state, Arkansas bank new owner

Account holders arriving at First Choice Community Bank branches in Newnan, Sharpsburg and Senoia got a surprise April 30. The Georgia Dept. of Banking and Finance closed the failed First Choice banking offices just before the close of business Read More»

Senoia approves elder care facility

The Tranquil Village residential development for some of Senoia’s older citizens is a go. The City Council at the May 2 meeting heard the second reading on the proposal and voted unanimously to approve the project.

The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment). Read More»

Coweta approves new traffic signal for Thomas Crossroads

There will soon be an alteration to the traffic flow along Ga. Highway 34 on the east of its intersection with Ga. Highway 154 at Thomas Crossroads. The Coweta County Commission April 19 approved the installation of a new traffic signal to be paid for by area property owners.

The traffic signal was being proposed at the existing median cut on Hwy. 34 a short distance to the east of the Hwy. 34/154 intersection near the east side of the Kroger shopping center. The new signal will be approximately 800 feet east of the intersection. Read More»

Fayette Chamber hosts Leadercast May 6

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally-acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville on May 6, 2011, hosted by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

This one-day leadership training event will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Fayetteville. A few of the speakers for the event include:

• Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert, & best-selling author of 12 books including “Linchpin.” Read More»

Local business leaders to hear voices of change at May 6 Leadercast

What makes a good leader?

Each is unique. Some offer direction, others inspire, still others impact lives without saying a word.

Chick-Fil-A’s Leadercast, hosted locally May 6 by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, defines leaders as “Voices of Change” operating as purveyors of either influence, hope, service, purpose or innovation.

So while there is no “one” answer to “what makes a good leader,” nearly 150 local business leaders have shown their interest in the question by making reservations to attend the event at Harps Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

March jobless numbers fall in Fayette to lowest rate in Atlanta metro

March unemployment figures released by the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) show the jobless rate in Fayette County and Peachtree City on the decline. Fayette’s jobless rate dropped one-third of a percent over the past month while the rate in Peachtree City fell nearly half a point. Read More»

Jobless rate continues to fall in Newnan, Coweta

The unemployment numbers in Newnan and Coweta County continue to fall as 2011 wears on. Newnan’s jobless rate in March fell to just over 10 percent while the jobless rate in Coweta hovered just above 9 percent.

Newnan’s jobless rate dropped six-tenths of a point in March, falling to 10.2 percent from the 10.8 percent rate in February. Just a year ago the rate was 11.5 percent. The current figures released this week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor means that 1,365 people in a workforce of 13,371 are without work. Read More»