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West Ga. Tech to build Coweta campus

Graphic depiction of proposed campus.

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is on track to have a much larger presence in Coweta County and the surrounding areas.

The college last week received approval from the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request that will lead to the April groundbreaking for 83,500 square feet of classroom space and the eventual construction of a 200,000-square-foot campus near Turkey Creek Road and I-85.

Though its service area is in Coweta and other west Georgia counties, the current WGTC campus in Newnan also has students from Fayette County. Read More»

PTC extends Saturday drinking hours

To serve til 2 a.m. Sunday, businesses must add video surveillance

Peachtree City has adopted extended alcohol sales hours for bars and restaurants, which will allow them to serve until 2 a.m. on early Sunday mornings instead of the current midnight cutoff.

The move, which takes effect April 1, was made largely for financial reasons.

Establishments in Coweta County are allowed to serve until 2 a.m., causing Peachtree City businesses to lose customers, City Administrative Services Director Betsy Tyler told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council in Monday workshop to be asked to sell road to developer

Would allow 4 ‘junior box’ stores on Hwy. 54 West

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Peachtree City Council and the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Jobless rate back up in Coweta, Three Rivers

The unemployment rate in Coweta County crept back up in January to just under 10 percent while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers Commission area jumped to close to 12 percent. Newnan’s unemployment rate in January fell slightly to 11.3 percent.

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate that Coweta saw in December just could not hold in own in January. That rate climbed a third of a percentage point to 9.9 percent in January, according to figures released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure translates into 5,872 people without work in a county workforce of 59,381. Read More»

PTC economic development budget OK’d

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator will start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The budget was approved last week by the city council. Read More»

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

The Fresh Market opened Wednesday at its new location in Peachtree City (100 N. Peachtree Parkway) and thousands of area residents flocked to check out the new store. Parking became a problem most days as area residents checked out the specialty wares of the supermarket. For more, see the story, blogs and photo gallery at www.thecitizen.com. Photo/Ben Nelms.

From bookstore to tool store: Harbor Freight Tools coming to empty Barnes & Noble

There will soon be a new business operating at the site of the former Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Uptown Square commercial development on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. Nationwide retail tool supplier Harbor Freight Tools is expected to open its Fayette County location in the coming months.

The 21,000 square-foot store across Hwy. 85 from the Fayette Pavilion will soon become the home to a wide variety of power, air and hand tools, generators, automotive and motorcycle accessories, lawn and garden equipment, garage and shop items and general merchandise. Read More»

The Fresh Market opens in Peachtree City Wednesday

A view of the inside of the Peachtree City location of The Fresh Market. Photo/Joyce Beverly.

The Fresh Market, Inc. will expand its presence in the Southeast region Wednesday (March 9) with a new store in Peachtree City, marking the company’s eleventh store in the state. Read More»

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