Business

Unemployment inches higher in Coweta, Newnan

The word from the “experts” is that the recession is over. But somebody forgot to tell Main Street where, in Coweta County and across Georgia, the unemployment figures released last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor tell a strikingly different story.

The jobless rate in Coweta rose again last month, with DOL figures showing an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent. That compares to the 9.2 percent rate in July. A year ago the rate was 9.6 percent.
Coweta has a workforce of 58,561. Of those, DOL reports that 5,523 are out of work. Read More»

PTC company to show off solar power system

A Peachtree City company’s new solar power generating system will be on display Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the public is invited to drop by and learn more about solar power.

The event will be hosted at ALTA Refrigeration located at 403 Dividend Drive in the city’s industrial park. The open house is part of the national Solar Tour campaign in which solar sites all over the country will be open for the public to help spread the word about the benefits of solar power. Read More»

Fischer Crossings: next up, football fields, daycare

The meeting of the Coweta County Commission next Tuesday is expected to include the continuation of a portion of the conversation surrounding the Fischer Crossings commercial development. Commissioners last week on a 3-2 vote denied the rezoning and road abandonment portions of the development request for a Kohl’s department store and other retailers Read More»

Piedmont Newnan Hospital earns 'Gold Seal' award

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™. Read More»

Delta Community Credit Union offers 'Switch Day' this Friday

Metro Atlanta residents will find easy switch to better financial solution

Understanding the stress that accompanies switching from one financial institution to another was top of mind as Delta Community Credit Union created Switch Day, an event that offers a no-hassle and easy solution for those looking to make the change.  In fact, 22 percent of bank customers polled in a study by research firm Jupiter admitted that most of them stay with their current bank because switching was too much of a hassle.  Read More»

Free Resume Booster class at county library for job seekers

These days it is important to keep your resume up to date and ready for action, even for those who are employed and have no immediate plans to look elsewhere. For anyone who is actively seeking employment, it is essential to create the best possible resume to represent his or her unique qualifications. The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to attend a free two-hour “Resume Booster” session at the Fayette County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The class is taught by Linda Wells, an independent financial advisor and experienced job search coach. Read More»

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. 27. Read More»

Hospital gets OK for expanded neonatal services

State officials have approved the enhancement of neonatal services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the hospital announced today.

The hospital will be allowed to expand its level 2 neonatal intermediate care unit and also Read More»

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

Fresh Market to spark shopping center renovation

It looks like the Peachtree Crossing shopping center may be the next retail space getting an exterior makeover.

The first phase of that makeover will start with the new Fresh Market grocery store that will be taking up much of the space vacated last year by the “baby Kroger” store,

Once that is complete, the remainder of the storefronts will be renovated in phases, Peachtree City Developmental Services Director David Rast told the planning commission Monday.

“They have some pretty ambitious plans for their overall center and we’ve been working with them on that,” Rast said. Read More»

Recent Comments