Business

‘Seaside on steroids’ next to Pinewood Atlanta Studios?

The Fayetteville City Council at its Feb. 25 retreat got a glimpse of what could be the future of approximately 200 acres adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Project manager Jim Pace told council members the current plan for a portion of the area on the east side of Veterans Parkway would be to develop a New Urbanist community modeled after, yet exceeding, the upscale Gulf Coast resort community of Seaside, Fla. Read More»

$270K Sams family gift to expand healthcare access in Fayette, Coweta area

Patients in Coweta and Fayette counties with little or no income soon will have increased access to healthcare services provided by Coweta Samaritan Clinic and Fayette CARE Clinic, thanks to a $270,000 initial donation to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation by the family of Drs. Ferrol and Helen Sams as a tribute to the two physicians’ legacy. Read More»

Fayette officials, power companies assess how they handled major ice event

Sign of the time in Fayette during last week’s ice storm. Photo/Steve Rapson.

EMC CEO deems power restoration process ‘extremely efficient’ Read More»

Fayette Visioning supporters talk funding, goals

Bob Ross, co-chair of the Fayette Visioning Initiative. File photo.

The Fayette Visioning Initiative is well underway, with a steering committee of 40 and a recently completed public survey with more than 1,450 people providing input on Fayette County’s needs for the future. So who is funding the initiative and exactly what kind of influence does the steering committee hold as the visioning process continues to unfold?

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs was asked about the initiative’s income and expenses: Where do the funds come from and who is giving money for the effort?
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Historic ice storm hits Coweta-Fayette EMC service area

Palmetto, Ga. Feb. 12, 2014 — Coweta-Fayette EMC line crews are working around the clock to restore power to around 12,000 cooperative members in Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding and Troup Counties affected by freezing rain, ice and winds from the winter storm. Read More»

Chick-fil-A scraps plans for westside PTC store

Company to keep 54E store open while looking for place to expand in PTC

Plans have fallen through for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant that was planned to open along Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive in Peachtree City, the company confirmed Tuesday.

The upshot is that the company will keep its current store on Hwy. 54 East open, a company spokesperson said. The company is also “eager to expand within the Peachtree City area” and is currently exploring other location possibilities, according to spokesperson Mark Baldwin. Read More»

Piedmont and Aetna/Coventry sign off on coverage agreement

Piedmont Healthcare announced Friday afternoon that it has reached agreement with Aetna/Coventry on a new three-year contract.

Under the agreement, Aetna/Coventry members will continue to receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from five hospitals within Piedmont Healthcare (Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Henry Hospital) and the affiliated outpatient centers/services, said Piedmont Healthcare spokesperson Diana Lewis. Read More»

Coweta hardware store to become furniture/appliance shop

The old Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 154 just north of Thomas Crossroads was approved Jan. 23 for a rezoning that will bring a furniture and appliance business to the location.

The unanimous vote by commissioners amended a condition of the C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping Zoning District) zoning that allowed the site in 2004 to be used as a hardware store.

Applicant Jack Shepard requested that one of the conditions of the zoning be amended to permit the old hardware store to be converted to a business that sells furniture and appliances. Read More»

How to get a job at Pinewood Atlanta Studios

How to get a job at Pinewood Atlanta Studios

There have been a few questions about the staffing agency tagged on the city of Fayetteville’s website as the contact point for employment opportunities at Pinewood Atlanta Studios being located in Newnan.

Keeping with the “Fayette-centric” approach promoted by Pinewood, the Future Staff agency is the first onsite tenant at the Pinewood Production Centre. Read More»

‘Vision’ assessment outlines Fayette’s future challenges

‘Vision’ assessment outlines Fayette’s future challenges

Solutions sought to attract young families; Fayette 2nd lowest birth rate in Ga.

A new stem to stern data-driven assessment of Fayette County is focusing on the county’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for both residents and local businesses to help pave the way to success for all.

The 50-page “competitive assessment” document, available at www.fayettevision.org/project_downloads, blends the results of a citizen survey along with interviews of local residents and factual data ranging from demographics to crime statistics and more. Read More»