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PTC fees kill industry deal, 165 jobs

A Jonesboro company that had intended to relocate to Peachtree City has withdrawn from the effort.

Low Temp Industries Inc., would have brought 165 jobs here but has bowed out because the company would have to pay for the city sewer line to be extended to its proposed site at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Redwine Road. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Center now open at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has now opened its Cancer Wellness Center and has announced the many programs available to those recuperating from cancer treatments. There are programs and assistance available for both women and men. Read More»

Braelinn renovation targets golf cart traffic

Officials from The Shopping Center Group (C) were joined by Mayor Don Haddix (L) and the Peachtree City Development Authority (R) for Wednesday’s grand re-opening ceremony. Photo/Special.

Tucked away behind large pine trees off Crosstown Road, the Braelinn Village shopping center is more off the beaten path compared to Peachtree City’s other shopping centers.

But efforts are underway for the shopping center to carve out another niche by catering specifically to those traveling on golf carts. As part of a $7 million exterior renovation, golf cart parking spaces have been added just off the sidewalk in front of stores. Read More»

Newnan/Coweta jobless rate holding steady

Georgia’s unemployment rate increased by half a percent in June, but that was not the case for Newnan and Coweta County. Coweta’s jobless rate held steady at 9.7 percent last month, while Newnan saw a slight decrease to 11.1 percent.

Coweta’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate in May and June, while high, has the county in a better situation than many others in Georgia that saw increases during the one-month period. For Coweta, the 9.7 percent unemployment rate equates to 5,717 people out of work in a labor force of 58,753. Coweta’s unemployment rate in June 2009 was 10.7 percent. Read More»

Commission approves Ruth Drive retail center

A proposed commercial rezoning request was approved last week by the Coweta County Commission. The proposal will create a 12,000 square-foot retail and office center on 2.17 acres on Ruth Drive near Thomas Crossroads.

County Director of Planning Robert Tolleson said applicant Allen & Tyler, LLC is proposing that the O-I (Office Institutional) zoned property be rezoned to C-6 (Commercial Minor Shopping District). Read More»

Large distribution center coming to Fairburn to impact Hwy. 74/I-85

It’s coming and it’s going to be big, both in terms of sheer size and the amount of truck traffic it will generate. Currently under construction near Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn is what will become a 1.5 million square-foot Clorox Company distribution center that is expected to open in early 2011. The center will generate 161 vehicles per hour during peak traffic times. Read More»

PTC to consider Hwy. 74S. industrial annexing

A 77-acre site just south of Peachtree City may in the future become home of a new manufacturing facility in Peachtree City. Read More»

Redevelopment tax question on F’ville ballot Tuesday

The time has come for Fayetteville voters to decide on a proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. Read More»

Construction beginning on Fischer Crossing theaters

The new 10-screen theater at the Fischer Crossing commercial development is about to come out of the ground. The 40,000 square-foot building on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the footers for the building are being poured now, with the initial block expected to start going up on Monday. The theaters will be situated on the easternmost portion of the development’s large northeast corner. Read More»

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