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Town Square Jewelers attenda national jewelry buying show

Alex Rodriquez from Town Square Jewelers at the Fall 2010 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Kansas City. Photo/Special.

Alex Rodriquez from Town Square Jewelers and other jewelers from around the country attended the exclusive Fall 2010 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Kansas City.

The RJO Buying Show is held semi-annually and provides independent jewelers such as Town Square Jewelers the opportunity to browse latest trends, network with other industry leaders and purchase jewelry at pre-negotiated prices. Purchasing inventory at these prices allows jewelers like Town Square Jewelers to pass along savings to their customers, while offering the latest styles and trends available. Read More»

Karate studio, shops OK'd for Lexington Circle

A building that will include a karate studio and several shops behind the CVS Pharmacy in the Lexington Circle shopping center was approved by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

At just under 14,000 square feet, the development will be directly across from the townhome development at Lexington Circle.

The front of the studio and shops will face the CVS Pharmacy and Ga. Highway 54, although the city initially wanted it to face the townhomes. This was mitigated somewhat by the significant drop off in grade from the internal road down to the property. Read More»

Straight from the farm

Straight from the farm

Kara Reece of Holland Farm’s makes another sale of fresh fruits and vegetables last weekend at Market Day on the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Holland Farms is a mainstay at the market day events in Newnan and Fayetteville.

Fairburn to get regional baseball/softball complex

Play ball! The Fairburn City Council Monday night on a 4-2 vote approved a resolution that gives the Fairburn Development Authority to ability to execute a Letter of Intent to issue $11 million in revenue bonds for use in a public/private partnership that will establish the Georgia Academy’s Championship Fields baseball and softball complex on Ga. Highway 92 on the city’s south side. The annual economic impact of the regional facility is expected to be in the multiple millions of dollars. Read More»

Construction underway on Fischer Crossing theater

What you are seeing is an aerial view of the current construction of the NCG Theaters on the east side of the Fischer Crossing commercial development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. The 40,000 square-foot, 10-screen theater is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

The new NCG Theater at Fischer Crossing is out of the ground and construction is ongoing. Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the 10-screen theater is still looking to open around Thanksgiving.

With the grading, infrastructure and foundation work completed, crews last week began putting up the walls for the 40,000 square-foot theater located on the northeast portion of the intersection of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

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»

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