Business

Fischer Crossing hearing comes with economic impact report

It’s all coming down to the meeting on Sept. 16. The Coweta County Commission that night will conduct a public hearing on a request Read More»

County to file lawsuits in 4 cases of abandoned, deteriorating houses

Fayette County officials are in the process of filing lawsuits to deal with four homes in the county that are in major disrepair.

One such suit has already been initiated as the county is asking the court to declare a home a public nuisance. Two of the homes were damaged by fires and never repaired and the other two were abandoned mid-construction, and the elements have exacted damage to the frame of those structures, county officials have said. Read More»

Expo to be extra extraordinary this year

Sell out of exhibitor booths and record attendance expected

One of the most important annual events in Fayette County is about to explode on the scene—the 20th annual Fayette Chamber of Commerce Community Expo!

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m., all Fayette County roads lead to 551 New Hope Road and New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. If you’ve ever been to the Expo, you know the excitement it generates and instant value it brings to any visitor, not counting all the fun and friendly greeting from many folks you’ll know. But this year, the Fayette Chamber has gone all out to make Expo smack dab full of something for everyone. Read More»

Construction continues on 9-story Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Construction on the tallest building in southwest metro Atlanta is well underway. And sometime in early 2012 the doors will open for the nine-story, 362,000 square-foot Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road near I-85. Read More»

Biz Café the latest new thing at upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Community EXPO

Work+coffee; coffee+work...the two just seem to go together.  At the upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Expo, attendees at the new Biz Café will get not only a great cup of coffee (generously provided by ServPro of Fayette/South Fulton), but also instant, timely, valuable business information. Read More»

Jobless rates in Newnan and Coweta decrease in July

Both Newnan and Coweta County saw significant decreases in the unemployment rate during July. Coweta’s jobless rate is inching downward toward 9 percent while Newnan’s rate fell below 11 percent.

Coweta saw its unemployment rate drop from 9.7 percent in June to 9.3 percent in July, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL). The decrease in the past two months compares to an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent in July 2009. The current jobless rate represents 5,428 people out of work in a county workforce of 58,641. Read More»

Bank of North Georgia collects nearly three tons of peanut butter and jelly to benefit local food banks

 From left to right: Vicki Troyer, Executive Director of The Real Life Center, Kathy Dorsey, Peachtree City Branch Personal Banker, Carolyn Conner, Assistant Branch Manager, Linda Banks, Branch Manager and Amy Menke, Personal Banker.

Bank of North Georgia had tremendous success in hosting its third annual ‘Back to School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive’ to benefit 27 local food banks near its 43 offices in metro Atlanta. Read More»

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.