Forshee to take job in Athens

It has been nearly four years since Matt Forshee moved to Fayette County to lead its economic development efforts. Forshee will continue to serve as CEO of the Development Authority until March 31 when he will become president of the Athens Economic Development Foundation.

Forshee came to Fayette County in the early summer of 2006 from Oconee County where he began work as a land planner and was later given responsibility for Oconee’s economic development efforts. Read More»

As Fresh Market says no, Baby Kroger’s future uncertain

A lone police car patrols in front of the darkened, vacant “Baby Kroger” at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway on a recent night. The shopping strip in the city’s geographic center was home to the first chain grocery supermarket in the early 1980s. Photo/John Munford.

As the former “Baby Kroger” store in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center has remained dark for nearly a year, a deadline is approaching that could impact the immediate future of the 33,000-square-foot space. Read More»

F’ville to lose Barnes & Noble; Goodwill store to anchor

Bye-bye, Barnes & Noble; hello, Goodwill store.

It will have been nearly 10 years to the day from the time that Barnes & Noble opened its doors across from the Fayette Pavilion until the time it closes those doors. The bookseller will discontinue operations at its Fayetteville store on Ga. Highway 85 at the end of May. Read More»

Falcon Field targeting business clients

Contingent attending trade show to increase corporate traffic

Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City will be participating in National Business Aircraft Association’s (NBAA) 21st Annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference that will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center January 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas.

The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is an annual event that provides timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. The event includes over 350 exhibitors displaying aviation products, along with airports and service providers. Read More»

Coweta Chamber recognizes economic achievers

The Coweta County Chamber of Commerce at its 62nd Anniversary event Tuesday recognized four companies and governmental entities for their significant economic contributions to the community. Those receiving an Economic Prosperity Award included the Coweta County School System, the City of Senoia, D & H Distributing and the USDA National Detector Dog Training Center. Read More»

Chamber chooses PTC’s Warner as ‘Outstanding Business Person’

Peachtree City attorney Doug Warner (R) receives plaque from former award winner Michael Whiteside. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In its annual awards banquet, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce recognized several members for outstanding contributions.

Named as the Outstanding Business Person of the Year, Peachtree City attorney Doug Warner has served the county in a number of capacities. Read More»

Local company goes green by adding solar panels

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty in Peachtree City adds 540 solar panels to its roof. Photo/John Munford.

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company, which sells aircraft parts and pilot supplies worldwide from its home in the Peachtree City industrial park, has gone “green” in a big way.

Thursday morning the company threw the switch on four arrays of solar panels recently installed on the roof of the 52,000 square foot building. Those panels are projected to provide power for roughly half of the company’s daily electrical usage, according to Mark Jones of Inman Solar. Read More»

Commission to consider shooting range ordinance

Responding to requests made to Coweta County commissioners earlier this year and based on subsequent to research provided by the Coweta County Planning Department, the board in mid-December will consider an ordinance amendment that would provide for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges as conditional uses in some industrial areas. Read More»

Unemployment tops 10% in October

Unemployment numbers for Coweta County made a significant jump in October, increasing to 10.5 percent. Unemployment rates were also up in Newnan and in the Three Rivers counties, according to the Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL).

Coweta’s unemployment rate registered at 10.5 percent in October, or 6,112 people out of jobs in a workforce of 58,369. The unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in September and 6.3 percent in October 2008.

The unemployment rate in Newnan hit the 12 percent mark in October, up from 11.3 percent in September and 7.3 percent a year ago. Read More»

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