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PTC company goes with solar power

ALTA Refrigeration has completed a 98.7-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its Peachtree City, Ga., facility, the company announced recently. The system is cutting its electrical metered usage in half using high power modules made by Georgia-based Suniva.

The system is one of the largest in the state of Georgia, and the second largest commercial system installed in Peachtree City this year. Read More»

New commercial development proposed for Ruth Drive

A proposed commercial rezoning request will be heard by the Coweta County Commission in a public hearing scheduled for June 15. If approved, the proposal would 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»

Sany pitches development authority, seeks break on impact fee from PTC

Dennis Drewyer, speaking on behalf of Sany, the Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer coming to Peachtree City, addressed the Development Authority of Peachtree City (DAPC) Monday night. He was hoping they would give a ringing endorsement to the Peachtree City Council to exempt them from 75 percent of the impact fees for Phase I of their construction, which they are hoping to start June 1. Read More»

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

When the makeover of the Braelinn Village is complete, shoppers will have plenty of architectural eye candy to enjoy. Read More»

Coweta and Newnan show drop in unemployment

Newnan and Coweta County may have turned the corner on escalating unemployment rates. The county jobless rate in March dropped to 10.8 percent, while in Newnan the rate fell to 11.8 percent.

In Coweta, the March unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent from the 11.2 percent figure in February. Coweta’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent a year ago. The lower unemployment rate translates into 6,471 people without jobs in a workforce of 59,737. Read More»

AT&T activates new 3G wireless site in east Coweta

AT&T Wireless customers in east Coweta County should see a boost in their service with the activation last week of a new 3G wireless cell site. The site will provide new coverage for area residents and businesses between Sharpsburg and Peachtree City along Ga. Highway 54 and on Ga. Highway 154 at the intersection of Christopher Road and Reese Road. Read More»

Judge rules Starship can open

The Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts location on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads was given the go-ahead to obtain its business license April 19 after the company had its day in Coweta County Superior Court.

It was a long time in the making, but all that ended April 19 when Coweta County Superior Court Judge Jack Kirby ruled in favor of Starship Enterprises in its lawsuit against Coweta County after county commissioners last year denied a business license to the Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts location on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan’s impact: current and future

A new report by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) shows that Piedmont Newnan Hospital in 2007 generated more than $216.3 million in revenue for the local economy. Those numbers will likely only increase once the new nine-story hospital on Poplar Road is completed. Read More»

PTC wants businesses involved in opening Hwy. 54 cart bridge over railroad

Fee waived for sidewalk sales, special events

Perhaps as early as next week, Peachtree City officials will host a grand opening event for the cart path bridge spanning the CSX railroad tracks along Ga. Highway 54 west. Read More»

It’s Open House today in Fayette as Realtors show off homes for sale

It’s Open House today in Fayette as Realtors show off homes for sale

Scores of members from the Fayette County Board of Realtors welcome the community into a variety of open houses today as a part of the Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend event. Read More»

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