Business

Is it ‘Bye-bye, phone book’ for Fayette?

Fayette County may lose its “white pages” telephone directory from AT&T in the near future, if a proposed rule change is adopted by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

The PSC is considering proposed changes to commission rules in response to a request from AT&T (formerly BellSouth) Georgia ... Read More»

Local club for businesswomen meets for first time in 2010, presents awards

Wendy Maguire and Patti Kadkhodaian received awards at the first BWFC meeting of 2010. Photo/Special.

The Business Women of Fayette & Coweta Counties (BWFC) held their first meeting of the year on Feb. 23. Over 50 members, prospective members and guests gathered at Maguire’s Family and Friends Restaurant in Senoia to review 2009 achievements and discuss plans for 2010. Read More»

Donation helps foundation fund 21st Century classroom equipment

Steve Forsyth (right), director of corporate communication for Global Travel, presents the donation for SMART Boards to Rick Lindsey, chairman of the Fayette County Education Foundation, as teacher recipients Mark Henderson and Catherine Douthard look on. Photo/Special.

Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. in Peachtree City, four teachers are receiving grants from the Fayette County Education Foundation to purchase SMART Boards for their classrooms this spring.

A total of 18 teachers across all grade levels submitted competitive applications earlier this school year for grants to install the interactive learning boards in their rooms. Applicants submitted essays explaining why they wanted the boards, how they would utilize them with their students and sample lesson plans. Read More»

Don't forget to renew your corporate registration

The Secretary of State's Corporations Division website was redesigned so corporate entities can renew their existing corporate entities online, form new corporate entities online, and provide their email address to receive future online renewal notices and other important notices electronically.

Now you can renew online; deadline is April 1

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is Thursday, April 1. Read More»

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»