World Airways first to transport six mine-resistant vehicles to Afghanistan

World Airways' Boeing 747-400 freighter

Peachtree City-based World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed the first mission to transport six life-saving, mine-resistant vehicles (M-ATVs) to U.S. troops in Afghanistan aboard a World Boeing 747-400 freighter. Read More»

New young professionals group forms in Coweta

Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta County

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is launching a new group specifically for up-and-coming business leaders in Newnan and Coweta County. The Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta County will offer its members an opportunity to network with one another to share experiences and knowledge that will benefit their growth as professionals and community leaders. Read More»

Delta Community Credit Union helps local causes

Donates more than $344,000 to community initiatives in 2009

Built on the philosophy of "people helping people," Delta Community Credit Union, one of the largest financial institutions in Georgia, stepped up its support to local communities in 2009 with national and local fundraising that complemented its educational programs. Children’s Read More»

Yamaha to transfer ATV production to Newnan

Japan’s loss will be Newnan’s gain, at least in terms of employment. Yamaha Motor Co. LTD, a longtime Coweta employer, announced earlier this week that the production of its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) line currently located in Japan will be transferred to the company’s Newnan facility. The transfer will begin in 2011 and should be complete by 2013. Read More»

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»

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