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Coweta’s unemployment rate drops .6% in April

The unemployment rate for Coweta County fell significantly in April to just over 10 percent, while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers area fell by nearly a full percentage point.

Coweta’s unemployment figures for March showed the jobless rate at 10.8 percent, but the April figures showed a decrease to 10.2 percent, representing 6,097 people out of work in the workforce of 59,697. Coweta’s unemployment rate one year ago was 8.8 percent. Read More»

Fayette gets its own linear accelerator

If your physician tells you that you have cancer, you can rely on two things, your faith and the fact that there is a linear accelerator as close as the Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

It is a high tech machine that delivers very precise radiation treatments. It will automatically determine the density of the cancer cell, and automatically determine the exact amount of radiation therapy needed. Read More»

Children’s clothing retailer to bring 100 IT jobs to F’ville

It was an opening without the usual fanfare even though it will relocate nearly 100 jobs to Fayetteville.

National retailer Carter Children’s Clothing Company, Inc. in early May took advantage of Fayetteville’s Quality Jobs Grant Program and relocated its Information Technology (IT) center to offices on Brandywine Boulevard off Ga. Highway 54.

The city’s Quality Jobs Grant Program is similar to the programs that helped bring NCR to Peachtree City, said City Manager Joe Morton. The base salary level required to qualify for the grant was set at $50,000, Morton said. Read More»

Hobby Lobby to move to Fayette Pavilion

Fayette Pavilion owner and manager Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (DDRC) announced Friday that Hobby Lobby will join the 1.5 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion shopping area in early 2011. Read More»

PTC's Hampton Inn headed for foreclosure

The ownership group of Peachtree City’s Hampton Inn is being foreclosed on, according to published foreclosure notices.

Sapna Hotel Group Peachtree City LLC is in default on a Sept. 2008 loan of $4.115 million on the property located at 300 Westpark Walk, just off Ga. Highway 74 north, according to the foreclosure notice.

The property is scheduled to be sold the first Tuesday in June to the highest bidder. That could change, however, as banks sometimes postpone or cancel foreclosure auctions depending on a variety of factors involved. Read More»

Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The Brain Balance Achievement Center invites you to come and celebrate their third year anniversary on Saturday May 22, from 4-6 p.m. They will be hosting an open house inviting families who have previously attended, are currently attending or those who may potentially attend the program! If you are interested in stopping by, they will have inflatable bounce houses for the children to play in as well as gluten free, casein free, and egg free food fair. The facility will also be open for tours. Read More»

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»

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