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Local realtors visit Georgia legislators at state capitol

Fayette County Board of Realtors members at the state capitol, from left, are Stephen Walker, Dorrie Marsh, Michael Faulkner, Deanna Beckwith, Ernie Curtis (GAR Chairman of State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee) and Mike Jones. In the second Row are Michelle Johnson, Frank Reinecke and Cheri Scranage.

About 140 Realtors from across the state attended The Georgia Association of Realtors 2010 Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at the Georgia Railroad Depot adjacent to the State Capitol on February 22. The guest speaker was the Speaker of the House, David Ralston.

Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem, Jan Jones and representatives of Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle took time from their busy schedules to discuss legislation with the group. Among topics discussed were water conservation, the environment, the state budget, and mortgage foreclosures. Read More»

Economist speaks to Midwest Georgia Home Builders March 18

The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia is excited to announce its upcoming presentation by Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Senior Economist, National Association of Home Builders. Dr. Eisenberg will be traveling to Georgia to present the findings of his study, “The Economic Impact of Housing in Mid-west Georgia”.

The results of the study will focus on the income, jobs and taxes produced by the home building industry in the HBA of Midwest Georgia jurisdiction - Butts, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. Read More»

Janis Kraft trains to assist relocating military families

Janis Kraft

Janis Kraft of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty in Peachtree City recently completed the special Coldwell Banker Military Market Training. This special training is part of the comprehensive Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation effort to serve the special housing needs of military personnel.

In completing the Military Market course, Kraft received training in the unique concerns, customs, and procedures related to military buyers and sellers. Included was instruction on veteran home financing and military housing allowance programs. Read More»

Home Source Realtors earn foreclosure certification

Home Source Realtors earn foreclosure certification

The Home Source, Realtors Qualifying Broker Linda Huff and Olivia Marquez, who is with the company’s Fayette office in Peachtree City, now hold the nationally recognized Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification, specially equipping them to help buyers and sellers with these complicated transactions.

Nearly one-third of recently sold existing homes were foreclosures or short sales, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), who offers offers the certification. Read More»

Richardson indicted for shooting arrows into Brooks horse

Fayette County Justice Center in Fayetteville, Ga. where grand jury indicted suspect. Photo/Staff.

The Fayette County Grand Jury has returned a true bill of indictment against 17-year-old Jeremy Ryan Richardson in the arrow attack on a horse at a Bankstown Road farm in Brooks in early January. Read More»

Minor emergency care center reopens Thursday

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) Minor Emergency Care Center (MECC) at Yorktown will reopen for regular operations on Thursday, March 11, at 2 p.m. Until that time, patients requiring emergency medical care should visit nearby Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Newly renovated, the Center’s reopening was extended a few days to ensure that adequate cleaning and restoration of equipment and supplies are performed in such a manner that patients receive optimal quality care and treatment. Read More»

Voice your opinion on Fayette’s school superintendent search

What qualities and qualifications do you want in the next Fayette County school superintendent? Now is the time to let your voice be heard. Read More»

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»

2 F’ville Cub Scouts race NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon watches with a group of excited Cub Scouts Friday as their Pinewood Derby cars race down the track at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Front row, from left: Adam Knell, Sam Esterline, Christian Bostic, Brandon Oenick. Back row from left: Caleb Moss, Will Harper, Jared Oenick, Kristopher Assing, Alex Pecoraro. Photo/Special.

In Pinewood Derby cars, that is.

For most Cub Scouts, the closest thing to experiencing the thrill of NASCAR short of attending a race is the chance to build and race their own Pinewood Derby cars in one of scouting’s most time-honored traditions. Read More»

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