Camping out for Black Friday bargains

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

By the time Best Buy in Peachtree City opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day there were plenty of people in line and waiting for a Christmas bargain. Jonesboro resident Van Smith (right) was first in line, having arrived at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Following Smith at 10:30 p.m. was Mick Jarvis (in the red jacket) and his parents Dell and Jackie of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Pinewood Studios in F’ville to nearly double its capacity

Sign outside Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New soundstages to make facililty largest in Georgia

Earth-moving equipment is being assembled on the 288-acre Pinewood Atlanta Studios property Read More»

Site work continues at new shopping center

Road work underway along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will lead to the installation of a median cut at the intersection at Wynn’s Pond Road. The work is part of a requirement that must be completed prior to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling along Ga. Highway 54 between Peachtree City and Fischer Road in east Coweta County have doubtless noticed congestion in the past several days. The roadwork deals with the installation of a median cut and turn lanes at Wynn’s Pond Road, one of the two requirements for the next phase of the Fischer Crossing commercial development. Read More»

Pace tells Rotary Club about Pinewood

From left, Brent Randolph, Jim Pace  and Ed Outlaw. Photo/Submitted.

Jim Pace, CEO of the Group VI Companies, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently.

Pace was very instrumental in bringing Pinewood Studios to Fayette County, and he outlined the brief history of how Pinewood decided to select Fayette as their Atlanta home. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s CEO calls it quits, interim CEO is Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens, interim CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC. Photo/EMC.

Coweta-Fayette EMC announced Friday that Tony Sinclair informed the Board of Directors of his desire to resign as CEO in order to pursue other career opportunities.

“We are very appreciative of Tony’s tenure here,” said Jim Fulton, Coweta-Fayette EMC board chairman. “During that time, the cooperative has continued to grow and remains financially strong and competitive. We have just completed a review and update of our strategic plan and are well-positioned and prepared going forward. We wish Tony the best in all his endeavors.” Read More»

Zaxby's is coming to south PTC

The Peachtree City Planning Commission at the October meeting made quick work Read More»

Unemployment rate is on the decrease

Unemployment numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties are finally moving in the right direction - down. Jobless figures for both counties dropped nearly a full point in September after rising during the summer months.

It was during the summer that Coweta’s unemployment rate rose to 8 percent and Fayette’s rose to 7.5 percent. A slight decrease in jobless numbers occurred in August in both counties, but figures released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor showed significant improvement in September. Read More»

EMC stages annual meeting for members

EMC members and mini-members Lisa Johnson, Steve Jesensek, Lauren Scott, Kristin Jesensek and Nicole Jesensek enjoy the co-op festivities. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta-Fayette EMC hosted approximately 3,000 consumers and family members for a morning of food, fun and prizes at the 67th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 11 at cooperative headquarters in Palmetto. Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

2 hotels may be in north PTC’s future

It was only a workshop discussion item, but if approved in the coming months the Kedron Office Park could see the addition of two hotels and a banquet facility. First up would be the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn.

Senior Planner David Rast in an Oct. 10 letter said Apsilon Hotels Development and Management Co. submitted a rezoning application on a 14.5-acre tract located at 100 World Drive.

Rast said the conceptual site plan, approved in December 2005, identified 126,000 sq. ft. of office space in four buildings and 467 parking spaces. Read More»