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More jobs are headed to Coweta

Pre-cast building manufacturer Spancrete will begin operations in Newnan in January and bring approximately 40 jobs to the area. Pictured at the recent announcement were, from left, Kristin Szymczak, General Manager, Precast South, Spancrete; E. Jane Caraway, Regional Project Manager, Ga. Dept. of Economic Development and Coweta County Development Authority Chairman Terry Daviston. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 25 announcement by Spancrete pre-cast building products will lead to the creation of approximately 40 new manufacturing jobs in Newnan. The revitalization of an existing facility in Newnan South Industrial Park is expected to be complete for a January opening. Read More»

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

New FCDA chief brings experience in Gwinnett

New FCDA CEO Alan Durham. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Development Authority at its monthly meeting on Sept. 25 voted unanimously to hire former Gwinnett County and West Palm Beach, Fla. economic developer Alan Durham as the organization’s president and CEO.

A resident of Jonesboro, Durham established Atlanta-based consulting firm Economic Development Strategies and Solutions in 2012, working with government and private sector clients.

Having graduated high school in Jonesboro, Durham said he has an ongoing familiarity with Fayette County, calling it “one of the gems of metro Atlanta.” Read More»

Community Source showcases Fayette’s strengths

The Fayette Chamber staff is excited about the newly published 2014-15 edition of The Source. Pictured, from left, are Adalene Holley, Membership Development Manager; Paige Muh, Communications Manager; Virginia Gibbs, President & CEO; Jackie Graham, Resource Specialist; and Jamie Ferguson, Events Manager. Photo/Fayette Chamber.

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce is unveiling its 2014-2015 Fayette Community Source magazine.

For the second year in a row, the chamber partnered with The Citizen Newspapers to create an engaging quality-of-life magazine, providing visitor information and highlighting what makes Fayette County an unparalleled place to live, work and play.

The pages of the Source are filled with stories and photos that showcase the people, places and opportunities that are uniquely Fayette — some old, some new. Read More»

Auction company gets OK for zoning

Representatives of Euro Auction USA on Sept. 16 received approval to have nearly 43 acres on Raymond Hill Road off Interstate 85 rezoned light industrial (LM). The vote by Coweta County commissioners was unanimous.

The long-time site of a car auction company, Euro Auction USA representative John Hall said the company bought the property in 2013 and has spent approximately $500,000 to upgrade the facility which was “in shambles.” The company has conducted five auctions thus far and plans call for holding construction equipment auctions three times per year. Read More»

Coweta posts gain in millennials

An analysis of 1,800 U.S. counties by RealtyTrac.com shows Coweta County with a small increase in millennials (people age 28 and younger) while Fayette County leads the nation in the percentage of millennials leaving the county. Read More»

Peachtree City prepares for 1,329 new residences

A new map of Wilksmoor Village provided by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. gives a birds-eye view of the large development on the city’s northwest side and the location of the extension of MacDuff Parkway. Graphic/PTC Planning Dept.

A new map detailing the emerging landscape known as Wilksmoor Village on Peachtree City’s northwest side has been provided by the city’s planning department. The map gives a breakdown of both new and existing subdivisions and the route of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the link to North Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74.

The three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. Existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units. In total, Wilksmoor — the city’s newest village — will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

Senoia expands city area

The annexation of 36 acres along Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was met with no objection by the Coweta County Commission at the Sept. 4 meeting.

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Pinewood vendors now employ 160+

It takes a variety of companies to support the efforts of the film industry. And a growing number of those companies can be found at Pinewood Atlanta Studios as it continues to expand its presence in Fayetteville.

In total there are 25 companies employing more than 160 full-time staff and 13 part-time staff working at the various companies that now populate Pinewood Atlanta. Many of those companies are located in the Pinewood Production Centre, the building that used to be Rivers Elementary School. Read More»

Fayette Chamber says, ‘Come to Community Expo Tuesday’

With more than 100 businesses and organizations exhibiting under one roof, the 2014 Community Expo is your “roadmap” to the products and services that can be found right here in Fayette.

For the 24th year, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the county’s largest tradeshow. Expo is Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church-South Campus, located at 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway. Admission is free. Read More»

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