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Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Peachtree City’s Cooper Lighting on March 25 in recognition of being awarded its company’s Environmental Excellence Award presented a $7,500 award grant to the Southern Conservation Trust for improvements to the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Among those at the presentation were Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs, Cooper Lighting representatives Mark Eubanks, Bob Richard, Terence Clarke and Russell Green, Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Pam Young and board members Kevin Thames, Amy Egoroff, David Blalock and Jerry Peterson. Read More»

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Newnan Utilities General Manager Dennis McEntire explains the specifics of the decentralized sewer system for the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54 to area residents attending a March 21 public hearing on the development. The Sharpsburg Town Council approved the annexation later that evening. Photo/Ben Nelms

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Sharpsburg approves Oakhall Village annexation

Unanimously approved for annexation Monday night by the Sharpsburg Town Council, the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development will be located southwest of the intersection of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. The development will include 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units.

It was about the biggest thing to hit Sharpsburg, ever. The Sharpsburg Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve annexation and rezoning requests for a Planned Community Development (PCD) of more than 109 acres that would lead to 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units just southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. Read More»

West Ga. Tech to build Coweta campus

Graphic depiction of proposed campus.

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is on track to have a much larger presence in Coweta County and the surrounding areas.

The college last week received approval from the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request that will lead to the April groundbreaking for 83,500 square feet of classroom space and the eventual construction of a 200,000-square-foot campus near Turkey Creek Road and I-85.

Though its service area is in Coweta and other west Georgia counties, the current WGTC campus in Newnan also has students from Fayette County. Read More»

PTC extends Saturday drinking hours

To serve til 2 a.m. Sunday, businesses must add video surveillance

Peachtree City has adopted extended alcohol sales hours for bars and restaurants, which will allow them to serve until 2 a.m. on early Sunday mornings instead of the current midnight cutoff.

The move, which takes effect April 1, was made largely for financial reasons.

Establishments in Coweta County are allowed to serve until 2 a.m., causing Peachtree City businesses to lose customers, City Administrative Services Director Betsy Tyler told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council in Monday workshop to be asked to sell road to developer

Would allow 4 ‘junior box’ stores on Hwy. 54 West

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Peachtree City Council and the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Jobless rate back up in Coweta, Three Rivers

The unemployment rate in Coweta County crept back up in January to just under 10 percent while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers Commission area jumped to close to 12 percent. Newnan’s unemployment rate in January fell slightly to 11.3 percent.

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate that Coweta saw in December just could not hold in own in January. That rate climbed a third of a percentage point to 9.9 percent in January, according to figures released late last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure translates into 5,872 people without work in a county workforce of 59,381. Read More»

PTC economic development budget OK’d

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator will start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The budget was approved last week by the city council. Read More»

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

Fresh Market gets down to business in PTC

The Fresh Market opened Wednesday at its new location in Peachtree City (100 N. Peachtree Parkway) and thousands of area residents flocked to check out the new store. Parking became a problem most days as area residents checked out the specialty wares of the supermarket. For more, see the story, blogs and photo gallery at www.thecitizen.com. Photo/Ben Nelms.