Business

Coweta says ‘yes’ to 55+ communities

It did not take long for the new Residential Retirement Community and Care (RRCC) zoning category approved in November by the Coweta County Commission to generate proposals. Three such rezoning requests for communities geared to residents 55 years of age and older were approved by commissioners on May 6.

The move to establish the new RRCC residential zoning category was in response to the growing number of Coweta citizens who are continuing to age and want residential options. Read More»

Borchert earns Wright Brothers’ ‘Master Pilot Award’

Federal Aviation Administration representative Mike Mullaney (left) congratulates Bill Borchert.

Falcon Aviation Academy recently honored Bill Borchert for receiving The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot Award” presented by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Borchert was an instructor in the Air Force from 1965-1970, then he flew with Delta from 1970-2002 flying almost every airplane in Deltas fleet. In 2009 he became involved with Falcon Aviation Academy as an investor and then began to take on larger roles as instructor and eventually a chief pilot of the company’s high performance program. Read More»

Assisted living plan approved for Thomas Crossroads

A proposal to rezone nearly 19 acres behind the Publix shopping center and Tractor Supply store at Thomas Crossroads from RC (rural conservation) and C-6c (to minor shopping center) for use as an assisted living complex received unanimous approval April 22 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Coweta tops west Ga. in job, housing growth

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has published its annual West Georgia Regional Update which shows Coweta County leading the six-county region in a number of areas such as job growth and housing starts.

Coweta County is one of six counties in the west Georgia region profiled in the UWG report. The remaining counties include Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, Polk and Haralson. Read More»

Monica Pearson shares ‘lessons learned’ with American Business Women Tuesday

Monica Pearson. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomes renowned Atlanta television personality Monica Pearson as guest speaker at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday, May 13. Pearson will be sharing “Lessons Learned” from 37 years as a news anchor with WSB-TV Atlanta.

Retiring in 2012, Pearson now hosts a weekly radio show on KISS 104.1 FM and is a graduate student at the University of Georgia. Read More»

Tickets still available for Leadercast Friday

It’s not too late to immerse yourself in an amazing but convenient leadership training experience.

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® in two locations in Fayette County on Friday, May 9, 2014—New Hope Baptist Church-North Campus, Fayetteville and Peachtree Christian Church, Peachtree City. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites around the world, including Fayetteville and Peachtree City. This year’s speaker lineup includes: Read More»

Senoia film studio looking to expand

An amendment request approved April 22 by the Coweta County Commission for Senoia’s Raleigh Riverwood Studios removed the requirement that all six buildings in a new site area designated for expansion include a brick facade. Studio President Scott Tigchelaar said tentative plans exist for the construction of one of the 15,000 sq. ft. buildings.

Approved by the commission in 2008 for six new buildings each totaling 15,000 square feet, Tigchelaar said construction of the first of six buildings is tentative, adding that the approval paves the way for construction when the need is confirmed. Read More»

Senoia OK's new commercial area on Hwy. 16

The Senoia City Council on April 21gave unanimous approval of the preliminary plat for phase 1 of the Village West commercial center on Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side.

The 17.06-acre commercial site is part of a larger 88.64-acre tract annexed into the city in 2011, said City Manager Richard Ferry. Read More»

Clayton State promotes PTC’s Demmitt

Dr. Kevin Demmitt, a 20-year veteran faculty member and administrator at Clayton State University, has been named the university’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read More»

PTC Council may lift moratorium on more apartments

City staff would be able to consider assisted living project near MHS

The Peachtree City Council will decide Thursday whether it wants city staff to study a proposed 52-unit assisted living development in the Lexington Circle commercial center off Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road.

Council has the luxury of saying “no” outright to the development, thanks to the city’s moratorium on rezonings for multi-family uses such as apartments and multi-unit facilities. Read More»