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CEO Forshee leaves Fayette Development Authority

Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) President and CEO Matt Forshee. Photo/Special.

Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) President and CEO Matt Forshee will be leaving Fayette at the end of April to become the Augusta Area Community Development manager for Georgia Power Co. Read More»

Pinewood Studios will pay reduced taxes for 20 years

FCDA CEO Matt Forshee listens in the background as staff member Emily Poole reports to the Peachtree City Council in March on economic development efforts. Photo/John Munford.

While various local officials have been enthusiastic about the projected financial impact of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in central Fayette County, many among the public may have been unaware that the big development received a significant property tax break bestowed by the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Jobless rate drops in Coweta, Fayette

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Unemployment figures in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to head in the right direction. Jobless figures for February fell to 6.5 percent in Coweta and 6.2 percent in Fayette.

Figures for February released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor show Coweta County with an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. That represents a decrease from 6.8 percent in January and 8.1 percent one year ago. Coweta has a workforce of 63,521. Read More»

PTC’s World Airways goes out of business

PTC’s World Airways goes out of business

Peachtree City-based World Airways has closed its doors. The company in a Thursday press release said the company founded in 1948 operated its last flight on March 26. The closure resulted in the loss of 325 jobs. Read More»

HealthSouth construction cranks up, adding 120 jobs

Groundbreaking for the 50-bed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital located on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East was held March 27. Ready with the shovels were, from left, HealthSouth Regional Marketing Director Margot Munger, HealthSouth Regional Vice President of Operations Terry Brown, HealthSouth Regional President Linda Wilder, Piedmont Newnan Hospital Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Chair Sharon Szymanski. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Construction is underway on Coweta County’s newest hospital. The 50-bed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will create 120 full-time jobs and is expected to open later this year.

Operated by HealthSouth Corp, the 50-bed comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital will be located on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East near Interstate 85. The $22 million investment will generate 120 full-time jobs with salaries averaging $50,000, HealthSouth officials said. Read More»

Forest products firm brings 65 jobs, S.E. HQ to PTC

Georgia’s largest lumber production company has announced plans to open a Southeast headquarters in Peachtree City in early May.

International Forest Products Limited, known as Interfor, will be coming to the 700 Westpark Drive office building.

Much of the expected staff of 65 people will be relocating to the office, but the company expects to hire for vacancies that occur. Interfor’s local employees will range from management and sales to accounting, administration and information technology, company officials said. Read More»

Mowell marks 50 years of serving Fayette families

David and C.J. Mowell outside the Fayetteville location. Photo/Special.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home has been serving families in Fayette County for five decades.

Since starting the business in 1964, C.J. Mowell has watched the county change around him while his funeral home remained a fixture in the community and a place where many families would find themselves seeking comfort in their hardest times. Read More»

Emory University comes to F’ville’s Pinewood Studios

Screen shot of Emory at Pinewood Studios’ new website.

The first college-level film-making courses are coming this summer to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, the vanguard of a consortium of post-secondary education providers with courses geared to training graduates for the film and digital industries.

Emory University plans to teach a portion of its summer program in the Pinewood Production Centre. The university on its website said Emory at Pinewood Atlanta Studios will provide a “fully-integrated practical and academic film experience.” Read More»

Medical device maker brings 120 new jobs to PTC plant

The 120 new jobs coming to pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer’s Peachtree City location next year will include executive, administrative, supervisory and production positions, the company has said.

The Citizen first reported on the expansion last March.

The expansion was formally announced Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal, who noted that the German-based company would invest millions into the 60,000 sq. ft. expansion later this year. Read More»

‘Drop Dead Diva’ wrapping up PTC production run

A cheerleader character on the sixth episode of ‘Drop Dead Diva’ storms off the court at McIntosh High School Thursday afternoon during the filming of a scene. The show has spent much of its annual $20 to $25 million budget locally, netting a significant impact. Photo/John Munford.

A little bit of Drop Dead Diva drama played out in the gym of McIntosh High School Thursday afternoon as a scene was filmed for the show’s sixth and final season on the Lifetime cable network.

Slated for airing on episode six, the scene featured the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders in a scenario where a cheerleader gets into a tiff with another, pitches a pom-pom tossing fit and storms off the
court ... to the sarcastic applause of the audience at a basketball game. Read More»

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