Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

Hotel/motel tax revenues increase in FY 2014 in PTC

PTC CVB website photo.

Revenues from the hotel/motel tax in Peachtree City are up for 2014. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Nancy Price commenting on the increase said the market is strong and growing.

Price said the hotel/motel tax revenue for the city’s five hotels and two conference centers has increased substantially for fiscal year 2014. Read More»

Fayette jobless rate falls to 6.3%

Fayette County residents have received a different type of Christmas present — a significant drop in the county’s unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. Read More»

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»