Business

EMC stages annual meeting for members

EMC members and mini-members Lisa Johnson, Steve Jesensek, Lauren Scott, Kristin Jesensek and Nicole Jesensek enjoy the co-op festivities. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta-Fayette EMC hosted approximately 3,000 consumers and family members for a morning of food, fun and prizes at the 67th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 11 at cooperative headquarters in Palmetto. Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

2 hotels may be in north PTC’s future

It was only a workshop discussion item, but if approved in the coming months the Kedron Office Park could see the addition of two hotels and a banquet facility. First up would be the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn.

Senior Planner David Rast in an Oct. 10 letter said Apsilon Hotels Development and Management Co. submitted a rezoning application on a 14.5-acre tract located at 100 World Drive.

Rast said the conceptual site plan, approved in December 2005, identified 126,000 sq. ft. of office space in four buildings and 467 parking spaces. Read More»

Williams speaks to Rotarians

From left, Ed Outlaw, (PTC Rotary President), Mark Williams, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Joel Cowan. Photo/Submitted.

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the State of Georgia, Mark Williams, spoke at a recent Peachtree City Rotary Club luncheon.
Commissioner Williams explained to the Rotarians in attendance exactly what role the DNR plays. 

With 2,300 employees, the DNR has statewide responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources.  Read More»

Helping support a good cause

Helping support a good cause

Instead of the typical neon yellow or white, Coweta-Fayette EMC linemen and outside employees are wearing bright pink hard hats in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage early detection. “Our linemen were happy to help raise awareness,” EMC CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair said. “Fighting breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and a portion of the funds used to purchase the hats directly support the American Cancer Society. We think they look great, and we hope to make it a yearly tradition.” Photo/Submitted.

EEOC suing Newnan company

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a New Jersey-based company that operates a plant in Newnan after an employee was allegedly fired due to a disability.

Gregory Packaging, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products to school districts and medical institutions, violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the EEOC charged in a lawsuit it recently filed, according to an Oct. 6 press release.  Read More»

Chamber’s Gibbs says it’s time for new leadership

Virginia Gibbs.

It has been more than a decade since Virginia Gibbs was selected as the president and CEO of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Gibbs announced Oct. 13 that she will retire on Dec. 31. (See her letter to the editor here.) Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital to expand ER by 18 bays, add 30 rooms

This side of the hospital will be getting a second story. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is looking to expand by adding a two-story section on the hospital’s east side. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»