Coweta’s unemployment rate drops .6% in April

The unemployment rate for Coweta County fell significantly in April to just over 10 percent, while the jobless rate in the Three Rivers area fell by nearly a full percentage point. Coweta’s unemployment figures for March showed the jobless rate at 10.8 percent, but the April figures showed a decrease to 10.2 percent, representing 6,097 […]

Coweta County Commission District 3 candidates sound off

The Citizen recently invited the candidates for Coweta County Commission Districts 2 and 3 to provide our readers with an opportunity to hear from them and to get their positions on the issues they believe are pertinent to Coweta County and its future. What follows is in keeping with this newspaper’s belief that people should […]

Serious injury reported in PTC vehicle collision

Peachtree City Police reported Wednesday that on June 1 at 3:20 p.m. a collision occurred at the intersection of Crosstown Drive at the entrance to Braelinn Village Shopping Center. Officers responded to a reported two vehicle collision at this intersection. Mr. Clinton Melton, 81 years of age, Peachtree City, was air lifted to Atlanta Medical […]

Children’s clothing retailer to bring 100 IT jobs to F’ville

It was an opening without the usual fanfare even though it will relocate nearly 100 jobs to Fayetteville. National retailer Carter Children’s Clothing Company, Inc. in early May took advantage of Fayetteville’s Quality Jobs Grant Program and relocated its Information Technology (IT) center to offices on Brandywine Boulevard off Ga. Highway 54. The city’s Quality […]

Refrigerant leak causes Towne Center closure Sunday

Better safe than sorry. The Fayetteville Fire Department temporarily closed the Towne Center Shopping Center on South Glynn Street late Sunday afternoon after a coolant line broke at the Kroger supermarket. The center was cleared for opening later Sunday night. The shopping center was closed at approximately 6 p.m. after the fire department received a […]

Fayetteville to consider intersection change order

The meeting Thursday of the Fayetteville City Council will be brief, with council members considering a change order for the Ga. Highway 314/Banks Road intersection project and the retirement and sale of police K-9 dog “Duke.” City engineer Don Easterbrook will propose the $24,871 change order for the construction of the 1-cent sales tax-funded full […]

Patriot groups to hold meeting on illegal aliens and amnesty

Arizona is all over the news with supporters and detractors weighing in on its new immigration law. Other states are considering similar measures. As the issue unfolds, local patriot groups will sponsor a meeting Tuesday on illegal aliens and amnesty. Speakers at the event will include Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and nationally recognized authority on illegal […]

Fayette’s jobless rate drops .6% in April

It’s about time. The unemployment rate for Fayette County decreased more than half a percentage point in April. The rate decreased from 8.9 percent in March to 8.3 percent in April. Pundits from Wall Street to Washington have insisted for months that the recession is over. Correct or not, figures released this week by the […]