New gym in Westpark, new building in industrial park

New gym in Westpark, new building in industrial park

A conceptual site plan that would establish a 20,000 sq. ft. gymnastics center on Westpark Court off Ga. Highway 54 was approved on March 27 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The undeveloped 2-acre lot is zoned limited-use commercial which permits the use of the property for IGMA Gymnastics. The site is situated approximately 500 […]

California students do a different spring break

California students do a different spring break

  The variety of products produced at the nonprofit 180-degree Farm in Sharpsburg continues to increase, as does the number of college-aged volunteers who raise funds to travel on their school breaks to work and gain knowledge and experience. Such was the case when a group of students from the University of California at San […]

More retail is headed for Senoia

More retail is headed for Senoia

  Residents and visitors to Senoia will have more shopping options. On Monday night, the City Council unanimously voted for a new building to be developed at Main Street and Johnson Street. Currently, a cinderblock building is on the site, but it will soon be replaced by a historic-looking two-story building featuring retail shops on […]

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

The main focus of the March 23 meeting of the Fayette County Commission is likely to be several public hearings on ordinance amendments dealing with bed and breakfast businesses. One of the four public hearings will address amendments to planned residential and business construction in the Planned Residential and Business Development-Planned Unit Development zoning district. […]

Bag toss tourney brings 400+ to Peachtree City

Bag toss tourney brings 400+ to Peachtree City

  Visitors from 13 states travelled to Peachtree City on March 10 for an American Cornhole Organization major tournament. Now in its third year in the city, nearly 500 ACO participants, friends and family members arrived at the tennis center for the two-day event. ACO founder and president Frank Geers said the group was glad […]

Newnan firm recognized by state awards program

Newnan firm recognized by state awards program

  Newnan-based OptiLedge has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal as one of Georgia’s 2017 Globe (Georgia Launching Opportunities By Exporting) businesses. Deal made the announcement on March 14 at the 2017 Go Global reception. The state-led awards program recognizes companies that entered into a new international market in the previous year. “The Go Global […]

Fayetteville P&Z approves Shops at Lafayette

Fayetteville P&Z approves Shops at Lafayette

Storefronts will have 6 apartments on 2nd floor A bid to include six apartments above the previously-approved Shops at Lafayette retail development on Glynn Street just north of downtown Fayetteville was approved Feb. 28 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The previous approval proposal by Steven Gulas included 10,800 sq. ft. of retail on the […]

Senoia’s next growth focus could be east

Senoia’s next growth focus could be east

  A development first proposed last July could dramatically alter Senoia’s eastern border. The City Council Monday night agreed to send an annexation request of 167 acres on Ga. Highway 16 to the county for comments. The County has 30 days to review the application. In July, Dennis Drewyer, of McIntosh Trail Properties, asked the […]

Movies and creative industries add $62 billion to Georgia’s economy

Movies and creative industries add $62 billion to Georgia’s economy

Pinewood Atlanta Studios is among the growing number of creative industries that generated a statewide economic impact of more than $62 billion in 2015. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced Feb. 22 that the state’s creative industries generated $62.5 billion in total economic impact in 2015. The creative […]