Unemployment inches higher in Coweta, Newnan

The word from the “experts” is that the recession is over. But somebody forgot to tell Main Street where, in Coweta County and across Georgia, the unemployment figures released last week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor tell a strikingly different story. The jobless rate in Coweta rose again last month, with DOL figures showing […]

PTC company to show off solar power system

A Peachtree City company’s new solar power generating system will be on display Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the public is invited to drop by and learn more about solar power. The event will be hosted at ALTA Refrigeration located at 403 Dividend Drive in the city’s industrial park. The open house […]

Fischer Crossings: next up, football fields, daycare

The meeting of the Coweta County Commission next Tuesday is expected to include the continuation of a portion of the conversation surrounding the Fischer Crossings commercial development. Commissioners last week on a 3-2 vote denied the rezoning and road abandonment portions of the development request for a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the […]

Piedmont Newnan Hospital earns ‘Gold Seal’ award

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. “This Joint Commission survey was Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s best survey in recent memory,” said Michael Bass, Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO. “The surveyors lauded our hospital […]

Delta Community Credit Union offers ‘Switch Day’ this Friday

Understanding the stress that accompanies switching from one financial institution to another was top of mind as Delta Community Credit Union created Switch Day, an event that offers a no-hassle and easy solution for those looking to make the change.  In fact, 22 percent of bank customers polled in a study by research firm Jupiter admitted that most […]

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. […]

Hospital gets OK for expanded neonatal services

State officials have approved the enhancement of neonatal services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the hospital announced today. The hospital will be allowed to expand its level 2 neonatal intermediate care unit and also establish a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit to care for fragile newborns who are born here. More than 6,700 babies have […]

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties. The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term […]

Fresh Market to spark shopping center renovation

It looks like the Peachtree Crossing shopping center may be the next retail space getting an exterior makeover. The first phase of that makeover will start with the new Fresh Market grocery store that will be taking up much of the space vacated last year by the “baby Kroger” store, Once that is complete, the […]