World Airways first to transport six mine-resistant vehicles to Afghanistan

Peachtree City-based World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed the first mission to transport six life-saving, mine-resistant vehicles (M-ATVs) to U.S. troops in Afghanistan aboard a World Boeing 747-400 freighter. World is the first and only Boeing 747 operator to successfully load and deliver six M-ATVs on one aircraft. This […]

New young professionals group forms in Coweta

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is launching a new group specifically for up-and-coming business leaders in Newnan and Coweta County. The Young Professionals of Newnan-Coweta County will offer its members an opportunity to network with one another to share experiences and knowledge that will benefit their growth as professionals and community leaders. This new group […]

Delta Community Credit Union helps local causes

Built on the philosophy of “people helping people,” Delta Community Credit Union, one of the largest financial institutions in Georgia, stepped up its support to local communities in 2009 with national and local fundraising that complemented its educational programs. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta®, American Cancer Society Relay for Life®, five area high schools, Children’s Miracle […]

Yamaha to transfer ATV production to Newnan

Japan’s loss will be Newnan’s gain, at least in terms of employment. Yamaha Motor Co. LTD, a longtime Coweta employer, announced earlier this week that the production of its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) line currently located in Japan will be transferred to the company’s Newnan facility. The transfer will begin in 2011 and should be complete […]

Is it ‘Bye-bye, phone book’ for Fayette?

Fayette County may lose its “white pages” telephone directory from AT&T in the near future, if a proposed rule change is adopted by the Georgia Public Service Commission. The PSC is considering proposed changes to commission rules in response to a request from AT&T (formerly BellSouth) Georgia … that would eliminate mandatory distribution of printed […]

Don’t forget to renew your corporate registration

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is Thursday, April 1. The Secretary of State’s Corporations Division website was redesigned so corporate entities can renew their existing corporate entities online, form new corporate entities online, and provide their […]

Forshee to take job in Athens

It has been nearly four years since Matt Forshee moved to Fayette County to lead its economic development efforts. Forshee will continue to serve as CEO of the Development Authority until March 31 when he will become president of the Athens Economic Development Foundation. Forshee came to Fayette County in the early summer of 2006 […]

As Fresh Market says no, Baby Kroger’s future uncertain

As the former “Baby Kroger” store in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center has remained dark for nearly a year, a deadline is approaching that could impact the immediate future of the 33,000-square-foot space. The Citizen has learned that The Kroger Company has a deadline looming in a matter of weeks to potentially extend its lease […]

F’ville to lose Barnes & Noble; Goodwill store to anchor

Bye-bye, Barnes & Noble; hello, Goodwill store. It will have been nearly 10 years to the day from the time that Barnes & Noble opened its doors across from the Fayette Pavilion until the time it closes those doors. The bookseller will discontinue operations at its Fayetteville store on Ga. Highway 85 at the end […]

Falcon Field targeting business clients

Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City will be participating in National Business Aircraft Association’s (NBAA) 21st Annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference that will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center January 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas. The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is an annual event that provides timely and valuable […]