Redevelopment tax question on F’ville ballot Tuesday

The time has come for Fayetteville voters to decide on a proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. If approved by voters July 20, the referendum will give the city redevelopment powers needed to move ahead with efforts such as the Tax Allocation District (TAD) projects identified last year. Rather than increasing […]

Construction beginning on Fischer Crossing theaters

The new 10-screen theater at the Fischer Crossing commercial development is about to come out of the ground. The 40,000 square-foot building on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to open around Thanksgiving. Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the footers for the building are […]

Coweta unemployment rate drops again

Coweta County’s unemployment rate continued to decrease in May, dropping to 9.8 percent, according to data provided by the Georgia Dept. of Labor. That figure is down from 10.1 percent in April and represents 5,805 people out of work in a workforce of 59,235. The May jobless rate was perhaps significant because it marks the […]

Tavern on the Square: F’ville to get long-awaited eatery

The Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission last week agreed to recommend that revised elevation plans for the Olde Courthouse Tavern at 105 South Glynn Street be approved. The new business on the courthouse square could open in October. Property owner Larry Graves said Tuesday the 2,000-square-foot Olde Courthouse Tavern will be outfitted like an old […]

Wieland settles sex, race discrimination lawsuit

Atlanta homebuilder John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods has agreed to a settle a race and sex discrimination lawsuit filed by federal authorities in June 2009. Under the settlement, Wieland will pay $378,000 to six claimants and hire at least 10 African-Americans and women into management positions over the next six years, according to the U.S. […]

Want a pawn shop? Go to F’ville city dump

If you want to open a pawn shop in Fayetteville, you may have to go to the city dump and sewer plant. The Fayetteville City Council at the June 17 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would confine pawn shops to industrial-zoned areas of the city and another that would help […]

Delta Community Credit Union goes mobile, debuts mobile banking services

Delta Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution and the state’s largest credit union, recently announced the launch of Delta Community Mobile Banking, adding to its ample selection of account access services and product offerings. The free* mobile service provides both consumer and business services members with convenient and secure access to real-time account information […]

Young Professionals Gather ‘Round to Discuss Club Activity

The Young Professionals of Fayette County (YP Fayette) will have a special Round Table Chat prior to their regularly scheduled Speaker N’ a Latte (SNL) meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (3rd Floor). The meeting will start at 7:45am and include a continental breakfast. The Round Table Chat will cover topics such […]

PTC Planning Commission green-lights big Walgreens

A conceptual plan to raze Peachtree City’s Ruby Tuesday restaurant and replace it with a much larger Walgreens pharmacy was approved Monday by the Peachtree CIty Planning Commission. The Walgreens, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway, will be three times the size of the existing restaurant. Architecture for the site, […]

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 […]