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Portion of old school to be transformed into a garden spot

A Jan. 20 decision by the Fayette County Board of Education paved the way for a community garden to be established on the grounds of the former Tyrone Elementary School.

Superintendent Jody Barrow said he had received correspondence from Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial indicating that a new garden club had inquired about using a portion of the former school grounds to establish a community garden.

Barrow said the requested location is on the northeast side of the former school.

“It’s a good idea and a good opportunity for the community,” Barrow said. Read More»

Tyrone mayor open to adding sewer downtown

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial in a file photo from September 2014.

Dial: ‘Many businesses are suffering with their septic service and an unknown number of potential businesses are avoiding this important part of town’ Read More»

PTC OKs more than $1M in new purchases

The Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15 approved a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement Read More»

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

Before dam repairs, 3 months of studies

The Peachtree City Council at the Jan. 15 meeting heard a brief update on potential plans for the Lake Peachtree spillway. If approved in the future, the initial studies could be completed within 2-3 months. Read More»

F’ville moves toward novel zoning categories for west side

Fayetteville could soon see zoning categories that have never been used in the city or in Fayette County.

During the Jan. 15 meeting, the council received an overview of Historical Concepts’ plan of the proposed zoning districts in the area. The district is a mixed use area of 1,200 acres in the heart of the county now in the city limits of Fayetteville. Read More»

Mayor: PTC budget went ‘off track’

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Flesh. File photo.

Fleisch defends pay raises, police department in state of city report

The city’s budget process “went slightly off-track last year,” Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch admitted Jan. 15 in her State of the City address at a meeting of the Peachtree City Rotary Club.

The mayor also defended the city’s police department in the wake of the New Year’s Day shooting of the wife of Chief Will McCollom. Read More»

Fayette one bid closer to dredging Lake Peachtree

View of drained Lake Peachtree from May 2014.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a $1,449,140 bid for dredging at Lake Peachtree during its Jan. 22 regular meeting. Read More»

F’ville residents sound off on noise

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Noise relief coming to residents on Redwine, more apartments to be decided in February

For more than three hours Thursday night, Fayetteville residents had their say on two issues that stirred the passions of several residents.

When the dust settled after hearing discussion about everything including strip clubs and children scaling roofs, half the residents left happy, while the rest will have to wait until February to see if their concerns are addressed. Read More»

‘Consensus’ to be Oddo’s goal

Fayette County Commission Chairman Charles Oddo in a file photo.

Downplays Republican-Democrat divisions, hopes to push harmony

How much differently will the Fayette County Board of Commissioners conduct its business with Charles Oddo as chairman?

Not much, if Oddo has anything to say about it.

“Our goals and objectives don’t differ that much,” Oddo said in an interview Jan. 12 when comparing himself to the previous chairman, Steve Brown. “We both want what’s best for the county. I’m not planning on making wholesale changes, although I do want to do things a little bit differently.” Read More»

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