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F’ville’s new gas pump max: 12

A unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council on April 3 will increase the number of gas pumps allowed at service stations and convenience stores. The vote raised the previous maximum of eight pumps to the new maximum of 12 pumps. It was just two years ago that the ordinance allowed a maximum of six pumps. Read More»

PTC mayor wants airport authority rep to stay on FCDA board

Proposed changes by the Fayette County Commission to the make-up of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) board drew two requests by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the commission’s April 10 meeting. Read More»

With split vote, PTC calls in the dogs

File photo from Shutterstock.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new K9 to replace a police dog that recently retired from service.

Though it would only cost $4,000 to the city thanks to the other equipment already on hand, the measure squeaked by on a 3-2 vote, as councilmen Terry Ernst and Mike King voted against it.

Police Lt. Matt Myers explained that the second dog is necessary to maintain full-time K9 coverage for the city. The dogs improve officer safety and can help do some tasks, such as searching a building, far quicker than human officers can, Myers said. Read More»

‘Dry’ dredging for Lake P'tree?

When the Fayette County Water System gets around to dredging Lake Peachtree, it will likely drain the lake and then scoop out the silt the old-fashioned way. Read More»

Senoia to resurface Main St.

Senoia residents will soon see a new topping to Main Street in the downtown area. An April 7 approval by the City Council will result in the resurfacing of Main Street in time for the Memorial Day festivities.

The Main Street resurfacing project is not one that involves a significant length of time, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Plans call for a tentative start date in May, with a completion date prior to the Memorial Day activities that will see the downtown area flooded with residents and visitors. Read More»

Fayette presses F’ville for fire dept. consolidation

A Fayetteville Fire Department unit assists the county during a fire last week on Lees Mill Road. Photo/John Munford.

Uniting county, F’ville city fire units a ‘wash’ on taxes, county mgr. says

A proposal to consolidate the Fayetteville and Fayette County fire departments is being floated again by county officials. Read More»

UPDATED — Spillway problems delay Lake Peachtree refill

Flat Creek meanders through what was Lake Peachtree in a photo taken in early March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

UPDATED for print April 5 — The refilling of Lake Peachtree has been delayed due to problems with the spillway that will require repairs, city officials said last week.

The lake was lowered in January to allow property owners on the shoreline to maintain their shoreline and docks. The plan was to have the lake refilled in March.

But a recent safety inspection on the spillway showed that repairs are necessary, and it will take about three weeks for tests to be conducted to determine how best to repair the problem, officials said. Read More»

Developers ready to extend MacDuff Parkway

Wieland says 204-home rezoning necessary to allow funding for road extension to Hwy. 74

Completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension may be coming sooner than anyone might have thought.

Two weeks ago, John Wieland Homes officials announced they were ready to proceed with construction as soon as their partner in the project, Brent Scarborough, was ready. That moment may just be materializing now, as Wieland representative Dan Fields announced Thursday that Scarborough has inked a deal with a developer for an assisted living project. Read More»

PTC wants input on entrance sign replacements

As Peachtree City has gotten older, some subdivision entry signs have started to show their age. Read More»

Assisted living facility pitched for east PTC

A 52-unit assisted living facility is being proposed for a 4.7-acre lot off Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City at the Lexington Circle commercial development.

That’s the area just east of McIntosh High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Because such a development is considered a multifamily project under the city’s zoning ordinance, the city council has been asked to lift the city’s moratorium on multi-family housing. Read More»