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F’ville Council prepares to ease permitting path for Pinewood

It may have been a housekeeping item, but the first reading of a zoning amendment dealing with building and environmental permitting will provide for back lot productions at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

TDK Boulevard to close for weekend

TDK Boulevard will be closed between Ga. Highway 74 and Dividend Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday to allow for maintenance work on the bridge.

The city is urging drivers to use Kelly Drive or Dividend Drive as a detour.

The $23,000 project will address a significant deterioration of the expansion joint on the bridge along with safety concerns, officials said last month.

The work will be performed by Massana Construction.

‘Ready to move’ on MacDuff Pkwy. bridge

Layout of Wilksmoor Village plan from John Wieland Homes. Peachtree City Planning Commission document.

Public hearing March 24 for Wieland 238-home rezoning on PTC’s west side; bridge over railroad is key

The extension of MacDuff Parkway, all the way to Ga. Highway 74, may be closer to becoming a reality. Read More»

More sewer in Tyrone?

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Council broaches controversial subject; closed school’s future discussed Read More»

Need cited for more path, road money in PTC

Peachtree City is falling behind on its road and cart path repaving and needs an infusion of capital over the next several years to catch up, the city council learned at a workshop meeting March 4.

The city in the past has budgeted $1.5 million a year to repave and repair streets and paths, but that will almost certainly have to be bumped up to allow for more work. Read More»

Service delivery for West F’ville studied

Listening to a retreat presentation are (L-R at the table) Chief Scott Pitts, councilmen Scott Stacy, Jim Williams and Mickey Edwards and Mayor Greg Clifton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council retreat held Feb. 25 included a number of topics related to the recently annexed West Fayetteville area. One of those topics, presented by Police Chief Scott Pitts and Fire Chief Alan Jones, dealt with public safety service delivery in the 1,200-acre area. Read More»

Diverging diamonds suggested to improve F’ville traffic

Aerial view of streets in downtown Fayetteville. Google Maps.

Travel through the downtown area of Fayetteville has long been a traffic log jam at the intersection of Ga. highways 85 and 54. While there is no available funding to fix the problem, the Fayetteville City Council at its Feb. 25 retreat heard several potential solutions that might be considered in the future. Read More»

PTC eyes change in cop titles; ‘for profit’ rentals of The Fred to be discussed

With a relatively light agenda for its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to replace two sergeant positions in the criminal investigations division of the police department with two positions for detectives instead.

The change will not result in a lower salary for either position but is considered necessary since the CID sergeants do not supervise personnel like the other sergeants on the patrol division of the police department, according to a memo presented to council in advance of the meeting. Read More»

F’ville Fire Dept. consolidation eyed — again

Generic photo of firefighter dousing a fire. Photo/Shutterstock.

The idea of consolidating the Fayetteville Fire Dept. with the Fayette County Fire Dept. is back for the second time in two years. Though turned down in mid-2012 by a consensus of the council, the item was back on the retreat agenda after the city received a letter from Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown asking that the topic be discussed.

Council members at the retreat agreed by consensus to ask the county to provide a detailed report outlining the financial and service provision aspects of a possible consolidation. Read More»

Let’s grow some trees

Let’s grow some trees

A proclamation noting Fayetteville’s participation in Arbor Day was presented to Planning and Zoning representative Julie Brown (L) by Mayor Greg Clifton at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.