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Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»

Senoia looks to increase water supply

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

Senoia council members approved plans at their meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the future of the water system, a $30,000 project.

Though more expensive than expected, city manager Richard Ferry said the price is reasonable compared with the work the city needs to complete.

Increasing water supply is a topic the council has mulled over for years, and the need for action has grown. Read More»

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

MacDuff Pkwy. will get 200 more homes before any traffic relief

Kolter Homes can build — and thus sell — up to 100 homes in Wilksmoor Village prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. That decision by the Peachtree City Council came on a 3-2 vote at the Sept. 4 meeting.

That’s on top of the 100 homes already approved for developer John Wieland Homes nearby. Read More»

Roundabout is set for Lower Fayetteville Road

The Newnan Centre will soon have a new entrance on Lower Fayetteville Road. The installation of a roundabout is underway just west of the current entrance shared with the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Slow traffic conditions along portions of Lower Fayetteville Road have existed for years. But a portion of the back-ups in the area of the Centre for Performing and Visual and Arts and the Newnan Centre will be mitigated with the construction of a roundabout west of the current entrance.

Situated immediately to the west of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the Newnan Centre that opened last year will have its own entrance once the roundabout project is completed. Read More»

PTC's $30 million budget passes by a unanimous count

After a lengthy discussion on budget revisions initiated by Councilman Eric Imker on Aug. 21, the Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 unanimously adopted the revised $30.7 million general fund budget with little discussion. Read More»

City to address sidewalk maintenance Sept. 18

The Peachtree City Council later this month will consider an ordinance addressing the installation and maintenance of sidewalks in subdivisions. The council at the Sept. 3 work session agreed that the current ordinance needed a fresh look since it neither requires nor prohibits sidewalks in a development.

Community Services Director Jon Rorie at the outset of the discussion said the city’s land development ordinance does not require or prohibit the installation of sidewalks in a development, though it does require a connection to the nearest multi-use path. Read More»

Lunch is served

Lunch is served

Residents who head to the Fayette Senior Center at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City can order lunch a couple of Fridays a month and enjoy cards and games afterward. For the sum of $5 each of these ladies got a big chicken salad made at the Senior Center in Fayetteville. Enjoying it are Louise Needham and Dolores Rodriguez. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Newest member

Newest member

Jeff Duncan is sworn into office after a unanimous vote to select him as a new Planning Commission member during the Tyrone council meeting Sept. 4. Photo/Bethan Adams