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Tyrone's top cop

Tyrone's top cop

The Tyrone Police Department awarded officer of the year to Jonathan Woodruff, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who has been with the Tyrone force since May 2013. Woodruff had 66 percent of Tyrone’s DUI arrests this year–18 arrests out of 27–and is No. 3 in traffic stops (with 789 total stops this year). “He’s an extremely good employee,” chief of police Brandon Perkins said of Woodruff. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

PTC to reverse strict annexation policy?

City wants to ‘market itself’ to expand borders

After more than a decade of tight restrictions on annexing more land into the city, the Peachtree City Council is moving toward reversing that stance on new development. Read More»

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

Construction was just beginning in November on the sidewalks across the street from the City Cemetery on Stonewall Avenue as part of Fayetteville’s Cemetery Sidewalk Project. The project’s purpose is to make the sidewalk networks in between Braxton Court through the City Cemetery look better with brick pavers, benches, landscaping and trash bins. The project also entails adding decorative aluminum fencing and brick columns in front of the cemetery, and decorative streetlights along Stonewall similar to the improvements made on parallel Lanier Avenue. Photo/Bethan Adams.

PTC approves sewer hook-up for personal care apartments

The Peachtree City Council on Dec. 1 approved a sewer hook-up for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side due to its failing septic system. The facility has also requested annexation into the city.

This story is a correction of a story that ran last week that incorrectly stated that Heritage of Peachtree City had been annexed. The facility has requested an annexation into the city and the annexation process is currently underway. Read More»

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

F’ville Council eyes tighter control over the look of all new homes

Builders, residents object to expansion of city power

Fayetteville may require future homes to have more windows next year. Not only that, but the city is proposing that all new homes Read More»

Time to 'Light Up Senoia'

Expect Senoia’s downtown area to look a lot like Christmas on Dec. 6 as the festivities associated with the annual Light Up Senoia event get underway. The action begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the Clydesdales (weather permitting). The many activities will continue through the afternoon and end with the annual parade (rain or shine) at dusk. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it comes to the festivities leading up to Christmas, Senoia is one place that should be on everyone’s list. The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 with the many activities included in the annual Light Up Senoia event.

First up from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m. will be the return of the world-famous Clydesdales (weather permitting). Their appearance is always a hit and has drawn more than 1,000 people in past years during each visit. Read More»

Tyrone tree lighting set for this weekend

Tyrone’s Christmas celebration officially begins Sunday, Dec. 7, with its annual tree lighting event at Shamrock Park.

The event starts at 4 p.m. with free horse drawn sleigh rides around Shamrock Park and ends at 8 p.m. While the sleigh rides go around town, Flat Rock’s chorus will sing with Sandy Creek’s chorus close behind.

Santa is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. along with “surprise guests” sponsored by the Tyrone Depot. Read More»

Council approves plan to expand downtown area

An artistic rendering of the Senoia Main Street project. Graphic/Submitted.

Senoia will be expanding downtown off of Main Street.

At the council meeting Dec. 1, the Senoia mayor and council unanimously approved development plans for a duo residential and commercial space.

The roughly 6,000 sq. ft. space sits on Main and Barnes Street, roughly two lots north of the Senoia Coffee Company and by the parking lot across from the Veranda Inn. Read More»