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One more piece in place for big F’ville roundabout

Round and round we go, and Fayetteville is now one step closer to what will be the much-delayed Hood Avenue/Ga. Highway 92/Jeff Davis Drive Connector with included roundabout, intended to help mitigate the gridlock caused by the tens of thousands of vehicles that pass through the downtown area each day. Read More»

Imker lauds smooth start for council

The new year has gone off quite smoothly for the Peachtree City Council, even as two newbies came aboard in January with the addition of Councilmen Mike King and Terry Ernst, who joined council after voters sacked former councilman George Dienhart and former mayor Don Haddix.

The difference, to some political observers, has been a more professional atmosphere during council meetings in 2014. And Councilman Eric Imker spoke directly to that fact in a brief comment at the end of council’s May 1 meeting. Read More»

F’ville honors city clerk

F’ville honors city clerk

Fayetteville City Clerk Anne Barksdale was recognized May 1 by Mayor Greg Clifton and the City Council for her service to the city as part of Georgia’s Municipal Clerks Week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

2 men and a vision: Peachtree City

Above, (L-R) Jerry Petersen, Gordon Fleming, Hollis Harris, Frances Meaders, Sallie Satterthwaite and City Clerk Betsy Tyler pull the curtains off busts of the two men considered to be the founding fathers of Peachtree City: Joel Cowan and Floy Farr. Photo/John Munford.

A crowd of about 100 witnessed the dedication Sunday of the Founders’ Corner in Peachtree City’s City Hall Plaza as the busts of city founders Joel Cowan and Floy Farr were unveiled along with a plaque highlighting their influence over the young town’s growth nearly 50 years ago. Read More»

PTC waiting on state for lake fix go-ahead

If only it looked this good . . . Photo of Ga. Highway 54 bridge taken in January across a then-draining Lake Peachtree. Since then, the lake bed has become mostly a mud flat with a small stream running through it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The need to repair the Lake Peachtree spillway has kept the lake’s level lower far longer than planned, but the city is hoping Read More»

Answers coming soon for Hwy. 54W traffic snarl

A $70,000 study expected to provide long-range solutions for heavy traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City is nearing completion.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday night that the city’s consulting engineering firm, Pond and Company, is expected to have a report ready by Read More»

Senoia declines to nitpick over two-inch shortfall

In what was essentially a matter of a couple of inches, the Senoia City Council in April approved of a preliminary plat for lots between Main Street and Barnes Street and north of Seavy Street in the city’s downtown shopping area.

City Manager Richard Ferry said John Barrow had applied to subdivide, but one of the lots was 29.82 feet in width, just two inches short of the 30-foot width required in the zoning ordinance. Ferry recommended approval. Read More»

Fayetteville’s firefighters already make medical calls

Fayetteville firefighter/paramedic Josh Collins is pictured with the emergency medical equipment carried on the city’s fire trucks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council by a 3-2 vote on April 23 turned down a proposal to consolidate the city’s fire services with Fayette County. Since most calls involve issues other than fire response, Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones was asked about the department’s past response to issues such as medical calls and whether the council’s decision last week will cause any changes to that response. Jones said the city’s response today is the same as it has been since the late 1980s. Read More»

Crowd united, F’ville Council split 3-2 against fire merger

The Fayetteville City Council on April 23 voted 3-2 against consolidating the city’s fire department with Fayette County fire services. Pictured from left are Councilman Mickey Edwards, Councilman Ed Johnson Councilman Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams and Councilman Scott Stacy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a split 3-to-2 City Council vote to keep Fayetteville’s Fire Department just the way it is, but there was no such split in the sometimes rowdy crowd that gathered in support of their city firefighters.

Nearly all the 250 people attending the four-hour meeting April 23 were opposed to consolidating the city service with the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services, and some were extremely vocal in their opposition. Read More»

PTC to unveil Founders Corner May 4

Sculptures honoring two of Peachtree City’s founders will be unveiled May 4 in a brief ceremony at City Hall Plaza as the “Founders Corner” is dedicated as part of the city’s ongoing History Time Line project.

Along with the busts of Floy Carr and Joel Cowan, the first of six plaques on the Founders Wall will be revealed, according to city spokesperson Betsy Tyler. The six plaques are designed to address the city’s history prior to its incorporation as a city in 1959. Read More»

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