Government

New senior village proposed

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will be heard Jan. 22 by the Coweta County Commission.

The rezoning proposal by Landsdown LLC on behalf of Baggarly Brothers Properties LLLP is requesting that the 68-acre site located along Hwy. 34 west of Fischer Road and extending north of the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road have the zoning changed from RC (rural conservation) and C-6(minor commercial shopping district) to RRCC (residential retirement community and care). Read More»

Supervisor of the Year

Supervisor of the Year

Peachtree City Police Capt. Stan Pye was recognized as the city’s Supervisor of the Year at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard. Pye was also recognized for his many efforts on behalf of citizens. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jenkins gets award

Jenkins gets award

Peachtree City Police Lt. John Jenkins was recognized Jan. 15 by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard for his 25 years of service in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Council noted his multiple activities over the years that benefitted the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council checks on goals’ progress, eyes new ones

City Manager Jim Pennington talks about goals being reviewed by the council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The annual Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 had council members reviewing a long list of goals established at the 2014 retreat a year ago and establishing an equally long list of goals for 2015.

City Manager Jim Pennington at the beginning of the retreat emphasized that, especially where goals were concerned, that the idea was to look back and look ahead.

“This is a meeting for talking about the city in general, not about specific departments,” said Pennington, noting that his role at the meeting was that of moderator and not as city manager. Read More»

Some residents urge Fayette to drop voting appeal

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Voting lawsuit legal expenses mount up: $743,000 so far

There was no official statement from any member of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at the Jan. 8 meeting regarding the recent developments in the district voting case, which an appellate court recently sent back here for trial, but several citizens made their opinions known during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Three speakers urged the board to stop pursuing the case, while one expressed his displeasure at how the new district voting setup has affected his voting rights. Read More»

Residents complain to city about noisy F’ville sewer plant

“There have been many nights where the noise was so bad, I thought I was going to have to make other sleeping arrangements, or ultimately move.” Read More»

Kedron hotel, Lake Peachtree dam on PTC Council agenda Jan. 15

Apsilon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park will be the subject of a public hearing before the Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15.

The council will also discuss the status of the Lake Peachtree spillway and engineering options and will consider a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement on a variety of vehicles, equipment, records management and telephone system upgrades. Read More»

Getting ready for kindergarten

Registration for 2015-16 begins Jan. 20

Fayette County school officials are already preparing for the 2015-16 school year and are ready to register kindergarten students.

Kindergarten enrollment begins Jan. 20 and parents are urged to register their children as soon as possible so the correct number of teachers can be planned for each location.
To qualify for kindergarten in the next school year, children must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

Parents may register their kids at the Enrollment/Records Center located at 205 LaFayette Ave. in Fayetteville (behind Arby’s on Glynn Street). Read More»

Experience firefighting in PTC class

Citizen's Academy will show dangers, give life-saving skills

A Citizen’s Fire Academy is set to begin in Peachtree City on Jan. 22.

The classes, sponsored by Peachtree City Fire Rescue, will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for five weeks – until Feb. 22.

The unusual learning opportunity allows participants to experience fire emergency situations like entering a zero visibility environment to search for possible victims while wearing full protective clothing and also learn how to pump a fire apparatus and handle a fire hose, and also acquire valuable fire safety and life-saving skills. Read More»

District voting now heads to a bench trial

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the appeal by the Fayette County Commission (BOC) and Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County is in. The three-judge federal panel rejected Read More»