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Developers ready to extend MacDuff Parkway

Wieland says 204-home rezoning necessary to allow funding for road extension to Hwy. 74

Completion of the MacDuff Parkway extension may be coming sooner than anyone might have thought.

Two weeks ago, John Wieland Homes officials announced they were ready to proceed with construction as soon as their partner in the project, Brent Scarborough, was ready. That moment may just be materializing now, as Wieland representative Dan Fields announced Thursday that Scarborough has inked a deal with a developer for an assisted living project. Read More»

PTC wants input on entrance sign replacements

As Peachtree City has gotten older, some subdivision entry signs have started to show their age. Read More»

Central Class of ’64 recognized

Central Class of ’64 recognized

John Kirkland, a member of the 1964 graduating class of Central High School in Newnan, stands with Coweta County Commissioner Al Smith after receiving an April 1 proclamation recognizing the former students’ 50th reunion. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Meet the candidates’ event at Wyndham April 29

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If you’re wondering who you’ll vote for in the upcoming May primary election, you should mark Tuesday, April 29 on your calendar.

That’s when the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will host a “Meet and Greet the Candidates Night” from 7-9 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

Candidates with opposition in the May 20 Primary Election will briefly speak about themselves and their platform. Afterward, the public will be able to visit with the candidates in an open face to face conversation. Read More»

Surprise: Fayette spends $1.4 million for East Bypass

The men who were elected mainly on the basis of their opposition to the West Fayetteville Bypass have now become supporters of the East Fayetteville Bypass.

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday night to spend $1.42 million to acquire a large tract of land deemed necessary for construction of the East Bypass. Read More»

Fayette Comm. says yes to 15-year-old golf cart drivers

Cart owners in unincorporated Fayette must pay $15 for new decal

New rules adopted by the Fayette County Commission March 27 will allow 15-year-olds to drive a golf cart solo if they have a learner’s permit.

While part of the impetus is an effort to allow golf carts to be driven to Starr’s Mill High School, that is not in the immediate offing due to the lack of a cart path leading to the school. The school also does not yet have a separate parking lot for golf carts similar to the one built several years ago at McIntosh High School. Read More»

NAACP threatens bigger legal bills if county, BoE pursue district voting appeal

The district voting lawsuit filed by the National NAACP will turn out to be a costly one for local taxpayers, and it’s not over yet, as appeals are being filed seeking to overturn the ruling.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is seeking nearly $850,000 in attorneys fees and costs for its share of the litigation, according to a court filing late last week. The funds would come from the two co-defendants in the case: the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Assisted living facility pitched for east PTC

A 52-unit assisted living facility is being proposed for a 4.7-acre lot off Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City at the Lexington Circle commercial development.

That’s the area just east of McIntosh High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Because such a development is considered a multifamily project under the city’s zoning ordinance, the city council has been asked to lift the city’s moratorium on multi-family housing. Read More»

210 luxury concierge apartments for F’ville?

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies, appearing before the City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The evolution of Fayetteville began last year with the initial construction of Pinewood Atlanta Studios and continued early this year with the first dozen vendor companies locating here to support the film industry. Now an initial proposal presented to the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission March 25 would add luxury apartments to the equation along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development. Read More»

NAACP issues $850K bill for district voting

NAACP issues $850K bill for district voting

Group seeks legal fees, damages from Fayette County Commission, Board of Education Read More»

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