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F’ville moves toward Sunday alcohol sales vote, denser residential zoning

The Fayetteville City Council on May 19 heard the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance designed to provide more open space by allowing a small increase in residential density. The council at the meeting also adopted a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol package sales. Read More»

Fayette BoE gets permission to increase class sizes

It may not be needed, but if the economy does not turn around the Fayette County School System will be able to help deal with falling revenues that fund the school system by potentially increasing class sizes by up to five students per classroom. The class-size waiver was approved May 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Israel, foreign policy, deficits draw Rep. Westmoreland’s attention

3rd District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) speaks to the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-3rd District) had a foreign policy question for members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in Fayetteville May 20.

“How do others look at us?” Westmoreland asked, narrowing the focus of the international perspective to Israel in conjunction with the statements by President Obama that Israel’s borders be set like they were prior to the 1967 war.

“Will we be a strong ally for Israel, our most reliable ally? The Golan Heights (the high ground in the West Bank) provide a clear view of Israel,” the Grantville congressman said. Read More»

Drinking water in Fayette about to get more expensive

8% hike needed to pay for tougher EPA rules on organic compounds

You want cleaner water? You’re about to pay for it. Read More»

Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau achieves Benchmark of Excellence Bronze Level GACVB Certification

The Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) is pleased to announce that the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau has earned the status of Bronze Level Benchmark of Excellence GACVB Certification. This is a remarkable achievement for any CVB, in particular The Peachtree City CVB, which has only been in existence since June 2010. 
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Serious budget issues expected at Fayette BoE meeting

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 24 will hold a budget work session on the FY 2011-2012 budget that takes effect July 1. Recent figures pertaining to expected revenues and expenditures show a different story than most in Fayette County are accustomed to. The ongoing recession has effectively neutralized the long-sustained glory days when annual leaps in the Fayette economy boosted local property tax operating revenues along with increases in state dollars received from climbing student enrollment, both of which are now in decline. Read More»

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New Peachtree City police officers Courtney Lumpkin (L) and Christopher Dukes (R) took their official oaths to protect and serve the city of Peachtree City at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Lumpkin was joined by Takesha Carter and Dukes was supported by his fiancee Crystal Farrell. Both officers have previous law enforcement experience: Lumpkin at the Atlanta probation and federal corrections programs, and Dukes at the DeKalb County Police Department. Photo/John Munford.

PTC cuts walking signs to 6 days a year

Joan Houghton (standing) speaks to the City Council May 19. Photo/John Munford.

A handful of Peachtree City businesses that have been using mascots and other “sign holders” along the road are going to have to find a different marketing ploy.

Such efforts will now be limited to no more than six days a year under an ordinance approved by the City Council Thursday night.

The rules will also apply to non-profit agencies such as youth athletic teams doing car washes, which often deploy roadside signs to drum up business. Read More»

Fire station cost up another $50K

The expansion and renovation of the Satterthwaite Fire Station in Peachtree City is getting more expensive.

Another $50,000 was approved for the project to cover the cost of blasting through rock and the need to replace “unsuitable soil” discovered during construction.

The project includes the addition of a separate crew quarters (whereas currently male and female firefighters bunk in the same area). Also, the project involves connecting to the city’s sewer system near Crabapple Lane Elementary.

The initial bid for the project was $707,000. Read More»

Road abandonment sought for senior apartments

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider abandoning a cul-de-sac that would be completely surrounded by a new senior apartment development in the Kedron Village area.

Developer NorSouth Properties said it is willing to exchange either a strip of land along Ga. Highway 74 or to compensate the city monetarily for the road. Read More»

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