Government

Home rental causes problems for neighbors on Adams Court

A handful of residents on Adams Court in unincorporated Fayette County asked the county commission Feb. 27 for help with problems stemming from a neighbor who rents out his property to large gatherings such as family reunions and the like.

Their pleas came as the commission heard a staff presentation on short-term rentals and the problems they can cause to local neighborhoods.

The neighbors on Adams Court recalled one time when a “biker gang” rented the home and caused a nuisance to neighbors on the street. Read More»

PTC planners seek input on MacDuff Parkway rezoning

A rezoning request to allow 238 homes on 104 acres in Wilksmoor Village will be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The two parcels are located off MacDuff Parkway, including a 17-acre site that was previously set aside for a new elementary school that never came to fruition and an 87-acre tract that is zoned for industrial use and borders the CSX railroad. Read More»

Fayette appeals district voting

The Fayette County Commission is petitioning the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in an effort to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that forced district voting to elect commissioners and board of education members in future elections.

The board of education last week voted 3-1 to also appeal the case, but for now district voting remains in play for the current 2014 election season. Read More»

Honoring Confederate fallen soldiers

Honoring Confederate fallen soldiers

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch presented a proclamation to the local Sons of Confederate Veterans group Thursday night to commemorate the upcoming Confederate Memorial Day. Accepting the proclamation is SCV member Glenn Allen (R). Photo/John Munford.

Coweta lures bottled water company, adding 40 jobs

Shutterstock photo of bottled water.

California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will open a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County.

The new facility represents a $52 million investment located in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. Expected to be completed later this year, the Niagara facility will package and distribute private label bottled water for its customers as well as the Niagara label, according to Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright. Read More»

F’ville Police seek national re-accreditation

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Fayetteville for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation.

The assessors will examine all aspects of the Fayetteville Police Department and will focus on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The assessment is conducted to verify the department’s compliance with accreditation standards. Read More»

Senoia expands downtown with rezoning vote

A small, but significant, expansion is coming to Senoia’s downtown shopping district. The City Council on March 17 approved a request to rezone a .3-acre residential lot on Barnes Street to General Commercial (GC) to accommodate the construction of a retail building which will house three small shops. Read More»

Coweta nursery to be reborn as a contractor yard

A proposal to rezone five acres on Ga. Highway 16 East near the Orchard Hills Golf Club to Light Industrial (LM) was approved March 18 by the Coweta County Commission. The former Andy’s Nursery property will be converted to a contractor yard by applicant Chad Caldwell. Read More»

BoE makes case for district appeal

Fayette County Board of Education members (clockwise from top left) Barry Marchman, Chair Marion Key, Leonard Presberg and Bob Todd. Photo composite/The CItizen.

County Commission poised to join in

One local government has made the decision to appeal the recent district voting decision ordered by a federal court judge, and another is expected to join that attempt.

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the mid-February decision by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten that set aside Fayette’s long-standing at-large voting format. Read More»

Fayette studies changes to golf cart rules; solo 15-year-olds could drive

Changes are afoot for the golf cart ordinance governing unincorporated Fayette County. At its March 27 meeting, the county commission is expected to adopt a new ordinance that would “more closely mirror the existing ordinance in Peachtree City.” Read More»