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Fayette schools’ enrollment numbers down to 2002 levels

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Student enrollment in Fayette County public schools continues to decline, even during the school year. Enrollment figures reported for Nov. 21 showed 20,063 students, down 60 from the 20,123 that began the school year in the county.

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 160 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw a increase enrollment. Read More»

Plan gets OK

The Senoia mayor and council approved post-development, stormwater management regulations at the Dec. 15 council meeting.

The regulations are meant for controlling the effects of stormwater runoff and the pollution associated with new development and redevelopment, as well as to protect water resources.
City Manager Richard Ferry said Senoia wants to be good stewards of its water.

Money for the ongoing stormwater plan–a federally-required project–is budgeted for in Senoia’s fiscal year 2015 budget, which was also approved at the Dec. 15 council meeting. Read More»

Well done!

Well done!

Peachtree City Police Dept. Sgt. Odilia Bergh (R) at the Dec. 18 meeting of the Peachtree City Council was presented with an award for Supervisor of the Quarter by Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Transportation guru honored

Transportation guru honored

Coweta County Transportation Manager Tavores Edwards was recently presented with the Georgia Transit Association’s (GTA) President’s Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated above and beyond commitment to the GTA, advancing transit issues in Georgia, and for being a transit champion in their community. Photo/Submitted.

Board seeks calendar input

The Coweta County Board of Education is asking for public input on the 2016-2017 school calendar to be adopted in January. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 11 on school system’s website. Read More»

Senoia annexation gets final OK

A request by Senoia to annex 37 acres near Ga. Highway 85 and Ga. Highway 16 into the city was supported by the Coweta County Commission at the Dec. 16 meeting.

County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said his department reviewed the request and, based on the findings, had no objections to the annexation request pertaining to 37.45 acres along the east and west sides of Hwy. 85 and south of Hwy.16.

The property would include a combination of GC (general commercial) and R-40 (residential) zoning, Tolleson said. Read More»

Curve on Howard Road to be fixed

A road realignment project designed to straighten a curve on Howard Road in east Coweta to accommodate vehicles traveling at 35 miles per hour was approved Dec. 16 by the Coweta County Commission.

A portion of the road is situated in Senoia while the road section nearest to Ga. Highway 16 is situated in unincorporated Coweta County.

County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said Howard Road serves as the primary employee and truck access for the Winpak plant in Senoia. Read More»

PTC liberalizes annexation process

An amendment to Peachtree City’s annexation process that allows elected and appointed officials and the city’s planning department staff to submit annexation proposals at the request of the property owner was approved Dec. 18.

The discussion that led to the Dec. 18 vote began during an Oct. 6 discussion on potential annexations over the next 20 years. Council agreed that city staff should adjust the longstanding two-step process and return with a proposal that would give planning staff additional early input and allow the city to market itself to potential annexation candidates. Read More»

PTC sells 2 roads to developer

The Overlook retail area, the RaceTrac gas station and the Chick-fil-A restaurant may not be quite ready to break ground on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, but the Peachtree City Council on Dec. 18 took the development a step closer by legally abandoning two public streets: Line Creek Court and the majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the development.

Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

Fayette picks top county decorators

Public Works’ winning entry. Photo/Submitted.

One of the lighter moments of the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meetings saw some county employees recognized for their efforts to display the Christmas spirit in the workplace.

County Administrator Steve Rapson awarded the tax commissioner’s office and the public works department with the winning trophies in the county employees’ annual door decorating contest.

“We had a tie this year, and with ties there is always controversy,” Rapson said as he began explaining each entry’s highlights. Read More»

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