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PTC: Open for annexation business?

Change would reverse a decade-old go-slow policy

Peachtree City for more than a decade has used a two-step annexation policy. But on Oct. 6 the Peachtree City Council agreed that city staff should adjust the process Read More»

Here’s how and where you can vote early before Election Day

Sample Fayette County General Election ballot from the county Elections Board website.

Advanced voting is here and Fayette County residents get to have their say on local and statewide races and two proposed constitutional amendments.

New this year are the local races for the Fayette County Board of Education in Districts 4 and 5 and the Fayette County Commission race in District 5.

Advanced voting for the Nov. 4 election runs from Oct. 13-31 at the elections office at the government complex in Fayetteville and from Oct. 20-30 at the Peachtree City Library and Tyrone Town Hall.

Voters from all districts can vote at any of the advanced voting locations. Read More»

For county, McCarty, Coston spar about district voting

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners (L-R) Pota Coston and incumbent Allen McCarty wait for instructions on electronic voting during a straw poll taken Saturday during a political forum. Photo/Lisa Fingeroot.

Transportation, voting methods, and the need to make Fayette County as attractive as possible to both business leaders and young people dominated a political forum where candidates vying for the District 5 county commission seat spoke on Saturday.

“This election is about the future of Fayette County,” said Pota Coston, the Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Commissioner Allen McCarty.

“Many of us moved here because of the quality of life,” she said, adding that the campaign is about ways to grow the economy while protecting and increasing home values in Fayette County. Read More»

BoE forum topics: Age, race, technology integration

District 4 Board of Education candidates (L-R) Diane Basham and Ogechi Oparah and District 5 incumbent Leonard Presberg use smart phones to cast their votes in a straw poll taken Saturday during a political forum. Photo/Lisa Fingeroot.

Race and age played key roles in a political forum Saturday when a young black candidate for the Fayette County Board of Education asked voters to make history by electing her while a veteran white teacher stressed her experience in the classroom. Read More»

Police warn against scam

Peachtree City Police are advising residents to be aware of a new email scam informing citizens that they are needed for jury duty.

“We hope not, but just in case, we want you all to be aware,” said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. “A citizen recently reported having received an email that arrived from an address that appeared to be connected to a state website @judiciary.state.nj.us. This email alleged the recipient was needed for jury duty.”

Bergh said the email stated that in order to be removed from the list a questionnaire was required to be completed. Read More»

Residents urged not to set lake on fire

On Oct. 1, the statewide burn ban comes to an end and once again and residents will be able to burn yard debris after obtaining a burn permit through the city website at www.peachtree-city.org/burn

Lake Peachtree will not be refilled this winter, and tall grass and weeds have overtaken the lake bed. As fall approaches, these grasses and weeds will brown and dry out as they go dormant for the winter. While not a significant threat, this additional fuel load does increase the risk of a grass fire in the area. Read More»

PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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Scarecrow contest set to begin

County officials are looking for residents who wish to display their best scarecrows next to the public plaza and the county’s Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville.

A call has been issued by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee for citizens of all ages to participate. Individuals, families, schools, clubs, businesses, churches and other groups from anywhere in the county are eligible. Read More»

Senoia balks at county's terms

The Senoia City Council decided on Sept. 6 not to agree with the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority's terms regarding the annexation of Morgan Farms into Senoia.

According to Senoia city manager Richard Ferry, Coweta County Water and Sewer proposed that, instead of the city internally metering the subdivision and billing the residents, the water and sewer desires to be the water authority and bill the residents. Read More»

BoE moves toward cart paths at Starr’s Mill HS

A golf cart traverses a street crossing in Peachtree City. File photo.

School officials unveiled three possibilities for golf cart parking at the Starr’s Mill school complex during a meeting Monday where they also stressed a need to get the word out to parents that a proposal to allow students to use golf carts on nearby Peachtree City cart paths is moving forward.

“We want the public to know we are continuing to work on this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told Fayette County Board of Education members Monday during a work session where they were also presented with several other projects to think about before making decisions. Read More»

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