Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

PTC to Ga. DOT: Let carts cross highways

A golf cart crosses Ga. Highway 54 to Lexington Circle from Broken Bow Drive Tuesday afternoon, a common sight at the intersection. Photo/Bethan Adams.

You face a traffic fine if you drive a golf cart across a state highway, marked crossing or not.

The Peachtree City Council wants to change that so that some crossings are legal for carts. Read More»

Rezoning is continued until Jan. 15

The rezoning request by Apsilon Hotels LLC that would establish a Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office Park has been continued until the Jan. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

The rezoning request for the 6.52-acre tract in the Kedron Office Park off North Peachtree Parkway near Ga. Highway 74 was scheduled to be heard at the council’s Dec. 18 meeting but was continued at the request of the applicant. Read More»

Peachtree City's convention bureau achieves Benchmark of Excellence Certification

The Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) is pleased to announce that the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau has earned the status of Gold Level Benchmark of Excellence GACVB Certification. Read More»

Council abandons Line Creek Court

The Peachtree City Council voted Dec. 18 to abandon Line Creek Court and a majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the site of the upcoming Overlook retail development and the RaceTrac gas station on Ga. Highway 54 West. Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

Senoia OKs $2.5M budget

The Senoia mayor and council approved the budget Dec. 15 for fiscal year 2015. The budget increased from last year’s by 7.82 percent. The 2015 budget’s general fund (the government’s chief operating fund) is $2,538,200, which is $55,900 more than 2014’s budget of $2,482,300.

Part of the increase has to do with the addition of a new police officer–something that Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens Read More»

Tyrone's top cop

Tyrone's top cop

The Tyrone Police Department awarded officer of the year to Jonathan Woodruff, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who has been with the Tyrone force since May 2013. Woodruff had 66 percent of Tyrone’s DUI arrests this year–18 arrests out of 27–and is No. 3 in traffic stops (with 789 total stops this year). “He’s an extremely good employee,” chief of police Brandon Perkins said of Woodruff. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

Happy New Year: 1% pay raise for school employees

Fayette Board of Education members hear a presentation at a recent meeting. From left, Barry Marchman, Dan Colwell, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Chairman Marion Key, Bob Todd and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 15 gave unanimous approval to a 1 percent pay raise Read More»

Mid-Fayette rezoning of 64 acres approved quietly

Fayette County Administrative Complex in Fayetteville. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners dealt with two rezoning requests at its Dec. 11 meeting with no public comment, not even from the applicants.

A petition from Davis, LLC and agent Rick Halbert for rezoning of 63.89 acres on Davis Road was unanimously approved. The property had previously been split into A-R and R-40 sections, and the new zoning will place the entire tract under the R-40 designation. Read More»