Government

Diverging diamonds suggested to improve F’ville traffic

Aerial view of streets in downtown Fayetteville. Google Maps.

Travel through the downtown area of Fayetteville has long been a traffic log jam at the intersection of Ga. highways 85 and 54. While there is no available funding to fix the problem, the Fayetteville City Council at its Feb. 25 retreat heard several potential solutions that might be considered in the future. Read More»

PTC eyes change in cop titles; ‘for profit’ rentals of The Fred to be discussed

With a relatively light agenda for its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to replace two sergeant positions in the criminal investigations division of the police department with two positions for detectives instead.

The change will not result in a lower salary for either position but is considered necessary since the CID sergeants do not supervise personnel like the other sergeants on the patrol division of the police department, according to a memo presented to council in advance of the meeting. Read More»

F’ville Fire Dept. consolidation eyed — again

Generic photo of firefighter dousing a fire. Photo/Shutterstock.

The idea of consolidating the Fayetteville Fire Dept. with the Fayette County Fire Dept. is back for the second time in two years. Though turned down in mid-2012 by a consensus of the council, the item was back on the retreat agenda after the city received a letter from Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown asking that the topic be discussed.

Council members at the retreat agreed by consensus to ask the county to provide a detailed report outlining the financial and service provision aspects of a possible consolidation. Read More»

Let’s grow some trees

Let’s grow some trees

A proclamation noting Fayetteville’s participation in Arbor Day was presented to Planning and Zoning representative Julie Brown (L) by Mayor Greg Clifton at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Logsdon becomes first candidate to qualify

Steve Brown will face at least two challengers for his Post 3 seat on the county commission in the May primary.

Former Peachtree City mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix have announced they would also seek election to the seat currently held by Brown, who was re-elected as chairman by his fellow commissioners earlier this year.

Logsdon, Haddix and Brown have already qualified for office to run as Republicans as of 4:30 p.m. The local Democratic Party has not qualified any candidates as of 4:30 p.m. but expects to do so this evening and tomorrow morning. Read More»

Senoia council expands public comments

A Feb. 24 vote by the Senoia City Council signaled a new era of public involvement in public meetings, one designed to encourage public participation by providing a venue for residents to speak during any agenda item. Read More»

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election is set for this week. Qualifying begins Monday, March 3, and runs through Friday, March 7.

The two seats up for election on the Coweta County Commission include the District 2 seat held by Tim Lassetter and the District 3 seat held by Bob Blackburn. Both commissioners said they will seek reelection. Read More»

Tyrone seeks ‘second act’ for empty Tyrone Elementary campus

Generic photo of abandoned school (NOT Tyrone Elementary). Photo/Shutterstock.

Tyrone Elementary School is sitting vacant after being closed last year. But an effort that involves the town, the Fayette County School System, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Read More»

PTC to close Lake Peachtree path bridge for a month

It will be a major inconvenience for many users of the golf cart path system in Peachtree City, but the path bridge spanning Lake Peachtree will close temporarily beginning March 12. Read More»

Lowered lake not as pretty, but allows for shore maintenance

Nearly dried up, the bottom of Lake Peachtree isn't a pleasant view, but the lake has been lowered on purpose so residents can maintain the shoreline and docks. Photo/John Munford.

The lowered level of Lake Peachtree may not be a beautiful sight to many, but for those living on the lake, it’s a great opportunity to get things done.

The lowered lake shows the mucky underbottom to what is usually the most serene, peaceful view in the city. But the lake level is expected to be restored next month by the Fayette County Water System, which uses the city-owned lake as a water reservoir. Read More»

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