Government

‘Ready to move’ on MacDuff Pkwy. bridge

Layout of Wilksmoor Village plan from John Wieland Homes. Peachtree City Planning Commission document.

Public hearing March 24 for Wieland 238-home rezoning on PTC’s west side; bridge over railroad is key

The extension of MacDuff Parkway, all the way to Ga. Highway 74, may be closer to becoming a reality. Read More»

More sewer in Tyrone?

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Council broaches controversial subject; closed school’s future discussed Read More»

Need cited for more path, road money in PTC

Peachtree City is falling behind on its road and cart path repaving and needs an infusion of capital over the next several years to catch up, the city council learned at a workshop meeting March 4.

The city in the past has budgeted $1.5 million a year to repave and repair streets and paths, but that will almost certainly have to be bumped up to allow for more work. Read More»

Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone attorney Cindy Manning, second from left, was recently presented with the prestigious Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award. Manning mentors students at Sandy Creek High School and is involved with Advo-Kids CASA, Friends of the Tyrone Library and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers among other activities. With Manning from left are Patrise Perkins-Hooker, President Elect of the State Bar of Georgia, Justice Benham and Avarita L. Hanson, executive director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Photo/Special.

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

The Coweta County Commission received one of the 2013 Prosperity Awards presented on March 5 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The award was given for “positive actions” of the Board of Commissioners in the areas such as impact fee elimination, industrial development and transportation planning. Chairman Blackburn (center) is seen with Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby (left) and 2013 Chamber Board Chair Dean Jackson. Photo/Special.

3 Coweta BoE seats to be contested

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election ended at noon Friday. The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education, the District 132 seat in the Ga. House and the District 28 seat held by state Sen. Mike Crane.

The Coweta County Board of Education has four seats up for election, with three of those contested.

District 1 school board member Amy Dees will face former educator Monica Terrell.

District 3 school board member Harry Mullins will square off against videographer Jane Horne. Read More»

Year-round haunted house gets Coweta nod

The Coweta County Commission by a 4-1 vote on March 4 approved a request by the “13 Stories” haunted house venue off Ga. Highway 16 that provides for year-round operation and removes an earlier requirement that an off-duty sheriff’s deputy be positioned in the nearby residential area to screen traffic approaching the business. Read More»

Qualifying ends in Fayette with lots of choices on tap

The local election scene will be a lively one in Fayette County for the Republican party in particular, as there will be a four-way race for the Post 4 board of education seat being vacated by Dr Bob Todd.

Qualifying ended at noon Friday for candidates seeking the two board of education and county commission seats that are up for grabs. Read More»

Qualifying ends in Fayette with lots of choices on tap

Due to withdrawal of opponent, Presberg now unopposed for BoE Post 5

The local election scene will be a lively one in Fayette County for the Republican party in particular, as there will be a four-way race for the Post 4 board of education seat being vacated by Dr Bob Todd.

Qualifying ended at noon Friday for candidates seeking the two board of education and county commission seats that are up for grabs. Read More»

2 Dems enter BoE races; 3 former PTC mayors to battle for Brown’s Post 3 comm. seat

2 Dems enter BoE races; 3 former PTC mayors to battle for Brown’s Post 3 comm. seat

Thursday a.m. Update: 2 more Democrats qualify for Post 5 seats

The Fayette County Democratic Party has announced two more candidates qualified yesterday.

They are county commission Post 5 candidate Pota Coston and Post 5 Board of Education candidate John Culbreth. Coston will face incumbent Republican Allen McCarty and Culbreth will face Incumbent Democrat Leonard Presberg.

See earlier story below for previously qualified candidates: Read More»