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Bowling center request approved

By this time next year, Peachtree City residents could be hollering “Strike!” as bowling balls glide down wooden alleys.

The bowling alley is part of a proposed family entertainment center located off Widget Drive near the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and TDK Boulevard. The center passed muster with the Planning Commission last week and could be the latest addition to the city’s entertainment options.

“Today is National Bowling Day and I hope to see you all at the lanes next year at this time,” said developer Robert Matheson Aug.11. Read More»

Residents troubled by changes on water bill

Some Fayette County residents have called into question the $3 monthly charge on water bills that serves as a leak protection program to give customers a break when water leaks occur on their property.

While some in the community oppose the new program, county officials said water customers can submit the form included in the water bill and opt out of the program.

County Administrator Steve Rapson said the program was created to financially assist customers dealing with large, unintentional water leaks on their property. Read More»

Oddo land on planning agenda

Plans to establish a subdivision on what is arguably Fayetteville’s largest remaining undeveloped tract will be presented Aug. 26 before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road is owned by the Oddo family which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Read More»

GMC proposal back before Fayetteville City Council

The proposed development of Georgia Military College will be back on the agenda for the Aug. 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The measure is expected to pass so that construction can begin in time for the campus to open in August 2015 in the West Fayetteville area. The council will also address issues pertaining to the motorized cart ordinance.

Plans submitted by Foley Design Associates showed a 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building on an 8.7-acre site near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Tax hike vote is Thurs.

Peachtree City residents get two more chances to have their say before a proposed millage rate increase is voted on by the City Council tomorrow night. Read More»

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

The Founders Day Parade is always a highlight during the town's annual festival. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Tyrone Founders Day Festival will be a weeklong event this year. The fun begins with a fishing rodeo at Shamrock Lake Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, along with a community yard sale. On Sept. 14, the annual Sweet Heart pageant will take place at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Read More»

Senoia set to grow by 36 acres on its western side

The Senoia City Council has agreed to accept an application for the annexation of approximately 36 acres on the city’s west side to be developed as the Morgan Farms subdivision. The annexation measure will be decided by the Coweta County Commission.

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West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»

Bypass extension work to begin later this month

The transportation landscape on Newnan’s southeast side is about to undergo a transformation. Crews are set to begin work on a project that will extend the four-lane Newnan Crossing Bypass south to Ga. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 29. The area along Hwy. 29 will also be upgraded from Interstate 85 to Pine Road.

The project will have Newan Crossing Bypass extended from Turkey Creek Road to the north for a distance of approximately 1.7 miles down to Hwy.16 where it will intersect just west of East Gordon Road. The entire span of the roadway will include four lanes and a median. Read More»

Shopping center planned for Newnan Bypass

The economic climate in Coweta County continues to improve. Evidence of that reality will come Aug. 19 when county commissioners conduct a public hearing on a proposal that would create nearly 163,000 square feet of retail and office space along Newnan Bypass East at Poplar Road.

Located primarily on the east side of the bypass, the majority of the 79.38 acres is situated south of Poplar Road, north of Turkey Creek Road and immediately west of Interstate 85. Read More»

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