Fayette County

Tolbert pledges to focus on BoE budget

The November election is almost here. And for those interested in local education there is one more vote that will matter. Voters Nov. 2 will decide if the Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 seat being vacated by Lee Wright will go to Democrat Laura Burgess or Republican Sam Tolbert. Read More»

PTC takes another crack at final celltower rules

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance are expected to be approved Thursday night by the City Council.

At the request of council, the ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council before they are approved. A prior version of the ordinance allowed antennas on buildings without towers to be approved by city staff alone. Read More»

Fayette spends $109K to study stormwater fees

Fayette County is taking another step toward establishing a stormwater utility, which will mean yet another bill for property owners in unincorporated Fayette County and the towns of Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey.

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to spend $109,000 for a more detailed analysis of the county’s stormwater system that includes drainpipes, culverts and the like. In a presentation, consultant Dan Davis of Integrated Science and Engineering showed that some of the county’s stormwater system is deteriorating and will need to be repaired or replaced in the future. Read More»

Smiles at Chuck E. Cheese: F’ville expected to OK coin games expansion

One of the few items of business before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday will be the second reading and potential approval of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin-operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1.

“Apparently, this legislative decision had unintended consequences on several of our businesses,” said city clerk Anne Barnard in a Sept. 20 memo. Read More»

5,000 sq. ft. expansion eyed for Fayette County Library

Officials are planning for a 5,000-square-foot expansion to the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville.

The renovations will be split up, with about 1,000 square feet added to the large meeting room that hosts a number of functions. The other 4,000 square feet will be added to create a new reading room on the opposite side of the library that will also create more room for bookshelves. Read More»

Gates, fencing OK’d for Kenwood Park in north Fayette

Facing security concerns from homeowners adjacent to Kenwood Park and also the Fayette County Recreation Commission, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted last week to install fencing in certain areas of the park including an electronic gate at the entrance and exit.

At a previous meeting the commission was told that county marshals have seen problems with people using the park after hours, necessitating the need for the security gate such as the one used at Lake Horton, for example. Read More»

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

That’s a lot of feet

That’s a lot of feet

Nearly 1,700 runners took to the streets and cart paths of Peachtree City Saturday morning as part of the annual PTC Classic Road Race. The event featured a 5K and 15K race hosted by the Peachtree City Running Club. The club supports various community initiatives including assistance for non-profit organizations and the local police and fire departments. See results at www.thecitizensports.com. Photo/John Munford.

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

Deanna McCurdy, 36, of Peachtree City was cheered across the finish line as the overall winner of the 15K PTC Classic Road Race Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club. The overall winner in the men’s division was Jeffrey Zickus of Atlanta. Photo/John Munford.

Man, cat safe after Tyrone house fire Tuesday

A house fire early Tuesday morning in Tyrone left approximately 50 percent damage to a home on Nature’s Path. The homeowner and his cat were unharmed in the blaze.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms said multiple units responded to the fire after the homeowner placed the call at 2:33 a.m. Read More»

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