Fayette County

Details released on superintendent finalists

The names of the three finalists for the superintendent’s job with the Fayette County School System were announced Tuesday night at a meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. The finalists included former school system Assistant Superintendent Lyn Wenzel, Dr. Jeffrey Byron Bearden, of Maine, and Dr. Roy “Cole” Pugh, of Texas.

Provided below is information taken from the applications submitted to the school system. The information was released by the school system on Wednesday.

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Atlanta Christian College: no decision on new campus yet

School denies rumor that West Point selected over PTC, Newnan

An official with Atlanta Christian College said today that contrary to rumor, the school has not made any official decision about a location for its new campus.

Jeff Haverly, the school's Vice President of Business and Finance, said the school hasn't made any decision about a new location "and nothing has been ruled out either." Read More»

PTC loses out on Atlanta Christian College

School chooses to relocate to West Point

Peachtree City has lost out on its bid to lure Atlanta Christian College into locating its new campus here.

City officials announced last night that the private college has instead chosen to locate at a facility in West Point. The loss is also felt by the city of Newnan, which was announced last year as being one of the finalists for the site along with Peachtree City.

ACC already has opened a satellite campus in an office building in Peachtree City. ACC has yet to formally make its announcement in terms of where its new location will be. Read More»

PTC’s West Village gone for good?

Council unlikely to move to re-annex 800 acres after Appeals Court rules 2007 annexation illegal

The May 2007 annexation that allowed up to 1,075 homes in Peachtree City’s West Village is null and void because it violated Georgia law, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled. Read More»

Fayette BOE announces three finalists for superintendent

The Fayette County Board of Education in a meeting Tuesday night announced the names of three finalists in the search for the person to replace retired Superintendent John DeCotis, including a name familiar to many. Read More»

PTC to consider Hwy. 74S. industrial annexing

A 77-acre site just south of Peachtree City may in the future become home of a new manufacturing facility in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC Council wrestles with range of proposed tax hikes

Citizens will get another chance to have their say Thursday night about the proposed $26.7 million budget for Peachtree City. Read More»

Arsonist torches 2 cars in south PTC

Peachtree City police and fire officials are investigating two recent early-morning vehicle fires that were intentionally set, officials said Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

F’ville to vote on budget and pawn shop locations

The Fayetteville City Council will take up an unusually large number of issues at the July 15 meeting. Front and center on the agenda will be second readings and likely adoption of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget that takes effect Aug. 1, an ordinance amendment that would limit pawn shops to industrial-zoned areas and another that would help attract businesses to the downtown area. Read More»

Fayette students score well on CRCT’s reading, English, math, but lower on science, social studies

When it comes to scores on the 2010 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test administered to grades 1-8 across the state, Fayette County is hard to beat. In fact, few school systems in Georgia can top the scores in Fayette’s elementary and middle schools. Read More»