Fayette County

PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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800 students get an up-close view of NWS

Meteorologist Lauran Belanger explains air pressure and cloud formation to the kids. She pumped air into a bottle containing water and vinegar, and then popped it off the lid, creating vapor to simulate clouds. Photo/Bethan Adams.

“I see the sun,” first-grader at Hogansville Elementary Ariah Hardy said, gasping and laughing as she clapped her hands at the solar scope view. “It’s round, and yellow.”

She was one of the estimated 800 schoolchildren and their parents who toured the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, the only forecast office in Georgia, this past Saturday.

During Saturday’s event, children walked around stations inside and outside the NWS building, learning about air pressure, flooding in Georgia, weather balloons, tornado safety, lightning storms and survival kits. Read More»

Scarecrow contest set to begin

County officials are looking for residents who wish to display their best scarecrows next to the public plaza and the county’s Administration Building in downtown Fayetteville.

A call has been issued by the Fayette County Public Arts Committee for citizens of all ages to participate. Individuals, families, schools, clubs, businesses, churches and other groups from anywhere in the county are eligible. Read More»

Ferguson named as Ga. Power manager

Georgia Power has named Tony Ferguson as the area manager for the company’s operations in Coweta and Fayette counties.

In this position, Ferguson will be responsible for coordinating company activities and focusing on delivering world-class value to customers in Coweta and Fayette counties, the company said.

Ferguson will also work closely with community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues concerning Georgia Power and the company’s customers. Read More»

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

Charges filed in runaway trailer death

A Fayetteville man has been charged with second degree homicide in the death of a Fayetteville woman who died as a result of Sept. 26 collision when her vehicle was struck by a trailer that became unhooked from his approaching vehicle.

Kelsey L. Cartwright, 49, was charged with second degree homicide by vehicle, failure to secure load, unsafe vehicle or equipment, expired or no license plate or decal and defective or no tail light, according to jail records. Read More»

BoE moves toward cart paths at Starr’s Mill HS

A golf cart traverses a street crossing in Peachtree City. File photo.

School officials unveiled three possibilities for golf cart parking at the Starr’s Mill school complex during a meeting Monday where they also stressed a need to get the word out to parents that a proposal to allow students to use golf carts on nearby Peachtree City cart paths is moving forward.

“We want the public to know we are continuing to work on this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told Fayette County Board of Education members Monday during a work session where they were also presented with several other projects to think about before making decisions. Read More»

Smooth sailing so far for 60-acre Oddo rezoning

A proposed rezoning for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville drew little criticism during a City Council meeting last week because neighbors hashed out most of their concerns with representatives of the developer beforehand.

Community rezoning meetings are “typically a little more contentious, but in this case, it was very productive,” said David Spearman, a representative of developer DR Horton. Read More»

Fayette adds online options for paying water bills

To meet the needs of a growing number of local residents who no longer do such arcane things as writing checks, putting them in stamped envelopes and placing them in the mailbox, the Fayette County Water System is implementing a new system that will make paying the water bill a little bit easier in the future.

County water customers can now pay their bills online, without using a shred of paper or a single stamp. Not only that, they can elect to not even have paper bills mailed to their homes in the first place. Read More»

PTC OKs 1st step to annex personal care home

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 gave approval to initiate the annexation process for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side to rescue the facility from its failing septic tank system.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road. Located in unincorporated Fayette County, the property is zoned community commercial.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»

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