Fayette County

Legion is honored

Legion is honored

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (at podium) announced Sept. 4 that Sept. 16 be recognized as American Legion Day in Peachtree City. Pictured from left are Joe Bowler, Post 105; Jim Ryan, Post 50; Jose Cuevas, Post 50; Jeff Yeater, Post 105; Charles Austin, Post 50; Arnie Geiger, Post 50; Mike Bosma, Post 50; and Brian Chustz, Post 50. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lunch is served

Lunch is served

Residents who head to the Fayette Senior Center at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City can order lunch a couple of Fridays a month and enjoy cards and games afterward. For the sum of $5 each of these ladies got a big chicken salad made at the Senior Center in Fayetteville. Enjoying it are Louise Needham and Dolores Rodriguez. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Newest member

Newest member

Jeff Duncan is sworn into office after a unanimous vote to select him as a new Planning Commission member during the Tyrone council meeting Sept. 4. Photo/Bethan Adams

Meet winners

Meet winners

The Landmark middle school boys cross-country team took first place at the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm in Henry County. Colton Wooster was the individual winner with a time of 10:33. Other team members include Andy Bonner, David Foreman, Andrew Goodwin, Jacob McCann, John Nygren, Nathan Orr, Ryan Redick, Jake Stubbs, Gavin Thompson, Zachary Truitt and Noah Wilson. Photo/Submitted.

Tax unchanged from last year as Fayette rolls back rate

As expected, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to roll back the general fund tax rate from 5.714 mills to 5.602 mills to keep property owners’ tax bills the same as last year after the first positive property assessment in seven years.

The 1.96-percent reduction in millage was made possible by an increase in property values, according to Mary Parrott, the county’s chief financial officer.
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Jeff Davis Drive rezoning denied for traffic safety issues

Concerns about eight new driveways emptying directly onto South Jeff Davis Drive were what motivated the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to deny a rezoning request for a new residential development.

The property in question was a 10.56-acre tract sandwiched between two large existing subdivisions, Jeff Davis Plantation and The Woodlands, and homeowners from both of those neighborhoods came to the meeting to express their opposition to the request that would allow eight lots with frontage on South Jeff Davis Drive.
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Fayette schools’ enrollment down to 2002 level

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 120 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw an increase in enrollment.

Enrollment numbers from the end of the 2013-2014 school year in May showed Fayette’s public schools with 20,243 students. Figures complied by the school system effective Aug. 22 showed 20,123 students, a decrease of 120 students.
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Fayette charter school will have to wait another year

Plans by Liberty Tech Charter School to establish the new school in Fayette County will have to wait until next year. Items such as the potential of using Brooks Elementary School did not make the May 15 deadline required by the Ga. Charter School Commission. Read More»

Tools to help Haiti

Tools to help Haiti

Tom Arsenault surveys the donation of a large variety of tools secured by “Tools for Empowerment” for use in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The tool donation and recycling center is located at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way in Peachtree City. Arsenault said the organization will be working with churches and schools to expand the efforts of Tools for Empowerment. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council to take another look at 650-home proposal Thurs. night

Peachtree City Hall.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 will take another look at text amendment changes to the LUR-14 (Limited Use Residential) zoning ordinance being proposed by Kolter Homes. Among the proposals is one that would allow up to 200 certificates of occupancy prior to extending MacDuff Parkway.

Kolter wants to build 650 homes in Wilksmoor Village on the city’s northwest side while John Wieland Homes has plans for another 200 homes. Read More»