Fayette County

Built during Great Depression, Fayetteville’s iconic Log Cabin needs help

exterior photo of the American Legion Log Cabin in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

By ROBERT LADD
American Legion Post 105 Historian

Fayetteville’s historic and iconic Log Cabin was completed in late August or early September 1936, 75 years ago. The Log Cabin is located at 180 Glynn Street South (Ga. Highway 85) in downtown Fayetteville, just south of the old Fayette Courthouse and across the street from the Fayette County Administrative Complex. Read More»

McIntosh game up in the air at this point

McIntosh game up in the air at this point

Two McIntosh Chiefs battle for the football in a crucial play Friday night at Jones County. McIntosh trailed Jones County 22-14 at the half, tied it at 22-22 in the third quarter, fell behind 28-22 at the start of the fourth quarter and then took a 29-28 lead with 12 seconds left. For all the scores, click here for TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Clay Teague.

Spirit of McIntosh Marching band members practice before Friday night performance

Spirit of McIntosh Marching band members practice before Friday night performance

The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band practices on Thursday, Sept. 8, in preparation for the 2011 football and competition season. The band will be participating in three area competitions in October. This year’s show theme is “iPod Shuffle.” Photo/Michelle DuPuis.

Resident urges notice for new county celltowers

N. PTC woman says she was unaware until she heard bulldozers

A north Peachtree City resident told the Fayette County Commission Wednesday that she first found out about a new celltower going up near her home when she heard the bulldozers clearing the land.

Maria Kachadurian, who lives in the Kedron Hills subdivision, argued that the county should overturn the administrative approval for the tower site on Crabapple Lane in favor of a competing application a short distance away on Farr Road.

The company behind the Farr Road tower site has filed an appeal that will be heard Sept. 19 by the county’s zoning board of appeals. Read More»

Rec area planned for Lake McIntosh site on PTC’s west side

Fayette County’s newest reservoir, under construction in west Peachtree City, will feature a recreation area for county residents to enjoy.

The recreation area planned for Lake McIntosh will include not just regular parking but also golf cart parking, according to a preliminary sketch of the area. Read More»

PTC candidate forum set for Oct. 4.

The Peachtree City Rotary Club has changed the date of its “Meet the Candidates” forum.

The forum, which is free and open to the public will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Wyndham Conference Center on Ga. Highway 54 from 7-9 p.m.

The Rotary candidate forum is a political tradition in Peachtree City, allowing city council candidates to introduce themselves to the public at large while also encouraging questions submitted by the audience. For some residents, the experience is invaluable in helping gauge their support for particular candidates. Read More»

DOT changes speed limit on Hwy. 74 south near post office

Speed limit signs have been moved on Ga. Highway 74 south as a result of a speed study conducted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, city officials have said.

With the new signs, southbound traffic will see a speed limit increase from 40 mph to 50 mph near the post office, and northbound traffic will see a speed limit decrease from 50 mph to 40 mph as they get closer to the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

The city looked into the matter after a resident inquired about the removal of one of the 50 mph signs near the campus of NCR, city officials said. Read More»

PTC Council tells owner, ‘Deck can stay, but extension must go’

PTC grants rare rear setback variance

A resident in the Hunter’s Glen subdivision in Peachtree City must remove a recent extension to his rear deck because it encroaches onto another resident’s property.

However, the city council has granted a variance that will allow Robert Stratton to keep the original covered deck, even though it encroaches 15 feet into the rear setback. The contractors who built the original deck 15 years ago, and also the recent deck extension, never sought a building permit, a process which almost certainly would have caught the error. Read More»

PTC warning: don’t ‘brown bag’ your booze at local businesses

Peachtree City officials are warning residents that it remains illegal to bring their own alcohol to city establishments, a process known as “brown bagging.”

City ordinance forbids anyone bringing their own alcohol to any business that provides food or entertainment, officials said. There is one notable exception: Read More»

Shakerag Festival returns Sept. 17 and 18 in PTC

Peachtree City’s 34th annual Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail. The annual event is known for its handmade arts and crafts, and the delicious array of food vendors. 

This year, Shakerag will offer a variety of vendors from around Georgia and the south, with unique items that include pottery, paintings, ceramics, clothing, florals, pet accessories, and jewelry. A children’s area will feature games, pony rides, and a craft station for minimal fees.  Read More»