Fayette County

PTC Council to talk priorities, public input during budget hearing

The next workshop meeting on the proposed $28 million budget for Peachtree City is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The big decision facing the council will be whether to increase the millage rate by close to 1 mill (.098), which would raise enough tax revenue to counteract the decrease in property tax values. Read More»

City manager aims to ‘streamline’ PTC functions

Jim Pennington, Peachtree City's new city manager. Photo/John Munford.

When Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington visited the city for his first and second interviews, he was struck by its beauty.

So much so, in fact, that on the way home from his second trip, his wife Dee noticed he was nervous.

Pennington said it was all because he really wanted the job.

“The first time I went back going ‘oh, my gosh, what an opportunity this would be,’” Pennington said in an interview last week. “I’ve been in some very nice cities ... but this is something just special.” Read More»

Will Fayette Commission kick public comment to the meeting’s end?

At its workshop meeting Wednesday, the Fayette County Commission will begin to tackle a detailed updating of the ordinance that governs how meetings are run.

Although there has been some sentiment to move the public comment portion of the meeting to the end of the agenda, the ordinance prepared by county staff keeps it near the beginning of the meeting. Read More»

Director Chris Snell out at F’ville Library

Chris Snell has been the face of the Fayetteville Library for years. But a June decision by the Flint River Library System board could change all that by year’s end unless the Fayette County Commission can find the funds to retain the position. Read More»

Fayette eyes new stormwater fee at workshop today

Unincorporated areas face annual charge for runoff of rainwater

The Fayette County Commission may be adding a new bill for property owners in the unincorporated county. Read More»

In Fayetteville, let freedom ring

In Fayetteville, let freedom ring

The James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in the 10th annual “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony on the old Courthouse Square. Ted Hackney, John Sloan and the Rev. Jeff Lowe read off the names of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and a bell was rung for each of the 13 original colonies. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Grassroots patriotism in Kedron Village

Grassroots patriotism in Kedron Village

Jody Logan, who lives on Chambrey Hills in Kedron Village, Peachtree City, got an idea for a patriotic lawn, with an American flag painted on her front-yard grass. Admiring the grassy Old Glory are (L-R) Livy Hooper, Ben Logan, Hayden Logan, Abigail Hooper and James Hooper. Photo/Jody Logan.

Prides of Fayette brighten PTC’s July 4th Parade

Prides of Fayette brighten PTC’s July 4th Parade

The winners of last year’s Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant show off their red, white and blue dresses as they participate in the annual July 4 parade in Peachtree City Monday morning. The event kicked off the city’s festivities which culminated with an early-starting fireworks display over Lake Peachtree. Thunderstorms moving south from Fairburn prompted a speeded-up display of exploding shells, the first time in many years weather has dimmed the annual lightshow. Photo/John Munford.

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

One person was transported via ambulance as a result of this two-car collision late this morning at the intersection of Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and Helen Sams Parkway in Fayetteville.

The force of the collision caused the Ford Explorer to flip onto its side. But it was the driver of the Buick auto who was taken to the hospital by Fayette County paramedics.

None of the injuries in the wreck were believed to be life-threatening.

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

On July 8, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, will produce on their stage what is sure to be the summer’s hottest ticket on the south side of Atlanta.  A brand new, exciting musical production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who would not grow up, ”Peter Pan,” will delight audiences of all ages.

Filled with exciting flying effects, thrilling sword fights, and first-rate dancers and singers, this version of Peter Pan will be like nothing ever seen on the Legacy stage.   Read More»