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Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations is a full service bakery located at 2000 Shakerag Hill, Suite B in Peachtree City. Owned by Catherine Simpson, the bakery offers fresh baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, wedding cakes, specialty cakes, gift baskets and much more. Read More»

Banks Crossing Kroger wants to put in gas pumps, store

Grocery shoppers at the northside Kroger in Fayetteville may soon be able to fill up their gas tanks if a proposal before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission is approved.

The Kroger on North Glynn Street is proposing to install a 785-square-foot walk-in gasoline station and convenience store as an accessory structure at its Banks Crossing store. The facility would include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station would be situated between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»

Envisioning a new ‘old’ downtown Fayetteville

Historical Concepts’ view of a remade city block looking northwest away from the courthouse square.

“A History with a Future” may turn out to be more than the slogan associated with Fayetteville. A recently unveiled conceptual plan for “Fayetteville Downtown West” represents what organizers call a long-term development vision that would bring historically-oriented, pedestrian-friendly commercial and residential development to the 9.1-acre area immediately west of downtown between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue and extending to Tiger Trail. Read More»

UPDATED: Fayette angling to keep Chris Snell on as county library head

UPDATED FOR PRINT EDITION for JULY 20 — Fayette County officials are trying to come up with Plan B to keep Fayette County Library Director Christeen Snell in her job past the end of this year.

County Manager Jack Krakeel explained that the county will be working toward retaining Snell, who was recently let go by the Flint River Regional Library System. Read More»

Gazebo, garden planned for Braelinn Elementary to remember Anna Van Horn, 9

Raising money for Anna’s garden — Students and parents from Braelinn Elementary School ran a lemonade stand at a recent concert at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater to raise money in memory of their classmate, Anna Van Horn. Photo/Special.

More than $10,000 has been raised for the Anna Van Horn memorial fund, as her parents have been overwhelmed with support from neighbors, friends, folks they didn’t even know and Anna’s third-grade classmates from Braelinn Elementary School.

Anna, 9, drowned in the Chattahoochee River June 3 in a tubing accident, despite the fact that she wore a lifevest. Read More»

Cities, county to get briefing on regional 1¢ sales tax proposal

Representatives of each local government in Fayette County will get a briefing this Wednesday night about the process of compiling transportation projects for a proposed regional sales tax that will be voted on in 2012.

The meeting will take place at Fayetteville City Hall at 7 p.m. (July 20) and the public can attend.

Officials from the Atlanta Regional Commission are slated to make the presentation. Read More»

F’ville set to adopt $9.4M budget Thursday; tax rate still uncertain

It will be a full agenda July 21 when the Fayetteville City Council is expected to adopt a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget and decide on an ordinance requiring new criteria relating to the sale of precious metals.

The council is also expected to vote on a measure that would allow incentives on development by reducing, waiving or negotiating the payment of impact fees and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 5 – July 11

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, July 5 – Monday, July 11

Jason A. Bard, 30, of Timber Ridge Court, Lawrenceville, for probation/parole violation.

Travis L. Braden, 37, of Shaw Road, Sharpsburg, for probation/parole violation.

Sloan M. Broome, 17, of Fairfax Court, Fayetteville, for shoplifting.

Joshua L. Brown, 25, of Welcome Sargent Road, Newnan, for probatioin/parole violation. Read More»

Public gets say Thursday on $27.7 million PTC budget

Citizens will get another chance to sound off about the proposed $27.7 million budget for Peachtree City at a public hearing Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix slams Councilman Imker on ‘smoke and mirrors’ budget

PTC mayor says councilman flip-flopped on tax increases

A disagreement over City Council budgeting tactics now has Mayor Don Haddix on the offensive against fellow Councilman Eric Imker. In a letter to the editor in the July 20 edition, Haddix chides Imker for promising to avoid property tax increases when he ran for election in 2009, only to vote for a property tax increase in 2010. Read More»

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