Fayette County

Helen Babula, age 98

Helen Babula, family matriarch, was born in Stamford, Conn. on December 15, 1916 to Anatazy and Adela Grocka Zajkowski and passed away on January 14, 2015. Read More»

Are TADs coming to PTC?

Alan Durham addresses the PTC Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An agenda item at the Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 will have staff in the coming months analyze the idea of the city establishing one or more areas of the city as a tax allocation district (TAD). In a move required before the lengthy TAD process could begin, the council on Jan. 15 adopted a resolution for a November referendum that would restore the city’s development powers so that the TAD process could be considered.

Attending the retreat to provide information on the issues relating to a TAD was Fayette County Development Authority President Alan Durham. Read More»

County emergency center is now open

The Fayette County Emergency Operations Center on Volunteer Way in Fayetteville officially opened on Jan. 15. The 4,800 sq. ft. center will accommodate multiple agencies responding to high-impact emergency events. Fire and Emergency Services Division Chief Pete Nelms and Fayette County Commissioner Pota Coston cut the ribbon while a wealth of elected and government officials from around the county looked on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was years in the making, but the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center funded by a $1 million federal grant opened Jan. 15 on Volunteer Way adjacent to the 911 center in Fayetteville.

“This really is a proud day for this community. We’re proud of this accomplishment,” said Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Division Chief Pete Nelms, explaining that the new center will assist a variety of departments and agencies in their response to crisis events in times of need. Read More»

Marriott coming to town

lon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park won unanimous approval Jan. 15 from the Peachtree City Council.

The vote on the rezoning proposal was 4-0. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch did not attend the meeting.

The approval came with 14 conditions.

The Apsilon proposal called for the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn with 126 rooms on 6.522 acres on the north side of the office park. The structure will have four floors and be no more than 45 feet in height at the highest point. Read More»

Supervisor of the Year

Supervisor of the Year

Peachtree City Police Capt. Stan Pye was recognized as the city’s Supervisor of the Year at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard. Pye was also recognized for his many efforts on behalf of citizens. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jenkins gets award

Jenkins gets award

Peachtree City Police Lt. John Jenkins was recognized Jan. 15 by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard for his 25 years of service in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Council noted his multiple activities over the years that benefitted the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council checks on goals’ progress, eyes new ones

City Manager Jim Pennington talks about goals being reviewed by the council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The annual Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 had council members reviewing a long list of goals established at the 2014 retreat a year ago and establishing an equally long list of goals for 2015.

City Manager Jim Pennington at the beginning of the retreat emphasized that, especially where goals were concerned, that the idea was to look back and look ahead.

“This is a meeting for talking about the city in general, not about specific departments,” said Pennington, noting that his role at the meeting was that of moderator and not as city manager. Read More»

PTC planners hear about new high-tech industry

Sensor components of the PAVE-IR Scanner are shown mounted on paving machinery in a photo from the MOBA website.

A workshop discussion on a request to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and three soccer fields along Ga. Highway 74 South in a proposed industrial subdivision Read More»

Traffic signal problem on PTC’s busiest road now fixed

Shutterstock image of crosswalk buttons.

UPDATED 3:50 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014 — The traffic nightmare trigger causing more gridlock than usual along Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City has been identified and fixed, police said.

The culprit was a broken pedestrian crossing button — not at the main junction of hwys. 54 and 74, but about a quarter mile west at the intersection of Hwy. 54 and Planterra Way.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Georgia Department of Transportation on Thursday had crews looking at the traffic signal devices in the west corridor area. Read More»

Rosarians to learn proper planting techniques

Both novice and expert growers welcome

Master Rosarian, or cultivator of roses, Walt Reed will speak to the South Metro Rose Society this month about soil preparation and the proper techniques for planting new roses either in the ground or in raised beds.

Reed is a past president of the group and also a horticulture judge who will explain why proper planting is key to growing quality roses. Read More»

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