Fayette County

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»

Retired Coweta, Fayette teacher gets five years in drug case

A retired teacher who once taught in Coweta and Fayette counties was sentenced on Sept. 2 to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea related to his arrest at a Dec. 2, 2010 traffic stop in east Coweta County where a deputy found him in possession of 25 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-eight year-old Craig Blount Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, will serve five years in prison and pay $100,000 in fines, according to Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Tim Marlow. Read More»

Lots of wins for local football teams in week 3

It was a good night for most of the locals

Sandy Creek came back from their bye and cruised, Our Lady of Mercy and Whitewater improved to 2-1 and McIntosh secured their first win of the season in dramatic fashion. Only Starr’s Mill fell short to Alcovy, losing 47-31.

For more see, http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1638

Griffin Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Tarey B. Schell, 72, of Peachtree City and Tybee Island, Ga.

Griffin Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Tarey B. Schell, 72, of Peachtree City and Tybee Island, Georgia died at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia on September 7, 2011.

Prior to his current title, Tarey served as the presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court Griffin Circuit from 2004 to 2008. He was the Associate Judge of the Juvenile Court Griffin Circuit from 1999 - 2004. He was graduated from the Georgia State University School of Law in 1990 and was a partner in the law firm of Burn and Schell from 1990 to 2004. Read More»

Brown opposes funding by county of feds’ office change

A federally-funded program providing nutritional aid to low-income families in Fayette County has outgrown its shared space with the Fayette County Health Department.

But Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown contends the county should not be donating an estimated “less than $5,000 in labor” to aid in relocating the local Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office to county-owned property on Lee Street in Fayetteville. Read More»

F’ville adopts rollback millage

The Fayetteville City Council as expected at the Aug. 18 meeting approved a combined general fund and capital projects rollback millage rate of 3.441 mills, a two-hundredths of 1 percent decrease over last year. The council also approved a sign variance for the new LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant being constructed on Ga. Highway 85 south of the Fayette Pavilion.

The council approved a general fund millage rate of 2.691 mills and a capital projects rate of .75 mills for a total of 3.441 mills. Read More»

Sany revealed as recipient of $50,000 jobs grant from PTC

Sany America will be the recipient of a job credit for as much as $50,000 under a resolution approved recently by the Peachtree City Council. When the resolution was approved by council Aug. 25, it did not list Sany as the beneficiary of the “job creation grant.” Read More»

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