Fayette County

Fayette County mulls water rate hike to pay for cleaner water

Facing a critical $9.3 million project to improve both of Fayette County’s water treatment plants, county officials are beginning to look at a potential rate increase for water system customers. Read More»

PTC braces for complaints as Lake Mac debris burning begins

The burning of cleared vegetation at the Lake McIntosh site is slated to begin this week and continue through April 30. Peachtree City officials have worried about the effects the residual smoke might have on nearby homes and businesses, but Fayette County officials anticipate no such problems. Read More»

F’ville OK’s bid for Grady-Beauregard roundabout

City-supplied graphic of planned intersection change.

There is about to be a big — round —change coming to the busy intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Initial work will begin in April and will lead to a re-worked intersection that will feature a roundabout in place of the current four-way stop. The $553,000 bid for the project was approved March 17 by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

The runners and walkers were out Saturday morning for the 3rd Annual March for Meals 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk held at the Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. The fund-raiser was held to support the Meals on Wheels program. FSS delivers 40,000 meals to homebound and semi-homebound older adults each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

2010 Census: Minorities gain in Fayette

Name Fayette County’s fastest growing city.

It’s Tyrone, with a decade-long increase of more than 75 percent, up to its current counted population of 6,879.

And Fayetteville grew to be nearly half as large as Peachtree City, coming in at nearly 16,000 persons — an increase of 43 percent — compared to Peachtree City’s slightly more than 34,000. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Census data in, redistricting to start

Immigration bill in limbo awaiting ‘push’ vote to Senate; tax reform off table this year

With the new raw Census data now available for Georgia, legislators will be looking forward in coming months to the process of redistricting, and Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Republican, will play a key role in the process, chairing the subcommittee for House and Senate Legislative Districts. Read More»

Benefit ride for Trey Bradbury coming April 16

A benefit ride for Trey Bradbury will be held April 16 at Strack, Inc. in Fairburn. A former Fayetteville resident, Bradbury was injured last year in an on-the-job fall in which his back was broken. Trey is now paralyzed from the waist down and is wheelchair-bound. The benefit ride will help offset medical and rehabilitation expenses. Read More»

A line of vintage beauties

A line of vintage beauties

Fayette County High School held its annual Spring Tiger Run Car Show last Saturday. Hundreds of visitors stopped by during the beautiful spring afternoon to check out classic cars of various makes and models. The show is a fund-raiser for all of the classes at the school. Photo/Michael Boylan.

UPDATE: ‘Constituency concerns’ number 1 on new city manager's priority list

At the direction of new Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington, this year's City Council retreat focused on more forward-thinking. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for print 03-26-11 — In his first major task as Peachtree City’s new city manager, Jim Pennington spent a good bit of time sharing his vision for setting goals and objectives for the city at the City Council retreat Friday.

The plan can be as simple as a list, or as complex as a thick “document,” Pennington said.

But one of the most important things is for the goals of that plan to be driven by the wishes of constituents, Pennington said. Read More»

PTC Council will 'consider' sale of city street to developer for 54W retail center

UPDATED for print version 03-23-11 — The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider selling Line Creek Court to Trinity Development to make way for a 134,000-square-foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way. At a workshop meeting Monday night, it was made clear that council was not committing to such a deal at this time. Read More»