Fayette County

Traffic delay on Hwy. 74 S in PTC

Peachtree City officials just before noon said an oil leak from a tanker truck is causing traffic delays in the southbound Lane of Highway 74 in Peachtree City from the northern city limits (Tyrone) to Kelly Drive (south of Highway 54). Read More»

Fayetteville unveils plans for Stonewall-Lanier gateway wall

Fayetteville will soon be outfitted with a new look designed to reflect the city’s history. By the end of summer motorists traveling east on Ga. Highway 54 just inside the historic district where the roadway splits into Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue will see an 80-foot brick gateway wall topped with a new “Fayetteville” sign. Read More»

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Peachtree City’s Cooper Lighting on March 25 in recognition of being awarded its company’s Environmental Excellence Award presented a $7,500 award grant to the Southern Conservation Trust for improvements to the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Among those at the presentation were Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs, Cooper Lighting representatives Mark Eubanks, Bob Richard, Terence Clarke and Russell Green, Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Pam Young and board members Kevin Thames, Amy Egoroff, David Blalock and Jerry Peterson. Read More»

PTC to implement new building fees

Starting April 4, a new — and sometimes more expensive — structure for building fees will take effect in Peachtree City.

Gone will be a rate that calculates new building construction fees based on their square footage. Instead, the new fees take into account the total valuation of the project, based on either the contract for the work or a valuation table adopted twice a year by the International Code Council.

This will eliminate the difference between how a commercial project is valued and how residential construction is valued, city officials said. Read More»

Fayette Commission backs off elections board power struggle

Thursday night, the Fayette County Commission officially backed off of its previous move to have the final say on all appointees to the county’s three-member elections board. Read More»

Camels among the pines at Providence

Camels among the pines at Providence

There is nothing locally like the life-size mock-up of ancient Jerusalem found each year at Providence United Methodist Church on Bernhard Road. The Marketplace event last weekend gave the usual mass of visitors the chance to see ancient pottery-making and try their hand at a multitude of interactive exhibits such as crushing grapes, slaying Goliath, conversing with villagers and Roman soldiers and going for a camel ride. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville’s Mayor Steele seeks tax-funded call center for seniors’ transit needs

’Prefers’ shifting cost later to private entity

A proposal being suggested by Fayette and a number of other counties in the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) area is meant to address the current and future needs of the area’s rapidly aging population. Read More»

Brown: Fund East Bypass by ditching West Bypass

An effort to steer Fayette County’s remaining transportation sales tax funds toward the East Fayetteville Bypass — and away from the West Fayetteville Bypass — was introduced last week by Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown and then tabled by the full commission. Read More»

Look! In the can! It’s Plastic Man!

Look! In the can! It’s Plastic Man!

Kids at Fayette Montessori School gathered around Plastic Man (aka Jim Ries) last week at the school’s activities in support of Plastic Awareness Week. The Fayetteville resident and his two children, Carter and Olivia, produce http://OneMoreGeneration.org to bring attention to the marine and other animals that die after ingesting plastic products. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Numbers of Fayette public school students drop to 2003 level

It has been known for some time that enrollment in Fayette County’s public schools has been slipping since 2007. The Citizen looked at the number of children attending private schools or being home-schooled during the same period to see what those numbers looked like. That look showed, for the most part, a relatively stable trend over time. Read More»

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