Fayette County

PTC seeks payment options for big-ticket city repair items

No one ever said running a city was cheap. But the Peachtree City Council is facing some future decisions on some big-ticket items for funding.

At Thursday’s council workshop, Finance Director Paul Salvatore presented funding options for the various projects, which range from $82,000 for resurfacing the small and large pools at the Kedron Aquatic Center to $800,000 for the dredging of the northern portion of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games

Adding another large room and a similarly sized unfinished basement to the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center would cost an estimated $850,000, the Peachtree City Council was told Tuesday night at a workshop meeting. Read More»

PTC may sack tree ordinance as waste of time

Peachtree City’s tree removal permit may become a relic of the past.

It has been ineffective at stunting the numbers of trees removed from the city since it was implemented in 2004, city staff said. Beyond that, administering the program has become especially tedious, requiring two staff visits per site, documentation and other procedures that have taxed the city’s code enforcement department. Read More»

Fayette road paving linking Kedron on hold

With a small amount of input, the Peachtree City Council decided to hold off for now on deciding whether it is a good idea for Fayette County to pave Sims Road, which would provide a link between Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills subdivision and Dogwood Trail in the unincorporated county. Read More»

PTC Council tweaks survey of residents about raising taxes, cutting services

The Peachtree City Council and city staff are still tweaking the presentation and wording of the annual citizens’ survey, which is expected to go out sometime after the first of the year. Read More»

It's official: Steele ousts Haddix as Fayette transportation roundtable rep

(L) Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix; (R) Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

PTC CERT wins state competition

PTC CERT wins state competition

Peachtree City’s Community Emergency Response Team has done it again, winning a recent state mock drill competition. From left are CERT members Arline Cuebas (Instructor), Michael Le, Jaimee Fincher, Jeanette Hartman, Quyhn Hervey (front), Kimberly Lewis, Joyce Rivera, Chris Rivera, Paul Schultz, Ann Mitchell (Instructor). CERT members train to handle large-scale emergencies and disasters from a standpoint of assisting their neighbors and also first responders who might become overwhelmed with requests should a disaster strike. Read More»

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville, died November 14, 2010.

He was a deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. His childhood love for planes led him to a career in aviation and membership into the Commerative Air Force in Peachtree City.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Rice and son Matt Rice of Fayetteville, his brother Greg & Kathy Rice of Athens, GA ; his uncle Peyton & Mazie Smith of Covington, TN as well as two nieces and several cousins. Read More»

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville, died November 12, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Amanda Tanquary, son-in-law Ivey Godbee, Jr., and brother Dwain Sykes.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William L. “Doodle” Hawkins, Sr.; daughter Cheryl and Lenus Sims of Kennesaw, Charlotte Godbee of Fayetteville, and Cindy and Tony Tanquary of Newborn; son Bill and Sheila Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 11, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband Larry Price Carroll; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis (Bill) Downs of Lake Forest, CA; son, Mr. John (Alice)Shepherd of Goodyear, AZ; granddaughter, Mrs. Kelli (Peter) Downs; great-granddaughter Delanee, all of Lake Forest, CA. Read More»

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