Fayette County

Imker raps PTC mayor over tax comments, says projected annual hike is .213 mills, not .5

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker blasted Mayor Don Haddix for getting his facts wrong on the level of a projected tax increase for each of the next several years. Read More»

Recommendation: don't notify defendants about judge-attorney relationship

More than 400 defendants represented by public defense attorney Kim Cornwell during her entire tenure at the Fayette County Public Defender’s Office may not be notified of a potential conflict brought on by her relationship with former Fayette County Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

A special guest at Storytime

A special guest at Storytime

Every Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. children between 3 and 5 years of age are brought to the Peachtree City Library by a parent or grandparent to participate in Storytime.  This past week special guests were present.  Members of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City were there along with their mascot, Flapjack The Raccoon.  In anticipation of the 19th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Saturday on Jan. Read More»

Mayor Haddix delivers 'State of the City' report to PTC Rotary Club

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix addressed the Peachtree City Roatary Club on Thursday. Photo/John Munford.

In the mayor’s annual “State of the City” address to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday afternoon, Don Haddix gave a capable recap of the highlights and a few lowlights from city operations in 2009.

But in his brief look at the future near the end, Haddix warned of the possibility that the city could come to look like the rest of metro Atlanta if bus and rail transit projects and a proposed “outer loop” around Atlanta come to fruition via a one-percent regional transportation sales tax.

“Many of us moved here to escape Atlanta-style living,” Haddix noted. Read More»

PTC tweaks, hikes hotel-motel tax

On a 4-1 vote Thursday night the Peachtree City Council adopted a new structure for the city’s hotel-motel tax rate that will steer an extra $130,000 to the city’s general fund.

Councilman Eric Imker said that will allow the city to shave $130,000 off the general fund budget and translate that into a decrease in property taxes, Read More»

Tyrone town entrances, Shamrock Park to get new look

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night voted unanimously to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) that will lead to the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Shamrock Park and to improve signage and landscaping at the entrances to the town along Ga. Highway 74, Tyrone Road, Palmetto Road and Castlewood Road. Read More»

PTC lauded for fixing icy roads

Praise was heaped upon Peachtree City’s Public Works Department at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

Specifically several compliments were aimed at the fantastic shape the city’s roads were in following the recent ice storm.

Councilman Doug Sturbaum said he had several co-workers who drove from other areas to work in the city, and they noted that the difference in the city’s road condition compared to other jurisdictions was evident as soon as they crossed the city limits. Read More»

Fayette BoE restores 1.5% of school system pay

Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

School system employees got a portion of what they wanted Jan. 18 when Fayette County Board of Education members voted unanimously to restore 1.5 percent of the 4.5 percent pay cut from 2009 that took effect in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The 1.5 percent restoration came at the recommendation of Superintendent Jeff Bearden. Read More»

Gas golf cart ban denied

Gas golf carts aren't an endangered species in Peachtree City after all.

On a unanimous vote Thursday night, the City Council unanimously voted to sack an ordinance amendment that would have banned gas golf carts from being operated on the city's paths within 10 years. Read More»

Brown: veto power for elections board will die in legislature

A bid to give the Fayette County Commission veto power over political parties’ appointees to the county elections board will not go forward in the Georgia legislature, effectively halting the controversial move in its tracks, according to Commissioner Steve Brown.

Brown in a news release Thursday said he has received three confirmations that the legislation will not advance during the legislative session. Read More»

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