Fayette County

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on June 16, 2011.

He was born in Atlanta, GA on July 27, 1936 to the late Thomas S. and Annie Lou Barnett. He served 2 years in the US Marine Corps and 3 years in the US Army. He was a member of the sheet metal workers of Amer Local 85. He retired from BH&W Sheet Metal Co. after 35 years. He grew up in Hapeville, GA, living in Fayetteville GA the last 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Mary Barnett and his brother Tom Barnett. Read More»

Fayette schools show decreased numbers of discipline issues

The Fayette County School System does not have the types of serious disruptions and crimes found in many public school settings across the state and nation.

That said, the Fayette County Board of Education on June 7 got a look at the top five offenses across the school system this year, all of which decreased from the previous year. Topping the list was tardiness at high schools, inappropriate behavior at middle schools and physical aggression at elementary schools. Read More»

Dinner on the Lawn in Fayetteville Friday

Piggy-backing on the popular Lunch on the Lawn series, Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host its first Dinner on the Lawn on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse square this Friday, June 24. This all-ages, community event is open to everyone and will have award-winning food and live entertainment from 6-8 p.m. Read More»

Plans shown for 96-unit senior apartment complex in Kedron

Developer NorSouth shows concept plan to planning commission

The new senior apartment complex coming to the Kedron Village area now has a name: Hearthside at Peachtree City.

A conceptual plan for the 96-unit complex was unveiled at the June 13 meeting of the city’s planning commission. No vote was taken because it was included as a workshop item; a vote is possible as early as next month.

The plan has eliminated security gates from the site and includes electric charging stations for golf carts. Developer NorSouth will own and manage the property. Read More»

Tyrone adopts FY 2012 budget, has $4.6M in reserve

The Tyrone Town Council June 16 adopted a $3.42 million General Fund budget for FY 2012 that begins July 1. The budget that included a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for town employees will allow the millage rate to remain steady at 2.89 mills.

The adoption of the budget leaves Tyrone with $4.6 million in certificates of deposit and cash in reserve. Read More»

PTC Council approves buying new Kedron pool bubble

Cost soars $204K over initial estimate

Peachtree City will get a new “bubble” over the Kedron pools after all, but it will be a costly venture.

The total cost, approved unanimously by the City Council Thursday night, will come out to about $454,000, which the city intends to finance over a 10-year period at a cost of about $55,000 a year. Read More»

Rules over color and size proposed for donation boxes in PTC

As donation boxes become more ubiquitous, they are also “sticking out” a bit more.

And that is not a good thing to do in Peachtree City.

While the city is not about to disallow the charity collection points, officials are poised to regulate them more than is currently being done.

A proposed ordinance to do just that was approved by the city’s planning commission Monday night, and it will be considered by the city council at a future date. Read More»

UGA standout to tackle July 4 parade grand marshal duty

Peachtree City resident Matt Stinchcomb, former UGA Bulldog and NFL player, will be the grand marshal of the 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

The grand marshal for Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade this year will be a familiar face to many UGA football fans.

Matt Stinchcomb, who went on to a successful NFL career as an offensive lineman, is now involved in the business world, enjoying three children and so much of what Peachtree City has to offer. Read More»

Landscaping approved for PTC Walgreens

Established trees will continue to surround the Walgreen’s property in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

A landscaping plan for Peachtree City’s new Walgreens pharmacy was approved by the planning commission June 13.

Almost as important as the new landscaping is what existing vegetation will remain on the site of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. All the trees along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will stay, except for perhaps one that may be hollow. Read More»

PTC to talk budget this Monday,Tuesday

Given the continuing economic doldrums, Peachtree City’s budget is likely to take another hit this year with dwindling property values resulting in less property tax revenue. Read More»