Fayette County

Jeff Davis Drive rezoning denied for traffic safety issues

Concerns about eight new driveways emptying directly onto South Jeff Davis Drive were what motivated the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to deny a rezoning request for a new residential development.

The property in question was a 10.56-acre tract sandwiched between two large existing subdivisions, Jeff Davis Plantation and The Woodlands, and homeowners from both of those neighborhoods came to the meeting to express their opposition to the request that would allow eight lots with frontage on South Jeff Davis Drive.
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Fayette schools’ enrollment down to 2002 level

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 120 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw an increase in enrollment.

Enrollment numbers from the end of the 2013-2014 school year in May showed Fayette’s public schools with 20,243 students. Figures complied by the school system effective Aug. 22 showed 20,123 students, a decrease of 120 students.
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Fayette charter school will have to wait another year

Plans by Liberty Tech Charter School to establish the new school in Fayette County will have to wait until next year. Items such as the potential of using Brooks Elementary School did not make the May 15 deadline required by the Ga. Charter School Commission. Read More»

Tools to help Haiti

Tools to help Haiti

Tom Arsenault surveys the donation of a large variety of tools secured by “Tools for Empowerment” for use in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The tool donation and recycling center is located at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way in Peachtree City. Arsenault said the organization will be working with churches and schools to expand the efforts of Tools for Empowerment. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council to take another look at 650-home proposal Thurs. night

Peachtree City Hall.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 will take another look at text amendment changes to the LUR-14 (Limited Use Residential) zoning ordinance being proposed by Kolter Homes. Among the proposals is one that would allow up to 200 certificates of occupancy prior to extending MacDuff Parkway.

Kolter wants to build 650 homes in Wilksmoor Village on the city’s northwest side while John Wieland Homes has plans for another 200 homes. Read More»

MacDuff extension: When will it open?

Road to feature two accesses to Hwy. 74

Residents hoping for traffic relief on MacDuff Parkway learned that there will now be two points that cars can get on Ga. Highway 74. Senior planner David Rast explained that there will be a railroad bridge over the CSX tracks about 1,000 ft. from Senoia Road. He also added there will be an at-grade crossing at Senoia Road.

The road extension will be a welcome sight for residents in Wilksmoor Village, who currently only have one way in and out of their homes every day: Ga. Highway 54 West.
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2 rezonings, fire aid on F’ville’s agenda

Map of proposed automatic aid districts for fire department response. Provided by the city of Fayetteville.

Those planning to attend the Sept. 4 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to arrive early to get a seat. The council will hear a rezoning request for the proposed Fayette Place senior development on Ga. Highway 54 West, conduct a public hearing on a residential rezoning request on Redwine Road, and consider proposals for a temporary fire station in West Fayetteville and an automatic aid agreement for fire response between the city and Fayette County. Read More»

Divas Half Marathon arrives in PTC

Graphic from the official website for the race events.

Boas, tiaras at finish line

The Divas Half Marathon and 5K national race series arrives in Peachtree City this weekend, and even before Read More»

Osmose to build HQ in PTC Industrial Park

Osmose to build HQ in PTC Industrial Park

UPDATED — By the first week of October, ground will be broken on Peachtree City’s latest “get” — another corporate headquarters. Read More»

Skateboard artistry

Skateboard artistry

Peachtree City resident Adam Barteski was one of many skateboarders participating Aug. 30 in the second annual Opekuat Great Skate Across Peachtree City. The event led boarders to the new skate park at Shakerag Knoll where more than 80 people gathered to get an up-close look at some high-flying skills. Photo/Ben Nelms.