Fayette County

Tax bills lower this year, even with PTC’s 1.25 mill hike

It’s the time of the year for Fayette County property owners to find their annual tax bill in the mailbox. And for those who have yet to open the envelope there is likely a surprise waiting inside. Read More»

Haddix: We must get out of ARC to protect Fayette from regional tax

From left, Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele. Photos/Staff.

2012 regional transportation tax would export Fayette money with little in return, PTC mayor charges Read More»

Speeding golf carts dangerous, not dogs

I am not surprised at the result of the vote to eliminate the voice command option here in PTC. I guess if the new chief of police wanted the change, the council was obliged to accommodate his request, even though none of the reported dog bites were from dogs walking off leash but dogs who escaped from their yard.

There were complaints of a dog jumping in a golf cart, or bumping into a child — “dangerous,” indeed. Complaints from a few has resulted in a big change for many responsible dog owners. Read More»

Police pack piles of old pills

Police pack piles of old pills

Peachtree City residents turned in approximately 193 pounds of old and unused medication for disposal at a special event hosted by the Peachtree City Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday. Lt. Jason Epps (R) and Lt. John Jenkins unloaded a rather large drop-off from one resident that consisted of several hundred pill bottles which were left behind by an elderly man. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the program. Photo/John Munford.

Leash law solves nonexistent problem

Eternal vigilance: This truly is the price we pay for democracy. Under the impression the City Council had put to rest any proposal for a new law concerning the control of dogs, my wife and I departed for England where unleashed dogs are practically invited to sit at the restaurant table for Sunday roast. Lo and behold, we were shocked to find that the new ordinance had not only not been placed in trash, but had been considered and passed unanimously by our “conservative Republican” City Council. Read More»

Councilwoman Learnard: The rest of the story about Low Temp

Months after Low Temp decided not to pursue a move to Peachtree City, misunderstandings still abound. This is to highlight the process that takes place when an industry such as Low Temp considers relocating to a community.

Low Temp Industries is a privately held, third generation manufacturing company currently located in Clayton County. Because they are interested in possibly expanding and relocating, company officials have been looking at several communities in multiple counties over a period of years. Read More»

PTC Council curtails 50-year privilege without any offer of proof

It was a remarkable contrast to watch the mayor and all four council members curtail a unique 50-year PTC liberty without presenting any compelling facts or trends about the scope or seriousness of the dog control issue (and how their proposal would impact it), then immediately watch a fact-filled briefing with carefully compiled slides of quantitative measures about ... garbage pickup. Read More»

Gas cart ban undermines PTC allure

Mayor and council, I’ve written in the past stating the benefits of the gas-powered golf cart. I also mentioned that I felt it undermined a right of mine to make safer, smarter purchases for my family if the ban were to go into effect. Read More»

Attend HOA seminar at City Hall

The PTC Civic Association is cosponsoring a 2010 PTC Neighborhood Empowerment Seminar with the community law firm Weissman, Nowack, Curry and Wilco this Saturday, Oct. 2.

The city of Peachtree City is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall.

The seminar is geared towards helping neighborhoods in the city be more effective maintaining their property values, organizing and communicating with each other and the city, and promoting their collective voice through collaboration with the PTC Civic Association (PTCCA). Read More»

Drum beats for the dragon boats on Lake Peachtree

Dragon boats race on Lake Peachtree Sept. 25, 2010.

The weather was warm and skies were picture perfect Saturday at Drake Field in Peachtree City as teams from local companies, organizations and governments took to the waters of Lake Peachtree for the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races, with two of the competing boats shown above. Both teams from Falcon Aviation Academy took home top honors as overall first and second place finishers. Complete with fun, food and excitement for the whole family, the annual event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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