Fayette County

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»

Mr. Franklin Ellis Thompson, 78, of Fayetteville

Mr. Franklin Ellis Thompson, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on January 17, 2011 at the age of 78. Read More»

Mrs. Susan Katherine Rosa, 88, of Brooks

Mrs. Susan Katherine Rosa, 88, of Brooks, passed away on January 17, 2011.

Mrs. Rosa moved to Georgia from Florida in 1994. After her son passed away, she began crocheting blankets and newborn caps for the Project Linus. When she wasn’t spending time with her family, she loved reading and playing cards.

Mrs. Rosa is preceded in death by her husband Angelo Frank Rosa and her son Alan Rosa. Read More»

Two PTC men arrested for forging concert tickets

Peachtree City Police in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested two Peachtree City men in connection with selling forged concert tickets to victims across the Southeast.

Russell Davis, 22, and Jason Kimpel, 22, both of Peachtree City, were arrested Jan. 19, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Davis was charged with theft by deception and forgery involving multiple victims while Kimpel was charged with theft by deception and being a party to a crime (forgery), also involving the same multiple victims, Dove said. Read More»

PTC firefighter charged with DUI

Peachtree City firefighter/EMT Kevin Bernard McMullen was charged with DUI alcohol on the morning of Jan. 11. Fire department supervisors at McMullen’s place of work at Fire Station #81 at Paschall Road and Ga. Highway 74 initiated the process that led to the administration of sobriety tests by Peachtree City Police officers after performing a “mouth swab” at the fire station where McMullen had reported for duty. Subsequent testing showed the 32 year-old Fayetteville resident with a blood alcohol level of .135. Read More»

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