Fayette County

Fayetteville eyes big traffic shift on Hwy. 85

A proposed traffic realignment for Fayetteville north of the Old Courthouse Square promises some fundamental changes.

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will begin looking at a way to help mitigate traffic congestion and improve the traffic flow on both sides of North Glynn Street near downtown. Read More»

LowTemp explains why it backed out of PTC

Low Temp Industries is a 63-year-old, third-generation family owned and operated business that manufactures custom commercial kitchen food equipment to locations all over the continental United States. We have been at the same location in Jonesboro, Ga., since we began back in 1947. We are thankful for the opportunity we have to seek a possible relocation to a site and facility more suitable to meet our changing needs and growing customer base. Read More»

Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum: This matters

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum at 140 West Lanier in Fayetteville, Georgia MATTERS.

This beautiful structure is a wonderful component of the cities-built environment. The antebellum architecture makes everyone stop and stare. Yet I feel its context makes it even more stunning. Read More»

Time for Horgan to accept responsibility

Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan is appealing the ruling of his county ethics violation on the grounds that “he was not acting as a county commissioner at the time of his arrest nor was he in a county-owned vehicle at the time” (emphasis mine). Excuse me but that reasoning just does not hold water. Read More»

House must act now on child nutrition

Here is some good news: With strong leadership from Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the Senate recently unanimously passed a child nutrition bill that could help make our children healthier and our nation stronger.

The bill not only would take the steps needed to remove junk food from our school cafeterias and enable millions of children to develop healthier eating habits, but it would also help address a serious problem in military recruiting. Read More»

Newly proposed cell tower ordinance gives power to the people

Recently the Peachtree City Planning Commission recommended the approval of a newly revised cell tower ordinance with the goal of maximizing the level of city control over any future proposed cell towers. After attending all of the meetings on the subject, I salute the effort that city staff and planning commission went through to revise our current ordinance and believe they have accomplished this goal. If anyone takes the time to actually READ the proposed ordinance they will hopefully see just that. Read More»

Lame duck Smith meddling in which mayor goes back to ARC

It is truly unbelievable how hard a few rejected people in local government are now working to totally circumvent the will of the people in Fayette County, trying to push the West Fayetteville Bypass forward and keep our county in the regional mass transit plan.

Every year all of the mayors within the county are to gather and select one mayor as the second representative (the county commission chairman is the first representative) to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). In addition, the mayors now also have to select a mayor for a regional transportation roundtable. Read More»

Kenya’s song in our hearts

Kenya’s song in our hearts

Susan Mills, Elizabeth Hiatt, Lori O’Bar and Margaret Alford were part of a seven women team from First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City called to Africa to train early child development teachers in the province of Western. Partnering with Kim Pace, the director of Brackenhurst Ministries, the team served for 10 days, training, teaching children and building relationships. As part of a presentation this past July, these four women sang a song taught to them by one of the Kenyan pastors they met. Photo/Special.

Free ESL classes offered in PTC

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, PCA, in Peachtree City will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults beginning Friday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 12. Classes will meet weekly through mid-May 2011. Students may join at any time.

Class times are Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with childcare available for Friday classes only.

The church is at 101 Carriage Lane, Peachtree City. For more information call 770-631-4618 or look under Outreach at www.carriagelanepres.org.

Women’s Day program set for Aug. 29

Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Women’s Day Program Sunday, Aug. 29, with several services and guest speakers lined up.

The theme is “Called to be a blessing.”

The Rev. J.T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fairburn will speak at 8:45 a.m., Minister Regina Belle-Battle of New Shield of Faith Christian Ministries in Atlanta will speak at 10 a.m., and Bishop Dianne Collins of Faith Walk Ministries in College Park will speak at 3 p.m.

There is no admission charge and suggested attire is clothing in shades of purple and white. Read More»