Fayette County

Worley challenged annexation of 782 acres over traffic worries

Council won’t challenge Appeals Court decision, but a developer will

When the Peachtree City Council in 2007 approved the annexation of 782 acres on the city’s northwestern border, resident David Worley didn’t just complain about the deal. Read More»

PTC prepping for fire station expansion

The Leo A. Daly firm has been authorized to begin architectural and engineering services for the expansion of the Satterthwaite fire station in north Peachtree City.

The construction project will add 2,400 square feet to the station and also involve the renovation of existing space into sleeping quarters, an exercise room and support spaces, according to the city’s agreement with the firm.

Leo A. Daly will receive up to $56,800 including reimbursements for various expenses that will be tabulated “at cost,” according to the firm’s proposal. Read More»

Clues sought for 2 Peachtree City vehicle fires

Peachtree City police are still hoping to shake loose additional information that will lead to the person or persons responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in south Peachtree City July 4 and 11.

A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in the case but so far no one with any information has come forward, police said Thursday.

The fires damaged vehicles that were parked in driveways of two homes: one in the Everhill subdivision and the other in the nearby Rockspray subdivision, police said. Read More»

PTC changes name of tourism association

Group now called ‘Convention and Visitors Bureau’

Peachtree City’s Tourism Association is no more.

Instead, the city has put together a group with similar function and a new name: the Peachtree City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

The bureau, like the tourism association, will remain a pass through for city hotel motel tax funds to organizations such as the city’s Falcon Field Airport. And it will also continue its mission of attracting visitors to town to help fill up hotel rooms, particularly on weekends when local hotels and conference centers have more vacancies compared to their weekday operations. Read More»

Tyrone okays preliminary plat for business park

The Tyrone Planning Commission at its Thursday meeting voted 3-0 to approve the preliminary plat for the proposed Quarry View Business Park located on 25.11 acres along Ga. Highway 74 north of Carriage Oaks Drive. The 25 acres is part of a 55.8-acre tract that was rezoned earlier this month.

Project representative Rick Sewell said plans call for 12 lots ranging from 1.25-2.5 acres that would provide space for service type businesses.

“We see it as an opportunity for service-related businesses geared toward residents.” Sewell said. Read More»

F’ville cops arrest 4 burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department has announced the arrest of four people for a reported residential burglary Wednesday on Keaton Drive.

On July 21 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary on Keaton Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Officers found that someone had attempted to enter the home through a window. While investigating the case Officers received information from neighbors, including a description of the vehicle and people involved, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Brown/McCarty victory a stunner

Todd easily wins reelection over newcomer Cave Read More»

Brown, McCarty, Todd victorious

Incumbent commissioners Smith, Maxwell unseated by former PTC mayor and political newcomer

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. — With only 250 mailed in absentee ballots and one early voting machine left to be tallied, it is certain that county commission challengers Steve Brown and Allen McCarty have upset incumbents Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. Bob Todd also held onto his seat on the Fayette County Board of Education.

Brown has 7,420 votes to incumbent Jack Smith's 6,506 votes in the Post 4 commission race. In Post 5, McCarty has a 7,415 to 6,236 edge over incumbent Eric Maxwell.

Incumbent Board of Education member Bob Todd has retained a significant lead with 8,446 to 5,200 compiled by challenger Charlie Cave. Read More»

Sup’t candidate Wenzel answers criticism of her refusing furlough days

One of the three finalists for the position as superintendent of the Fayette County School System is Peachtree City resident and former Assistant Superintendent Lyn Wenzel.

An issue that surfaced after her name was announced related to a recommendation in early 2009 by former Superintendent John DeCotis that school system administrators take several voluntary furlough days to help out with expenses during the recession. Read More»

F’ville sends pawn shops to industrial

Fayetteville currently has no pawn shops, and any future shops will not be found along the city’s main commercial strips. Read More»

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