F’ville: Restaurants, yes; pawn shops, no

The Fayetteville City Council will hear the first reading June 17 of an amendment to the pawn shop ordinance that would restrict those businesses to the M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning districts. Pawn shops are currently permitted in C-3 (Highway Commercial) districts, which would allow them along the city’s main thoroughfares of Glynn Street and Lanier Avenue.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson said that while there are currently no pawn shops operating in the city, there have been several recent inquiries. Read More»

The Fred faces renovation to box office; library board to disband

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider two different options for renovating the amphitheater box office and, perhaps, an adjoining “annex” room to make way for the box office to host the city’s new visitor’s center.

The renovation is necessary due to the amphitheater and tourism association combining staff, as all such employees will be able to handle both functions. Read More»

Walgreens plan, senior apartment rezoning OK'd for PTC

With a development agreement in hand, and certain other concessions won, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday approved a recommendation to rezone land off Newgate Road for 100 senior apartments.
The recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council, which has the final say Read More»

F'ville moves to attract downtown restaurants

Members of the Fayetteville City Council at the June 17 meeting will continue their efforts to attract restaurants to the downtown area. To that end, board members will hear the first reading of a proposal to exempt impact fees and sewer proportionate fees for historic commercial properties around the Courthouse Square. Read More»

PTC manager upholds fire marshal's demotion; 1 appeal left

Peachtree City Manager Bernie McMullen has upheld the demotion of Fire Marshal John Dailey to Firefighter/EMT. Read More»

Planning Commission to hear 3 hot topics Monday

Senior apartment rezoning; new Walgreens and cell tower rules

A proposal to build 100 age-restricted senior apartments on Newgate Road near the Kedron Village shopping center is expected to be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

Small crowd at budget meeting says 'Tax us'

A crowd of more than 40 people watches the budget figures presented by City Manager Bernie McMullen at Thursday's town hall meeting. Photo/John Munford.

The overwhelming majority of about 50 people at Peachtree City’s town hall meeting on the budget indicated they don’t support cuts in city services, city staffing levels or employee benefits. Read More»

Mosquito control in effect for the City of Newnan

The Public Works Department will begin a mosquito management program in June and continue through September, fogging Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.  Read More»

Senoia reviews vehicle parking ordinance

The Senoia City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an amendment to the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance that would bring a few changes to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

There were only a few proposed changes to the ordinance. Of those, and if approved by the council, no vehicles or trailers which are eight feet or higher in height and have more than two axles will be permitted to be parked in front of the main building or dwelling or in the side or rear yards of residential dwellings. Read More»