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PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building. Read More»

Fayetteville balloon proposal nearly deflated

It will not go down in the history of the Fayetteville City Council as the Great Balloon Debate, but the discussion April 15 on the use of balloons to complement outdoor advertising in the Main Street district finally led to an approval after two motions and a tie-breaking vote.

At its essence, the amendment to the sign ordinance allows the temporary use of balloons in certain types of outdoor advertising. Main Street Director Brian Wismer said the intent of the proposal was to respond to a number of requests by Main Street merchants that they be allowed to embellish their display signs. Read More»

New rules in play for PTC vacant homes

With Peachtree City not immune to the national housing crisis and some homes going vacant for months on end, the city is preparing a way to keep track of such homes.

Under a proposal from city staff, the city would gain the ability to closely monitor the homes, in some cases being authorized to make interior inspections to make sure the building remains intact.

The goal is to prevent vandalism, theft and other illegal activity, said interim Community Development Director David Rast. Read More»

CSX path bridge may open next weekend

The cart path bridge spanning the CSX railroad track on Ga. Highway 54 West could open as soon as next weekend, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

The contractor is installing additional railing in several locations, a process expected to end early next week. Once complete, the Georgia Department of Transportation must come back for a final inspection before the bridge can be officially opened.

A grand opening celebration for the three-plus year long project has been slated for Sunday, May 2. Read More»

PTC gets job recruiting help

Can now offer top-level job creation tax credits

Thanks to the efforts of the Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum, the city has a significant lure Read More»

PTC OK's "no parking" off McIntosh paths

Ordinance goes into effect July 1

Starting in the fall, some McIntosh High School students will have to find a better place to park their golf carts.

The hope is that the school will be able to add about 60 to 80 new spaces by paving some additional parking area before the new school year starts, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday approved the first-ever “no parking” area along a cart path. City staff showed photos of a cluster of golf carts, a few parked with two wheels still on the path, leaving a narrow opening for other carts to get through. Read More»

Newnan and the Carnegie honored by the Georgia Trust

The City of Newnan and the Carnegie has received the award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from The Georgia Trust. The award was presented April 9 during The Georgia Trust’s Spring Ramble in Rome, Georgia at the DeSoto Theatre. Mayor Keith Brady was at the award ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the city. Read More»

Newnan celebrates “Georgia Cities Week”

The City of Newnan will celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” April 18–24 by sponsoring a variety of activities for the whole family. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities: Energy to Transform,” highlighting cities contributions in economic development, historic preservation and in providing of quality of life for residents and businesses. Read More»

PTC's potential tower locations revealed

Cell companies to sift through locations identified by city staff

Three cellphone companies wanting to erect new towers in seven different residential areas of Peachtree City don’t have many locations to choose from, thanks to the city’s existing regulations.

The companies want the new towers to improve existing cell service. Several city council members indicated Monday night that new towers would not be approved unless they could be, in the words of Mayor Don Haddix: “as hidden as possible and as far away from residential as possible.” Read More»

PTC Council dogged by loose pups on paths

Residents cite close calls with uncontrolled, unleashed dogs

The decision may not be to leash or not to leash.

A high-tech device might provide a way to keep dogs off leash and under control while also improving safety on Peachtree City’s Read More»

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