All-day PTC Council ‘orientation’ is Thursday

The new Peachtree City Council will hit the ground running Thursday with a “city council orientation meeting” that will help them set a course for the new year and beyond.

The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McIntosh Place building, which formerly was the recreation administration building at 191 McIntosh Trail. Read More»

Dogs 1, neighbors 0

Autumn Glen subdivision resident Carolyn Cary addresses council members. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville backs off muzzling dog barking

The idea of imposing additional restrictions on animal shelters and commercial kennels went by the wayside Jan. 2 when the Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to eliminate proposed measures related to the number of dogs at a facility and other requirements such as the use of noise abatement materials. Still in play and under review is the city’s noise ordinance.
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Brick sidewalks for Stonewall Avenue

A federally-funded streetscape project designed to make downtown Fayetteville more accessible to pedestrians along Stonewall Avenue was approved last week by the Fayetteville City Council.

The streetscape project on the north and south sides of Stonewall Avenue will connect Braxton Court to the downtown area and will add sidewalks, landscaping and historic-looking streetlights. Read More»

Fayetteville’s 2 new council members are sworn in

Fayetteville’s 2 new council members are sworn in

In photo at right, wife Marcy Williams (center) looks on as newly elected Fayetteville Councilman Jim Williams is sworn in Jan. 2 by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams (R). Williams holds the Post 4 seat on the council.

In photo below, newly elected Post 3 Councilman Scott Stacy (L) is joined by his wife Gloria on Jan. 2 as Judge Sams administers the oath of office in the Fayetteville City Council chambers. Photos/Ben Nelms. Read More»

PTC kicks off year with new mayor, new councilman

Joined by her sons John and Christian, along with her husband Michael, new Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch takes the oath of office Thursday as she was sworn in by Georgia Appeals Court Judge Carla McMillian (R). Photo/John Munford.

In front of a fairly packed house at City Hall, Vanessa Fleisch took her oath of office, becoming the first woman mayor in Peachtree City and Fayette County history.

A good chunk of the crowd was also there to support new Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst, including a strong contingent of his fellow police officers. Ernst had a lengthy post-military career with the Peachtree City Police Department, working his way up to captain before his position was eliminated along with two other captains’ positions last year.
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F’ville addresses barking dogs Jan. 2

The new year in Fayetteville could go off with a bang at the Thursday night meeting of the City Council. The highly-energized topic of restrictions placed on animal shelters and kennels in industrial areas is back on the agenda — but with a new focus the eliminates the previously proposed restrictions. Read More»

PTC to swear in new mayor, council members Jan. 2

Peachtree City’s new mayor and new councilmember will be sworn into office Jan. 2 at what is expected to be a very brief meeting of the new city council. Read More»

PTC needs volunteers for boards, authorities

Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved. Peachtree City happens to have a few openings for volunteers on several of its volunteer boards and authorities, but you’ll need to act quick, as applications are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 3.

Among the positions up for grabs are one member’s seat and one alternate on the Recreation and Special Events Board, the Peachtree City Airport Authority and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority. Read More»

New Senoia mayor takes oath

New Senoia mayor takes oath

Coweta County Magistrate Judge Robert Stokely (L) administers the oath of office to Senoia' new mayor, Larry Owens, at the Dec. 16 meeting of the Senoia City Council. Photo/Special.

F’ville Councilman Walt White retires after 25 years

Fayetteville Councilman Walt White, joined by his dog Rusty, has concluded his time on the Fayetteville City Council after 25 years in elected office. With his term expiring on Dec. 31, White chose not to qualify for his long-held council seat in the 2012 election. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been 25 years since Fayetteville City Councilman Walt White was sworn in for the first time. One of two of the longest-serving council members in Fayette County, White declined to run this time around and will be ending his quarter-century on the council at the end of December.

Looking back over the years, White served during the time when Fayetteville was being transformed from a more rural town into the suburban city that exists today. Read More»

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