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Tyrone maintains low millage of 2.89

It has been a decade since Tyrone raised the millage rate on property taxes. While keeping the same rate again this year, public hearings are needed since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased. Read More»

Fayetteville Planning Commission on senior complex: ‘Good project, bad location’

The proposal was good but the location was not. That was the decision by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22, recommending that the proposed Fayette Place senior housing community along Ga. Highway 54 be denied by the City Council.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation is proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Hwy. 54 in The Villages development several blocks west of downtown. Read More»

One more time: PTC, F’ville in top 10 best Ga. cities

Yet another assessment of Georgia cities is out. And again, Fayetteville and Peachtree City are ranked in the top 10 best cities to live in Georgia.

The study released by CreditDonkey states that Fayetteville ranked No. 6 in the assessment while Peachtree City ranked No. 8. The study parameters considered the odds of being a victim of a violent crime, commute time, income, residents who attend some college and restaurants per capita. Read More»

Fayetteville adopts FY ’15 budget with no net tax increase

What had been a proposed FY 2015 budget with a quarter-mill property tax increase and a half-mill increase for capital improvements turned out to be no increase at all. Despite a lack of direction to city staff on July 10, the Fayetteville City Council on July 17 voted unanimously to adopt a budget that provides employee raises and adds seven new staff positions but does not raise the millage rate. Read More»

Fayetteville agrees to 90-day extension of joint aid contract

Along with the many changes to the Fayetteville budget adopted July 17 was a recommendation of another kind. The City Council on a 4-1 vote agreed to take over all permitting and inspections in the West Fayetteville area that primarily includes Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

Senoia’s Walking Dead wall may live awhile

Construction of the “The Walking Dead” wall around portions of the Gin Property in Senoia is underway. The area inside the wall will function as a contained set for filming episodes of AMC television’s hit show beginning in September. Photo/John Thompson.

The Senoia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Aug. 18 to consider amending the agreement with Stalwart Films that would leave a 15-foot wall in place around portions of the Gin Property until 2019. The wall is being constructed to serve as Read More»

Fayetteville losing 70 years of institutional knowledge

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton in a photo from 2013.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton is in the final months of his job. The city is advertising the job and expects to have Morton’s replacement in place by mid-October.

Morton served as Fayetteville City Manager from 1994-1998 and as Peachtree City Assistant City Manager and Director of Financial Services from 1998-2000. He returned as Fayetteville City Manager in 2000, where he served in that capacity for nearly a decade and a half. Morton retired nearly two years ago and returned to the position on a part-time basis. Read More»

Golf carts on F’ville sidewalks being eyed

Brick sidewalk along Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

A measure by the Fayetteville City Council to align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions was tabled at the July 17 meeting to give city staff time to review the idea of allowing carts on city sidewalks. Read More»

Big senior subdivision eyed for west PTC

PTC planners discuss 650-unit senior subdivision; 403 acres in westside village already zoned for 55-plus-only; developer wants a few changes Read More»

Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

This is the tract of land that will house a 650-home subdivision on the northern extension of MacDuff Parkway near north Kedron Drive.

Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting. Read More»