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‘Drop Dead Diva’ filming to affect traffic in PTC

Studio using PTC amphitheater, Riley Field and other locations

Filming for "Drop Dead Diva" is underway May 2 and May 3 at several locations in Peachtree City, which may cause traffic slowdowns for some residents, city officials said.

Residents are advised to avoid traveling on Kelly Drive/McIntosh Trail and Wisdom Road if at all possible, unless you live in the area or need to access Peachtree City Elementary and Huddleston Elementary schools. Read More»

F’ville gets first look at 308-acre nature area off Burch Rd.

It was a preliminary look at what could become a nature area in Fayetteville on the 308-acre P.K. Dixon property south of Ga. Highway 54 at the end of Burch Road.

Members of the Fayetteville City Council on April 19 heard a presentation and gave consensus agreement on the master plan vision by Southern Conservation Trust representatives on the organization’s potential plans for the nature area. Read More»

Pennington ‘flattens’ PTC police dept.

City manager’s reorganization plan would ax 3 captains, create assistant chief, put 1 additional officer on patrol Read More»

Facing lawsuit, Tyrone says yes again to shopping center shooting range

Some Tyrone residents don't want a gun range near residential areas, and they filed a lawsuit to stop it. Tyrone began its defense of the zoning with a Planning Commission decision April 26. Read More»

Senoia asks for recreation partnership with Coweta

Senoia councilmen Jeff Fisher (left) and Maurice Grover attended the April 17 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to propose a city-county partnership with recreation amenities at Leroy Johnson Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia councilmen Maurice Grover and Jeff Fisher made a short presentation at the April 17 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to request that the city and county form a partnership to enhance the city’s recreation amenities at Leroy Johnson Park.

Senoia Mayor Robert Belisle in a March 20 letter to commissioners referenced the city’s recently completed 20-year master plan for parks and recreation that recommended increasing the number of active and passive recreation amenities and recreational trails. Read More»

PTC manager: cut 3 police captains

Other minor personnel changes: tighten up leave, sick time accruals

A major change to the command structure of the Peachtree City Police Department is one of several personnel changes being recommended to the City Council by City Manager Jim Pennington. Read More»

PTC removes plat requirement for tree removal

Peachtree City residents seeking their required tree removal permit will no longer have to provide a plat of their property along with the permit application.

The city council approved a staff request to eliminate the requirement at last week’s council meeting.

City Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast said the city is accomplishing the same goal by reviewing aerial photos of the properties to determine if there is a stream, wetland, greenbelt or other buffer on the site or adjoining property. Such data is available on the city’s Geographic Information System (GIS) network. Read More»

Last ‘One PTC’ open house Sun.

The Peachtree City Planning and Zoning Department will host the third and final “One PTC” Open House Sunday afternoon from Noon - 5 p.m. in the community room on the lower level of City Hall. Read More»

Haddix, Imker joust over budgetary blog post

Haddix, Imker joust over budgetary blog post

Dienhart chides fellow council members for arguing, casting poor light on PTC

A blog post from Mayor Don Haddix referencing the city budget riled up two of his fellow council members at the April 19 meeting.

A complaint about the post from Councilwoman Kim Learnard led to a heated exchange between Haddix and Councilman Eric Imker. The Haddix-Imker vitriol subsequently drew criticism from Councilman George Dienhart. Read More»

F’ville Council OK’s loosening gas pump limit, sign rules

Proposed revisions to Fayetteville’s gas station and sign ordinances were approved April 19. Both approvals came with the same split vote, 3 to 2.

The key feature of the revision to the gas station ordinance, and the one that had council members at odds with each other, was the provision that allows eight double-sided pumps rather than the six pumps previously allowed.

“Six pumps is enough,” said Councilman Walt White. “We’ve had six pumps for the last 20 years. If we increase it you’ll get businesses with a huge piece of asphalt, so I think we should leave it the way it is.” Read More»

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