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Tyrone Council to school board: Don't close our school

It was like a preemptive strike based on the potential that the operation of a long-time local institution might be coming to a close. The Tyrone Town Council Sept. 15 unanimously approved a letter to the Fayette County Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Bearden stating that any attempt to close the town’s elementary school would be a mistake. Read More»

PTC planners to vote on shrunken 54W retail

A scaled-down shopping center plan along Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way will be considered for approval by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its Sept. 22 meeting. And a new Dunkin’ Donuts for PTC’s westside will be considered. Read More»

PTC expands first offender program

Peachtree City is renaming its first offender program for municipal court and widening its scope.

In the past, the program has been limited to persons under 21 years old, allowing them to have a charge of underage possession of alcohol removed from their record should they successfully complete their sentence.

The new “pre-trial intervention program” is being expanded to include other minor offenses, and also eliminate the age requirement. Read More»

Council approves fix for PTC library exterior

Report: contractor failed to follow construction drawings

A solution has been found to repair the exterior wall problem that has necessitated closure of the downstairs entrance to the Peachtree City Library.

The investigation into the problem, meanwhile, determined that Conmac Construction failed to follow construction drawings when the walls were erected, failing to attach them to the interior concrete block wall and steel frame. Conmac built the walls when the library was expanded in 1995. Read More»

Seatbelt lauded for saving life in violent Feb. crash

Michelle Lewis (R) thanked Peachtree City police and firefighters for helping rescue her after the violent Feb. 9 collision. The award was presented by Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark and Mayor Don Haddix (L). Photo/John Munford.

When Michelle Lewis put on her seatbelt Feb. 9, she may not have known its importance.

But when her car was struck by another vehicle, launching it into the air, that seatbelt saved her life, police said. And that’s why Lewis was presented with the “Saved by the Belt” award from the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute Thursday night. Read More»

F'ville eyes speed limit changes

The Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 15 will hear a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Avenue and South Jeff Davis Drive. The council will also hear proposals on extending the moratorium on sweepstakes Internet cafes and on minor changes to the precious metals sales ordinance. Read More»

PTC candidate drops out of council race

One half of Peachtree City’s city council election has been decided well before election day.

Smokerise resident Scott Brown this morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2.

In an email to The Citizen this morning, Brown briefly explained why he is backing out of the race.

“My family and I have made the decision that now is not the right time for me to run,” Brown said in the three-sentence email. Read More»

DOT changes speed limit on Hwy. 74 south near post office

Speed limit signs have been moved on Ga. Highway 74 south as a result of a speed study conducted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, city officials have said.

With the new signs, southbound traffic will see a speed limit increase from 40 mph to 50 mph near the post office, and northbound traffic will see a speed limit decrease from 50 mph to 40 mph as they get closer to the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

The city looked into the matter after a resident inquired about the removal of one of the 50 mph signs near the campus of NCR, city officials said. Read More»

PTC Council tells owner, ‘Deck can stay, but extension must go’

PTC grants rare rear setback variance

A resident in the Hunter’s Glen subdivision in Peachtree City must remove a recent extension to his rear deck because it encroaches onto another resident’s property.

However, the city council has granted a variance that will allow Robert Stratton to keep the original covered deck, even though it encroaches 15 feet into the rear setback. The contractors who built the original deck 15 years ago, and also the recent deck extension, never sought a building permit, a process which almost certainly would have caught the error. Read More»

PTC warning: don’t ‘brown bag’ your booze at local businesses

Peachtree City officials are warning residents that it remains illegal to bring their own alcohol to city establishments, a process known as “brown bagging.”

City ordinance forbids anyone bringing their own alcohol to any business that provides food or entertainment, officials said. There is one notable exception: Read More»

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