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Lake Peachtree dam repair to cost more, take longer

A June 19 photo shows Lake Peachtree as mostly grasslands with a lazy Flat Creek meandering through the sandy bottom. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Smaller ’08 F’ville dam repair costs exceeded $727K

The dam that holds back the water in Lake Peachtree has been newly classified as a “Category 1” dam by state regulators, and that will likely cause a further delay in refilling the lake. Read More»

Hwy. 34 intersection to get traffic light

A long-sought traffic signal on Ga. Highway 34 at Lora Smith Road moved closer to reality June 17 when the Coweta County Commission voted unanimously to fund the $182,000 project which has received approval by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

County director of transportation and engineering Tod Handley told commissioners the project at Hwy. 34 and Lora Smith Road which includes the installation of a traffic signal and a right-turn lane had been requested of DOT in previous years and came with a DOT denial. Read More»

Former golf course may house future public safety facility

A former golf course purchased by Fayette County officials for $1.42 million may end up as something other than part of the future East Fayetteville Bypass.

The county commission voted March 27 to purchase the land, in order to protect a future road path for the bypass — which would need a new stretch of road between Ga. Highway 54 to the north and County Line Road to the south. Read More»

Final hearing on Fayette’s $46.7M budget June 26

Without a property tax increase later this year, the county’s $46.7 million budget drew neither complaint nor praise from the public at the June 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission.

No one commented during the first of two public hearings on the proposal, but a second and final opportunity is slated for the commission’s June 26 meeting at 7 p.m. Read More»

County shifts fire coverage

There has been a small shift in fire coverage involving Fayette County and Fayetteville. The county has re-opened Station No. 4 across from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and has transferred the county ambulance to that station from its former location at the city fire department a few blocks to the west. As for future plans, the county said June 9 an operational plan is being finalized. Read More»

New delay for lake: dredging permit needed to continue

The defective Lake Peachtree spillway. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City residents who are displeased with the unsightly nature of the lowered Lake Peachtree are going to be disheartened. Read More»

PTC to Fayette: ‘Hurry up’ with lake repairs

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (R) and Councilman Mike King at a meeting earlier this year. Photo/John Munford.

County expects to wrap up evaluation of options the last week in July, but permits may provide further hurdles to overcome Read More»

Fayette considering $47.3M budget at Thursday meeting

Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson. File photo.

The Fayette County Commission is not anticipating a property tax increase later this year, and the first public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 budget will be conducted Thursday night during the commission’s regular meeting at 7 p.m.

The $47.3 million budget includes $5.76 million in water system bond proceeds that will be used to improve the county’s two water treatment plants to improve water quality and meet EPD requirements, County Administrator Steve Rapson said. Read More»

Coweta denies 210-home rezoning

Plenty of area residents showed up for the June 3 vote by the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request for the proposed Greentop Road subdivision in north Coweta. Commissioners turned down the request without discussion on a 5-0 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A residential request on 120 acres along Greentop Road in north Coweta County to be rezoned from rural conservation to single-family infill-medium density (RI-B) was turned down on a 5-0 vote at the June 3 meeting of the Coweta County Commission.

A public hearing on the request was heard at the May 20 meeting and was continued until the June 3 meeting at the request of property owner Jim Mottola. Read More»

County budget hearing set for this Wednesday: No tax increase

The Fayette County Commission will begin its budgeting process June 4 at a 3 p.m. workshop meeting.

There is no need for a tax increase, according to County Administrator Steve Rapson. Read More»

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