At retreat, F’ville Council to eye Pinewood services

The Fayetteville City Council will hold its annual retreat on Feb. 25. Among the many items on the agenda for the all-day meeting are a downtown traffic analysis, service delivery in west Fayetteville, the West Fayetteville Master Plan, ideas on marketing Fayetteville and the proposed pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Council members at the retreat will hear a report on a recently completed analysis of downtown traffic. Read More»

PTC cops trade in old pistols for new standardized sidearms

Glock Generation 4 semiautomatic pistol in 9 millimeter. Graphic by Glock.

Peachtree City police will be getting new sidearms for a song by trading in its current stock weapons for the new Glock 17 and Glock 26 models.

The police department will have to pay $2,236 to complete the swap, which will standardize the department with 9mm rounds for all handguns, saving 20 percent on the purchase of ammunition as well.

The department will be trading in its current Sig Sauer P220 (.45 caliber) and Glock 27 (9mm) models as part of the deal. Read More»

Senoia seeking grant money for winter weather equipment

The winter storm that brought metro Atlanta traffic to a standstill two weeks ago is over, but the idea of preparing for the next one was on the minds of the Senoia City Council last week.

Introduced as a topic for discussion by City Manager Richard Ferry, council members along with Ferry and Police Chief Jason Edens reviewed the circumstances of the winter weather event. Read More»

Tyrone OK's duplex rezoning for Crabapple Lane site

The Tyrone Town Council Feb. 6 gave unanimous approval to a rezoning request which will lead to the construction of a duplex on the northeast corner of Crabapple Lane and Senoia Road.

In his request to have the 1.86-acre property rezoned from Office Institutional (OI) to Duplex Residential, developer Steve McWilliams told council members he planned to construct one upscale duplex on the undeveloped property. Read More»

Tyrone thanks brush fire responders

Tyrone thanks brush fire responders

Tyrone Police and the Fayette County Fire Dept. were recognized last week by the Tyrone Town Council for the successful response to a 50-acre brush fire near Dogwood Trail in late January. Pictured, from left, are Councilwoman Gloria Furr, Battalion Chief Jeff Hill, Fire Chief David Scarbrough, Police Chief Brandon Perkins, Officer Jonathan Woodruff, Officer Robert Nelson and Mayor Eric Dial. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta to have limited Pre-K space

These kids are among those who secured a place in the Coweta County School System’s Pre-Kindergarten lottery. The lottery for the 2014-2015 school year runs March 10-21. Photo/Special.

Coweta County parents wanting to secure a spot for their child in Pre-K classes for the 2014-15 school year will be able to do so at their child’s district school between March 10 and March 21.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the upcoming school year. The Pre-K application period ends at noon on Friday, March 21, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 21. Parents do not have to be present for the drawing in order for students to be selected into the program. Read More»

Storm cleanup begins in PTC

City tackling safety issues first, with effort expected to take several weeks; debris on private property is owner's responsibility Read More»

Rapson: Fayette ready for district voting changes

Qualifying starts in three short weeks for two seats on both the county commission and board of education, but the short time frame is not expected to cause a problem for district voting to be implemented in Fayette County this year, according to County Administrator Steve Rapson.

Elections staff will have to manually look up a candidate’s address to confirm they live in the appropriate new district, Rapson said.

A new voting district map could be approved as early as next week, as the federal judge in the district voting case will conduct a Feb. 18 hearing on the court-proposed map. Read More»

F’ville progresses on westside sewer construction

Work is continuing on Fayetteville’s $1.6 million sewer project which will provide sewer services to Pinewood Atlanta Studios situated on property along Veterans Parkway. The property was annexed in September. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the installation of Fayetteville’s sewer lines from the area of Ga. Highway 54 just east of Piedmont Fayette Hospital to the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios property is ongoing and, despite bouts of inclement weather, is expected to be completed in 30-45 days.

The $1.6 million sewer project will tie the city’s sewer system to the 288-acre Pinewood Atlanta Studios property now under development along Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road. That property, along with a total of approximately 1,200 acres, was annexed into the city last September. Read More»

Sup’t. to make decision on snow days

A decision will be made in the coming weeks by the Fayette County School System to address the school days to be made up as a result of the winter storm that hit during the last week of January.

With several weeks of winter remaining and the potential existing for additional winter storms like the one forecast this week, Superintendent Jody Barrow on Feb. 4 said he would make the decision on make-up days once he has more solid information to act on. Read More»

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