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PTC waiting on state for lake fix go-ahead

If only it looked this good . . . Photo of Ga. Highway 54 bridge taken in January across a then-draining Lake Peachtree. Since then, the lake bed has become mostly a mud flat with a small stream running through it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The need to repair the Lake Peachtree spillway has kept the lake’s level lower far longer than planned, but the city is hoping Read More»

Answers coming soon for Hwy. 54W traffic snarl

A $70,000 study expected to provide long-range solutions for heavy traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City is nearing completion.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday night that the city’s consulting engineering firm, Pond and Company, is expected to have a report ready by Read More»

Senoia declines to nitpick over two-inch shortfall

In what was essentially a matter of a couple of inches, the Senoia City Council in April approved of a preliminary plat for lots between Main Street and Barnes Street and north of Seavy Street in the city’s downtown shopping area.

City Manager Richard Ferry said John Barrow had applied to subdivide, but one of the lots was 29.82 feet in width, just two inches short of the 30-foot width required in the zoning ordinance. Ferry recommended approval. Read More»

Early voting starts in Coweta

Coweta residents are beginning to take advantage of the early voting dates for the few contested races in the May 20 primaries.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 190 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

Early voting runs through May 16 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the voter registration office at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office will also be open on Saturday, May 3, and again on Saturday, May 10 during the same hours. Read More»

Early voting underway in F’ville

Early voting has started in the primary election, as those who have already made their minds up can hit the ballot touchscreens Monday through Friday up through May 16 at the county elections office in downtown Fayetteville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Next week, early voting starts at the Peachtree City Library and at Tyrone Town Hall with the same days and hours: Monday through Friday up through May 16.

Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer noted that voters may use any of the early voting locations regardless of where they live. Read More»

3 ex-mayors questioned in Post 3 commission race

Fayette County Commission Post 3 candidates (L-R) Don Haddix, Steve Brown and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Three former Peachtree City mayors who are seeking election to the post 3 seat of the Fayette County Commission, which has the largest swath of city voters, were grilled Monday night at a forum hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party at City Hall.

Challengers Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon flanked incumbent Steve Brown at the dais, Read More»

Fayetteville’s firefighters already make medical calls

Fayetteville firefighter/paramedic Josh Collins is pictured with the emergency medical equipment carried on the city’s fire trucks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council by a 3-2 vote on April 23 turned down a proposal to consolidate the city’s fire services with Fayette County. Since most calls involve issues other than fire response, Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones was asked about the department’s past response to issues such as medical calls and whether the council’s decision last week will cause any changes to that response. Jones said the city’s response today is the same as it has been since the late 1980s. Read More»

Crowd united, F’ville Council split 3-2 against fire merger

The Fayetteville City Council on April 23 voted 3-2 against consolidating the city’s fire department with Fayette County fire services. Pictured from left are Councilman Mickey Edwards, Councilman Ed Johnson Councilman Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams and Councilman Scott Stacy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a split 3-to-2 City Council vote to keep Fayetteville’s Fire Department just the way it is, but there was no such split in the sometimes rowdy crowd that gathered in support of their city firefighters.

Nearly all the 250 people attending the four-hour meeting April 23 were opposed to consolidating the city service with the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services, and some were extremely vocal in their opposition. Read More»

FCBoE District 4 candidates make their electoral cases

FCBoE District 4 candidates make their electoral cases

An audience of 50 people on April 15 heard from the four Republican candidates running for the District 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education. The candidates fielded questions on problems facing the school system, their position on the Common Core standards, their prior board experience, management style and problem resolution approach and their position on district voting.

Candidates for the Post 4 seat include Jane Owens, John Kimbell, Diane Basham and Mindy Fredrickson. Candidates were provided time for opening remarks. Read More»

PTC to unveil Founders Corner May 4

Sculptures honoring two of Peachtree City’s founders will be unveiled May 4 in a brief ceremony at City Hall Plaza as the “Founders Corner” is dedicated as part of the city’s ongoing History Time Line project.

Along with the busts of Floy Carr and Joel Cowan, the first of six plaques on the Founders Wall will be revealed, according to city spokesperson Betsy Tyler. The six plaques are designed to address the city’s history prior to its incorporation as a city in 1959. Read More»

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