Government

PTC: Rezoning OK, but build MacDuff bridge before houses

Wieland: ‘we’re ready to start MacDuff extension’

A rezoning to allow 204 homes on 87 acres off MacDuff Parkway was given a partial blessing by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

On 2-0 vote, Colwell gets nod for vacant BoE post

Former interim Superintendent Dan Colwell at interview in April. Photo/Ben Nelms.

With only one item on the agenda, the Fayette County Board of Education Monday afternoon appointed former interim Superintendent Dan Colwell to the Post 2 seat vacated by school board member Mary Kay Bacallao.

The vote on the appointment was 2-0, with board members Marion Key and Bob Todd in favor of the appointment and board member Leonard Presberg abstaining. Board member Barry Marchman was not present at the meeting. Read More»

Sen. Chambliss delivers help for Fayette veteran, Westmoreland not so much

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3).

“To this day I’ve never heard from Westmoreland”
Rep. Westmoreland staffer sorry for snafu, blames omitted info
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Colwell appointed to Post 2 school board seat

Dan Colwell, newest member of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo from December 2013 when Colwell was interim superintendent. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Fayette County School System interim Superintendent Dan Colwell has been appointed to the District 2 seat by the Fayette County Board of Eduction.

A Monday afternoon meeting saw Colwell appointed on a 2-0 vote. Board members Bob Todd and Marion Key voted in favor of the motion while board member Leonard Presberg abstained.

Board member Barry Marchman was not present at the meeting. Read More»

Decision on spillway fix expected Tuesday

Shutterstock photo of an unnamed spillway.

The big question about the refilling of Lake Peachtree is: can it be done sooner or later?

An answer is expected Tuesday afternoon when Fayette County water officials Read More»

$3M loan pitched for PTC fixes

With a remaining backlog of repair and replacement projects still needing attention, Peachtree City officials are likely to approve a second $3 million bond in coming months. Read More»

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Esther DeFranco, front, and Suzan Jindra cast their ballots in the primary election Thursday afternoon during early voting at the Peachtree City Library. Early voting ends Friday, May 16, with all precincts open for business May 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo/John Munford.

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Early voting this Saturday in F’ville

Early voting has begun Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in Fayette County: the Peachtree City Library, Tyrone Town Hall and the county’s elections office in downtown Fayetteville.

Polls will also be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the elections office in Fayetteville, which meets a federal requirement to offer Saturday voting during a federal election. Read More»

F’ville OKs 2 of 3 requests for controversial car wash

The Fayetteville City Council on May 1 approved two of the three requests involving the construction of the Tidal Wave Car Wash at 750 North Glynn Street at Ga. Highway 314. The council approved the rezoning and special exception requests, but denied a setback variance. Read More»