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Coweta Commission denies home kennel request

There was plenty of comment from both sides on the issue of the conditional use permit request by Cannongate Village subdivision resident Susan Abrams and Casa Canine, LLC to continue to have her dog boarding service in her home. But after those comments the Coweta County Commission on Nov. 15 voted unanimously to deny the request, giving Abrams until Dec. 5 to vacate all the boarded dogs. Read More»

2007 PTC annexation upheld by Ga. Supreme Court

Georgia’s highest court has upheld the 2007 annexation that added 782 acres, and just under 1,100 potential new homes, to Peachtree City’s northwestern limits.

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a subsequent annexation in 2008 cured the complaint filed by Peachtree City resident David Worley, who filed the suit hoping to overturn the annexation on the basis that the initial annexation created “an island of unincorporated land” which is forbidden under Georgia law. Read More»

Tyrone approves request to withdraw industrial rezoning proposal

A request before the Tyrone Town Council on Nov. 17 by Hobgood, LLC to rezone 20.17 acres on the west side of Ga. Highway 74 just south of the Rivercrest subdivision from Agricultural-Residential (A-R) to Heavy Mechanical (M-2) was withdrawn by the applicant. Hobgood representative Rick Sewell said a plan will be forthcoming at a later date once Hobgood and area residents confer on the idea of proposing a “higher and better use” for the site. Read More»

PTC sacks development authority

Authority chairman: council needs to end squabbling and ‘work together’

The Development Authority of Peachtree City is no more, as a 3-2 vote of the city council determined that a full-time — but vacant — economic development coordinator on city staff, along with the county’s development authority, will be ideal to recruit new business for the city.

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PTC to pursue 54W road swap

Could mean larger stores, new traffic light

In a significant turnaround, the Peachtree City Council unanimously approved an informal agreement that could lead to a larger shopping center off Line Creek Drive than is currently approved. Read More»

PTC inks deal with Fayette Senior Services

Will provide programming for Gathering Place, ‘new’ space

Fayette Senior Services will begin administering Peachtree City’s senior citizen programs Jan. 1 under a year-long contract for $182,000 that was approved Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council.

The contract will reduce the amount of money the city currently pays for its senior citizens services, currently over $200,000 a year, said City Manager Jim Pennington. Read More»

Fayette Commission scratches head over ‘sagging’ ban

Several residents have asked the Fayette County Commission to outlaw pants “sagging,” a fashion style paraded by young men that leaves some or much of their underwear exposed in the rear.

But one man’s fashion is another’s faux pas, at least judging by the four people who spoke against sagging. Each of them urged the commission to enact an ordinance similar to those used by other communities. They said they have seen youths with saggy pants in several places in the community. Read More»

F’ville to review Olive Garden sign request

The sign variance request by the new Olive Garden restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 North to install an additional sign will be reconsidered by Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 17.

The original request was denied in October but is being recommended by city staff for approval because the private access drive near which the sign would be located essentially serves as a public street.

City Director of Public Services Don Easterbrook in a Nov. 4 memo said city staff is requesting reconsideration of the sign variance from Olive Garden. Read More»

PTC Council may disband DAPC

After Thursday night, the Development Authority of Peachtree City may cease to exist. The Peachtree City Council will discuss the possibility of dissolving the authority at its meeting Thursday night.

To some, getting rid of DAPC would send a message that Peachtree City doesn’t care enough about the authority’s main missions: Read More»

With RaceTrac coming, PTC Council to decide Hwy. 54W street swap

A few tweaks for the proposed RaceTrac convenience store on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive were suggested by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night, but barring major trouble the project appears headed for approval next month.

As for what will go behind the RaceTrac on the rest of the 13-acre site, it depends in part on an agreement that will be considered by the City Council Thursday night.
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