Government

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 Highway 74 just south of the Rivercrest subdivision from Agricultural-Residential (A-R) to Heavy Mechanical (M-2) was withdrawn by the applicant.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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Fayette gets $950K grant to build new emergency center

Fayette County has been selected to receive a $950,000 federal grant to build a new emergency operations center in downtown Fayetteville.

The news was announced at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Currently, the emergency operations center is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville.

The existing EOC area represents a potential problem should hazardous weather strike in the area, as it is partly encased in glass and it is also vulnerable because it is not located on ground level, county officials have said. Read More»

19% turnout produces historic F’ville election

Jo Muratti joined numerous other Fayetteville residents at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, casting her ballot in three city council races and one alcoholic beverage sales question. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Nov. 8 city election signaled a sweeping change for the City Council, producing a new mayor and two new council members, including the first black person ever elected to a governing post in Fayetteville.

Voters at the end of the day had replaced long-time Mayor Ken Steele and Councilman Wilson Price. In their places will be Mayor-elect Greg Clifton and, on the City Council, Edward Johnson in the Post 1 seat and Mickey Edwards in the Post 2 seat.
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