State probing Tyrone church’s ‘no’ sign on election day

Flap resulted in Tyrone officials re-locating polls to library for future elections

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating a complaint about a political sign that greeted Tyrone voters in November’s municipal election. Read More»

PTC to ponder priorities for $3 million in repairs

With $3 million in the bank for needed repairs and capital improvement projects, Peachtree City is in the process of sorting which ones should sail to the top of the priority list.

City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday that a partial list would be available at the next meeting so council could digest the information and make the decision on which projects are addressed first.

Councilman Eric Imker said the city should be able to identify a “handful of projects” that are certainties, and he hopes they can move forward quickly. Read More»

F’ville OKs buying first parcels in $9.1 million major intersection overhaul

It was a unanimous vote Jan. 19 by the Fayetteville City Council to approve the purchase of two pieces property in and around Hudson Plaza that is designed to lead to the construction of a new road system on Ga. Highway 85 North that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

At $145K, MacDuff tunnel path on hold

Without a path connection to the east, the unused MacDuff tunnel has been targeted by graffiti vandals. Photo/John Munford.

An unused cart path tunnel under MacDuff Parkway is in danger of remaining mothballed for a bit longer.

With a $145,000 cost estimate for a connecting path to the McIntosh Village shopping center, the Peachtree City Council plans to review all other capital projects to see if the money could be better spent.

Council did approve proceeding with land acquisition for the project, but there is some question as to whether the project might lose its remaining $116,000 in funding. Read More»

Senoia City Hall to get historic look

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Recognize this building? It’s the “new” historic look of Senoia City Hall. The City Council as early as next week could approve the bid that will bring give the building the look of an old train depot and transform the interior to provide a large lobby area and additional office space. Photo/Special.

The Senoia City Council may get the opportunity this week to vote on a bid for the renovation of city hall. The project itself has been in the planning stages for approximately two years and includes work on the exterior and interior and, from a streetside view, will give the facility a look resembling an old-time train depot that melds with the downtown area’s historic look.

But what exactly will the renovation of the building look like when completed? Read More»

County to evaluate Lake Peachtree for dredging

The Fayette County Commission will spend $17,500 to survey Lake Peachtree to determine if it needs to be dredged to remove silt buildup.

A contract for that amount was approved last week with the county’s consulting engineering firm, Mallett Consulting.

The lake is owned by Peachtree City but has been used as a county reservoir for drinking water since the late 1980s under a 50-year agreement brokered between the city and the county.

Pursuant to that agreement, the county has to conduct a survey of the lake every eight years for silt intrusion. Read More»

PTC seniors offered property tax ‘discount’

If you’re over 65, own your home and are willing to fill out a little extra paperwork this year, Peachtree City will knock $33 off your property tax bill.

The age cutoff date is Jan. 1, 2012, and applicants must also have already applied for the standard homestead tax exemption through the Fayette County Tax Commissioner’s Office.

Another catch is that the household income must be less than $30,000, calculated on the federal adjusted gross income of the applicant and his or her spouse. Read More»

PTC police seek applicants for citizens academy class starting up March 13

The Peachtree City Police Department is seeking applicants for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy, which will meet Tuesday nights from March 13 through May 15.

Participants will get to learn about the wide range of duties handled by the department, as the class will be taught by experienced police officers.

The class is free but space is limited to the first 30 selected applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 and either a city resident, local business owner or a city employee. Read More»

F’ville starts buying land for $9.1M rerouting

The beginning of a resolution to the idea of helping streamline the traffic flow on the north side of downtown Fayetteville will be up for consideration by the City Council Jan. 19 with two land acquisition proposals that would eventually extend Kathi Avenue and tie it in with Hood Avenue at North Glynn Street.

The overall project would also connect Kathi Avenue to North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. If approved, the local SPLOST-funded project could be underway in early 2013. Read More»

PTC Council to get update on MacDuff Parkway cart tunnel

A long-awaited cart path for a tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway in Peachtree City may be inching closer to fruition.

The status of the project will be discussed Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council.

The tunnel has been without a planned path leading eastward toward the retail area along Ga. Highway 54 West. Part of the reason for the delay on the project is that a firm commitment was never received from the owner of the retail development, according to city staff. Read More»

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