Government

Olive Garden requests more signage, F’ville Council says OK

Work continues on the new Olive Garden restaurant in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The sign variance request by the Olive Garden restaurant under construction on Ga. Highway 85 North to install an additional sign was unanimously approved by Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 17. The original request was denied in October but was recommended for approval by city staff because the private access drive adjacent to the building 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»

Thanks to court ruling, PTC’s West Village is alive again

In a decision that will have a significant fiscal impact on future Peachtree City budgets, Georgia’s highest court has upheld the 2007 annexation that added 782 acres, and just under 1,100 potential new homes, to the city’s northwestern limits. Read More»

Candidates for Dist. 28 seat answer questions

The time for voters in Senate Dist. 28 to have their say is fast approaching. And leading up to the Dec. 6 vote The Citizen thought it would be good if voters could hear from the two candidates vying for the seat previously held by Mitch Seabaugh. Candidates Duke Blackburn (R) and Mike Crane (R) were the top vote-getters in the Nov. 8 special election. Both responded to three general questions pertaining to the qualities they possess, their suggestions on the economy and their take on the federal government’s interaction with the states. Read More»

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»