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Woodman, spare that tree . . . for 6 months while PTC writes new rules

REVISED for print edition — If you plan to cut any trees on your property during the next six months, the Peachtree City Council suggests you take a six-month break before you fire up that chainsaw. Thursday night, the council — at city staff’s urging — will consider adopting a six-month ban on nearly all private property tree removal. Read More»

Citizens protest West Bypass but get no response from county

Although Commissioner Steve Brown was not allowed to talk about the West Fayetteville Bypass at Thursday’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission, that didn’t stop citizens opposing the project from speaking out during the public comment portion of the meeting. Read More»

Chairman threatens to have county marshal remove Commissioner Brown from meeting

(L) Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown; (R) Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

Free speech clashed with parliamentary procedure at last week’s Fayette County Commission. Procedure — augmented by the chairman’s gavel — won.

At Thursday’s meeting, Commission Chairman Herb Frady threatened to have rookie Commissioner Steve Brown removed from the meeting after Brown raised his voice to complain of censorship since he was not allowed to speak about the West Fayetteville Bypass, which was not listed as a separate item on the agenda. Read More»

PTC's Southside Church asks to build in tree save area

A review of expansion plans for a Peachtree City church got bogged down at the city’s planning commission meeting Tuesday night because part of the expansion would encroach into an area listed on the initial final site plan as a “tree save” area along Robinson Road. Read More»

Coweta to make up 1 of 5 missed ice days, 5 minutes at a time

The week-long closure of Coweta County schools and nearly all others in north Georgia two weeks ago due to the Winter Storm of 2011 meant that school systems needed to decide how many days to make up and how to do it. With four storm days built in to the 180-day school cycle, the Coweta County School System decided to make up the fifth day by adding five minutes to school days beginning Jan. 31. Read More»

Frady, Brown clash over bypass, agenda

Brown claims censorship; Frady says Brown’s ‘rebuttal’ on project is not county business

Things took a turn for the worse early on at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Commission approves medical office rezoning

It was a matter of a change in zoning to accommodate a change of usage. The Coweta County Commission Jan. 18 unanimously approved a request by Delta Healthcare Management Corp. to rezone 3.62 acres on Macedonia Road to Office-Institutional (O-I) for use as a home healthcare office. The property had been zoned Rural Conservation (RC) when approved in 2005 for a daycare center. Read More»

Planting variance request near Thomas Crossroads approved

The Coweta County Commission at the Jan. 18 meeting approved a perimeter planting variance request for Lot 1 of the Thomas Grace Annex commercial development off Andrew Bailey Road near Ga. Highway 34 east of Thomas Crossroads.

County Zoning Administrator Angela White in addressing the request said the property lines when initially submitted for review were located such that the existing perimeter planting area and dumpster area were included as required by ordinance. Read More»

Enrollment declines could cost 27 classroom positions

Numbers could change, but right now the Fayette County School System is looking at losing funding for more than 27 classroom teachers and parapros, mostly due to declining enrollment.

Human Resources Director Reanee Ellis last week gave Board of Education members an initial look at the possibility of losing 27.45 classroom positions.

Ellis told the board that the school system has lost 1,050 students since August 2007. Read More»

Mayor: F'ville tax rates to be 'level' this year

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele says he anticipates “level” property taxes this year and defends his involvement in state and regional organizations during an interview with The Citizen. Read More»

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