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Residents complain to city about noisy F’ville sewer plant

“There have been many nights where the noise was so bad, I thought I was going to have to make other sleeping arrangements, or ultimately move.” Read More»

Kedron hotel, Lake Peachtree dam on PTC Council agenda Jan. 15

Apsilon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park will be the subject of a public hearing before the Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15.

The council will also discuss the status of the Lake Peachtree spillway and engineering options and will consider a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement on a variety of vehicles, equipment, records management and telephone system upgrades. Read More»

Getting ready for kindergarten

Registration for 2015-16 begins Jan. 20

Fayette County school officials are already preparing for the 2015-16 school year and are ready to register kindergarten students.

Kindergarten enrollment begins Jan. 20 and parents are urged to register their children as soon as possible so the correct number of teachers can be planned for each location.
To qualify for kindergarten in the next school year, children must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

Parents may register their kids at the Enrollment/Records Center located at 205 LaFayette Ave. in Fayetteville (behind Arby’s on Glynn Street). Read More»

Experience firefighting in PTC class

Citizen's Academy will show dangers, give life-saving skills

A Citizen’s Fire Academy is set to begin in Peachtree City on Jan. 22.

The classes, sponsored by Peachtree City Fire Rescue, will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for five weeks – until Feb. 22.

The unusual learning opportunity allows participants to experience fire emergency situations like entering a zero visibility environment to search for possible victims while wearing full protective clothing and also learn how to pump a fire apparatus and handle a fire hose, and also acquire valuable fire safety and life-saving skills. Read More»

District voting now heads to a bench trial

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the appeal by the Fayette County Commission (BOC) and Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County is in. The three-judge federal panel rejected Read More»

Coweta legislators preview upcoming session

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is set to begin on Jan. 12. The Citizen asked some of the members of the Coweta County legislative delegation two general questions- what they see as the statewide priorities for the upcoming session and what they see as the local (Fayette County) priorities for the 2015 session.

Members asked to comment included Rep. Matt Ramsey (Rep. - District 63), Rep. David Stover (Rep. - District 71) and Sen. Mike Crane (District 28).

•Rep. Matt Ramsey Read More»

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team member Randy Mercer, center, was recently awarded the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia Jack Hobbs Award for Amateur Radio. Mercer served on the Coweta CERT board and is currently one of two lead instructors for the Coweta CERT program. Photo/Submitted.

Agency of the Year

Agency of the Year

Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Matthew Rook displays the plaque indicating that the department was named the 2014 Agency of the Year for Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Rook recently traveled to New York City for the funerals of the two officers gunned down in Brooklyn on Dec. 20. Photo/Submitted.

Roundabout coming to busy Coweta intersection

It is still a couple of years away, but the Coweta County Commission on Jan. 6 approved a lighting agreement for the upcoming roundabout that will be installed at the intersection of Ga. highways 16 and 54.

County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said the roundabout intersection improvement project at the intersection of Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 54 scheduled to begin in 2017 is proposed to include lighting of the intersection. Read More»

Brown voted out; Oddo new chairman, Democrat Coston new vice-chair

With the first full meeting of the Fayette County Commission Thursday night, it was out with the old and in with the new.

Republicans Charles Oddo and David Barlow teamed up with newly elected Democrat Pota Coston to strip Chairman Steve Brown of the gavel he has been wielding for two years and voted in a new slate.

By a 3-to-2 vote Thursday night, Charles Oddo is now chairman and Pota Coston is vice-chair. Brown retains his district seat as one of five commissioners, but loses his base of power, which includes his representation of the county at the powerful regional governing body, the Atlanta Regional Commission. Oddo now becomes that delegate to the power brokers in the metro area.

Brown complained bitterly. Read More»

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