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Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

VFW Post 3650 member Ron Stubbs (R) is joined by state Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) at the July 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council to present a state flag. The Georgia flag being displayed will soon be flown by troops in Afghanistan. Looking on are Councilman Paul Oddo (center) and Mayor Kenneth Steele (far right). Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC library repair eyed, downstairs entrance closed

Peachtree City finally has some answers about how to go about repairing the exterior wall at the lower level.

The problem was discovered several months ago when a significant crack was noticed in the exterior. Soon after it was determined that the exterior panels were never attached to the concrete block in that area of the building, city officials said.

The downstairs entrance to the library has remained closed while a consultant has studied the problem in a bid to determine the best course of action to repair it. Read More»

PTC, Tyrone OK new E-911 tax

PTC residents complain about ‘tax increase’ for many

Starting this year, Peachtree City and Tyrone residents will be paying a separate property tax to fund operations of the countywide Emergency 911 center.

So will their counterparts in Fayetteville and the rest of the county. Read More»

PTC makes budget changes, including tennis center loan payoff

After Thursday’s public hearing on the city’s $27.7 million budget, the Peachtree City Council undertook a series of actions designed mostly to improve the budget outlook in future years. Read More»

Parents, supporters happy with Senoia charter school decision

Parents and supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy could not be happier with the announcement July 14 that an arrangement brokered by Gov. Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE) will provide local funding dollars that will allow the school to re-open for grades K-4 in August for the 2011-2012 school year. Read More»

Fayette schools schedule orientation sessions for new students and parents

It’s just about that time again. The Fayette County School System has announced the orientation schedule for the school year that begins Aug. 8.
In order to help students and parents entering the school system for the first time become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the start of the academic year that begins Aug. 8, said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

Decision on Senoia historic overlay postponed

The Senoia City Council on July 18 took up the issue of potentially eliminating several city streets from the Historic Neighborhood Overlay area that Mayor Robert Belisle said in past years had been erroneously included in the designated area but are not of sufficient age to be considered historic. The issue was postponed until Aug. 1 after a spokesman for the Stonebridge subdivision objected to his area being removed, citing a potential decrease in property values. Read More»

Fayette property tax assessment appeals work their way through process

The mid-June deadline for appealing property assessment notices has ended and the appeal process is underway for those contesting the assigned value of their property. Fayette County Chief Appraiser Joel Benton said that process will include the appeal of 2,605 parcels and will take several months to complete. Read More»

PTC Council to consider new E-911 tax, bond payoff

A move that would result in citizens paying additional property taxes to fund the county’s Emergency-911 system will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council may censure mayor

According to an email from Peachtree City, the city council tomorrow night will consider censuring Mayor Don Haddix "and call for corrective action in order to protect and better serve the citizens of Peachtree City."

A resolution prepared for the matter claims Haddix "has created an untenable work environment by publicly belittling and criticizing current and former city employees, elected officials and appointed officials, resulting in at least one lawsuit with related costs to the city." Read More»

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