Government

Commissioner Hearn’s vote for relative draws criticism

Put on the hot seat by fellow Commissioner Steve Brown at the April 6 commission meeting, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn acknowledged that a recent appointee to the county’s elections board is “a distant cousin” of his. Read More»

On restoring teachers’ pay cuts, Fayette BoE is sympathetic but wary

The topic was whether to restore the remaining 3 percent pay cut to Fayette County School System employees instituted two years ago. Read More»

Superintendent recommends Fayette go along with reduced Pre-K schedule of 160 days

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden

Georgia public schools next school year will see the number of days that Pre-K students will be in the classroom decrease from 180 to 160. The Fayette County Board of Education at the April 11 work session heard a recommendation that the school system provide the 160-day schedule rather than using additional funds to bring the schedule back up to 180 days. Read More»

Planners want Kohl’s in west PTC but store likely lost to Coweta

Big boxes in PTC spotlight: Planning Commissioner David Conner points out the possible location of an interparcel access road that could connect the shopping center to the Shoppes at the Village Piazza shopping center further west. Photo/John Munford.

The proposed Line Creek shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West at Planterra Way might get a big box store after all.

Some of the city’s planning commissioners are hoping they can lure Kohl’s Department Store away from the Fischer Crossing development just a short distance away in Coweta County.

However, Kohl’s has already signed a letter of intent to locate at Fischer Crossing and ground on the site is to be broken in a matter of weeks. Plus the company is already seeking its development permits from Coweta County, according to Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour. Read More»

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»

For rent: PTC Recreation Department office space

Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo heads the table in a meeting room being offered for rent to the public. Photo/Special.

Fayette County small businesses, home-based entrepreneurs or anyone else who needs an affordable place to meet clients or staff can now rent office space at the Recreation Administration building in Peachtree City.

Two rooms are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for a rental fee of $35 per hour. Read More»

Fayette BoE to discuss salary restoration April 11

The Fayette County Board of Education will meet in a work session April 11 to discuss the possible restoration of the remainder of school system employees’ salaries that were reduced two years ago. The board will also discuss upcoming Pre-K staffing and the use of the company that assists the school system in filling hard-to-find teaching positions. Read More»

PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

DOT to sift through regional tax projects

Final project decisions up to 21-member ‘Roundtable’

Now that Fayette County and its cities have nominated projects for the proposed regional transportation sales tax, the waiting game begins. Read More»

F’ville eyes tightening rules for sexually-oriented businesses

The Fayetteville City Council on April 7 will get its first look at a proposed amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance, one that provides a range of updates and definitions to the ordinance first adopted in 1998.

Also noteworthy, and immediately following the meeting in the council chambers, Councilman Larry Dell will shed his increasingly long locks as part of a fund-raising effort for the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

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