Government

Judge upholds Horgan's ethics violations

A Superior Court judge has upheld a ruling that sitting Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan violated the county's ethics ordinance when he had a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his truck May 23, 2009. Read More»

County Commission to be asked to fence, gate Kenwood Park

A recommendation to install entrance gates and some fencing at Kenwood Park will be considered by the Fayette County Commission at its meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Those recommendations are being made by the Fayette County Recreation Commission, which has been studying the matter since 2009.

In a letter to the County Commission, Recreation Commission Chairman Charles McCollum noted “safety concerns” from several property owners adjacent to the park where fencing either four feet or six feet in height could be erected. Such fencing would not be around the entire facility, he noted. Read More»

F’ville OKs 1st of big traffic fixes on Hwy. 85

$600K city-county project to extend Lafayette Ave. to Church St.

The Fayetteville City Council last week gave unanimous approval to an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County that will use nearly $600,000 in previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues to add a traffic signal on North Glynn Street at Lafayette Avenue and extend Lafayette to the east to intersect with Church Street some 800 feet away. Read More»

ARC: T-SPLOST in '12 to raise $8 billion across region

If a regional 1-percent sales tax is approved by voters in July 2012, it would pull up to $8 billion dollars for regional transportation improvements in the Atlanta area, including Fayette County, according to estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix foresees more 2-to-3 votes ahead

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) and Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who hasn’t shied away from controversy by chiming in to local bloggers via TheCitizen.com, is venturing into new territory this week.

In a letter to the editor on Page A4, Haddix is now criticizing fellow Councilman Eric Imker for bringing up a matter at a council meeting which Haddix was already working on behind the scenes.

In this case Haddix is upset that Imker discussed at last week’s council meeting the possibility of renegotiating the city’s take of the 2004 special purpose local option sales tax for transportation. Read More»

Imker's eye on SPLOST pie

PTC council to ask county for more funding

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hoping to pry more transportation funds from the Fayette County Commission’s share of the county’s now-expired five year sales tax proceeds. Read More»

Resident asks for caution on new Walgreens size

A Peachtree City resident Thursday night urged the Peachtree City Council to do all it can to control the size of the new Walgreens drugstore that will be built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be built on the same site currently occupied by the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. The restaurant building will be torn down and replaced with a new Walgreens structure.

The new building will be three times the size of the existing structure, and that is what Phyllis Aguayo told council she was concerned about. Read More»

Council approves CVB's budget

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council unanimously approved the $532,021 proposed budget for the city’s newly-named Convention and Visitors Bureau, formerly known as the Peachtree City Tourism Association.

The proposed budget shows the CVB spending $273,204 on sales, marketing and promotion efforts for the city. A large part of the CVB mission is to focus on events that boost the city’s local hotels and motels, which in turn provide revenue for CVB via the city’s hotel-motel tax. Read More»

Rangers work behind the scenes for the community

For all its amazing growth in recent decades, it might surprise some that 61 percent of Coweta County is still considered to be forest land. That and a number of aspects related to the work of the Coweta Forestry Unit were presented recently to the Coweta County Commission by Chief Ranger Terry Quigley. The rangers’ often unnoticed, yet important, role touches far more residents than many might imagine. Read More»

PTC to consider tourism budget

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council is expected to sign off on the $532,021 proposed budget for the city’s newly-named Convention and Visitors Bureau, formerly known as the Peachtree City Tourism Association.

The proposed budget shows the CVB spending $273,204 on sales, marketing and promotion efforts for the city. A large part of the CVB mission is to focus on events that boost the city’s local hotels and motels, which in turn provide revenue for CVB via the city’s hotel-motel tax.

CVB plans to spend $127,000, or 24 percent of its budget, on local tourism events. Read More»

Recent Comments