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Line Creek project: 4 ‘junior’ big boxes proposed for Hwy. 54W.

Drawing and aerial photo of proposed retail development on Peachtree City's west side. The graphic is from the information packet provided by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

UPDATED for print 03-16-11 — A proposal to build a 134,000-square-foot shopping center at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way got first public exposure in a workshop Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal includes a request for the city to sell Line Creek Court, the short road and cul-de-sac that stubs out from Line Creek Drive. Without Line Creek Court, the city’s road setback rules would trim down Trinity Development’s ability to make the development happen as proposed. Read More»

PTC Council may vote to extend Saturday night alcohol serving times

A proposal to extend Peachtree City’s alcohol serving hours on Saturday from midnight until 2 a.m. Sunday morning will be considered by the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

F’ville Council eyes recession tax impact

The Fayetteville City Council in a file photo from 2010.

Finances were a central feature of the all-day retreat held March 11 by the Fayetteville City Council. Front and center in the discussion was the ongoing recession, its toll on city revenues and the measures taken to weather the recessionary storm. Read More»

Tea Party takes over Fayette GOP

Some of the new officers of the Fayette County Republican Party stand together after the Saturday convention in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In a milestone for local politics, Tea Party-affiliated delegates took about two-thirds of the county officers’ slots when the Fayette County Republican Party held its convention Saturday in Fayetteville. Read More»

PTC planners want strict limits on ‘walking’ signs

This costumed sign holder for Southeast Gold Buyers showed up at the planning commission meeting Monday night in costume with his sign in tow. Some sign holders for other businesses do not wear costumes. Photo/John Munford.

City Council will make final decision

UPDATED PRINT version for 03-16-11 — Roadside “mascots” and other sign-holders, drumming up business for local companies, may soon face heavy restrictions in a new city ordinance.

The planning commission voted 3-1 Monday night to recommend an ordinance that would allow such handheld or “walking” signs to be used only four times a year and for up to 5 days at a time.

The regulations will be considered by the City Council at a future meeting, as the commission’s vote is one of recommendation only. Read More»

Coweta supports Senoia annexation of 88-acre commercial and residential development

The Coweta County Commission last week voted to support annexation requests from Senoia for an 88-acre commercial and residential development along Ga. Highway 16 and for Peachtree Baptist Church, home of the Coweta Charter Academy, also on Hwy. 16. The Senoia City Council had previously agreed to both annexations.

The proposed 88-acre Village West commercial and residential development is situated along the north and south sides of Ga. Highway 16 adjacent to Senoia’s west side. Read More»

PTC sacks dive team

Due to a lack of funding, the Peachtree City Fire Department will be disbanding its dive team.

The department will still have the capability to provide safety for events such as the Peachtree City Triathlon and the annual dragon boat races, but they will not be able to recover anyone who goes below the surface of the water, officials said.

The city also will lose the capability of searching underwater for evidence and other items. So in such situations the city will have to summon a dive team from a neighboring jurisdiction, which will cost time but most likely not money. Read More»

PTC says no to retail size caps

A suggestion to put variable maximum sizes on new retail development based on the type of business failed on a 4-1 vote of the Peachtree City Council last week.

The “size caps” would have eliminated the existing special use permit process, which requires a special permission from council for any company wishing to build a new retail store over 32,000 square feet or any retail center with stores totaling a combined 150,000 square feet or more. Read More»

Bass says goodbye to Coweta school system

It has been 35 years since Blake Bass began his career in education. That career will come to a close at the end of March. Members of the Coweta County Board of Education Tuesday night thanked Bass for his decades of caring and concern for students, parents and the Coweta community.

Coweta County School Superintendent Blake Bass on Tuesday conducted his last meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. The transit from his beginning days in education to the Tuesday night meeting spanned 35 years. Board members near the end of the meeting expressed their appreciation for his service and dedication to the school system and the community.

Frank Farmer began the statements, thanking Bass for his outstanding leadership, his service to the community and his friendship.

“You left the system and the community better than you found it,” Farmer said. Read More»

Senoia seeks input for recreation survey

Senoia is currently working with Atlanta-based MACTEC Engineering and Consulting to determine residents’ recreational preferences and to develop the city’s master recreation plan. But to develop the plan citizen input is needed. And to accomplish that the city has a survey up and running through March 23.

MACTEC senior planner Paige Hatley said the recreation master plan will recommend specific projects to address recreation needs over the next 10 years. Read More»

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