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Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night unanimously approved a proclamation supporting the Fayette County Relay for Life and “Paint the Town Purple” month. Jane Carnes accepted the resolution from Mayor Don Rehwaldt. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone approves Tyrone-Palmetto Road traffic study

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night on a 3-2 vote approved an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County to conduct an engineering study relating to intersection and road improvement on Tyrone-Palmetto Road from Ga. Highway 74 to the Coweta County line. Funding for the $30,000 study will come from existing one-cent sales tax (SPLOST) funds. Read More»

PTC OK’s road, path project lists

Peachtree City’s wish list for regional transportation projects includes both road and cart path projects.

The projects vary from the second phase of MacDuff Parkway at the northern end to a network of paths that would connect residents on the south side of the city to the industrial park and the Baseball Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south.

The list was unanimously approved by the City Council Thursday night, and it will be added to the county’s project submittal list that will be going to the Georgia Department of Transportation for initial vetting. Read More»

Sharpsburg annexation to be heard Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council on Monday night will hear the second reading and potentially vote on annexation and rezoning requests for a Planned Community Development (PCD) of more than 109 acres that would lead to 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units just south of Ga. Highway 16.

The entire Oakhall Village proposal would have 109.35 acres annexed into the city. Oakhall Properties is requesting to develop the area under the city’s PCD zoning category. Read More»

Coweta BoE approves $2 million in new buses

More buses for Coweta County schools were approved last week by the Coweta County Board of Education. That approval will add another 23 buses at a cost of $1.9 million.

Associate Superintendent Jerry Davis in recommending the purchase noted that of the $1,920,443 price tag for the 23 buses, a total of approximately $610,000 will be reimbursed by the state. Read More»

Fayette’s road ‘wish list’ compiled, subject to regional sales tax OK

The wish list of future regional transportation projects for Fayette County has been vetted by local government officials and is about to be sent to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The list represents the county’s request for regional funding through a proposed region-wide 1 percent sales tax that will be voted on in June 2012.

Among the large-scale road projects are the East Fayetteville Bypass, the widening of Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville into Clayton County, and improvements to Tyrone/Palmetto Road. Read More»

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»

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