Government

Newest Coweta BoE members Parker and Dees sworn in

Newest Coweta BoE members Parker and Dees sworn in

New Coweta County Board of Education members Amy Dees (left) and April Parker were sworn in earlier this week and will assume their responsibilities in January. Dees holds the District 1 seat while Parker holds the District 1 At-large seat. Photo/Special.

SAHS wants to increase number of events serving alcohol

In an effort to raise needed funds the Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is asking that the city’s alcohol ordinance be amended to allow an increase of up to six events per year where alcoholic beverages can be offered. City attorney Drew Whalen was asked to investigate the proposal and report back to the city council. Read More»

Georgia in hunt for extra House seat

The 2010 census is due to be released by the end of December. The population statistics that will be included in the report will be followed by the required reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. So what is the chance of Georgia picking up one or more House seats?

That depends on the overall population distribution across the nation and, perhaps just as significantly, what happens in Michigan. Read More»

Phase 3 West Fayetteville Bypass approved by commission

Phase III of the West Fayetteville Bypass in preliminary drawing at the county commission.

A preliminary alignment for the third and final phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass was approved by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

This will allow the county to seek the services of an engineering company to go into further detail to determine a final recommended path, which will be presented for a vote by the county commission at a later date. Read More»

Warily, PTC planners approve big Walgreens at Peachtree Parkway / Hwy. 54

A Photoshopped superimposition of a Walgreens' storefront is shown in place of the current Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Graphic supplied by the developer to the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

Citizens have criticized size, location of store on Ruby Tuesday site

The Walgreens that will be replacing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Peachtree City “will be a big honking building” according to Planning Commissioner Patrick Staples.

But since the site plans meet all city ordinances and specifications, the commission had no leverage to force the building further away from the highway, or shrink it altogether as previously requested by a handful of residents. Read More»

Bypass opponents vow to stall project

With no federal lawsuit having been filed in court as initially promised, opponents of the West Fayetteville Bypass are adopting a different tactic instead: The Stall. Read More»

3 GOP commissioners seek veto of Democrats’ elections board choice

A proposal to give the Fayette County Commission the power to deny either political party’s appointee to the county’s Board of Elections won approval on a 3-1 vote of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

PTC's Development Authority short on money, long on aspirations

With $14,000 left in the bank and no more funding coming from the Peachtree City Council, at this point anyway, the Development Authority of Peachtree City has enough money to get to the first of May before running out.

On a 3-2 vote of council earlier this year, DAPC’s $35,000 in funding was removed from the budget, and the authority was informed they would have to subsist on that figure with its mission. Read More»

$400K deemed too much for MacDuff golf cart path

Peachtree City is hoping to go back to its original plan for building a cart path along Camden Apartments that leads from the currently-unused path tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway.

Camden officials had asked the city to consider a different alternative for the project, but that will be far too expensive, the Peachtree City Council was told last week.

The project would have come it at over $400,000, officials said. The city will ask Camden if it will donate the needed right of way for the less costly proposal, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

Senoia council adopts $2.1 million budget for 2011

The Senoia City Council at its Dec. 6 meeting unanimously approved the city’s $2.1 million General Fund budget that will take effect in January. The budget was essentially flat, with an expected increase in revenues for 2011 totaling $24,600 over 2010. Read More»