Government

Haddix: We must get out of ARC to protect Fayette from regional tax

From left, Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele. Photos/Staff.

2012 regional transportation tax would export Fayette money with little in return, PTC mayor charges Read More»

Tolbert to address Republicans Saturday

Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 candidate Sam Tolbert will be speaking at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast at the Fayetteville IHOP at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.  Read More»

Commissioners warned of bypass lawsuit

If Fayette County does get a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approving the alignment of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, a citizen’s group is prepared to immediately file a lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act. Read More»

Gas golf cart ban still in works for PTC

A proposal to ban all gas golf carts in Peachtree City after 10 years is not dead.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Eric Imker said several residents have asked Read More»

PTC sewer increase to be proposed

At its October 11 meeting, the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will be discussing a possible rate hike for sewer customers.

WASA General Manager Stephen Hogan said this week that the discussion will include several options and variables, but the system’s revenues have fallen over the past several years. Meanwhile, expenses have kept increasing between 3 and 5 percent each year, outpacing the revenue, Hogan said. Read More»

Recycling doubles in PTC

Recycling volume triples after companies required to offer it to all residents

The recently-adopted requirement for all waste haulers in Peachtree City to offer recycling has paid big dividends, according to city statistics.

The city’s recycling rate has doubled from 23 percent to 46 percent. Moreover, the recycling increase has led to an increase in the amount of material diverted from the landfill, with the number jumping from 4 percent before the recycling options were required to 12 percent after.

The city does not mandate that residents recycle, but each waste hauling company operating in the city is required to offer curbside recycling pickup. Read More»

Coweta denies Kohl’s, other retailers at Fischer Crossing

The Coweta County Commission in a split vote Tuesday night sided with the property owners of the long-established Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond and denied a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»

Commission adopts new fees for adopting strays

It was a matter of raising the fee to adopt a dog or cat through Coweta Animal Control. But with the additional cost comes a pet that is spayed or neutered and has its shots and an implanted microchip. The measure approved last week by the Coweta County Commission followed a recent amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. Read More»

Fayette schools get $4.25M for personnel

Board likely to hang onto “freed up” money to cover pending state cuts, shortfalls

Although Fayette County Schools are expecting more cuts in state funding later this year, they will get a big shot in the arm this month and next Read More»

FCHS to get Army JROTC in 2011-2012

Board skittish to add estimated $125K cost, but vote was unanimous

Fayette County High School is on its way to getting an Army JROTC unit for the 2011-2012 school year.

The projected cost, based on what has been spent on the Air Force JROTC program at Sandy Creek High School, is about $121,000 for salary contributions and an unknown amount for renovations at the school if they are deemed necessary.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously last night for the system to start the paperwork process, knowing that the funds would be programmed into the budget for next school year. Read More»