Government

F’ville could eliminate distance barriers between churches, alcohol

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 heard the first reading of a proposal that would do away with the distance restriction in shopping centers and on the Old Courthouse Square that separates churches from businesses serving alcohol. The second reading and vote will occur at the council’s Aug. 19 meeting. Read More»

New route approved for F’ville Christmas parade

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 approved a new route for the Main Street Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 4. The route will begin and end at the Fayette County Justice Center southeast of town after making its way through a portion of the downtown area.

Main Street Director Brian Wismer in promoting the new route said city staff, along with the Fayetteville Police Department, devised the new route that will begin at the Justice Center and proceed west to South Glynn Street. The parade will go north to Stonewall Avenue, east to Lee Street and back to the Justice Center. Read More»

Painting got ‘boulder,’ so rocks at McIntosh are out

It was not the case of a mysterious disappearance of the “senior rocks” in front of McIntosh High School that had long been “decorated” by rising seniors. It was a case of going to extremes and learning the lesson that actions have consequences.

The object of school-spirited graffiti by rising seniors and others for many years, the large rocks positioned by the north entrance to McIntosh on Walt Banks Road have been removed after the most recent incident where far more than the rocks were involved. Read More»

No new cart parking added for McIntosh

Student golf cart parking on campus at McIntosh High School isn’t going to get much easier this school year.

The school has repaved and restriped its golf cart parking lot which has 388 spaces. But those arriving late will have to park on adjoining grassy areas that are available, according to Fayette County Schools spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

The school did not add to its golf cart parking area over the summer, despite a request from city officials. Read More»

Commission to review new rules for PTC celltowers

New rules governing the location of new cellphone towers will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its regular meeting at City Hall at 7 p.m.

Among the proposed new requirements is for the wireless companies to conduct a visual impact assessment including a balloon test to demonstrate the height of the proposed tower and support facilities. The balloon must be flown for at least eight hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the date, time and location of the balloon test made public in a legal advertisement. Read More»

Planners to review PTC annex proposal Monday

A proposal to annex undeveloped 77 acres just outside south Peachtree City to make room for a relocating industry will be considered by the city’s planning commission Monday night.

The planners will also be considering restrictions on walking advertisements at the behest of the City Council. The commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m.

The annexation proposal is for Low Temp, which is currently located in Jonesboro and manufactures kitchen equipment for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools across the nation. Read More»

Huiet Road/Hwy. 54 intersection closed starting Monday

Contractors work on the West Fayetteville Bypass at its intersection with Ga. Highway 54. This view is looking south from Hwy. 54 on the bypass immediately adjacent to Huiet Road, which will be closed as of Aug. 9. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Traffic to use new spur road created for West Fayetteville bypass

Over the next few days the Fayette County Public Works department is making several minor changes to traffic patterns in the area of SR 54, Huiet Road and Lester Road. Read More»

Imker remains non-committal on PTC tax hike

Council remains split at 2-2-1 deadlock

There was a public hearing Thursday night on Peachtree City’s millage rate, but it didn’t lead to any more clarity on what the city’s property tax rate will be for next year. Read More»

Gas golf cart ban a lock?

PTC postpones ban on gas carts in 2020, but three votes appear likely in favor

A complete ban on gas golf carts on Peachtree City’s paths in 10 years was temporarily postponed tonight.
But the ban is supported by three city council members, enough to insure its approval assuming no one changes their mind in coming weeks as the ordinance is tweaked and reintroduced. Read More»

Senoia okays church on Rockaway Rd.

The Senoia City Council Aug. 2 unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the 12,000 square-foot Legacy Christian Church to be constructed on 19 acres on the northwest corner of Rockaway Road and Heritage Pointe Parkway.

The council’s approval followed a public hearing and review of the request by the Senoia Planning Commission. The commission recommended approval with a number of conditions. The council in its approval also noted that any revisions to the site plan must come back to the city council. Read More»