Government

The Fayette County Public Library honors Jack Smith

The word “advocate” was used a number of times by Chris Snell, director of the Fayette County Public Library, at an event last Friday evening. The event was a reception to honor the county commissioner who had been a staunch supporter of the library, Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith.

The word advocate, according to Mr. Webster, means “a person who supports or speaks in favor, or who pleads for another.”

When Snell mentioned to Smith that the library was in desperate need of enlarging, Smith said let’s do it, and found the money. Read More»

PTC to Fayette: 'Give us $1.8 million for Crosstown turn lanes, gateway bridge on 54W'

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to petiton the Fayette County Board of Commissioners for funding help for two big-budget transportation projects. The city wants help making improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and with building a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the far western city limits. Read More»

New residential zoning in Senoia a no-go at this point

For Senoia’s Heritage Pointe subdivision resident Don Rehman, it was all about creating what he maintained was a needed residential zoning category specifically for subdivisions, Residential Housing Subdivision (RHS).

But the Senoia City Council left the matter unaddressed at the Nov. 1 meeting even though some on the council appeared to agree in principle with the proposal. Read More»

PTC to seek 54W landscaping grant

To fund landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 West, Peachtree City is going for the green. Dollars, that is.

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council approved submission of a grant application to fund a significant part of the cost for the landscaping. The project would start at the intersection with Ga. Highway 74 and go westward to the city limits. Read More»

Vrana named interim PTC manager

Vrana named interim PTC manager

Nikki Vrana, Peachtree City’s administrative services director, has been appointed to serve as the interim city manager with the pending retirement of current City Manager Bernie McMullen. Read More»

Cities want Haddix ousted from transportation group

The city councils of Peachtree City, Tyrone and Fayetteville voted Thursday night to ask for a new representative to be appointed to a regional transportation group Read More»

Dees and Parker take Coweta County BoE seats

The local races were few in Coweta County Tuesday night. But in the end the important races for the Coweta County Board of Education seat for District 1 was taken overwhelmingly by Amy Dees and the District 1 at-large seat was won by a slim margin by April Parker. Coweta voters also cast their lot with Nathan Deal, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and Sen. Johnny Isakson.

The school board’s District 1 seat pitted Amy Dees against Andrew Krause and write-in candidate Jimmy Harrison. Dees garnered 70.91 percent of the vote, with Krause taking 26.99 percent and Harrison receiving 2.1 percent. Read More»

Outgoing PTC city manager to ask council to appoint interim manager

With current City Manager Bernie McMullen retiring at the end of the year, the Peachtree City Council may be selecting an interim city manager at its regular meeting Thursday night.

McMullen’s last day is scheduled to be Dec. 31 after council accepted his resignation via a separation agreement at its Oct. 21 meeting.

McMullen is recommending the appointment of an interim city manager whom he can brief on “current issues,” which will ostensibly create a smoother transition. Read More»

PTC to seek $1.8 million SPLOST money for gateway cart bridge, Crosstown/Parkway junction fix?

Two big-budget transportation projects for Peachtree City will need money from the Fayette County Commission to proceed, as the city has no other method of funding them.

The Peachtree City Council is expected Thursday night to formally vote to petition the county for funding of both projects: improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the western city limits. Read More»

Fayette Commission's unannounced non-agenda item: Raises for county workers

There was no way for the public to know what was coming Thursday night — since the item never appeared on a public agenda — but the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved Read More»

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