Government

Early voting nets 3,800 ballots in Fayette

Some voters can use license for quick ‘scan’ check-in at polls tomorrow

Some 3,801 ballots for tomorrow’s primary election have already been cast, Read More»

PTC annex bid OK'd for new company

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night agreed to explore a potential 77-acre annexation of property on Ga. Highway 74 South to house a new manufacturing facility.

The company, Low Temp, is currently in Jonesboro and manufactures kitchen equipment for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools across the nation, according to Ben Casey, the third generation in his family to work with the company.

Council’s approval allows Low Temp to begin working directly with city staff, which will analyze the proposal and provide a recommendation to City Council. Read More»

PTC Council remains at property tax impasse

Members battle over funding for development authority: $35,000 vs. $150,000

The Peachtree City Council continues to appear headed for a deadlocked vote on the millage rate for the 2010-2011 fiscal budget year. Read More»

PTC celltower moratorium extended

Zoning changes OK'd, banning celltowers from conservation-zoned parcels

New, tougher restrictions on new cellphone towers coming to Peachtree City will take a bit longer than planned.

Thursday night the City Council tabled the new ordinance and extended a moratorium on new celltower applications until Aug. 19. Read More»

Coweta commission candidates square off

Candidates for the District 2 and District 3 seats on the Coweta County Commission squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Advocacy Committee and the Coweta County Republican Party.

While there was significant agreement among candidates on many of the issues there were other issues, such as the need for impact fees, that came with a definite difference of opinion. Read More»

Coweta okays 2012 road closure for bridge work

The bridge replacement over Shoal Creek on Lower Fayetteville Road in east Coweta is not scheduled until 2012, but Coweta County commissioners Tuesday signed off on a request by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) agreeing to close the road for 12 months during the construction period and approve a detour.

County administrator Theron Gay said commissioners’ approval was needed so that DOT can be sure that Coweta is willing to close the road and develop the detour. Read More»

Coweta amends development agreement on Twelve Parks

It was a sign of the economic times. The Coweta County Commission July 13 gave unanimous approval to a request by Pathway Communities to amend the development agreement for the Twelve Parks development in east Coweta that would move back the date for its contribution to infrastructure and road realignment improvements associated with the residential and commercial projects that have yet to begin. Read More»

Details released on superintendent finalists

The names of the three finalists for the superintendent’s job with the Fayette County School System were announced Tuesday night at a meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. The finalists included former school system Assistant Superintendent Lyn Wenzel, Dr. Jeffrey Byron Bearden, of Maine, and Dr. Roy “Cole” Pugh, of Texas.

Provided below is information taken from the applications submitted to the school system. The information was released by the school system on Wednesday.

Lyn Wenzel- Read More»

Atlanta Christian College: no decision on new campus yet

School denies rumor that West Point selected over PTC, Newnan

An official with Atlanta Christian College said today that contrary to rumor, the school has not made any official decision about a location for its new campus.

Jeff Haverly, the school's Vice President of Business and Finance, said the school hasn't made any decision about a new location "and nothing has been ruled out either." Read More»

PTC loses out on Atlanta Christian College

School chooses to relocate to West Point

Peachtree City has lost out on its bid to lure Atlanta Christian College into locating its new campus here.

City officials announced last night that the private college has instead chosen to locate at a facility in West Point. The loss is also felt by the city of Newnan, which was announced last year as being one of the finalists for the site along with Peachtree City.

ACC already has opened a satellite campus in an office building in Peachtree City. ACC has yet to formally make its announcement in terms of where its new location will be. Read More»

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