Government

Election: Brown, McCarty win most of Fayette’s 36 precincts

Incumbents Smith, Maxwell fare best in PTC polls

One of the biggest questions left from last week’s primary election was how deposed Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown, who had seemed to have spent all his political capital in two successive failed elections, managed to unseat sitting Fayette County Commissioner Jack Smith. Read More»

Sup't. DeCotis’s parting shot tags BoE's Todd

Strife on the Fayette County Board of Education (FCBOE) has been growing the past couple of years, with some of those on both sides of a given argument demonstrably vocalizing their opinion. Now as a parting shot Read More»

Bond idea withdrawn for Gathering Place expansion

Council to develop list of priority projects for ‘vote’ in PTC survey

A proposed expansion of Peachtree City’s Gathering Place senior citizens center will not be brought before city voters after all.

Instead the City Council is considering a poll of city residents in the city’s newsletter Read More»

PTC prepping for fire station expansion

The Leo A. Daly firm has been authorized to begin architectural and engineering services for the expansion of the Satterthwaite fire station in north Peachtree City.

The construction project will add 2,400 square feet to the station and also involve the renovation of existing space into sleeping quarters, an exercise room and support spaces, according to the city’s agreement with the firm.

Leo A. Daly will receive up to $56,800 including reimbursements for various expenses that will be tabulated “at cost,” according to the firm’s proposal. Read More»

PTC changes name of tourism association

Group now called ‘Convention and Visitors Bureau’

Peachtree City’s Tourism Association is no more.

Instead, the city has put together a group with similar function and a new name: the Peachtree City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

The bureau, like the tourism association, will remain a pass through for city hotel motel tax funds to organizations such as the city’s Falcon Field Airport. And it will also continue its mission of attracting visitors to town to help fill up hotel rooms, particularly on weekends when local hotels and conference centers have more vacancies compared to their weekday operations. Read More»

Tyrone okays preliminary plat for business park

The Tyrone Planning Commission at its Thursday meeting voted 3-0 to approve the preliminary plat for the proposed Quarry View Business Park located on 25.11 acres along Ga. Highway 74 north of Carriage Oaks Drive. The 25 acres is part of a 55.8-acre tract that was rezoned earlier this month.

Project representative Rick Sewell said plans call for 12 lots ranging from 1.25-2.5 acres that would provide space for service type businesses.

“We see it as an opportunity for service-related businesses geared toward residents.” Sewell said. Read More»

Lassetter wins D-2/Blackburn and Stover to meet in runoff

Incumbent District 2 Coweta County Commissioner Tim Lassetter was the clear winner in the July 20 Coweta County Republican Primary. But determining the winner of the District 3 commission seat will have to wait until Aug. 10 when Bob Blackburn and David Stover meet again in the runoff election. Read More»

Coweta schools make strides in AYP requirements

It has been seven years in the making and, for the first time since 2003, the Coweta County School System has no schools on the state Needs Improvement list and all but two schools achieved the required Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The AYP report released July 19 by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) reflects how schools perform based on state standardized test scores. As a result of this performance, the district will no longer be required to offer initial transfers for students to schools outside of their assigned district, according to school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

Coweta okays annexation for commercial use

Coweta County commissioners last week approved a request from the City of Newnan to annex nearly 30 acres on the northwest and southwest corners of Roscoe Road and Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard for commercial use.

Commissioners had no objection to a proposal by the city to annex the 29.228 acres. County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said the applicant was requesting the city’s CGN (General Commercial) zoning that is similar to the county’s C-7 (Major Shopping Center) zoning. Read More»

Historic courthouse moves closer to completion

Some of the finishing touches are being made to the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, expected to open in October. County commissioners last week approved change orders designed to bring the project closer to completion.

Commissioners gave unanimous approval to change orders totaling $57,669 for work such as basement storm drain pumps, subfloor repairs and framing, exterior metal ceiling repairs, attic window frame repairs, storm sewer inlets and other items. Read More»

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