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PTC to decide on millage rate increase

Council now split between .5 or 1.25 mill hike on property taxes

Thursday night at 6:45 p.m., the Peachtree City Council is slated to host a public hearing on increasing the millage rate by as much as 1.25 mills.

But it is not yet clear if there are three votes among the five council members to enact that increase, or a lower one of .5 mills that has also been discussed. So far, council has been at an impasse on the discussion.

Councilwomen Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch have supported the 1.25 mill increase which would result in a $108 a year increase on a home valued at $272,000. Read More»

Early voting starts for Aug. 10 runoff

Statewide races for Rep. governor, insurance commissioner, other hang in balance with Dem. secretary of state nomination

Early voting for the primary runoff election Aug. 10 started today in three locations in Fayette County. Read More»

Off path parking banned at McIntosh

As the opening bell of school is within days of ringing, a new fleet of golf cart driving students are preparing to descend upon the campus at McIntosh High School.

Cart drivers will have to adjust to a lack of off-campus parking Read More»

With little funding, DAPC unable to chase down large employers

The location of Sany Corporation’s first U.S. operation in Peachtree City offers a significant opportunity to lure even more jobs here than the 150 initial positions Read More»

Commission candidates defend role of Tea Party

It’s really a runoff campaign between Bob Blackburn and David Stover for the District 3 seat on the Coweta County Commission to be held Aug. 10. But a campaign visit paid by Stover to a local business resulted in a number of emails that had to do with Stover’s “Tea Party” preferences rather than the campaign itself. The initial email and responses to it quickly went viral. Read More»

Transitional homes get new standards

Coweta County commissioners last week established standards for Transitional Housing Shelters and added new definitions for daycare operations and assisted living facilities.

The move to amend the zoning and development ordinance stemmed from discussions involving a conditional use permit for the BelAir transitional home in north Coweta located in a Rural Conservation-zoned area. The permit was approved unanimously Feb. 16, but not without much discussion and 36 conditions being imposed before the home can be re-opened. Read More»

Rehab work continues on historic courthouse

The completion of the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse gets closer each month. Several small projects leading to the October opening of the historic structure were approved July 20 by the Coweta County Commission.

Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of $8,400 by Greater Atlanta Memorials for the cleaning and rehabilitation of monuments and historical signage on the property.

The commission on June 15 established a $15,000 fund for the work. The funds will be repaid to the county by the Courthouse Committee through subsequent fundraising efforts. Read More»

Corinth Road Fire Station # 9 opens

The Coweta County Commission last week approved a few last minute change orders that coincided with the opening earlier this week of the county’s new $1.29 million Corinth Road Fire Station #9.

Essentially a state of the art facility, the large Corinth Road facility had a final price tag of $1,290,847. Along the way a total of approximately $80,000 in change orders were approved by the commission. Read More»

Fayette schools finalist also seeks job in Augusta

One of the three finalists for the position as superintendent of the Fayette County School System has his sights on more than one school system. Dr. Roy “Cole” Pugh is also one of three finalists for the superintendent’s job with the Richmond County School System in Augusta.

Aside from the positions in Fayette and Richmond counties, the recently retired Texas superintendent was also a finalist for the Baldwin County, Alabama, position and a semi-finalist for the superintendent’s job in Pulaski County, Arkansas, earlier this year. Read More»

What’s next for redevelopment plans in F’ville after TAD’s defeat?

Will there be life for redevelopment in Fayetteville after last week’s defeat of the move to have selected areas of the city qualify as a Tax Allocation District (TAD)? For now the city will continue to look at other possibilities and perhaps put the initiative on the ballot sometime in the future. Read More»

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