Government

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»

Coweta Commission: Lassetter wins/Stover and Blackburn move to Aug. runoff

Update: There were only two local contested races in the Coweta County July 20 Republican Primary. And voters in the races for the District 2 and 3 Coweta County Commission races had their say and re-elected incumbent District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter, while District 3 candidates David Stover and Bob Blackburn will face each other again in the Aug. 10 runoff. Read More»

Brown/McCarty victory a stunner

Todd easily wins reelection over newcomer Cave Read More»

Brown, McCarty, Todd victorious

Incumbent commissioners Smith, Maxwell unseated by former PTC mayor and political newcomer

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. — With only 250 mailed in absentee ballots and one early voting machine left to be tallied, it is certain that county commission challengers Steve Brown and Allen McCarty have upset incumbents Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. Bob Todd also held onto his seat on the Fayette County Board of Education.

Brown has 7,420 votes to incumbent Jack Smith's 6,506 votes in the Post 4 commission race. In Post 5, McCarty has a 7,415 to 6,236 edge over incumbent Eric Maxwell.

Incumbent Board of Education member Bob Todd has retained a significant lead with 8,446 to 5,200 compiled by challenger Charlie Cave. Read More»

F’ville sends pawn shops to industrial

Fayetteville currently has no pawn shops, and any future shops will not be found along the city’s main commercial strips. Read More»