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Cart path bridge over Flat Creek in south PTC opens

Cart path bridge over Flat Creek in south PTC opens

A new cart path bridge connecting homes on the southside to the city’s industrial park was completed this week.

The new cart path bridge over Flat Creek is now open for traffic, officials said Thursday. It links the Morallion Hills subdivision with the Gardner Park industrial area. Read More»

PTC to meet on leash law, cell tower locations

Voice control may be on the way out

The potential elimination of the “voice control” option for pets will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council at a workshop meeting Monday, Apr. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

At the same meeting, council is expected to further discuss potential locations for future cell phone towers, as most of the few sites which meet zoning regulations are either owned by the city or the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Ga. Senate OKs bill to clear up gun restrictions

A law designed to clarify where gun owners can “carry” weapons legally has won approval in the Georgia Senate and will be up for consideration by the Georgia House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 308 allows those with a carrying permit to carrying a weapon in all parks, historic sites and recreational areas. And it gives bar owners and “places of worship” the opportunity to allow guns to be carried on their premises as well.

Under the bill Georgia’s universities and technical schools will be allowed to choose whether or not to allow guns to be carried on their campuses. Read More»

1 lane to be closed on Wisdom Rd. starting Monday

Entire road to be closed April 3-11 for culvert replacement

Starting Monday there will be intermittent single lane closures on part of Wisdom Road Read More»

Great Google-ly deadline! Vote by March 26 on super-fast Internet in Fayette

Great Google-ly deadline! Vote by March 26 on super-fast Internet in Fayette

Survey shows 3/4 of residents and 2/3 of businesses have Internet at or above 3mbps now

Time is running out for residents to nominate Fayette County for a test-drive of super-fast Internet connections. Read More»

Coweta Commission approves doggie day camp in Sharpsburg

East Coweta residents needing a place board their dog will soon have the option of a doggie day camp. Coweta County commissioners last week approved a dog boarding and day camp to be located on a small portion of a 55-acre property on Christopher Road. Read More»

Coweta approves intersection work at Lower F’ville and Hwy. 154

Much needed improvements are coming to the intersection of Lower Fayetteville Road and Ga. Highway 154. The Coweta County Commission last week unanimously approved a bid of nearly $700,000 for work that will install a new traffic signal and turns lanes at the intersection.

Commissioners reviewed eight bids received for the project, awarding the contract to low bidder Matriarch Construction Company, Inc. for $697,889.

The project will include the installation of dedicated turn lanes on all sides of the intersection and a replacement for the traffic signal currently in use. Read More»

School board members Smith, Smola charge that local funds are being siphoned

Fayette County Board of Education members Janet Smola (L) and Chairwoman Terri Smith (R).

Two members of the Fayette County Board of Education last week blamed part of their ongoing budget woes on tax dollars being diverted to less affluent Georgia counties. Read More»

Fayette: Ranked 7th most conservative-friendly in U.S.

You wouldn’t know it by counting the number of drivers occupying the left lanes on local roads, but Fayette County is one of the most right-leaning counties in the country, according to a Washington, D.C.-based news website, The Daily Caller. Read More»

Fayette to present latest version of 20-year transportation plan

Fayette County’s transportation plan for the next 20 years is nearing completion and the latest version will be presented to the public at a meeting Tuesday, March 30.

Local officials are also hoping to get citizen input on the “Fayette Forward” plan at the meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county’s Stonewall government complex.

The latest version of the recommended project list was not available Tuesday afternoon at press time, but it has been vetted by officials in Fayette’s cities, according to Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon. Read More»

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