Government

$100K savings for combining 'The Fred' with Tourism?

A deal to combine Peachtree City’s tourism and amphitheater operations under the same umbrella is projected to save approximately $100,000 a year, according to city projections. Read More»

PTC planners unhappy with Walgreens exterior

By January, United Retail plans to be working on replacing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 with a Walgreens pharmacy. Read More»

Todd ‘appalled’ at Smith, Smola for attacks at BoE

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd at a press conference Tuesday said he wanted to clarify some of the events that transpired at the May 4 board meeting where a verbal brawl occurred between him, board member Janet Smola and Chairman Terri Smith. Read More»

F’ville council approves 90-day moratorium on pawn shops

The brief agenda at the May 6 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council included the imposition of a 90-day moratorium on permitting or licensing pawn shops and the transfer of $19,000 to the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) regular account.

City senior planner Linwood Robinson said that recent inquiries related to pawn shops led to the need to have the current ordinance clarify the zoning districts where the shops could be located. Read More»

PTC Walgreens plan up for discussion tonight

An amended site plan to build a Walgreens pharmacy that would replace the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be discussed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission tonight.

The site plan will be discussed in a workshop following the regular 7 p.m. Planning Commission meeting at City Hall. No vote on the site plan is expected. Read More»

PTC council, staff getting tour of senior apartments

A developer’s bid to bring a senior apartment complex to Peachtree City will be hitting the road Thursday morning.

NorSouth Companies has arranged a tour of its Atlanta area communities for Peachtree City planning and development officials as well as city staff Read More»

The Fred’s Nancy Price gets added job, new title

Nancy Price, current manager of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, is the new executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association, city officials announced late Friday afternoon after The Citizen’s Peachtree City edition press time. Read More»

Bost throws his support to Brown against Smith for County Commission Post 4

Two candidates running against incumbent Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith have decided to combine their efforts to defeat Smith with one dropping out of the race. Read More»

PTC delays vote on vacant house rules pending changes to fees, time limits

A vacant home registration ordinance is coming to Peachtree City, according to discussions among City Council members Thursday night. But questions about fees and time limits postponed a final vote until at least the May 20 meeting. Read More»

Fayette BOE have their say in verbal brawl

As Superintendant John DeCotis (L) holds his head, board member Janet Smola (to the right of DeCotis) engages in a heated political exchange with board member Bob Todd (2nd from right, with his hand behind his head). Smola and Chairman Terry Smith (3rd from left) attacked Todd during the Fayette County Board of Education meeting May 4. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Schoolyard brawls usually attract a lot of attention. That would have been the case at the May 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, except that the meeting was sparsely attended, as usual, and Read More»