Government

6 on governor's short list for 2 vacant Fayette judgeships

Six local judges and attorneys have made the final list of nominees for the two Superior Court vacancies in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. The judges on the list are Read More»

New Senoia PD/Court building almost ready

The delay of the opening for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building appears to be coming to a close. The floors are in and the final walk-through is expected next week.

The completion of the $1.3 million project on Howard Road had been delayed recently due to the moisture level in the concrete floor. But that obstacle has been overcome and the flooring has been installed.

Police Chief Jason Edens said Thursday that an initial walk-through with the project punch list was accomplished last week. The final walk-through is expected on June 23, he said. Read More»

Commission okays talks on next phase for interchange

The Coweta County Commission last week gave unanimous approval for county representatives to begin negotiations with design firm Clough Harbour on the pricing and scope of work for the interchange at I-85 and Poplar Road.

County administrator Theron Gay told commissioners that the consultant selection committee had reviewed the 13 submissions received in the Request for Qualifications process and selected six design firms as finalists for interviews. Of those, the committee preferred Clough Harbour as the primary choice, Gay said. Read More»

GAE endorses only Democrats for statewide offices

The 43,000-member Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) on Monday released its list of endorsements for the upcoming statewide primaries. It was no surprise that only Democrats won GAE approval.

"Ours is a very exacting and detailed two-step process," said GAE President Jeff Hubbard. "Our political action committee, the GAE Fund for Public Education Committee, first sent out questionnaires to all declared candidates for statewide offices. We next set up face-to-face interviews with those who responded to the questionnaires so the committee could ask any clarifying questions." Read More»

PTC Council to probe larger tax hike

1.25 mill increase would raise $2M a year

A proposed property tax increase for Peachtree City property owners has become a moving target, at least for now.

Three council members Tuesday night said they want to see numbers on a 1.25 mill increase, which would result in an additional hit of $108 for a home valued at $272,000. Two others want to see a more modest increase of .5 mills, which would result in a $43 increase for that same property. Read More»

Bridge players get a one year reprieve

Visitor’s center plan scaled back, Gathering Place expansion suggested

Senior card players rejoiced Thursday night as the Peachtree City Council voted for a modest renovation at the amphitheater box office to make room for the city’s new visitor’s center.

The renovation will not touch a large room in the building that has hosted senior bridge groups, fitness and yoga classes. The room has been used to program activities that can’t fit into the regular schedule at the adjacent Gathering Place senior citizens center. Read More»

Skirmish over DAPC funding

Mayor, councilman threaten ‘no’ vote on city budget if $150K not included

There was a bit of a political showdown over Peachtree City’s budget Tuesday night at a workshop meeting of the City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum said they would not vote for any budget that failed to include $150,000 in funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

The other three council members: Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch, said they wanted the funding to remain at $35,000. Read More»

Lake Peachtree up for event rental

One of Peachtree City’s most picturesque locales is now available for rent. Sort of, anyway.

Lake Peachtree can now be rented for special events, particularly those which involve the use of dragon boats, which are being used frequently for team-building type events.

A new policy approved Thursday night by the city council allows the city’s two largest conference centers the opportunity to rent the lake for daytime use up to a combined total of 10 times a year. Other entities can also ask to rent the lake, but those proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, officials said. Read More»

PTC disbands library commission

In a bid to free up more staff time and eliminate a duplication of missions, the Peachtree City Council has disbanded its library commission.

The duties of library oversight will be transferred to the city’s recreation commission. That will allow citizens to have an avenue of communication when they need to speak about library-related issues, officials said. Read More»

More mowing on secondary streets in Peachtree City

Peachtree City is beefing up its mowing schedule for secondary streets.

Perhaps more significantly, the city is putting in more money to start mowing 73 areas that had been abandoned when the city drastically cut back its mowing schedule and a host of public works employees to save more than $900,000.

The City Council earlier this week discussed a need to address the frequency of mowing in some areas, and a citizen complained at a budget meeting about an area near her home that has gone completely unmowed. Read More»

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