Government

F’ville to vote on budget and pawn shop locations

The Fayetteville City Council will take up an unusually large number of issues at the July 15 meeting. Front and center on the agenda will be second readings and likely adoption of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget that takes effect Aug. 1, an ordinance amendment that would limit pawn shops to industrial-zoned areas and another that would help attract businesses to the downtown area. Read More»

BoE incumbent Dr. Todd challenged by Cave

Charlie Cave

Cave declines face-to-face interview

The time has come for Fayette County voters to have their say on who wins the the Post 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education in the July 20 primary. Voters will make their choice between incumbent BOE member Dr. Bob Todd and challenger Charlie Cave, both Republicans. Read More»

Countdown to July 20: Smith vs. Brown, Maxwell vs. McCarty

Fayette County Commission candidates in the July 20 Republican Primary.

Voters in the July 20 primary certainly have two different options to choose from for the Post 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

One of their few similarities: neither is new to Fayette politics. Read More»

Campaign finances: Maxwell raises $72K, Smith raises $25K

Who’s got the biggest political war chest for local elections? Nobody else comes close to incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, who lists more than $72,000 in contributions and nearly $42,000 in expenditures to keep his Post 5 slot on the board. Read More»

Vote postponed on new PTC cell tower rules

Commission wants City Attorney review of ordinance before vote

The addition of more restrictions to potential new cellphone towers in Peachtree City will have to wait a little longer. Read More»

Tyrone Council approves Hwy. 74 zoning on 3-1 vote

The Tyrone Town Council last week voted 3-1 to rezone a 55.8-acre portion of a much larger tract that had been annexed into the town in 1992. The annexation came with the understanding that the entire 479-acre property would be zoned M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing). A clerical error several years ago was said to be responsible for the 55-acre portion of the property being color-coded incorrectly on the town’s Land Use Map, hence the need for rezoning. A number of Southampton subdivision residents opposed the rezoning. Read More»

Court overturns West Village annexation

The May 2007 annexation that allowed up to 1,075 homes in Peachtree City’s West Village is void because it violated Georgia law, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled.

That means the land will revert back to its original jurisdiction Read More»

Collins family honored by Tyrone council

Collins family honored by Tyrone council

Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt takes a moment at last week’s Town Council meeting to present a proclamation to the family of fallen soldier, Army Lt. Robert Collins. The town will have Collins’ image on T-shirts at this years Founders Day event, with proceeds going to the Collins Scholarship Fund. Pictured, from left, are Rehwaldt, Collins’ longtime girlfriend Nicole Williams and mom Sharon Collins. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Spray anything

Spray anything

The Peachtree City Fire Department put on an exhibition last Saturday at Drake Field which culminated in a contest between different teams within the fire department. Each team tried to move a target to the opposing team’s side using the spray from a fire hose. Photo/Michael Boylan.

PTC to add more rules for new cell towers

Balloon test would be required to assess visual impact of new towers

Cellphone and other wireless communications companies may soon have even more hoops to jump through if they want to build a new tower in Peachtree City.

The new process proposed by city staff would add another layer to the mix: a requirement for all new structures such as cell towers to be approved by the City Council. Currently, as long as new cell towers are located in the allowed zoning districts and meet city regulations, they do not require council approval. Read More»

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