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PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building. Read More»

Fayette school revenues could drop $16-18 million next year

Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock

The Fayette County Board of Education may well be looking at $16.6-18.6 million decrease revenues over the budget they initially approved for the FY 2010 budget that ends June 30. Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland meets with Fayette parents of CF kids

Rep. Westmoreland meets with Fayette parents of CF kids

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland meets Monday in Peachtree City’s All Children’s Playground with a group of parents whose children suffer from cystic fibrosis. Read More»

Georgia education escapes with 5.7% budget cut

Despite a glimmer of hope in March, state revenues have been in a tailspin the past two years, and that has required significant budget cuts from the General Assembly.

Last week the House of Representatives passed a budget that’s 27 percent less than the original budget adopted for 2009, according to Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City. That translates to $4 billion less over a timeframe of two years. Read More»

Fayetteville balloon proposal nearly deflated

It will not go down in the history of the Fayetteville City Council as the Great Balloon Debate, but the discussion April 15 on the use of balloons to complement outdoor advertising in the Main Street district finally led to an approval after two motions and a tie-breaking vote.

At its essence, the amendment to the sign ordinance allows the temporary use of balloons in certain types of outdoor advertising. Main Street Director Brian Wismer said the intent of the proposal was to respond to a number of requests by Main Street merchants that they be allowed to embellish their display signs. Read More»

Fayette plans to take recreation department payments online

In the near future, Fayette County residents will have the option of going online to make payments to the recreation department.

County commissioners recently voted for a contract to extend the online payment service that is currently used by the county water system. The vendor is Paymentus, and as part of the arrangement, each user is charged a $2.95 service fee per transaction.

That way the county can offer the service without paying extra for it, officials said. Read More»

$1.4M extra pay for coaches, others scrutinized by BoE

School system salary supplements received some spotlight scrutiny at the April 13 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, leading up to budget discussions in coming weeks. Read More»

Crunch time approaching for Fayette BOE budget

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night are expected to continue discussions on issues relating to the upcoming budget for FY 2011 that begins in July. As it stands now, the school system is expected to end the year on June 30 with a $14.9 million general fund surplus. Read More»

New rules in play for PTC vacant homes

With Peachtree City not immune to the national housing crisis and some homes going vacant for months on end, the city is preparing a way to keep track of such homes.

Under a proposal from city staff, the city would gain the ability to closely monitor the homes, in some cases being authorized to make interior inspections to make sure the building remains intact.

The goal is to prevent vandalism, theft and other illegal activity, said interim Community Development Director David Rast. Read More»

CSX path bridge may open next weekend

The cart path bridge spanning the CSX railroad track on Ga. Highway 54 West could open as soon as next weekend, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

The contractor is installing additional railing in several locations, a process expected to end early next week. Once complete, the Georgia Department of Transportation must come back for a final inspection before the bridge can be officially opened.

A grand opening celebration for the three-plus year long project has been slated for Sunday, May 2. Read More»

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