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Time to 'Light Up Senoia'

Expect Senoia’s downtown area to look a lot like Christmas on Dec. 6 as the festivities associated with the annual Light Up Senoia event get underway. The action begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the Clydesdales (weather permitting). The many activities will continue through the afternoon and end with the annual parade (rain or shine) at dusk. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it comes to the festivities leading up to Christmas, Senoia is one place that should be on everyone’s list. The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 with the many activities included in the annual Light Up Senoia event.

First up from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m. will be the return of the world-famous Clydesdales (weather permitting). Their appearance is always a hit and has drawn more than 1,000 people in past years during each visit. Read More»

Tyrone tree lighting set for this weekend

Tyrone’s Christmas celebration officially begins Sunday, Dec. 7, with its annual tree lighting event at Shamrock Park.

The event starts at 4 p.m. with free horse drawn sleigh rides around Shamrock Park and ends at 8 p.m. While the sleigh rides go around town, Flat Rock’s chorus will sing with Sandy Creek’s chorus close behind.

Santa is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. along with “surprise guests” sponsored by the Tyrone Depot. Read More»

Council approves plan to expand downtown area

An artistic rendering of the Senoia Main Street project. Graphic/Submitted.

Senoia will be expanding downtown off of Main Street.

At the council meeting Dec. 1, the Senoia mayor and council unanimously approved development plans for a duo residential and commercial space.

The roughly 6,000 sq. ft. space sits on Main and Barnes Street, roughly two lots north of the Senoia Coffee Company and by the parking lot across from the Veranda Inn. Read More»

Ambulance service in Coweta moving in-house

Jack Krakeel addresses the county commissioners. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County will soon be back in the business of providing ambulance services for the first time in decades. Having contracted with private providers since the 1970s, the Coweta County Commission vote unanimously on Dec. 1 to save substantial money by having the Coweta County Fire Department provide the services beginning in May. Read More»

Fayette falls short in some career studies

The Fayette County Board of Education in recent months has discussed aspects of enhancing the school system’s offerings in the state-mandated Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) initiative. Though no action was taken, the school board on Dec. 1 received a CTAE update presented by school system CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins.

Collins offered an overview of the state laws mandating CTAE participation and gave examples of what the school system might do to provide additional courses and training for Fayette students to meet their academic and career interests. Read More»

BoE OKs bid on Starr’s Mill new cart path connection

The Fayette County Board of Education votes on accepting the low bid for cart path construction. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 1 unanimously approved an $81,000 bid to install cart paths and parking spaces to accommodate golf carts at the Starr’s Mill school complex.

Though the project cost was initially estimated at up to $125,000, Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said the low bid from Southside Striping LLC was $81,400. The high bid for the project was $196,000. Read More»

Gov. Deal taps 2 from Fayette schools

Two Fayette County educators have been named to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Advisory Boards.

Deal on Dec. 1 announced that Inman Elementary School Pre-K teacher Debbie Fannin and Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow are among the new members who will serve on his Education Advisory Boards.

The four boards are comprised of school superintendents, principals, teachers and local school board members from each congressional district who will meet with the governor and his staff over the next year to provide input on education policy issues facing the state, said Deal spokesman Brian Robinson. Read More»

Short agenda for PTC Council Thursday

If the agenda is any indication, the Dec. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will be brief. The only two items of note involve the consideration of bids for the Public Works Department.

The council will consider a bid for a track loader and one for a rubber tire wheel loader. The single bid for the track loader was $204,871 while the low bid for the rubber tire wheel loader was $136,270.

Both bid awards will be funded by the Public Improvement Program (PIP) Fund.

Dredge, or not? Bids will tell

Peachtree City may or may not spend money on dredging portions of Lake Peachtree not covered by Fayette County’s bid. The decision at the Nov. 20 council meeting was to piggyback on the county’s dredging bid to determine the cost before deciding on which area or areas, if any, the city should pay to dredge.

Noting that no decision could be made without knowing the costs involved, the council voted unanimously to have an Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE) map included in the county’s upcoming bid proposal. Read More»

Unsavory odor = Unfavorable recommendation

From the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission, an aerial map of the proposed new development.

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission voted to send the City Council an unfavorable recommendation regarding the building of an additional 33 Cobblestone Fayette townhouses at 2400 Cobblestone Blvd.

About two-dozen citizens came to hear the commission’s decision and voice their concerns regarding the rezoning for the proposed townhouses at the commission meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 18. Read More»

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