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Curve on Howard Road to be fixed

A road realignment project designed to straighten a curve on Howard Road in east Coweta to accommodate vehicles traveling at 35 miles per hour was approved Dec. 16 by the Coweta County Commission.

A portion of the road is situated in Senoia while the road section nearest to Ga. Highway 16 is situated in unincorporated Coweta County.

County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said Howard Road serves as the primary employee and truck access for the Winpak plant in Senoia. Read More»

PTC liberalizes annexation process

An amendment to Peachtree City’s annexation process that allows elected and appointed officials and the city’s planning department staff to submit annexation proposals at the request of the property owner was approved Dec. 18.

The discussion that led to the Dec. 18 vote began during an Oct. 6 discussion on potential annexations over the next 20 years. Council agreed that city staff should adjust the longstanding two-step process and return with a proposal that would give planning staff additional early input and allow the city to market itself to potential annexation candidates. Read More»

PTC sells 2 roads to developer

The Overlook retail area, the RaceTrac gas station and the Chick-fil-A restaurant may not be quite ready to break ground on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, but the Peachtree City Council on Dec. 18 took the development a step closer by legally abandoning two public streets: Line Creek Court and the majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the development.

Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

Fayette picks top county decorators

Public Works’ winning entry. Photo/Submitted.

One of the lighter moments of the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meetings saw some county employees recognized for their efforts to display the Christmas spirit in the workplace.

County Administrator Steve Rapson awarded the tax commissioner’s office and the public works department with the winning trophies in the county employees’ annual door decorating contest.

“We had a tie this year, and with ties there is always controversy,” Rapson said as he began explaining each entry’s highlights. Read More»

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

It is easy to tell it’s Christmas in Fayetteville. A portion of the city’s staff and elected officials took time out recently to send a Merry Christmas message to Fayetteville residents. Photo/Submitted.

Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

PTC to Ga. DOT: Let carts cross highways

A golf cart crosses Ga. Highway 54 to Lexington Circle from Broken Bow Drive Tuesday afternoon, a common sight at the intersection. Photo/Bethan Adams.

You face a traffic fine if you drive a golf cart across a state highway, marked crossing or not.

The Peachtree City Council wants to change that so that some crossings are legal for carts. Read More»

Rezoning is continued until Jan. 15

The rezoning request by Apsilon Hotels LLC that would establish a Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office Park has been continued until the Jan. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

The rezoning request for the 6.52-acre tract in the Kedron Office Park off North Peachtree Parkway near Ga. Highway 74 was scheduled to be heard at the council’s Dec. 18 meeting but was continued at the request of the applicant. Read More»

Peachtree City's convention bureau achieves Benchmark of Excellence Certification

The Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) is pleased to announce that the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau has earned the status of Gold Level Benchmark of Excellence GACVB Certification. Read More»

Council abandons Line Creek Court

The Peachtree City Council voted Dec. 18 to abandon Line Creek Court and a majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the site of the upcoming Overlook retail development and the RaceTrac gas station on Ga. Highway 54 West. Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

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