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Big senior subdivision eyed for west PTC

PTC planners discuss 650-unit senior subdivision; 403 acres in westside village already zoned for 55-plus-only; developer wants a few changes Read More»

Basham takes GOP nomination for BoE Post 4

Diane Basham in an April photo.

In Fayette County’s first county-level runoff under the newly mandated district voting, Republican Diane Basham ran away from her opponent Jane Owens Tuesday, winning the Post 4 Board of Education nomination by 20 points.

Basham locked in her victory from the first batch of ballots.

With all 12 of the 12 precincts in the Post 4 voting district counted, Basham had 1,419 votes (60%), while Owens wound up with 938 (40%).

Basham, 65, is a 30-year resident of Fayette County who recently retired after 27 years teaching in the Fayette County School System. Read More»

Marty Harbin is Fayette’s next state senator

GOP candidate Marty Harbin announces his runoff victory to supporters Tuesday night. Photo/Vern Darley.

Harbin overpowers David Studdard by 2,894 votes out of over 15,000 cast

First-time office-seeker Marty Harbin of Tyrone has won the open District 16 state Senate seat now Read More»

Results of July 22 runoff election

FINAL UPDATE 9:22 p.m. — Marty Harbin will be the next state senator for the 16th District

With all four counties reporting final counts in the Georgia Senate District 16 Republican runoff, Tyrone resident and Fayetteville insurance broker Marty Harbin has convincingly beaten Fayetteville attorney David Studdard.

Harbin beat Studdard in Fayette, Spalding, Lamar and Pike counties 8,957 (59.6%) to 6,063 (40.3%).
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Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

This is the tract of land that will house a 650-home subdivision on the northern extension of MacDuff Parkway near north Kedron Drive.

Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting. Read More»

Feds may ax driveway mailboxes for new homes in Coweta

Shutterstock photo of a mailbox in a subdivision.

The days of having a mailbox at the end of the driveway may be at an end for new residential developments. The local postmaster will now decide if mail will be delivered to the driveway or if cluster mailbox stations will be installed in new subdivisions. Read More»

Peachtree City police win U.S. traffic safety award

Interim Police Chief William McCollum briefed council on the award Thursday night. Photo/John Munford.

When it comes to traffic safety, it is hard to beat the efforts of the Peachtree City Police Dept. That work resulted in the department taking top honors in the 2013 National Law Enforcement Challenge for its efforts in traffic safety.

Selected for the award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Peachtree City was judged against agencies of similar size, those with 25-99 officers, from across the United States. The department’s selection indicates that it has the best overall traffic safety program, according to department spokesman Lt. Mark Brown. Read More»

PTC says ‘yes’ to new traffic light on Hwy. 54W

Shutterstock photo of traffic signals.

If it meets state approval, a new “continuous flow” traffic light intersection will serve a new shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive. Read More»

$100 PTC tax hike scrutinized

Peachtree City Finance Director Paul Salvatore explains details of the tax increase and other facets of the budget. Photo/John Munford.

Most of the public discussion about a proposed property tax increase at Thursday’s meeting of the Peachtree City Council focused on the increased spending for landscaping. Read More»

Coweta tweaks zoning rules for active adult developments

A zoning category approved in late 2013 to allow residential developments designed for people 55 years of age and up was amended July 15 by the Coweta County Commission to address building exteriors, enhance deed restriction requirements and mandate annual audits to ensure comploance with the age restriction requirement.

County planning director Robert Tolleson said the amendment to the RRCC (Residential Retirement Community and Care) district was designed to address issues that arose during the three previous rezoning requests which were approved by the commission. Read More»

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