Government

McCollom takes over as PTC’s top cop

Acting Chief Will McCollom rides in the July 4th parade last week. Photo/ John Munford.

With 2 councilmen taking aim at police budget, Chief Clark decides it's time to leave Read More»

Fayette, PTC agree on appealing dam decision

Screen grab of email news release.

Pre-holiday, after-hours release sets Lake Peachtree dredging completion in January 2015; no plans for ‘alternative uses’ of lake site Read More»

PTC manager: tax hike ‘important for future’

City Manager Jim Pennington makes a point in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is at right in background.

City manager says if quality declines, residents will leave

While the average Peachtree City homeowner may soon face a $100 increase in city property taxes, the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance, according to City Manager Jim Pennington.

Pennington was referring to the city exhausting its funds from the 2004 countywide transportation sales tax, which paid for road and cart path resurfacing. With those funds gone, the city plans to increase the amount of spending on street resurfacing to $1.48 million and slightly increase cart path resurfacing to $440,000. Read More»

Coweta BoE adopts $173M budget

The Coweta County Board of Education on June 25 adopted a $173 million operations budget for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget includes the restoration of a full work-year calendar for all employees and employee step increases.

The FY 2015 budget represents a $5 million increase over last year’s budget. The school system expects revenues totaling $193.8 million, of which $20.8 million will make up the fund equity. Read More»

GMC unveils its West F’ville college campus plan

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed college campus.

Georgia Military College announced its intention in April to construct a college campus in Fayetteville. The plan for the campus on the west side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was included in a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

If approved later this summer, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

F’ville planners see plans for 239-unit senior complex

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed 239-unit senior residential complex.

It has been a couple of years since the last residential development for ages 55 and up was presented in Fayetteville. Today the Beverly J. Searles Foundation is back in town, proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development just west of downtown. The proposal will not be formally presented until later in July.

The Lafayette Place senior living proposal was presented only as a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission and is expected to be formally presented later in July. Read More»

Early voting underway in F’ville

Voters make choices in early voting in Peachtree City for the May primary. File Photo.

State Senate, school board races up for grabs

If you’re antsy to pull your touch-screen trigger finger, early voting began this week for the upcoming July 22 primary runoff election.

Early birds can hit the polls at the county’s elections office at 140 Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 18. Also, the week of July 14-18 polls will also be open at the Peachtree City Library and Tyrone Town Hall from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day. Read More»

Fayette Commission urged to build aquatic center at Kenwood Park

County residents will get no property tax increase this year courtesy of the Fayette County Commission.

The commission formally adopted a $46.7 million budget June 26 which includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all employees and another 2 percent one-time pay incentive for employees if their department meets budgeting guidelines and they are otherwise eligible.

During public comment on the budget, north Fayette resident Alice Jones encouraged the commission to find funding for the second and third phases of Kenwood Park off Ga. Highway 279 in north Fayette County. Read More»

Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

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