Rep. Ramsey: Talk of gas tax increase ‘premature’

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City). File photo.

‘Someone would have to do a lot of convincing to get me to vote to raise gas taxes’ Read More»

Common Core to be first topic of ‘Civil Conversations’

A new organization is convening Friday night for its first public gathering and hopes to bring together a variety of people and viewpoints.

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event is Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the group has rented a meeting room at 174 N. Glynn Street for the first 100 people who sign up. There is a $22 cost for a catered meal provided by Broadway Diner. Read More»

BoE OKs $200K a year Internet ‘learning management program’

Educators at a recent Fayette County Board of Education meeting include (L-R) Barry Marchman, Dan Colwell, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Chair Marion Key, Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Teachers, students and parents in Fayette County will soon explore the touted benefits of a $200,000 per year learning management program approved Jan. 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education. The expenditure for the new program is included in the current budget.

Among its features, the Blackboard Learn program can be used to enhance teaching tasks and create assignments, manage content, collaborate with teachers across multiple school systems, analyze data and, for students and teachers, provide “anywhere/anytime” learning, according to Read More»

Another PTC east side annexation sought

Portion of the site plan for the proposed annexation. From the PTC Planning and Zoning Dept.
First request under looser rules: 28 acres on PTC’s east side for mix of retail/homes

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Ramsey appoints his team

Republican deputies monitor legislation

Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) recently announced the appointment of his Deputy Whip team, which monitors legislation and helps representatives understand the details of each bill.

“These Representatives are indicative of the strong geographic and ideological diversity within our caucus,” Ramsey said. “Their hard work and integrity have earned the respect of their fellow House members, and their reputations as fair and trustworthy individuals will enable them to be effective conduits for information between members and our caucus leadership.” Read More»

Portion of old school to be transformed into a garden spot

A Jan. 20 decision by the Fayette County Board of Education paved the way for a community garden to be established on the grounds of the former Tyrone Elementary School.

Superintendent Jody Barrow said he had received correspondence from Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial indicating that a new garden club had inquired about using a portion of the former school grounds to establish a community garden.

Barrow said the requested location is on the northeast side of the former school.

“It’s a good idea and a good opportunity for the community,” Barrow said. Read More»

Tyrone mayor open to adding sewer downtown

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial in a file photo from September 2014.

Dial: ‘Many businesses are suffering with their septic service and an unknown number of potential businesses are avoiding this important part of town’ Read More»

PTC OKs more than $1M in new purchases

The Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15 approved a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement Read More»

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

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