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Another water system citation letter sent home

Our water is still safe to drink even though the Fayette County Water System was cited for a chemical treatment violation recently, county officials said in a mailing to all water system customers.

The system has been cited for violating the maximum level for trihalomethanes, which is a byproduct of the use of chlorine to disinfect drinking water to eliminate disease-causing organisms, for the third quarter of this year. Read More»

Fayette to choose new water system engineer

Presentation planned on McDonough Road widening for 2019

The Fayette County Commission is expected Thursday night to select CH2M Hill as its on-call consulting engineering firm for the county water system.

CH2M Hill was one of nine firms that submitted bids to the county to handle the work and was the unanimous recommendation of the evaluation committee that reviewed the proposals. CH2M Hill has the familiarity of having worked with the water system this summer to ameliorate the taste and odor issues that plagued the county’s drinking water for weeks. Read More»

Fantasy 5 winning ticket sold in PTC, worth $207K

Another big winning lottery ticket has been sold in Peachtree City, this time for $207,979 in the Fantasy 5 drawing on Sept. 20.

Lottery officials say the local winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize. The winning ticket was sold at the BP gas station on Ga. Highway 54 near Westpark Drive.

Three other winners have come forward including Mabel Simmons of Lawrenceville, James Greathouse of Flintstone and Larry Major of Macon.

Fantasy 5 winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prizes. Read More»

Senoia eyes new filter to fix discolored water issue

The Senoia City Council on Monday approved water system tests designed to lead to a recommendation on the appropriate type of filter that should be purchased. Issues with “yellow water” from 2011 that reoccurred temporarily in 2012 and again this summer in some homes on Teal Court were found to be associated with oxidized iron. Read More»

POW, MIA soldiers remembered in PTC ceremony

POW, MIA soldiers remembered in PTC ceremony

Local veterans took time Friday morning at the Veterans Memorial Park in Peachtree City to remember those who were taken prisoners of war or declared missing in action while serving during U.S. wars and conflicts. Photo/John Munford.

Constitutionally speaking at Falcon Field

Constitutionally speaking at Falcon Field

American history and the Constitution came alive Sept. 14 when historian Earl Taylor made a presentation on “The Making of America” before a large group at the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette continues slow growth, population now tops 108K

Fayette County continues to be one of the slow-growth leaders in metro Atlanta — if there were such a category.

According to population estimates released by the Atlanta Regional Commission, Fayette County added 700 residents between 2012 and 2013, with an average three-year growth estimated at 544 residents each year.

ARC now measures Fayette’s population as being 108,200 residents. Read More»

Work on Hwy. 74, Oakley Blvd. to blame for I-85 area traffic snarl

Work on Hwy. 74, Oakley Blvd. to blame for I-85 area traffic snarl

The recent traffic dilemmas south of Interstate 85 along Ga. Highway 74 are bad enough on their own. But intersection improvement work long underway, which causes its own version of congestion, are expected to eventually make the intersection with Oakley Industrial Boulevard more manageable.

Commenting on general aspects of the project,DOT spokesman Mark McKinnon said the project was designed by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation to result in a number of traffic improvements to the high-volume intersection.

The project is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the year. Read More»

Sewer work a sign of progress in south PTC

WASA contractors from Willow Construction work toward the recent completion of the Meade Field Pump Station project, which included installation of 2,400 linear feet of 8-inch PVC gravity sewer line and more than 4,500 linear feet of 6-inch HDPE force main. Photo/Special.

In Peachtree City, the construction of an additional pump station within the sewer system’s service area is a sign that new customers from two residential development projects are coming online on the south side of town off Ga. Highway 74.
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Cheerleader lifted community's spirit despite her cancer

Madeline McTier, in a photo with her mother, became a positive influence on the east Coweta community. Photo/Special.

The East Coweta High School cheerleader who made such an indelible impression on the community and many around the world passed away Sept. 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Seventeen-year-old Madeline McTier is remembered as a person possessing an unrivaled spirit that made her an inspiration to many.

Madeline was diagnosed with brain cancer in March 2012. The high school junior, ECHS varsity cheerleader and competitive cheerleader with ACE in Peachtree City passed away on Tuesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Read More»

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