Newsmakers

Fayette OK’s chicken study committee

Commissioner Allen McCarty. Photo/John Munford.

Hens only, no roosters allowed

With the blessing of the Fayette County Commission, a committee will research the idea of allowing female chickens to be raised in all zoning categories.

Current county rules deem chickens as “livestock” meaning they may only be raised on lots zoned agricultural-residential, which have a minimum lot size of 5 acres.

The suggestion came from County Commissioner Allen McCarty, who will chair the committee looking into the matter.

Commissioner David Barlow said his concern was to limit the number of hens on smaller lots to as few as three. Read More»

EPD: Fayette-run Brooks water system not tested for lead, copper for 3 years

The Fayette County Water System failed to conduct adequate lead and copper sampling of the former Brooks Water System for three straight years, according to a notice sent to system customers in the small south Fayette town. Read More»

PTC Powerball winner identified

A Peachtree City man has come forward to claim a $1 million payoff from the Aug. 7 Powerball lottery, according to Georgia Lottery officials.

Matthew Beecher was one of three winners who matched the first five numbers in the drawing. He purchased the winning ticket at the Braelinn Village Chevron convenience store at Robinson Road and south Peachtree Parkway, officials said.

Beecher claimed his prize at Georgia Lottery headquarters Aug. 16, officials said. Read More»

Rehman appealing marijuana lawsuit

The lawsuit brought by Senoia resident Don Rehman against the Senoia City Council over his interpretation of a city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was dismissed in May by Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon. But Rehman will have another day in court when his case is appealed to the Ga. Supreme Court in the fall.

Rehman said his appeal has been accepted by the Ga. Supreme Court and is on the court’s calendar for October, adding that he has been permitted to include nearly a dozen additional pages in his appeal documents. Read More»

F'vile Market Day cancelled for Aug. 17

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville that was scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 has been postponed until Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cancellation of activities held at the Fayette County complex was due to expected inclement weather.

State blasts Fayette Water System

Water System Director Tony Parrott (third from right) helps Fayette Commission Chairman Steve Brown and other county commissioners cut the ribbon during June ceremonies at the official opening of Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

EPD urges probe to determine if director, 4 employees were ‘fraudulent’ or ‘incompetent’

Main PTC Crosstown water treatment plant flunks inspection with score of 69

Now, something more than just the water smells.

The Fayette County Water System has been ticketed for 10 violations of Georgia’s safe drinking water rules, ranging from faulty monitoring of filters and water disinfectants at water treatment plants to a lack of appropriately-certified personnel running the two treatment plants and plant operations being conducted by uncertified, unsupervised personnel. Read More»

PTC makes Money Magazine’s Top 50 Best Small Towns list

Peachtree City has been included in the Top 50 Best Small Towns by Money magazine. The city received a 48th place ranking in the national survey.

“In this verdant Atlanta suburb, you’ll find teens and seniors alike zipping through neighborhoods in golf carts. The town has 35,000 residents, 10,000 golf carts and more than 90 miles of trails that weave through lakes, baseball fields, a BMX park and an amphitheater,” the magazine said Tuesday. Read More»

A tale of two golf cart ordinances

McIntosh High School students share the news on a golf cart in the parking lot at the Peachtree City school. File photo.

Starr’s Mill High School students may get help from Fayette Commission; public opinion sought on unifying golf cart ordinances to make traveling easier

The Fayette County Commissioners are asking all golf cart owners and prospective cart owners in the county to attend the Aug. 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Read More»

PTC store sells $1M winning Powerball ticket

Call it the million-dollar mystery. A winning ticket in Thursday’s Powerball was sold at the Braelinn Chevron convenience store at Robinson Road and south Peachtree Parkway, Read More»

PTC Marine recruit trains on obstacle course

PTC Marine recruit trains on obstacle course

U.S. Marine Recruit Abigail Andrews, Platoon 4032, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, struggles to throw her foot over a rope July 31, 2013, on the Confidence Course on Parris Island, S.C. Andrews, an 18-year-old native of Peachtree City, Ga., changed positions twice while on this obstacle. The course comprises 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by facing physical challenges and heights. November Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 4, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Read More»