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PTC takes another crack at final celltower rules

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance are expected to be approved Thursday night by the City Council.

At the request of council, the ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council before they are approved. A prior version of the ordinance allowed antennas on buildings without towers to be approved by city staff alone. Read More»

Smiles at Chuck E. Cheese: F’ville expected to OK coin games expansion

One of the few items of business before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday will be the second reading and potential approval of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin-operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1.

“Apparently, this legislative decision had unintended consequences on several of our businesses,” said city clerk Anne Barnard in a Sept. 20 memo. Read More»

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

Man, cat safe after Tyrone house fire Tuesday

A house fire early Tuesday morning in Tyrone left approximately 50 percent damage to a home on Nature’s Path. The homeowner and his cat were unharmed in the blaze.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms said multiple units responded to the fire after the homeowner placed the call at 2:33 a.m. Read More»

Fayette County NAACP to hold 13th annual banquet

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 13th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City. Read More»

Burn headlights to support After School Programs Oct. 21

Burn your car’s headlights on October 21 to support “Lights on Afterschool” and the nearly 1,400 elementary-aged students and their families who rely on the Fayette County Public School System’s After School Program (ASP) for a safe alternative to staying at home alone.

The Afterschool Alliance’s 11th annual Lights on Afterschool is a national event that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on Read More»

Open Street Map 'party' in downtown Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville and Open Street Map are seeking volunteers to help collect data of Downtown Fayetteville that will help create a new, user-friendly, online map of the city.  The “party” is being held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at the Gazebo and be designated different sections of downtown to record street names, crosswalks, traffic signals, business names and much more.  Read More»

Missions group relocating to PTC

An evangelical Christian mission agency has announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Peachtree City in August of next year.

Africa Inland Mission will be moving from its current headquarters in Pearl River, NY, but the move is contingent on the sale of that building, the company said in a news release.

Africa Inland Mission is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations and dedicated to seeing Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all African peoples. Read More»

Coweta, Fayette families flock to EMC’s 63rd Annual Member Celebration

Dr. Bidemi Leyimu discusses health concerns with Ed Parrot at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital health fair during the EMC’s Oct. 9 celebration. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Over 2,500 people turned out for Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Member Appreciation Day, held Oct. 9 on a picture-perfect fall morning at cooperative headquarters in Palmetto. Read More»

More wins for Creek, Mercy and Whitewater

Sandy Creek quarterback Ronnie Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The temperature got colder as the night wore on, but several local teams stayed hot, picking up important region wins. Sandy Creek and East Coweta both remained undefeated, while Whitewater and Our Lady of Mercy Read More»

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