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Students eye changes for village centers

Georgia Tech architecture students took notes on feedback from city officials and shopping center represenatives. Photo/John Mun

More greenspace, better cart access among concepts reviewed

A new group of architecture students from Georgia Tech who are plotting the potential future of Peachtree City’s village retail centers got invaluable feedback during a strategy session Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

PTC police catch shoplifting suspect

A dash across the railroad tracks didn’t stop a shoplifter from Walmart from being caught by Peachtree City police Wednesday morning.

The suspect, identified as Fabian Good, 40, of Newnan was apprehended behind the IHOP restaurant after a brief foot chase, police said. Good stolen DVDs from the store and fled on foot from Walmart loss prevention officers initially, police said.

Good was charged with theft by shoplifting, driving with a suspended license and driving with a cancelled auto registration. Read More»

Valleywood Road issue still unresolved

The longstanding question about the closure of the railroad crossing at Valleywood Road in Tyrone continued Thursday night. Representatives from Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) were on hand to review the project again and solicit community input. Residents were there, at least most of them, to voice their opposition to the closure. The Town Council is expected to make a final decision on the matter in the next 30-60 days. Read More»

PTC briefs: bridge, tunnel project updates

Due to rainy and cold weather the completion date has been adjusted for construction of the path connections leading to the bridge over the CSX railroad tracks along Ga. Highway 54.

The deadline, which was supposed to be Feb. 2, has been extended to March 16 though the contractor thinks it can be finished earlier, city officials said this week.

The bridge and the tunnels to which it will connect have been complete for more than three years but they have been unusable because of the delay in getting the path connections. Read More»

Fischer Crossings still in limbo

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour (foreground) with project manager Nicholas Sawka before Coweta County commissioners Fe

There is still no resolution to the Fischer Crossings commercial development along Ga. Highway 54 just east of Fischer Road. Coweta County commissioners Feb. 2 voted 2-2 on changes to the conceptual site plan pertaining to an aquatic center on the north side of the property and questions about the access road situated behind the aquatic center and the theaters. Commissioners asked developer Scott Seymour to return Feb. 16 with additional information.   Read More»

City of Senoia recognized for positive impact on the county

City of Senoia recognized

The City of Senoia was one of four recipients recognized last week by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce for their significant economic contribution to the Coweta community. Read More»

Fayette County Teacher of the Year finalists named

Friday is usually the favorite day of the week for most people, and for three teachers, it was a day that they will not soon forget.

The Teacher of the Year prize patrol made surprise classroom visits on Jan. 29 congratulating the three finalists selected to vie for the 2010 Fayette County Teacher of the Year title. The three finalists are Sally Meyer, Crabapple Lane Elementary; Jamie Munoz, Bennett’s Mill Middle; and Carrie Collins, Peeples Elementary. Read More»

Young scientists showcase experiments

Have you ever wondered about the recovery time of pH in the human mouth, effect of a lacrosse stick’s length on velocity or the role of PGC-1 alpha in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease? These are just a sampling of questions on the minds of Fayette’s budding scientists that were explored at the 2010 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

Scouting for Food set for this month

Local Boy Scouts are carrying on the tradition that started 25 years ago as a Scout service project. Scouting for Food is considered America ’s largest One-Day Food Drive. In the United States, an estimated 13 million people go to bed hungry each night. With the current state unemployment rates reaching over 10 percent, the local community needs help this year more than ever to meet basic needs. Read More»

F’ville to lose Barnes & Noble; Goodwill store to anchor

Bye-bye, Barnes & Noble; hello, Goodwill store.

It will have been nearly 10 years to the day from the time that Barnes & Noble opened its doors across from the Fayette Pavilion until the time it closes those doors. The bookseller will discontinue operations at its Fayetteville store on Ga. Highway 85 at the end of May. Read More»