Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

School zone redistricting: Some Spring Hill, Huddleston students may be moved; future reopening of Tyrone Elementary?

Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

The Fayette County Board of Education has received a spot redistricting proposal for the 2017-2018 school year that would initially impact 54 students currently attending Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Huddleston Elementary in Peachtree City. A letter is going out to affected parents today about parent meetings at Huddleston on Feb. 16 and Spring […]

Former McIntosh student feared taken by human traffickers in Miami

Alexis Say, 22, disappears from Miami hospital; no cellphone, no ID on her

Former McIntosh student feared taken by human traffickers in Miami

A 22-year-old New York woman and former Peachtree City resident is the subject of a search after she was last seen in a Miami hospital on Jan. 23. Alexis Say, a former student at Booth Middle School and McIntosh High School, was last seen on Jan. 23 in a waiting room of North Shore Hospital […]

PTC to fine green belt tree cutters $500?

If guilty, cutters would pay $500 for each tree removed and would be required to replace with tree of same size

PTC to fine green belt tree cutters $500?

The agenda for the Feb. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council comes with only two items. One of the items deals with removing trees and vegetation from city greenbelt areas. Previously a discussion topic, the council will hear from Planning and Development Director Mike Warrix regarding regulations dealing with a monetary penalty for removing […]

Former Fayette GOP chair fined for not living where he voted

Former Fayette GOP chair fined for not living where he voted

Appraiser and former Fayette County Republican Party Chairman Lane Watts has been cited for violations of state election laws, with the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings assessing a civil penalty of $5,000 against him. According to the hearing document filed Feb. 6 by Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker, the decision resulted in Watts being […]

Fayetteville Council eyes revised plan to change downtown

A key difference in the Haddow proposal would have the area between Lanier Avenue and Stonewall Avenue continuing to east of Tiger Trail be focused more as park space than in the earlier proposal

Fayetteville Council eyes revised plan to change downtown

The Fayetteville City Council retreat on Feb. 9 included a presentation on the long-discussed downtown master plan. The council established a goal to develop a revised plan by August. The Fayetteville Downtown Master Plan in the works for more than two years is still on the drawing table. A new proposal by Haddow and Company […]

All the way through to Hwy. 85

All the way through to Hwy. 85

The last phase of the large transportation project near downtown Fayetteville is open for traffic. The section of Easterbrook Way connecting Ga. Highway 85 to North Jeff Davis Drive and a new traffic signal opened Feb. 10. It becomes only the third traffic signal-controlled intersection in the mile-plus stretch of a busy five-lane highway between […]

Fayette approves $78K for Hwy. 74 corridor study

The goals are to establish a vision for Hwy. 74 that is supported by the stakeholders and sets forth a plan for bringing that vision to reality.

Fayette approves $78K for Hwy. 74 corridor study

A draft contract between the Ga. Department of Transportation and Fayette County for the Ga. Highway 74 Corridor Study was approved on Feb. 9 by the Fayette County Commission. Previously tabled on Jan. 12, commissioners at the Feb. 9 meeting unanimously approved a draft contract for the Hwy. 74 Corridor Study that includes stakeholders such […]

Hwy. 54 to be 4-laned to Jonesboro this year

Hwy. 54 to be 4-laned to Jonesboro this year

The Ga. Department of Transportation is planning later this year to widen Ga. Highway 54 East to four lanes beginning at McDonough Road east of Fayetteville to Tara Boulevard in Clayton County. Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon said the $50 million project will widen the current two-lane roadway to four lanes to link […]

Plan: How to attract businesses to downtown Fayetteville

The plan area includes more than 70 acres spanning the county complex property downtown, the school system property a short distance to the west and much of the property fronting Grady Avenue from Beauregard Avenue to Ga. Highway 54 West.

Plan: How to attract businesses to downtown Fayetteville

A presentation by city Economic Development Director Brian Wismer at the Feb. 9 and 10 retreat held by the Fayetteville City Council included community development goals, the need for a business development incentive plan and impediments to economic growth. The downtown master plan is one that has been in the works for approximately two years […]

Fayetteville goals: Pinewood fire station, pedestrian/cart paths

Fayetteville will have its own city-wide master trail plan that will include everything from sidewalks and crossings to multi-use trails.

Fayetteville goals: Pinewood fire station, pedestrian/cart paths

This year will be a busy time for the Fayetteville City Council and city staff. A lengthy list of goals from the annual council retreat held on Feb. 9 and 10 included items such as developing a revised downtown master plan, a master trail plan, building a new fire station on Veterans Parkway and creating […]

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