PTC plans to spiff up Drake Field, build bridge to lake’s Snake Island

Artist’s rendering of proposed pavilion at Drake Field next to City Hall. Provided by Peachtree City Planning Department.

PTC plans to spiff up Drake Field, build bridge to lake’s Snake Island

It was in 2015 that the Peachtree City Council mapped a plan to upgrade areas around City Hall. Significant work has been done at Drake Field and more is on the way. The council on June 15 heard an update on plans for additional work at Drake Field situated east of City Hall. Now initially […]

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fresh off adopting a record budget, the Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the language for the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) III question to be put before voters on an upcoming ballot, possibly in November. The E-SPLOST III renewal initiative will likely receive school board approval in July […]

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the 2017-2018 budget totaling $203.7 million. The vote to adopt the budget was unanimous, though Chairman Barry Marchman prior to the vote suggested that the board next year discuss the potential for having larger schools and class sizes as a way to reduce expenditures. Marchman […]

Peachtree City’s cooking cops dish up TV ‘Slaw and Order’

Peachtree City Police Department Det. Heather Scott (L) is one of four officers to be featured on a Fox television show airing locally on June 21. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.

Peachtree City’s cooking cops dish up TV ‘Slaw and Order’

Slaw and Order. Leave it to a handful of Peachtree City cops to come up with a name for the team of four who will be featured on June 21 in a live television cooking challenge. “We are excited to announce that four members of the Police Department have been auditioning for several months for […]

Fayette boosts Georgia to #1 in world of films

17 feature films were made in Georgia in 2016, tops in the world; California in 4th place

Fayette boosts Georgia to #1 in world of films

When it comes to the production of feature films in 2016, Georgia led the United States and the world in the number of films produced. A big part of the effort in Georgia came in Fayetteville at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The FilmL.A. annual “Feature Film Study “showed Georgia with 17 movies filmed in the state […]

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 5 got a look at the potential projects for SPLOST III that could be up for a vote in November. The current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) expires in 2019. The school board is considering holding a referendum for SPLOST III in November. The school […]

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

What are the differences between the school systems in Fayette County, Coweta County and Forsyth County in terms of money spent? The 2017-2018 budget in Fayette has been tentatively set at $203.7 million, while the budget for Coweta is tentatively set at $194 million and Forsyth’s budget is tentatively set at $405 million. Fayette County […]