Vehicles entered at Peachtree City fire station

Vehicles entered at Peachtree City fire station

  The Peachtree City Fire Station on North Peachtree Parkway was the scene on March 23 of four entering auto incidents involving firefighters’ vehicles. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the incidents were reported in the morning hours and involved four vehicles. All four vehicles had windows shattered, Bergh said, adding that a […]

Peachtree City plan update moves ahead

Peachtree City plan update moves ahead

  The Peachtree City Comprehensive Plan Update is well underway. The steering committee reviewed the update progress and made suggestions for the “community work program” currently under development. The committee briefly discussed a number of projects in the community facilities, land use, natural and historic resources and general planning categories that are currently underway or […]

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

  Areas around Fayetteville are seeing smoke-filed skies Thursday afternoon. Not to worry in terms of a local fire emergency, the smoke is coming from the east in Jasper County. Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said the smoke experienced in Fayetteville and surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon is not local. It is from […]

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

  A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]

Hampton woman killed in car crash

Hampton woman killed in car crash

  A Hampton woman was killed in a March 18 vehicle crash on McDonough Road in east Fayette County. Sheriff Barry Babb said 47-year-old Simara Colin died at the scene of the accident. Babb said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when Pasha Asante, of Lithia Springs, was travelling eastbound on McDonough Road and […]

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

A conceptual site plan by Dividend West Partners to construct a 130,000 sq. ft. office/warehouse building on Dividend Drive was approved March 13 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Located at 416 Dividend Drive, the industrial-zoned lot on which the 130,500 sq. ft. office and warehouse building will be situated is on property adjacent to […]

Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

The Peachtree City Council on March 16 heard a presentation on establishing a tree fund. The ordinance amendment is expected to come before the council in April. To be potentially included in the Land Development Ordinance, the proposed amendment states that the city would establish an alternative compliance program for those instances where the available […]

Is Fayetteville safe? Officials: We’re working on it

Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray, at podium, was joined by Mayor Ed Johnson (L) and District Attorney Ben Coker (R) and others at a community safety meeting held March 18 at the Fayetteville Library. Photo/Submitted.

Is Fayetteville safe? Officials: We’re working on it

A community safety meeting held March 18 at the Fayetteville Library was attended by numerous residents and a wealth of local officials. The event was initially organized by Realtor Heidi Becker. “I was reading comments and debates on Nextdoor.com about whether or not Fayetteville was still a safe place to live,” Becker said. “There are […]

Tyrone deal with Fulton brings 60% more sewer

With no deal in Peachtree City negotiations, Tyrone decides to look north for increased sewer capacity

Tyrone deal with Fulton brings 60% more sewer

The years-long attempt by Tyrone to obtain additional sewer capacity came to an end on March 16. The Town Council declined a potential agreement with Peachtree City in favor of an offer from Fulton County that included more capacity and no construction costs Tyrone currently buys 250,000 gallons per day from Fairburn, while Fairburn buys […]