Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Questions system’s financial management; favors PTC control of authority

Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Peachtree City’s sewer system socks away too much money, ignores opportunities for rate reductions for rate payers in favor of too-generous employee pay and benefits and fails to plan adequately for future maintenance and expansion needs, a former chairman of the autonomous authority charges in a letter to the editor. WASA had no comment by […]

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Police participation in neighborhoods around the city and at The Ridge Nature Area just got a leg-up with the addition of the Fayetteville Police Department’s new C.A.R.E. (Community Activity Resource and Education) unit. “The Fayetteville Police Department has initiated a new community-oriented unit to enhance and build upon the partnership we share with the Fayetteville […]

Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use

Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use

Is West Fayetteville getting ready to explode with development? During Thursday night’s City Council meeting, the City Council was hearing an update on the comprehensive plan from Interim Director of Community Development Jahnee Prince. Prince explained that a member of the audience wanted to address the issue. Chitra Subbarayan, who represents Ackerman and Company, showed […]

Senoia looks to provide a ‘respite’ with SPLOST funds

Senoia looks to provide a ‘respite’ with SPLOST funds

  As Senoia’s popularity grows, so does the demand for more facilities to accommodate the happy crowds that flock to the city each week. During Monday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager Harold Simmons suggested three of the city’s priorities in the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax should be finishing the city’s Seavy […]

Building a bridge for 2,783 residential units

Building a bridge for 2,783 residential units

  It took a while for CSX Railroad to give permission, but construction of the long-awaited bridge at MacDuff Parkway and Senoia Road in Peachtree City is well underway. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to open for traffic by early fall. Though MacDuff Parkway is complete, extending from Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74 […]

County throws East Village back to Senoia

County throws East Village back to Senoia

  The Coweta County Commission on April 13 voiced no objection to the proposal to annex 167 acres into Senoia at Ga. highways 85 and 16 for the East Village mixed-use development. With no objection from commissioners, the proposal will go back to the Senoia City Council for consideration. Originally proposed in mid-2016, McIntosh Trail […]

Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?

Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?

Fayetteville’s building boom could continue if the City Council Thursday night decides to approve 26 new townhomes on the eastern side of the city. Brent Scarborough wants to build the townhomes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Scarborough wants the property rezoned to […]

Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought

Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought

Another step in the process that will lead to the 2018 construction of a Fayetteville pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville was put in place April 13 by the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners approved a Ga. Department of Transportation contract needed for right-of-way work to begin. County staff noted […]

Keeping the county safe

Keeping the county safe

The Peachtree City Council on April 6 presented a proclamation supporting Alcohol Awareness Month in Fayette County and the legal ramifications involved when parents allow social hosting in their home. Pictured, from left, are Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, AVPride representative Michael Mumper and Starr’s Mill High School sophomores Bailey Austin and Molly Hancock. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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