Youth recreation set to begin in Palmetto

Youth recreation in Palmetto has been a long-discussed need. But now, the non-profit Palmetto Youth League (PYL) is set to begin operations May 1 and will kick things off Apr. 17. “A great effort has been undertaken to fulfill a need in the community,” said Mayor John Miller. “That need is now being addressed by […]

Senoia awards contract for new police/court building

Senoia’s new police and municipal court building is still on schedule to open in early May. The City Council Monday night in preparation for the opening approved bids for the installation of the telephone system and the court speaker and recording system. The council after hearing the specifics of the bids explained by Police Chief […]

Senoia council takes no action on street vendors

The Senoia City Council at the April 5 meeting took no action after a discussion on establishing regulations allowing street vendors. The council was opposed to those operations competing with the city’s established businesses. City Administrator Richard Ferry said the topic surfaced when the city began receiving inquiries about having food vendors and horse-drawn carriages […]

Senoia amends water/sewer budgets

Increases in expenses related to the Senoia Water System led to the approval by the City Council Monday night of a transfer of $61,000 in reserves to amend the Water Fund budget. The council also approved a $22,800 amendment to the Sewer Fund. Beyond the fluctuations that accompany any given line item of a budget, […]

PTC woman opposes pay raise for mayor

One Peachtree City resident argued Thursday night against a potential raise for Mayor Don Haddix. Speaking during the public comment portion of the city council meeting, Caren Russell said it didn’t make sense given the state of the city’s economy. “I cannot see where the mayor can really work side-by-side with employees of the city, […]

Higher recreation fees OK’d by PTC Council

Swim teams to chip in $55K additional revenue Swim teams using the Kedron Aquatic Center will be paying more per swimmer as part of fee increases adopted by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. The monthly fee for the Southern Crescent Aquatic Team and high school teams will jump to $32 for each participant. Previously […]

PTC finances get green light from auditor

Peachtree City’s latest financial audit yielded a fully clean opinion from the accounting firm of Moore and Cubbedge. Firm partner Tammy Galvis presented a breakdown of the city’s audit to the city council at its meeting Thursday night. Among other data, Galvis showed a graph how the city’s cash reserve fund has dipped from $10.6 […]

PTC passes on fire sprinkler mandate for new homes

A proposal to require fire sprinkler systems to be installed in all new single family homes in Peachtree City failed on a 4-1 vote at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth gave an impassioned plea urging approval of the ordinance, citing recent construction techniques that have caused quicker building collapses when they […]

Newnan Fire Dept. conducts Haz-Mat training this week

Newnan Fire Department will be conducting Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) training this week along with the City of Carrollton Fire Department. The training will be at Newnan Coweta Public Safety Training Center on Greison Trail on March 31st beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Newnan Fire Department is a member of the West Georgia Regional Haz-Mat Team. […]