Retired Fayetteville truck driver wins $666K in Fantasy 5 drawing

Bradley Payne and his wife enjoy the winning moment. Photo/Ga. Lottery.

Retired Fayetteville truck driver wins $666K in Fantasy 5 drawing

Fayetteville resident Bradley Payne recently claimed half of a Georgia Lottery prize. prize. Payne and a second winner matched all five numbers in the June 4 Fantasy 5 drawing, splitting the $1.3 million jackpot prize into a $666,595 win for each. Payne purchased his winning ticket at K and R Food Mart, located at 8390 […]

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 […]

Heroic police K-9 passes away after seven years of service

Heroic police K-9 passes away after seven years of service

  It was last summer that Peachtree City Police Department K-9 Officer Maik retired from service. The partner of Cpl. Andy Johnson passed away at Johnson’s home on May 6. Peachtree City Police Department K-9 Officer Maik and his handler, Cpl. Andy Johnson were on hand at the Aug. 18, 2016 meeting of the Peachtree […]

Fayetteville board balks at approving project, postpones final vote on hotel

Planning Commission wary of downtown hotel height

Fayetteville board balks at approving project, postpones final vote on hotel

Developer Steven Gulas was back before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on May 25. For the second meeting in a row his proposal to construct a hotel on Ga. Highway 85 just north of downtown was tabled. The proposal to build a four-story hotel first went before commissioners on April 25 where it was […]

European grocery giant closer to Fayetteville store

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on May 25 approved a proposal by German grocer LIDL to construct a store on Ga. Highway 85 North. Pictured, from left, are commissioners Ken Collins, Toby Spencer and Derryll Anderson, Chairman Sarah Murphy and commissioners Debbie Renfroe and John Reeves.

European grocery giant closer to Fayetteville store

German grocer LIDL on May 25 received rezoning and annexation approval from the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission in connection with proposal to construct a 36,000 sq. ft. grocery store on Ga. Highway 85 North. The proposal included a rezoning request for approximately five acres from C-2 (community commercial and R-22 (single-family residential) to C-3 […]

Fayetteville adopts new branding in its revamped logo

Fayetteville adopts new branding in its revamped logo

The city of Fayetteville has a new official logo, which was unveiled during Thursday night’s City Council meeting. The new emblem was designed by the same marketing firm that designed the recently-released Fayette County “Create Your Story” logo, and the two are meant to be used side-by-side in tourism, economic development and other designated community […]

26-home rezoning runs into Fayetteville opposition

Richard Ferry pled his case before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.

26-home rezoning runs into Fayetteville opposition

Before the Fayetteville City Council meeting started Thursday, the lone zoning item on the agenda received a new twist. Jeff Landrum wanted to build the 26 detached homes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Landrum wants the property rezoned to R-THC (Residential Townhouse-condominimum.) […]

Peachtree City fire chief wants hike in ambulance fees

Peachtree City Fire Chief Joe O’Conor.

Peachtree City fire chief wants hike in ambulance fees

Peachtree City Fire Chief Joe O’Conor at the May 18 City Council meeting proposed increasing three fees related to ambulance transport, decreasing another ambulance fee and increasing several others related to services provided by the city fire marshal. O’Conor said the recommendations came after the department reviewed the fee structure of neighboring local governments. O’Conor […]