Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Thefts push Peachtree City crime rate up 10%   Peachtree City crime statistics for 2017 show a 10 percent increase in serious crimes, with the vast majority of those being related to thefts. Part I crimes include the more serious offenses such as aggravated assault, burglary, forcible rape, homicide, arson, theft, motor vehicle theft and […]

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Many will remember the term “weather permitting” during the time Lake Peachtree was being dredged. That term also applies to the completion of the spillway project, given the nearly 21 inches of rain that has fallen since January. Weather permitting, the project will be done by the end of July. Above, an update on the Lake […]

Fayette, Peachtree City agree on Crosstown roundabout funding

Fayette, Peachtree City agree on Crosstown roundabout funding

The Peachtree City Council on May 17 adopted a resolution for an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Fayette County that will lead to the construction of a roundabout a Crosstown Drive and Peachtree Parkway. Fayette County has agreed to provide $1.5 million from the remaining 2004 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues to finance […]

Peachtree City Council takes over sewer authority, boots volunteer board

Peachtree City Council takes over sewer authority, boots volunteer board

Chairman calls treatment of volunteers ‘inexcusable’ Local legislation that passed through the General Assembly and did not get vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal gives the Peachtree City Council control of the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on July 1. Above, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/Ben Nelms. City Council members last August unanimously […]

Lakefront condominiums eyed for Lake McIntosh

Lakefront condominiums eyed for Lake McIntosh

Peachtree City lifts multifamily rezoning moratorium for 6 months to await development plans A request to lift the multi-family rezoning moratorium for a single, undeveloped 5-acre tract on the southeast side of Lake McIntosh was approved May 3 by the Peachtree City Council for a six-month period. Developer Chadwick Homes is proposing 24 condominiums for […]

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

In a move that many long-time city hall watchers are saying is unprecedented, the Fayetteville City Council May 3 voted to rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate History Month. Above, a small crowd gathered May 3 to see the City Council rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate heritage. Photo/Ben Nelms. In late April, the city issued the […]

Peachtree City talks trash

Peachtree City talks trash

Multiple providers tearing up city streets, city manager says; should there be just one choice? The Peachtree City Council at a May 1 retreat session discussed residential solid waste service providers, the damage to asphalt done by garbage trucks and potential options for the future. The discussion will continue during upcoming budget talks. Peachtree City […]

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

153-acre project to feature theater, retail, office space, 260 residences  The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission will have to wait until later in May to hear more about the large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial development (map overlay above) proposed for Ga. Highway 54 West near South Sandy Creek Road. The completed DRI (Development of Regional […]

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Development plans presented by commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) for a planned headquarters on Ga. Highway 85 North were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Above, members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission include, from left, commissioners Ken Collins, Toby Spencer, Brett Nolan, Chairman Sarah Murphy […]