Fayetteville taps 13% of city’s reserve funds for police roof, funds for 12 more firefighters

Fayetteville taps 13% of city’s reserve funds for police roof, funds for 12 more firefighters

The city of Fayetteville agreed April 19 to use just over a million dollars in its reserve funds to cover items that were not needed during last year’s budget cycle. Finance Director Mike Bush said the total represents about 13 percent of the city’s $6 million in reserves. He also noted the city had put $1 […]

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Filming of “The Walking Dead’ will continue until at least 2021. That’s the word from Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher who confirmed America’s favorite zombies will continue filming in the bustling eastern Coweta city. Additionally, the studio plans to build a 55-ft. windmill on the Gin Property, which doubles as Alexandria in the hit AMC series. […]

Snake Island to be transformed into Spyglass Island — with a cart bridge, lighted sign

Snake Island to be transformed into Spyglass Island — with a cart bridge, lighted sign

Bridge will include 62-ft. backlit sign denoting ‘Lake Peachtree’ The Peachtree City Council on April 19 got an update on the multi-use path bridges over the new Lake Peachtree spillway and one connecting to nearby Spyglass Island. Above, members of the Peachtree City Council at the April 19 meeting included, from left, Councilman Mike King, Mayor […]

Big liquor store approved for Kedron’s last slot

Big liquor store approved for Kedron’s last slot

Planning Commission votes 3-1 in favor of ‘beautiful’ 8,500-sq.ft. World of Beverages Approval from the Peachtree City Planning Commission was obtained April 9 on the last commercial parcel at the Kedron Village Shopping Center. The outparcel site will be home to the Kedron World of Beverage. The vote to approve the conceptual site plan and […]

Newnan braces for neo-Nazi rally Saturday

Newnan braces for neo-Nazi rally Saturday

Newnan officials have issued an update, including road closures, that will be in effect for an April 21 rally by members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) who have obtained a permit for a political rally at Greenville Street Park. Also expected to attend are members of the Valdosta Antifa organization, as will a contingent […]

Local governments remind parents of social hosting laws

Local governments remind parents of social hosting laws

Local governments around Fayette County have proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month, with members of Drug Free Fayette and AVPride reminding parents of the legal prohibitions involved with violating social hosting ordinances adopted countywide. Above, Drug Free Fayette representative Jean Felts (C) on April 5 received a proclamation by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (L) and […]

PTC announces road closures for utility work

PTC announces road closures for utility work

  Beginning Monday, April 16, the western leg of Golfview Drive will be closed near Cockspur Court for utility work in the area. The roadway will remain closed through June.  Detour signs will be posted, and drivers accessing areas beyond the closure should use the eastern leg of Golfview until this work is completed. This […]

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

City Manager Gibson says city is talking with tech college about a campus in the Pavilion area Fayette Senior Services was the April 6 setting that had Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson giving an update on the city’s strategic planning for the downtown area. Future development could include residential over retail, a mix of restaurants, […]

Roundabout for Crosstown Road in the planning stages

Roundabout for Crosstown Road in the planning stages

Peachtree City Council retreat focuses on traffic solutions, likely redevelopment areas An April 3 retreat of the Peachtree City Council came with a look at transportation projects to provide both access and mobility and a look at different redevelopment tools the city might use in the future to address some of the city’s aging residential […]

Peachtree City raises white flag on home color rules

Peachtree City raises white flag on home color rules

When it came to adopting an ordinance that would impose restrictions on the exterior color of a single-family residence, the Peachtree City Council on April 5 voted unanimously to “disapprove” the proposal. Above, Peachtree City Manager Jon Rorie. Photo/Ben Nelms. The agenda item began with City Manager Jon Rorie saying that 47 of the city’s […]