Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list. The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Every month, millions of […]

Mayor Fleisch assesses future of Peachtree City

Mayor Fleisch assesses future of Peachtree City

Fleisch: Lake back to normal by June, traffic fixes underway, west side housing ‘taking off’ From the viewpoint of Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (photo above), 2017 turned out to be a productive year, with 2018 looking to be just as productive. Fleisch said perhaps the biggest accomplishment of 2017 dealt with Lake Peachtree and […]

Tyrone mayor Dial: New developments in film-TV studio, Hwy. 74 traffic improvements ahead

Tyrone mayor Dial: New developments in film-TV studio, Hwy. 74 traffic improvements ahead

Reflecting on 2017 and looking ahead to 2018, Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial (photo above) said a number of development projects and traffic measures were put in place and are going forward. Dial said the town in 2017 took steps to ensure quality, responsible development and efficient traffic management along the Ga. Highway 74 corridor. The […]

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Survey responses by more than 2,000 Fayette County students and more than 850 parents showed that Film and Creative Arts and Computer/Information Technology survey areas carry significant interest to students and parents. The survey, released in mid-December by the Fayette County School System, had 2,163 respondents in grades 8-12 and 869 parent respondents. The school […]

Fayetteville in expansion mode

Fayetteville in expansion mode

P&Z recommends approval of annexations on Burch Road, Sandy Creek Road The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission by unanimous vote on Dec. 19 gave a favorable recommendation on an annexation and rezoning proposal for the construction of a two-story commercial office building on the southwest corner of Burch Road and Ga. Highway 54 West. Above, […]

Williams steps down from Fayetteville Council

Williams steps down from Fayetteville Council

Fayetteville City Councilman Jim Williams was honored Dec. 21 for his four years of service as a councilman. Williams has worked in other governments, including several years as planning director in Peachtree City and as city manager in Fairburn and Chattahoochee Hills. From left, City Councilwoman Kathaleen Brewer, Mayor Ed Johnson, Councilman Scott Stacy and Williams. Photo/John […]