Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

The Peachtree City Council on March 16 heard a presentation on establishing a tree fund. The ordinance amendment is expected to come before the council in April. To be potentially included in the Land Development Ordinance, the proposed amendment states that the city would establish an alternative compliance program for those instances where the available […]

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 deferred the spot redistricting of portions of the Huddleston Elementary School area. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

Parents of Huddleston Elementary School children got what they wanted on March 20 when the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to hold off on spot redistricting until some time in the future. A number of parents of the Peachtree City school opposed the proposed spot redistricting that would have begun next school year. […]

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

Judge rules party officials’ lawsuit was latest effort to ‘harass’ Watts

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

A senior judge has called a lawsuit filed by the Fayette County Republican Party, its former chairman and a local attorney “abusive and frivolous” litigation and awarded $30,000 in legal fees to Fayette County, which defended the lawsuit. The lawsuit involved former Fayette County Board of Elections member Marilyn Watts, a longtime county GOP member, […]

Tyrone deal with Fulton brings 60% more sewer

With no deal in Peachtree City negotiations, Tyrone decides to look north for increased sewer capacity

Tyrone deal with Fulton brings 60% more sewer

The years-long attempt by Tyrone to obtain additional sewer capacity came to an end on March 16. The Town Council declined a potential agreement with Peachtree City in favor of an offer from Fulton County that included more capacity and no construction costs Tyrone currently buys 250,000 gallons per day from Fairburn, while Fairburn buys […]

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

The main focus of the March 23 meeting of the Fayette County Commission is likely to be several public hearings on ordinance amendments dealing with bed and breakfast businesses. One of the four public hearings will address amendments to planned residential and business construction in the Planned Residential and Business Development-Planned Unit Development zoning district. […]

Rockaway Road roundabout in the works

Rockaway Road roundabout in the works

  An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Senoia and Coweta County will soon be developed to lead to the construction of a small roundabout on Rockaway Road. Commissioners on March 7 also agreed to reduce the noise level on the recently-installed rumble strips near the intersection with Heritage Pointe Parkway. Commissioners agreed to have the rumble […]

SPLOST turnout under 3% as early voting ends Friday

SPLOST turnout under 3% as early voting ends Friday

Polls open countywide next Tuesday, March 21 The opportunity to vote early for the Fayette County Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is nearing an end. The last day to vote early is this Friday, March 17. After that, voters can go to the polls on March 21. It’s a one-issue election in Fayette, […]

Huddleson Elementary may escape redistricting

Huddleson Elementary may escape redistricting

Some students at 1 other elementary school will move It looks as if the Fayette County Board of Eduction on March 20 will put the Huddleston Elementary School spot redistricting on hold while going ahead with the spot redistricting that deals with approximately 20 students at Spring Hill Elementary School. Superintendent Jody Barrow on Monday […]