North Fayetteville restaurant cluster delayed for more study

Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission

North Fayetteville restaurant cluster delayed for more study

An update of the proposed retail development on nearly 10 acres along Ga. Highway 85 North near the Fayette Pavilion will have to wait a while longer. The proposal was tabled at the June 27 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Originally presented on April 25, project representative Archie Wannamaker gave an overview […]

J&R Clothing presents plans for new building to Fayetteville Planning and Zoning

J&R Clothing owners Brenda and Richard Dumas and son David, at right, attended the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on June 27 to announce their new location on Ga. Highway 54 West in Fayetteville.

J&R Clothing presents plans for new building to Fayetteville Planning and Zoning

One of Fayette County’s oldest continuing retailers, J&R Clothing in Fayetteville, is building a new location on Ga. Highway 54 a few blocks west of downtown. Initial plans were presented at the June 27 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Commissioners at the meeting heard a conceptual review of the proposal to construct […]

Coweta schools set $196 million budget

Coweta schools set $196 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a June 27 called meeting adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 operational budget totaling $196 million. The budget includes cost-of-living and step increases for employees and will maintain the millage rate at 18.59 mills. Coweta’s budget approval comes on the heels of the Fayette Board of Education adopting a […]

Tyrone to join Fayetteville in movie-TV spotlight

Up to 6 soundstages for TV production proposed

Tyrone to join Fayetteville in movie-TV spotlight

Members of the Tyrone Planning Commission include, from left, Jeff Duncan, Carl Schouw, Chairman Wil James, Marlon Davis and David Nebergall. Photo/Ben Nelms. The film industry has transformed Fayetteville in the past four years. Now Tyrone is getting ready to join in the growth with a proposal by newly-created Founders Studios to add up to […]

Gov. Deal: New plastics plant coming to PTC

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch

Gov. Deal: New plastics plant coming to PTC

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility. “Georgia’s top-ranked business environment continues to attract international firms like SILON to our state,” said Deal. “In choosing Fayette County for this […]

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]

Fayette adopts $50 million budget, eyes tax rollback

Commissioner Charles Rousseau

Fayette adopts $50 million budget, eyes tax rollback

The June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission came with the adoption of a $50 million general fund budget. The best news coming from the meeting is that commissioners again this year are expected to rollback the millage rate in August. Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Peachtree City considers lower tax rate

City Manager Jon Rorie

Peachtree City considers lower tax rate

A June 22 workshop on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget had the Peachtree City Council receiving a projection that the millage rate be lowered by .254 mills. Presented by City Manager Jon Rorie and city staff, the budget is proposed to include approximately $34.88 million in revenues and approximately $34.47 million in expenditures. The […]

Fayetteville sees uptick in 2018 budget

Finance Director Mike Bush

Fayetteville sees uptick in 2018 budget

Fayetteville’s staff and City Council are currently holding staff meetings to get further input on this year’s proposed $13.5 million general fund budget. “This is a conservative budget,” said Finance Director Mike Bush, when he rolled out the facts and figures to the City Council June 15. While he said county tax officials said Fayetteville’s […]