Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City faces steep decline; thus, city council must study annexing into eastern Coweta to build new city center, high-tech corridor, says Dar Thompson, PTC business owner and former mayoral candidate — Click here for full video interview. To prevent an increasingly rapid decline in Peachtree City’s growth prospects, the city must look west to […]

Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Everybody knows that healthcare costs continue to rise. But what about those costs when a person is in jail? Those costs also continue to increase, with federal law requiring that jails, funded by taxpayers, be responsible for providing treatment. Providing healthcare services for people who are incarcerated is a requirement of federal law, said Fayette […]

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

First in U.S. system receives text messages, video calls for help The Fayette County Commission on March 22 approved $192,000 for an advanced 911 platform that will integrate with the current 911 system. A first in the U.S., the Carbyne911 technology will result in the availability of dispatchers to receive video and texts from the […]

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Ognio prevails; Oddo calls it ethics issue; Maxwell, Rousseau go along; Brown vehemently objects to “tyranny” A March 22 motion by Commissioner Randy Ognio that Fayette County commissioners not post county employee personnel file information on commission agendas or on a website was approved on a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Steve Brown was opposed. Making the […]

Brown’s call to abandon widening of McDonough Road rebuffed

Brown’s call to abandon widening of McDonough Road rebuffed

A March 22 request by Commissioner Steve Brown that the Fayette County Commission ask the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to cease the McDonough Road widening project was tabled until the May 10 meeting. Above, the Fayette County Commission at its March 22 meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms. The project that would widen McDonough Road from Interstate 75 […]

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

The Fayette County Commission on March 22 filed no objection to an annexation and rezoning request on 59 acres wanting to become part of Tyrone. Tyrone notified the commission of an application to annex 59.23 acres fronting Farr Road and Dogwood Trail. The request by the owner is to have the property rezoned R-20 (1-acre […]

McCurry, Kenwood parks get added restrooms, upgrades

McCurry, Kenwood parks get added restrooms, upgrades

The Fayette County Commission on March 8 unanimously approved amenity additions at Kenwood Park in north Fayette and McCurry Park east of Fayetteville. One of the improvements at Kenwood Park included the construction of a new pavilion facility at a cost of $96,000, with $17,500 allocated for tables, benches and trash cans. County staff said […]

The Avenue in Peachtree City seeks OK for sip-and-stroll alcoholic beverages

The Avenue in Peachtree City seeks OK for sip-and-stroll alcoholic beverages

The Peachtree City Council on March 15 heard a discussion-only topic requesting that an open container area be approved at The Avenue shopping area. That would allow customers to buy a drink from an alcohol-licensed business and then take that open container of beer, wine or liquor outside to sip and stroll. The Avenue representatives […]

Treehouses approved as residences, businesses in Fayetteville

Treehouses approved as residences, businesses in Fayetteville

City changes rules to allow you to live in canopy or ‘tiny homes’ Want to live in a treehouse? Then come to Fayetteville, specifically to Pinewood Forest. The Fayetteville City Council on March 15 approved revisions to the Pinewood Forest development agreement dealing with the size and number of accessory buildings on residential lots and […]