Imker: PTC should control sewer system

Former councilman says city control would save money, lower home sewer rates; questions why sewer manager makes more than city manager; report shows PTC rates in highest 10% of all Georgia systems

Imker: PTC should control sewer system

Former Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is the most recent person to weigh in on the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) after its board on April 18 issued a letter maintaining the authority’s legal ability to function as an autonomous body, particularly its power to extend sewer service past the city limits into […]

Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Representatives of AVPride on April 24 updated the Fayette County Board of Education on the issues with social hosting by adults.

Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education on April 24 heard from representatives of AVPride about the legal issues for adults who allow underage drinking. The social hosting ordinance in Fayette County is structured to prohibit adults from hosting or allowing events at any residence or location where they know or reasonably should know […]

Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on April 25 heard a proposal by German grocer LIDL to construct a store on Ga. Highway 85 North.

Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

German grocer LIDL is making its entry into the U.S. and has designated Fayetteville as one of its proposed locations. Representative Mark Moore in an overview of the project said LIDL wants to construct a 35,962 sq. ft. store on Ga. Highway 85 North on the property where J and R Clothing is currently located. […]

‘Pay up,’ Fayette Commission tells local GOP

‘Pay up,’ Fayette Commission tells local GOP

A request by the Fayette County Republican Party (FCRP) to reverse a previous Fayette County Commission decision to seek attorney’s fees in the past effort by FCRP to remove Marilyn Watts from the elections board failed at the commission’s April 25 meeting. Commissioner Steve Brown after the discussion made a motion to have the commission […]

Fayette kills stormwater utility, but wants past due bills paid

Fayette kills stormwater utility, but wants past due bills paid

The Fayette County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was approved by voters in March, and on April 25 the Fayette County Commission kept their word and repealed the Fayette County Stormwater Utility. The commission on April 13 considered a staff proposal to repeal the 5-year-old stormwater utility for unincorporated property owners but tabled […]

Developer now wants 4-story hotel in downtown Fayetteville

Developer Steven Gulas proposes a hotel near downtown Fayetteville

Developer now wants 4-story hotel in downtown Fayetteville

A special exception proposal for a hotel to be located just north of downtown Fayetteville on North Glynn Street was tabled on April 25 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Planning commissioners in February approved the site adjacent to the Dunkin’ Donuts store for a two-story building with 10,800 sq. ft. on the first […]

New I-85 interchange is set to open in early 2019

New I-85 interchange is set to open in early 2019

  It has been nearly a year since the work began on the new interchange at Interstate 85 and Poplar Road in Coweta County began. The work continues, with the opening expected in early 2019. Twenty years in the making, the Ga. Dept. of Transportation in July 2012 approved the concept plan for the full-diamond […]

Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Questions system’s financial management; favors PTC control of authority

Former chair: Rein in WASA, cut generous perks

Peachtree City’s sewer system socks away too much money, ignores opportunities for rate reductions for rate payers in favor of too-generous employee pay and benefits and fails to plan adequately for future maintenance and expansion needs, a former chairman of the autonomous authority charges in a letter to the editor. WASA had no comment by […]

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Fayetteville Police Department goes off-road with CARE unit

Police participation in neighborhoods around the city and at The Ridge Nature Area just got a leg-up with the addition of the Fayetteville Police Department’s new C.A.R.E. (Community Activity Resource and Education) unit. “The Fayetteville Police Department has initiated a new community-oriented unit to enhance and build upon the partnership we share with the Fayetteville […]