Gas golf cart ban a lock?

A complete ban on gas golf carts on Peachtree City’s paths in 10 years was temporarily postponed tonight. But the ban is supported by three city council members, enough to insure its approval assuming no one changes their mind in coming weeks as the ordinance is tweaked and reintroduced. Citizens criticized the initiative, with several […]

Senoia okays church on Rockaway Rd.

The Senoia City Council Aug. 2 unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the 12,000 square-foot Legacy Christian Church to be constructed on 19 acres on the northwest corner of Rockaway Road and Heritage Pointe Parkway. The council’s approval followed a public hearing and review of the request by the Senoia Planning Commission. The commission […]

Senoia adopts policy for film crews

It is expected to be a work in progress, but one that city officials said needed to be addressed. The Senoia City Council Aug. 2 unanimously approved a policy for the film industry when shooting in the city. City administrator Richard Ferry said the procedures pertaining to the policy should be followed by filmmakers, “in […]

Senoia to hold steady on millage rate

The matter will not be decided until Aug. 20, but it is likely that the Senoia City Council will keep the property tax rate at 6.11 mills. The council at the Aug. 2 meeting was told by city administrator Richard Ferry that city can meet its budget obligations without any increase in the millage rate. […]

Fayette BoE picks Bearden as new superintendent

It was a quick motion and vote Tuesday night as members of the Fayette County Board of Education returned from executive session and agreed to offer the job of school system superintendent to Dr. Jeffrey Byron Bearden. The vote was 5-0 and came with no discussion. Chairman Terri Smith after the meeting said Bearden will […]

F’ville moves to allow alcohol sales near some churches

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 will hear the first reading of a proposal that would do away with the distance restriction in shopping centers and on the Old Courthouse Square that separates churches and businesses serving alcohol. The ordinance currently states that businesses serving alcohol must be at least 100 yards from a church. […]

Survey says . . . gas golf cart ban ahead

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a ban on gas-powered golf carts that would grandfather existing gas carts for 10 years. But grandfathered carts too would be banned from the city’s paths and streets in 2020 under the proposal brought forth by city staff. Currently only 5 percent of the registered carts in […]

West Bypass Part 1 nearing finish

Despite playing a major role in the upset victories of two West Fayetteville Bypass opponents over County Commission incumbents, the controversial paving project keeps chugging along as if the election never happened. In recent weeks the West Fayetteville Bypass has popped up on the radar screen of many local motorists as work began on the […]

Early voting begins for Aug. 10 runoff

Early voting for the primary runoff election Aug. 10 began Monday in three locations in Fayette County. Voters may cast early ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today through Friday at: • The county elections office at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208; • The Peachtree City Library at 201 Willowbend Road next to […]