Rezoning OK’d for 74S shopping center

The plan for a shopping center off Ga. Highway 74 south and Redwine Road has shrunk a bit under a rezoning approved Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission. Southern Pines Plantation has had a combination commercial and office zoning for the site, on Peachtree City’s southern border, since 2000. The new plan has shrunk […]

Cell tower workshop preview

The future of cellphone towers in Peachtree City will be discussed at a workshop meeting of the City Council Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will be on hand to explain their future plans for expansion, as will American Tower, a company that constructs and leases space on cellular towers. […]

Cart bridge widen over lake Ptree

The Peachtree City Council has selected a design option for widening the existing cart path bridge that spans Lake Peachtree along Ga. Highway 54. The only problem with the project is that it will necessitate the bridge being closed for between two and four weeks, City Engineer David Borkowski told council last week. But the […]

Cap and trade bill derided as tax increase

A bill in Congress touted as a way to improve the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions will hit Georgia folks in their wallets, according to Michael Whiteside, the former CEO of Fayette-Coweta Electric Membership Corporation. In a meeting about the “cap and trade” bill in Peachtree City Wednesday, Whiteside said Georgia residents could see […]

Sharpsburg church approved for recreation complex

There was no discussion needed last week at the meeting of the Coweta County Commission as board members unanimously approved a conditional use permit and buffer variance for Crossroads Baptist Church to construct a 14-acre recreation complex off Marion Beavers Road. County zoning administrator Angela White in a Dec. 18 letter said the church wanted […]

Hwy. 74S rezoning eyed

The Fayette County Commission Thursday night will consider a commercial developer’s rezoning request for an already-approved shopping center just south of Peachtree City on Ga. Highway 74 at Redwine Road. Southern Pines Plantation is asking Fayette County to change from the existing zoning of community commercial, office-institutional and agriculture residential. SPP wants the main 27-acre […]

Local politicians forecast stormy budget days ahead

The Great Recession is the biggest worry for Rep. Matt Ramsey (R- Peachtree City), Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) and Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg), all of whom weighed in on the ongoing efforts by the General Assembly to offset current revenue shortfalls and balance the budget ending June 30 as required by state law. “It’s going […]

F’ville authorizes sidewalk project

The Fayetteville City Council last week voted to authorize a resolution for a sidewalk installation project through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The $630,000 project includes a 20 percent match by the city. The project specifies three sidewalk areas that include White Road from Ga. Highway 314 to Heaton Lakes, […]

Imker invites citizens to budget ‘summit’

Peachtree City residents with an eye on trimming the city’s budget are invited to attend a meeting Saturday with new city Councilman Eric Imker. The city is facing a $3 million budget shortfall in the 2010-2011 budget and in the following year, Imker said. So he’s convening a budget summit for citizens Saturday at 2 […]

New PTC Council eyes raises

Despite a tight budget and continuing tax revenue declines, the Peachtree City Council is going to consider the possibility of enacting a mid-year across the board pay raise for city employees and a pay raise for elected council members. Both matters are listed on the agenda for Thursday night’s council meeting. The current budget does […]