Proposed PTC budget includes tax hike; Imker vows to fight it

Staff intends quarter mill increase to generate same revenue as last year; Councilman Imker says hard decisions are being ducked Peachtree City council members have been given a proposed city budget to study, and it includes a quarter-mill property tax increase to the tune of $459,000 and further use of city reserves at $764,000. The […]

Fayette Commission candidates face public

Incumbents Smith, Maxwell defend West Bypass; challengers say Fayette quality of life at stake Candidates for the two Fayette County Commission posts had their say Monday night at Christ’s Church at Whitewater at a forum sponsored by the Fayette County Tea Party. The four included Commission Chairman Jack Smith, challenger and former Peachtree City Mayor […]

PTC planners want it in writing before vote

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) — With loose ends left to be examined, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night postponed a vote on a rezoning proposal to build 100 senior apartments off Newgate Road in Kedron Village. The proposal has been recommended for approval by Peachtree City interim Community Development Director David […]

PTC planner recommends senior apartment rezoning

A rezoning proposal to build 100 senior apartments off Newgate Road in Kedron Village is being recommended for approval by Peachtree City interim Community Development Director David Rast. That recommendation will be discussed tonight by the Peachtree City Planning Commission, which meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall and is scheduled to vote on its […]

Fayette Commission candidates at Christ Church Monday night

The July 20 primary is closing in. Those interested in hearing from the four candidates for two Fayette County Commission seats can get a closer look Monday night in an event hosted by the Fayette County Tea Party. The candidates scheduled for the event are Post 5 County Commissioner Eric Maxwell and challenger Allen McCarty […]

Recession or not, Tyrone to hold steady at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council is on its way to adopting the $3.085 million FY 2010-2011 budget by the end of June. Expected decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account. The 2.89 millage rate is expected to remain unchanged. The council Thursday […]

Coweta schools first day is Aug. 9

The Coweta County Board of Education has approved changes to the 2010-11 school system calendar and has established Monday, August 9 as the first day of school for the upcoming school year. School system Public Information Officer Dean Jackson said the Board made that and other minor calendar changes in a called meeting on Friday. […]

Coweta changes rules on going out of business sales

New rules are now in effect governing “Going Out of Business” sales for companies stating that they are ceasing operations. Coweta County commissioners May 18 approved the ordinance amendment on a 3-2 vote. The ordinance section entitled “Going Out of Business and Similar Sales” was added to ensure that such representations are true and not […]

Coweta purchases new ambulance

Coweta County commissioners May 18 added to the county’s ambulance fleet with the approval of an $89,996 low bid by Peach State Ambulance. All bids included the trade of an older ambulance. County Administrative and Operations Director Tom Corker in a May 5 letter informed commissioners that the low bid came from Peach State Ambulance, […]