The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

A rare event in the skies will occur on Aug. 21 when Fayette and Coweta counties will experience a near-total solar eclipse. Public schools in the two counties will have the school day extended and safety glasses provided for students wanting to view the eclipse. In Fayette County public schools, the school day on Aug. […]

On Peachtree City agenda: Rolling back tax increase, curbing sewer system expansions

On Peachtree City agenda: Rolling back tax increase, curbing sewer system expansions

Council eyes low bid on dam repair: $4.38 million The Aug. 17 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will include the adoption of the millage rate, an enabling legislation resolution pertaining to the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and contracts relating to the Lake Peachtree spillway project. Above, (L-R) City Council members Mike […]

Developers seek tax break for senior apartments near downtown Fayetteville

Developers seek tax break for senior apartments near downtown Fayetteville

Developers are headed to the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night to seek tax breaks for a proposed senior housing development near the city’s downtown. HearthSide Lafayette would feature 125 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments at the intersection of Meeting Place Drive and West Lanier Avenue. Plans call for a 4-story building totaling 163,259 sq. ft. […]

Animal advocates get no commitment from Fayette Commission

Animal advocates get no commitment from Fayette Commission

Brown’s motion to move forward on proposed new ordinance gets no commission support There were plenty of people at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission advocating for commissioners to approve a continued review of the proposed animal ordinance. The motion to do so failed for lack of a second after four hours […]

2 motorcycle chases in Fayetteville, Senoia; 2 men land in jail

2 motorcycle chases in Fayetteville, Senoia; 2 men land in jail

102 mph motorcycle chase through Fayetteville propels man to jail A Jonesboro man fleeing a deputy and traveling at 102 miles per hour was arrested in Fayetteville after the deputy corralled the motorcycle at the intersection of Ga. highways 92 and 54. Trenton C. McMichen, 23, was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to […]

Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building

Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building

Seldom has so much time spent deciding the fate of a less than an acre tract in Fayetteville. But after countless meetings, discussions and debates, the Fayetteville City Council agreed to rezone the parcel on Veterans Parkway to O-1. Above, Developer Jimmy Pace at a recent Fayetteville meeting. Photo/John Thompson. The property is surrounded by […]

Say goodbye to Lake Peachtree again

Say goodbye to Lake Peachtree again

Lake Kedron to be lowered some also The Lake Peachtree spillway and dam project is about to get underway. The best way to keep up with the lengthy project is now located on the Peachtree City website. Located on the homepage at www.peachtree-city.org, City Clerk Betsy Tyler provides a comprehensive look at the project and […]