Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes

Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes

Staff says shave a half mill off current city tax rate The Peachtree City Council on Aug. 3 adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget totaling $34.466 million. But the real news came with a staff recommendation that the council consider adopting a millage rate that amounts to a full rollback. Finance Director Paul Salvatore recommended […]

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

The Fayette County Animal Shelter will be back on the agenda at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners will consider having county staff continue to review and provide feedback on the ordinance pertaining to the operation and management of the animal shelter proposed by Commissioner Steve Brown, the Fayette County Humane […]

Rinnai to build its tankless water heaters in neighboring Spalding County with up to 300 new jobs

Rinnai to build its tankless water heaters in neighboring Spalding County with up to 300 new jobs

Rinnai plans a $69 million manufacturing facility in Griffin Fayette gets Rinnai’s new headquarters expansion, as announced last week, but neighboring Spalding County will get up to 300 jobs over 10 years and a new tankless water heater manufacturing facility in the Griffin business park. “Rinnai America Corporation plans to build its first North American […]

It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

Fayette County Board of Education announces proposed property tax increase over rollback millage rate No rollback for school taxes, according to the Fayette County Board of Education in a Friday news release. The school board intends to adopt the millage rate at 19.5 mills, which will effectively raise property taxes the board of education will […]

Concealed carry on Fayette college campuses: No-go on 2, partial on 1

Concealed carry on Fayette college campuses: No-go on 2, partial on 1

The Campus Carry Bill (House Bill 280) took effect in Georgia on July 1. In Fayette County, firearms are restricted in areas of the Clayton State University campus and are not allowed on the campuses of Georgia Military College and Point University. At the Georgia Military College campus in Fayetteville, Executive Director Scott “Rock” Donahue […]

‘The Walking Dead’ films at AMC studio after Riverwood purchase

‘The Walking Dead’ films at AMC studio after Riverwood purchase

  The hit AMC televison series “The Walking Dead” continues to film in Senoia, but now at AMC’s own studio. AMC in July purchased Riverwood Studios for $8 million. Riverwood for several years had been doing business as Raleigh Studios, just one of Raleigh’s properties around the world. Raleigh served as the marketing agent for […]

125 senior apartments planned near downtown Fayetteville

125 senior apartments planned near downtown Fayetteville

A proposal by Atlanta-based OneStreet Development would bring the Hearthside Lafayette senior apartments to The Villages development on Ga. Highway 54 just west of downtown Fayetteville. Plans call for a 4-story building totaling 163,259 sq. ft. that would include 125 senior apartments. The building, constructed using EarthCraft standards, would be situated across from the Hampton […]