East Coweta student honored by CCF

East Coweta student honored by CCF

  East Coweta High School eleventh grader Sam Huynh,has been named the winner of the second annual Community Service Team (CST) scholarship from the Coweta Community Foundation (CCF). The award was presented on May 6 at the group’s luncheon at Banning Mills following a morning of team-building exercises. Those at the meeting heard from Kendall […]

King: ‘We have accountability problem’

Councilman wants ‘study’ of WASA controversy

King: ‘We have accountability problem’

There has been a lot of talk recently about the relationship between the Peachtree City Council and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). [See Letter to the Editor.] Councilman Mike King on May 2 added a new wrinkle to the conversation by recommending an outside study to sort out and help resolve the […]

Helen Smith named Presidential Scholar

Helen Smith of SCHS

Helen Smith named Presidential Scholar

Helen Smith of Sandy Creek High School has received the highest national honor bestowed to a graduating high school senior. She is one of the 160 high school students in the nation to be named a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Helen received the award in Career and Technical Education. She is one of two students […]

Rorie seeks Coweta traffic cooperation

City manager tamps down annexation talk, says Lexington area has makings of an eastside village

Rorie seeks Coweta traffic cooperation

A May 2 workshop retreat by the Peachtree City Council came with a review of the city’s comprehensive plan update and a conversation reviewing the city’s 2014 future annexation map. Though few citizens attended the meeting, a number of boards members from city authorities such as the Airport Authority and the Water and Sewerage Authority […]

As of July 1, how Fayette plans to spend your pennies

As of July 1, how Fayette plans to spend your pennies

It has been more than a decade since Fayette County voters passed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for infrastructure. With the March passage, the Fayette County Commission is looking at numerous projects that will be funded by an estimated $64 million raised through SPLOST in the coming years. Of the total $64.6 […]

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

Exterior of the current location of J&R Clothing On Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

J&R Clothing may be making room for German grocer LIDL at its longtime location on Ga. Highway 85 North, but owner Richard Dumas said that, rather than closing its doors, the clothing mainstay in Fayetteville will be moving to a new location on Ga. Highway 54 West. The J&R site on Hwy. 85 North is […]

Peachtree City tops in Georgia for best place to retire

28th best retirement city in the U.S.

Peachtree City tops in Georgia for best place to retire

Peachtree City was ranked the best city in Georgia and No. 28 in the nation in a recent report by GoodCall.com on the Top 100 best cities for seniors to retire. GoodCall reviewed data from 1,662 cities nationwide, and said Peachtree City was in the top 30 in the U.S., said GoodCall Media Relations representative […]

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

A request to rezone 21.8 acres on Ebenezer Road south of Ga. Highway 54 for a nine-home subdivision was approved on April 25 by the Fayette County Commission. Currently zone A-R (agricultural-residential), staff said the R-70 (one unit/1-2 acres) zoning conforms with the current Fayette County Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Steve Brown said that while the […]