Coweta now home to 140,000 residents

Coweta now home to 140,000 residents

  The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 estimated population figures are out. Those figures show Fayette County with a nearly 5 percent increase in growth since 2010 and Coweta County with a population increase of more than 10 percent. Fayette County saw a 4.7 percent population increase from 2010-2016 with an estimated 2016 population of 111,627. […]

Coweta emergency team wins state title

Coweta emergency team wins state title

  Coweta County E-911 Shifts A1 and B2 won the award for Communications Team of the Year at the 2017 Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) in Columbus on March 8. Coweta County Communications Manager Tom Corker said the award, presented by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), […]

Big premiere

Big premiere

  The world premier of the fully-authorized film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Rainy Season” by executive producer Vanessa Wright was held on March 18 in Senoia to the delight of a house packed with fans. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Should Peachtree City sell sewer, or not?

Can WASA legally sell sewer service to Senoia without PTC permission? Attorneys disagree

Should Peachtree City sell sewer, or not?

[See Letter to the Editor.] It was nearly a month ago that the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) voted to contact Senoia about providing sewer services. The only movement, to date, seems to be from the attorneys from both cities. The WASA board of March 6 at the request of board member John […]

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

Peachtree City sewer service customers pay some of the highest rates in Georgia, with the cost of sewer often nearly doubling the cost of treated water on the joint bills. So why wouldn’t Peachtree City want to sell some of its sewage treatment capacity to customers outside the city? Might that not spread the fixed […]

Peachtree City eyes SPLOST projects to start

Intersection work, road repaving, Lake Peachtree dam top the city’s list

Peachtree City eyes SPLOST projects to start

With the passage by a 2-to-1 margin of the Fayette County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on March 21, Peachtree City Administrator Jon Rorie said first-up on the SPLOST project list will be the dam and spillway at Lake Peachtree, an intersection improvement at Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way and the […]

The woman who makes Eagles — 1000 of them

The woman who makes Eagles — 1,000 of them

The woman who makes Eagles — 1000 of them

There’s no merit badge for this Peachtree City woman’s unique accomplishment It was 22 years ago when Ute Whatley’s husband came home one afternoon and said he’d seen a flyer at a local school advertising a Cub Scout troop. He thought it might be a good activity for their two sons to be involved in. […]

Build in Fayetteville? 158 lots are still left

Orignial Pinewood Forrest Plan

Build in Fayetteville? 158 lots are still left

A review of the monthly report filed by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Department for February showed 158 available lots remaining in the city’s 19 subdivisions. The February report noted 158 single-family residential lots remaining of the 1,033 approved by the city since 1998, with 875 for which permits have been issued in Fayetteville’s 19 […]