Fayette County has lots of land, office space, but no plans to utilize any of it

Fayette County has lots of land, office space, but no plans to utilize any of it

It was 15 years ago that the Fayette County Justice Center opened in Fayetteville. Tentative plans around that time were to have some county offices located downtown move into the third floor. Now 15 years later, there are no current plans for the move or to use the 25 acres of vacant county-owned property surrounding […]

PTC announces road closures for utility work

PTC announces road closures for utility work

  Beginning Monday, April 16, the western leg of Golfview Drive will be closed near Cockspur Court for utility work in the area. The roadway will remain closed through June.  Detour signs will be posted, and drivers accessing areas beyond the closure should use the eastern leg of Golfview until this work is completed. This […]

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

City Manager Gibson says city is talking with tech college about a campus in the Pavilion area Fayette Senior Services was the April 6 setting that had Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson giving an update on the city’s strategic planning for the downtown area. Future development could include residential over retail, a mix of restaurants, […]

Coweta man charged with flashing women in Senoia

Coweta man charged with flashing women in Senoia

  Adam Smith. Photo/Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. A Coweta County man was arrested by Senoia police on April 4 after incidents in Senoia in mid-March where he exposed himself to two women in the downtown area. Adam Smith, 31, was charged with indecent exposure, according to Senoia Det. Michelle Worden. Worden said the incidents occurred […]

From Peachtree City to guest-starring on CBS-TV‘s ’SWAT‘

From Peachtree City to guest-starring on CBS-TV‘s ’SWAT‘

For Benjamin Papac, acting began as a teen in local theater productions Benjamin Papac’s mother thought her teenage son would jump at the chance to audition for a community theater production. After all, he always enjoyed watching school plays. This would be a perfect fit. Above, Benjamin Papac in publicity shot. Photos/Nathan Tecson. She could […]

Roundabout for Crosstown Road in the planning stages

Roundabout for Crosstown Road in the planning stages

Peachtree City Council retreat focuses on traffic solutions, likely redevelopment areas An April 3 retreat of the Peachtree City Council came with a look at transportation projects to provide both access and mobility and a look at different redevelopment tools the city might use in the future to address some of the city’s aging residential […]

676 homes on 438 acres coming to Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg area

676 homes on 438 acres coming to Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg area

It has taken a decade, but the massive Twelve Parks residential development along Ga. Highway 54 South in east Coweta has obtained land disturbance permits that should soon lead to construction activity. Originally rezoned in 2008, the current 438-acre site at Hwy. 54 South, McIntosh Trail, Reese Road and North Road is situated immediately northeast […]

Peachtree City raises white flag on home color rules

Peachtree City raises white flag on home color rules

When it came to adopting an ordinance that would impose restrictions on the exterior color of a single-family residence, the Peachtree City Council on April 5 voted unanimously to “disapprove” the proposal. Above, Peachtree City Manager Jon Rorie. Photo/Ben Nelms. The agenda item began with City Manager Jon Rorie saying that 47 of the city’s […]

Bookkeeper steals $400k from PTC church, gets prison time

Bookkeeper steals $400k from PTC church, gets prison time

The bookkeeper for a Peachtree City church was sentenced on April 9 to two years in prison and restitution for stealing more than $400,000 from the church. C. Alana Vines, 38, of Sharpsburg, was sentenced to two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in […]