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Dredge, or not? Bids will tell

Peachtree City may or may not spend money on dredging portions of Lake Peachtree not covered by Fayette County’s bid. The decision at the Nov. 20 council meeting was to piggyback on the county’s dredging bid to determine the cost before deciding on which area or areas, if any, the city should pay to dredge.

Noting that no decision could be made without knowing the costs involved, the council voted unanimously to have an Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE) map included in the county’s upcoming bid proposal. Read More»

Unsavory odor = Unfavorable recommendation

From the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission, an aerial map of the proposed new development.

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission voted to send the City Council an unfavorable recommendation regarding the building of an additional 33 Cobblestone Fayette townhouses at 2400 Cobblestone Blvd.

About two-dozen citizens came to hear the commission’s decision and voice their concerns regarding the rezoning for the proposed townhouses at the commission meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 18. Read More»

Brown plans to seek chairmanship of commission in Jan.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo from July 2013.

The current chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners has said that he would like to continue in that role next year if his fellow board members would allow it.

Maybe that will happen, maybe it won’t. None of the four people whose votes Steve Brown would need to stay on as chairman are hinting about what direction they will go when the decision is made at the first meeting in January.

When asked last week, Randy Ognio was succinct in his response: “There is just over a month until everyone will know.” Read More»

Retail center planned close to F’ville downtown

A new retail center is in the proposal stages for downtown Fayetteville at 161 Glynn St. North, next to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Steve Gules, a representative for South-Tree, the full-service construction firm working on the project, sought advice from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the retail center Thursday night.

The retail center, tentatively set at 13,800 square feet, will be able to hold anywhere from three to six businesses. Gules said it’s hoped that a restaurant will anchor the end of the strip. Read More»

New college campus joins F’ville sewer

The Fayetteville City Council approved Georgia Military College (GMC)’s request to extend the city sewer line northwest from the existing line on Sandy Creek Road through a proposed road branching off from Sandy Creek and leading up to the college.

Around 1,800 feet of new sewer line is needed for the college, which is expected to open Aug. 15 next year.

The extended sewer line will cost around $171,906 in construction and $32,661 in engineering. Read More»

King, Pennington defend controversial PTC pay study

Peachtree City Councilman Mike King and City Manager James Pennington. Photos/Ben Nelms.

Some residents lash out at study, others say PTC employees deserve the raises
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Fayette BoE to visit local schools’ career programs

Sign in front of the Fayette County School System's central office. File photo.

It was billed as an update of a potential partnership between the Fayette County School System and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC). Read More»

PTC to piggyback on county's dredging bid

City's decision on dredging will come after the cost is known

It did not take long for the Peachtree City Council at the Nov. 20 meeting to agree to have potential areas for dredging included in Fayette County’s bid for upcoming dredging work on Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Barlow apologizes for tirade against ‘Demoncrats’

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow in a file photo from January 2014.

Fayette County Republican Commissioner David Barlow says, “I was wrong,” and issued an apology Nov. 19 for his remarks at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Commission where, among other comments, he decried the current treatment of conservative Christians by liberal “Demoncrats.”

After a firestorm of criticism from both parties, Barlow said:
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Pennington faces PTC pay hike questions at Nov. 20 meeting

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington at a Nov. 6, 2014 council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilwoman Kim Learnard seeks answers; pension costs are disputed
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