Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Chief Ranger Terry Quigley gave the annual forestry report to the Coweta County Commission on Sept. 7. The forestry unit covers 327,074 forested acres in Coweta, Fayette and south Fulton counties. Reporting at the Sept. 7 commission meeting, Quigley said Coweta from July 2016 through June 2017 had 33 wildfires that burned 116 acres. Nearly […]

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

One of the largest developments proposed in the county received a unanimous approval Thursday night from the Fayetteville City Council, with hardly any discussion. The 267-acre site near Veterans Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 includes 21 acres owned by Jan Trammell that would require annexing into the city. Trammell’s tract was tabled Thursday night, but […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

2 council candidates, resident criticize TAD decision More residents will soon call downtown Fayetteville home after the City Council agreed Thursday night to allow the proposal to derive the tax benefits from being located in the Tax Allocation District. HearthSide Lafayette will feature 125 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments at the intersection of Meeting Place […]

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

The clean-up after Tropical Storm Irma has begun in Peachtree City. “Peachtree City is alive with the sound of chainsaws and leaf blowers working on the debris from Tropical Storm Irma,” said City Clerk Betsy Tyler. ” According to the National Weather Service, Peachtree City received over 4” of rain yesterday, and saw wind gusts […]

Local governments prepare for severe weather from Irma

Local governments prepare for severe weather from Irma

Urge residents to have emergency provisions in place by Monday; information from Fayetteville, Fayette County, Peachtree City and the Fayette and Coweta school systems Update – Sept. 10, 1:35 p.m.: Coweta County schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Georgia Military College announced that classes will not be held Monday or Tuesday. Update – Sept. […]

Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Williams, Oddo wanted rollback; majority disagreed A split City Council Friday voted 3-to-2 to increase taxes on property owners in the city. After discussion, Councilman Jim Williams made a motion to roll back the millage rate, and Councilman Paul Oddo seconded the motion, but it failed on a 2-3 vote with council members Harlan Shirley, […]

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