Politically correct PTC house colors

The City Council of Peachtree City will consider an astonishing agenda item for this Thursday night. The city wants to tell you what color you can and cannot paint your own home. Here’s the pertinent part of the proposed ordinance that will apply to all residential zones inside the city limits and to all homes […]

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

First in U.S. system receives text messages, video calls for help The Fayette County Commission on March 22 approved $192,000 for an advanced 911 platform that will integrate with the current 911 system. A first in the U.S., the Carbyne911 technology will result in the availability of dispatchers to receive video and texts from the […]

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Ognio prevails; Oddo calls it ethics issue; Maxwell, Rousseau go along; Brown vehemently objects to “tyranny” A March 22 motion by Commissioner Randy Ognio that Fayette County commissioners not post county employee personnel file information on commission agendas or on a website was approved on a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Steve Brown was opposed. Making the […]

A really big one that got away …

… or just missed us, depending on your philosophical perspective. As you will read nearby, Facebook, that California-based social media behemoth, had just two places in the state of Georgia in which it wanted to build its newest data center: Fayette County/Fayetteville and Newton County/Covington, 40 miles east of the Atlanta airport. Facebook chose an […]

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Unknown number of Fayette high school students expected to join coordinated protests of school shootings, gun violence Activities to begin nationwide at 10 a.m. in each time zone Wednesday and last 17 minutes, one minute for each death in Parkland, Fla., school shooting Feb. 14 Fayette County School System officials have begun response preparations to […]

Last industrial land on Peachtree City’s northside may go for homes

Last industrial land on Peachtree City’s northside may go for homes

One of the remaining industrial-zoned properties on Peachtree City’s northwest side will soon be up for consideration to have the zoning changed to residential. Above, members of the Peachtree City Planning Commission include, from left, commissioners J.T. Rabun and Jack Bernard, Chairman Frank Destadio, and commissioners Paul Gresham and Lisa Curtis. Photo/Ben Nelms. A non-voting […]

Conservation group based in Fayette protects 16,000 acres in 2 states

Conservation group based in Fayette protects 16,000 acres in 2 states

The extent of land protected by Fayette-based Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) has increased significantly in the past two years. Those protection efforts now included more than 16,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee. Above, Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Photo/Southern Conservation Trust website. SCT Executive Director Katie Pace said in early 2016, the trust […]

Fayette’s hospital in top 1% of best in U.S.

Fayette’s hospital in top 1% of  best in U.S.

Piedmont Fayette named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 4th consecutive year Piedmont Fayette Hospital recently announced that it received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. Above, photo of award trophy for being named among America’s 50 best hospitals. The distinction makes Piedmont Fayette one of the top 1 percent […]