Neighbors criticize environmental impact of Fayetteville ‘mini-city’

Neighbors criticize environmental impact of Fayetteville ‘mini-city’

A proposed development by Folia Communities that could alter the look of Fayetteville’s west side did not exactly receive a hero’s welcome by nearby residents June 7. Above, Bennett’s Mill Lake resident J.D. Holmes says 265-home development will increase silting of lake, making it even more shallow. Photo/John Thompson. The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett […]

Mundy recognized for 35 years of service to Peachtree City

Mundy recognized for 35 years of service to Peachtree City

Peachtree City Fire Rescue Training Officer Ron Mundy (photo above) has been part of the Peachtree City landscape longer than most of the city’s current residents. Mundy on June 7 was recognized by the Peachtree City Council for 35 years of service. Mundy responded to the recognition, saying that he learned some years ago that […]

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

A change in a local ordinance mirrors that of other jurisdictions, giving officers in Peachtree City the ability to charge suspects in shoplifting cases with an alternative charge of disorderly conduct. The change was approved June 7 by the Peachtree City Council. The change gives officers the ability to charge the suspect with either shoplifting […]

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

A housekeeping issue pertaining to the recently-approved residential development on Senoia Road was one of a small number of items on the June 7 agenda of the Peachtree City Council. Council members on March 15 approved the LUR (limited use residential) rezoning for a small residential development on the city’s extreme northwest side. Planning and […]

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

The Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently donated 28 fully-outfitted active shooter vests to the police department. For the 14-member auxiliary force, the donation was just one of many that provide a wealth of support to officers on the street. Above, the Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently presented officers with active shooter vests. Pictured, […]

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

The agenda item may get tabled for another session, but the Fayetteville City Council could possibly vote Thursday night (June 7) on another chapter in the city’s rapidly-expanding “West Side Story.” The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett on Ga. Highway 54 and South Sandy Creek Road includes 265 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail, […]

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

10 acres to be site of new city hall, plus park and recreation area It was in January that the Fayetteville City Council voted to purchase the nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville that houses the Fayette County School System central office and former bus facility. The council on May 30 adopted […]

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

Westside development gets initial Fayetteville OK; 265 homes, more than 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial/office space planned, including hotel and brewery The large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial proposal along Ga. Highway 54 West and South Sandy Creek Road was recommended for approval with conditions at the May 22 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and […]

20-home subdivision approved for Fayetteville on Hwy. 54 East

20-home subdivision approved for Fayetteville on Hwy. 54 East

The preliminary plat for a proposed 20-home residential development along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville was approved May 22 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 6-acre site on the north side of Hwy. 54 East and Rosewood Drive will be the site of 20 detached single-family lots of 50 feet in width. […]

Cord-cutting in Peachtree City brings higher cable franchise fees

Cord-cutting in Peachtree City brings higher cable franchise fees

Increasing numbers of households are cutting the cable TV cord, which means less money collected by Peachtree City through cable franchise fees. That has led to the City Council increasing the franchise fee from 4 percent to 5 percent beginning in October. The council on May 17 voted unanimously to increase the franchise fee charged […]

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