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PTC eyes change in cop titles; ‘for profit’ rentals of The Fred to be discussed

With a relatively light agenda for its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to replace two sergeant positions in the criminal investigations division of the police department with two positions for detectives instead.

The change will not result in a lower salary for either position but is considered necessary since the CID sergeants do not supervise personnel like the other sergeants on the patrol division of the police department, according to a memo presented to council in advance of the meeting. Read More»

F’ville Fire Dept. consolidation eyed — again

Generic photo of firefighter dousing a fire. Photo/Shutterstock.

The idea of consolidating the Fayetteville Fire Dept. with the Fayette County Fire Dept. is back for the second time in two years. Though turned down in mid-2012 by a consensus of the council, the item was back on the retreat agenda after the city received a letter from Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown asking that the topic be discussed.

Council members at the retreat agreed by consensus to ask the county to provide a detailed report outlining the financial and service provision aspects of a possible consolidation. Read More»

Let’s grow some trees

Let’s grow some trees

A proclamation noting Fayetteville’s participation in Arbor Day was presented to Planning and Zoning representative Julie Brown (L) by Mayor Greg Clifton at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia council expands public comments

A Feb. 24 vote by the Senoia City Council signaled a new era of public involvement in public meetings, one designed to encourage public participation by providing a venue for residents to speak during any agenda item. Read More»

Tyrone seeks ‘second act’ for empty Tyrone Elementary campus

Generic photo of abandoned school (NOT Tyrone Elementary). Photo/Shutterstock.

Tyrone Elementary School is sitting vacant after being closed last year. But an effort that involves the town, the Fayette County School System, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Read More»

PTC to close Lake Peachtree path bridge for a month

It will be a major inconvenience for many users of the golf cart path system in Peachtree City, but the path bridge spanning Lake Peachtree will close temporarily beginning March 12. Read More»

Lowered lake not as pretty, but allows for shore maintenance

Nearly dried up, the bottom of Lake Peachtree isn't a pleasant view, but the lake has been lowered on purpose so residents can maintain the shoreline and docks. Photo/John Munford.

The lowered level of Lake Peachtree may not be a beautiful sight to many, but for those living on the lake, it’s a great opportunity to get things done.

The lowered lake shows the mucky underbottom to what is usually the most serene, peaceful view in the city. But the lake level is expected to be restored next month by the Fayette County Water System, which uses the city-owned lake as a water reservoir. Read More»

Filter swap fixes Senoia water issue

What had been an issue for a handful of Senoia residents on the city’s north side with yellow-colored water coming from taps and brown-colored whole house filters has been resolved. A change in filters at the city’s Heritage Pointe wells for under $1,000 has solved the problem. Read More»

F’ville Council hears upbeat financial report at retreat

Fayetteville, Fayette County’s commercial center, during the years of the recession suffered more than any municipality in the county. A report from the city’s finance staff at the City Council retreat held Tuesday signaled that the severe financial hit may be coming to an end.

In fact, City Manager Joe Morton characterized the previous fiscal year as “probably the most positive financial year we’ve had in recent memory.” Read More»

‘Urban’ zones planned for West F’ville

The annexation last fall of 1,200 acres on Fayetteville’s west side was followed by an initial look at the potential for a new way of zoning Read More»

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