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Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

July 4 'spot saving' in PTC starts at dawn Friday

While it has been custom to lay out blankets and tarps to save spots for viewing the July 4 parade and fireworks, residents will have to hold back until 6:05 a.m. Friday per a city ordinance. Photo/File.

A Peachtree City ordinance designed to prevent the proliferation of tarps and blankets for days on end leading up to the Fourth of July parade and fireworks will be in effect again this year, city officials have said.

That means you should keep your spot-saving devices holstered until dawn Friday morning. The city says dawn is slated to occur at 6:05 a.m., so set your alarm clocks accordingly, if you are desperate to save your favorite spot, that is. Read More»

PTC native makes it to Wimbledon

Kevin King and partner Ryan Harrison on the storied courts of Wimbledon. Photo/Special.

King, partner Harrison exit in first round of doubles play

A Peachtree City native has reached the biggest stage in professional tennis, taking to the court at the All-England Club for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Kevin King, who has recently climbed to a ranking of 329 in singles and 132 in doubles, teamed with fellow American Ryan Harrison in the men’s doubles draw. The duo lost their first-round match to Eric Butorac of the United States and Raven Klaasen of South Africa (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4). Read More»

Newnan mayor elected to lead Ga. Municipal Association

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady on June 23 was elected president of the Ga. Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 23. He is the first official from Newnan to serve as president of GMA, which was created in 1933. Read More»

F’ville hikes transient tax 60%

Fayetteville will join a number of neighboring cities by increasing the hotel/motel tax to 8 percent. The additional funds generated over the current 5 percent rate will be used for promotional efforts and tourism development. Read More»

At 210 units, F’ville OKs its 2nd largest apartments complex

The Lafayette Square proposal that will bring luxury apartments to The Villages development on Ga. Highway 54 West within walking distance to downtown Fayetteville was approved by unanimous vote June 19.

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies of Auburn, Alabama, said the project will break ground in the fall, with the first phase opening next summer.

At 210 units, the project is the second largest apartment complex ever approved in Fayetteville. The Cobblestone complex off Ga. Highway 54 East has 248 dwelling units. Read More»

F’ville looks at 0.25 mill increase at July 10 session

The budget process in Fayetteville usually includes two public hearings before approval. But things will be different this year. The Fayetteville City Council held the first hearing June 19 and will hold a work session on July 10 before adopting the budget on July 17.

It was stated that the general fund millage rate might have to increase by six-tenths of a mill if the recent fire consolidation attempt did not occur. The move to consolidate failed, but the proposed budget would raise the millage by one-fourth of a mill. Read More»

Hwy. 74 North repaving set for late summer or early spring

The repaving of Ga. Highway 74 North is expected to take place late this summer or in the early spring, county officials said this week.

The Georgia Department of Transportation Board recently approved the repaving project, which will stretch from Aberdeen Road in Peachtree City through unincorporated Fayette County to the Fulton County line.

County Commission Chairman Steve Brown credited the work of DOT and District Engineer Thomas Howell for getting the ball rolling. Read More»

F’ville raises trash pickup rate, but keeps discount for seniors

Seniors in Fayetteville will continue to receive a 15 percent discount for trash pick-up, but they, along with all other customers, will pay a bit more for the service. Benefitting from the discount, seniors in the past and future will continue to pay less than what the city is charged for the service.

A proposal to increase the rate to $10.45 from the current rate of $10 while maintaining the 15 percent senior discount passed the Fayetteville City Council by unanimous vote on June 19. Read More»