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Outgoing councilman questions lower speed limits on F’ville streets

For Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton it was a matter of slowing motorists down on three city roadways. The City Council at the Sept. 15 generally agreed, though Councilman Al Hovey-King said he would like more details before voting to lower the speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 35 mies per hour on South Jeff Davis Drive.

Hovey-King is not running for reelection to his post in the November city election. Read More»

Kedron pools closed for new bubble

PTC to keep Glenloch pool open through October

The Kedron pools are closed for the time being as construction begins on the new support system for the new bubble exterior, city officials said.

But the swim season is still on for a little while longer, as the city is keeping its Glenloch outdoor pool open through Oct. 30.

The Glenloch pool hours will be Mondays through Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Participants in the first Senoia Citizens’ Police Academy attended the recent graduation ceremony that marked the end of the six-week course. From left are (front row) Jacob Lowery, Susan Lowery, Shonie Benton, Robert Smith and Robert DeWinter; (back row) Lt. Jason Ercole, Don Burlile, Charlene Redding, James Hall, Chris Shriner, Don Rehman and Chief Jason Edens. Photo/ Ben Nelms.

Tyrone Council to school board: Don't close our school

It was like a preemptive strike based on the potential that the operation of a long-time local institution might be coming to a close. The Tyrone Town Council Sept. 15 unanimously approved a letter to the Fayette County Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Bearden stating that any attempt to close the town’s elementary school would be a mistake. Read More»

PTC planners to vote on shrunken 54W retail

A scaled-down shopping center plan along Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way will be considered for approval by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its Sept. 22 meeting. And a new Dunkin’ Donuts for PTC’s westside will be considered. Read More»

PTC expands first offender program

Peachtree City is renaming its first offender program for municipal court and widening its scope.

In the past, the program has been limited to persons under 21 years old, allowing them to have a charge of underage possession of alcohol removed from their record should they successfully complete their sentence.

The new “pre-trial intervention program” is being expanded to include other minor offenses, and also eliminate the age requirement. Read More»

Council approves fix for PTC library exterior

Report: contractor failed to follow construction drawings

A solution has been found to repair the exterior wall problem that has necessitated closure of the downstairs entrance to the Peachtree City Library.

The investigation into the problem, meanwhile, determined that Conmac Construction failed to follow construction drawings when the walls were erected, failing to attach them to the interior concrete block wall and steel frame. Conmac built the walls when the library was expanded in 1995. Read More»

Seatbelt lauded for saving life in violent Feb. crash

Michelle Lewis (R) thanked Peachtree City police and firefighters for helping rescue her after the violent Feb. 9 collision. The award was presented by Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark and Mayor Don Haddix (L). Photo/John Munford.

When Michelle Lewis put on her seatbelt Feb. 9, she may not have known its importance.

But when her car was struck by another vehicle, launching it into the air, that seatbelt saved her life, police said. And that’s why Lewis was presented with the “Saved by the Belt” award from the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute Thursday night. Read More»

F'ville eyes speed limit changes

The Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 15 will hear a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Avenue and South Jeff Davis Drive. The council will also hear proposals on extending the moratorium on sweepstakes Internet cafes and on minor changes to the precious metals sales ordinance. Read More»

PTC candidate drops out of council race

One half of Peachtree City’s city council election has been decided well before election day.

Smokerise resident Scott Brown this morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2.

In an email to The Citizen this morning, Brown briefly explained why he is backing out of the race.

“My family and I have made the decision that now is not the right time for me to run,” Brown said in the three-sentence email. Read More»