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Council votes to do salary study every five years

The idea of having an employee salary study in Peachtree City conducted at the discretion of the city council rather than automatically every five years did not pass muster at the Sept. 4 meeting.

Councilman Eric Imker wanted to leave the matter of the timing of future employee salary and classification studies to the council’s discretion rather than having the study conducted every five years as is currently the practice.

The idea did not fly, and with virtually no discussion the council voted unanimously to keep the studies on an every five-year basis. Read More»

Panthers hold on for 35-33 win at Dutchtown

The Starr’s Mill Panthers endured a 90-minute weather delay and an offensive shootout on the road against Dutchtown, but they hung on for a 35-33 win and their first victory of the season.

The game went down to the wire, with the Panthers’ special teams play coming up huge at the end just before midnight. A field goal attempt that would have won the game for the Bulldogs was blocked with five seconds left. Read More»

Brown disappointed in city’s stance on carts

By Monroe Roark
sports@TheCitizen.com

County officials are frustrated that they have not been able to come to a reciprocal agreement with Peachtree City concerning the use of golf carts in both jurisdictions.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted at the end of Thursday night’s regular meeting that the county had received a letter from Peachtree City stating the city had no plans to amend its ordinance or enter an agreement to benefit golf carts registered in the unincorporated county. Read More»

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»

Senoia looks to increase water supply

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

Senoia council members approved plans at their meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the future of the water system, a $30,000 project.

Though more expensive than expected, city manager Richard Ferry said the price is reasonable compared with the work the city needs to complete.

Increasing water supply is a topic the council has mulled over for years, and the need for action has grown. Read More»

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

Two Coweta high schools named to a prestigious list

Two of Coweta County’s high schools placed in the top 10 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in a report by the Washington Post.

East Coweta and Northgate high schools were among 2,149 public and private high schools nationwide to make the list, placing them in the top 10 percent of the 22,000 high schools surveyed, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»