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PTC's $30 million budget passes by a unanimous count

After a lengthy discussion on budget revisions initiated by Councilman Eric Imker on Aug. 21, the Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 unanimously adopted the revised $30.7 million general fund budget with little discussion. Read More»

Canongate gets new owner

Sequoia Golf, owner of the Canongate Golf Clubs, has sold its stock and assets to ClubCorp for $265 million. Sequoia CEO Joe Guerra said ClubCorp plans upgrades to the Sequoia facilities.

Sequoia’s holdings include the Canongate properties in Fayette and Coweta counties and owns or operates more than 50 private clubs, semi-private clubs and golf resort facilities located across the U.S.

ClubCorp is a publicly traded company and a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs as well as business, sports and alumni clubs in North America, according to a press release. Read More»

Legion is honored

Legion is honored

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (at podium) announced Sept. 4 that Sept. 16 be recognized as American Legion Day in Peachtree City. Pictured from left are Joe Bowler, Post 105; Jim Ryan, Post 50; Jose Cuevas, Post 50; Jeff Yeater, Post 105; Charles Austin, Post 50; Arnie Geiger, Post 50; Mike Bosma, Post 50; and Brian Chustz, Post 50. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Meet winners

Meet winners

The Landmark middle school boys cross-country team took first place at the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm in Henry County. Colton Wooster was the individual winner with a time of 10:33. Other team members include Andy Bonner, David Foreman, Andrew Goodwin, Jacob McCann, John Nygren, Nathan Orr, Ryan Redick, Jake Stubbs, Gavin Thompson, Zachary Truitt and Noah Wilson. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette schools’ enrollment down to 2002 level

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 120 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw an increase in enrollment.

Enrollment numbers from the end of the 2013-2014 school year in May showed Fayette’s public schools with 20,243 students. Figures complied by the school system effective Aug. 22 showed 20,123 students, a decrease of 120 students.
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Fayette charter school will have to wait another year

Plans by Liberty Tech Charter School to establish the new school in Fayette County will have to wait until next year. Items such as the potential of using Brooks Elementary School did not make the May 15 deadline required by the Ga. Charter School Commission. Read More»

PTC Council to take another look at 650-home proposal Thurs. night

Peachtree City Hall.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 will take another look at text amendment changes to the LUR-14 (Limited Use Residential) zoning ordinance being proposed by Kolter Homes. Among the proposals is one that would allow up to 200 certificates of occupancy prior to extending MacDuff Parkway.

Kolter wants to build 650 homes in Wilksmoor Village on the city’s northwest side while John Wieland Homes has plans for another 200 homes. Read More»

2 rezonings, fire aid on F’ville’s agenda

Map of proposed automatic aid districts for fire department response. Provided by the city of Fayetteville.

Those planning to attend the Sept. 4 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to arrive early to get a seat. The council will hear a rezoning request for the proposed Fayette Place senior development on Ga. Highway 54 West, conduct a public hearing on a residential rezoning request on Redwine Road, and consider proposals for a temporary fire station in West Fayetteville and an automatic aid agreement for fire response between the city and Fayette County. Read More»

Osmose to build HQ in PTC Industrial Park

Osmose to build HQ in PTC Industrial Park

UPDATED — By the first week of October, ground will be broken on Peachtree City’s latest “get” — another corporate headquarters. Read More»

Students raise $7,500 for heart association

Elementary students in six schools across the county participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event last year, raising over $7,500 in the fight against heart disease.

Fayette schools that participated in the 2014 campaign include Cleveland Elementary, Crabapple Lane Elementary, Inman Elementary, Sara Harp Minter Elementary, and Spring Hill Elementary. The goal this year is to have 100 percent participation. Read More»