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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»

Honors program

Honors program

These Whitewater High School students represented Fayette County at Valdosta State University for the 2014 Governor’s Honors Program June 22-July 19. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Only 1 percent of sophomores and juniors in the state of Georgia are nominated to the state level for the Program. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Aug. 19–25

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 - Monday, Aug. 25

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Antwahn T. Berry, born in 1990, of Ga. Highway 85, Riverdale, for revoked or suspended license, no insurance and license plate used to conceal. Read More»

Ice age of the zombies

Ice age of the zombies

City councils in Peachtree City and Newnan have been officially called out to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association. The Senoia City Council on Aug. 28 made the challenge and got a taste of the zombie version of the ice bucket treatment as four of the local un-dead dumped ice water on council members in front the Woodbury Shoppe, The Official Walking Dead Store, at Seavy and Main. Braving the madness were, from left, Councilman Maurice Grover, Mayor Larry Owens and councilmen Bobby Graham and Jeff Fisher. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Charter Bank to close PTC office

This office is set to close in September. Photo/Ben Nelms

It has been more than five years since West Point-based Charter Bank opened an office in Fayette County. But that office located in Peachtree City is set to close in late September.

Regional president Ashley Schubert in a recent letter to customers said Charter has determined that maintaining a retail branch office in Peachtree City is not economically feasible, adding that Charter will exit the Fayette County market on Sept. 26. Read More»

School system gets award for reducing emissions

The Coweta County School System Transportation Dept. has been recognized by the state for being a leader in lowering diesel emissions in the county’s bus fleet. Shop Foreman Keith McCullough, left, accepts a GaDER Gold Award from Ga. EPD Environmental engineer William Cook, Manager of the GaDER Program. Photo/Submitted.

The Coweta County School System is doing its part when it comes to reducing diesel emissions from its fleet of school buses. The school system was awarded the Georgia Diesel Engines Reduction (GaDer) Gold Award .

The award was presented by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

“This award recognizes school systems who have dedicated time, effort and resources toward keeping our air clean,” said school system operations director Doug Moore. Read More»