Legislative issues up before Fayette School Board

Though there are few items posted for the meeting Monday night at the Fayette County School Board, the item listed as Legislative Issues could prove to be very significant in coming months due to lagging state and local revenues.

Big chill over ... for today at least

Blood donors needed as freeze leads to shortage of types O- and B-; blood drive today at Fayette County Public Library from 3-7 p.m.

Fville Bank of America robbed Sat. by two gunmen

Fayetteville Police are searching for two black men who robbed the Bank of America at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road near the Pavilion shopping center early this [Saturday] afternoon.

Coweta urges caution on county roadways

Last night and all day today, Coweta County road crews have worked to address the remaining black ice and slick spots on Coweta roads.

Verizon wants new cell tower off 74N

Verizon Wireless is asking Peachtree City to rezone St. Paul Lutheran Church so the company can build a new cell tower on the site.

Annexation request for Carriage Lane denied

A proposal to annex 48 acres near Carriage Lane and Old Stagecoach Road was denied by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

Snow hits Tyrone house on New Year Day

Snow in Tyrone? On New Year’s Day? Right on both counts. The temperature was certainly cold enough but it was not the skies overhead that filled Tim Braunlin’s front yard. Former New Yorkers with a penchant for turning nostalgia into reality, both the family and a number of wide-eyed neighbors benefitted from 14 year-old Gabe’s idea of constructing a snow machine. The idea worked.

Southside path bridge nearly complete

Path rebuild necessary once bridge is finished

A cart path bridge that will connect homes in south Peachtree City to part of the industrial park is expected to be completed by the end of the month, barring any issues with the weather, city officials said this week.

Candidate cries foul at Governor’s appointee

A Peachtree City man who’s running for the Secretary of State’s office in the 2010 election is miffed at Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Seniors can apply for PTC tax break

Starting this week Peachtree City residents 65 and over can pop by City Hall to register for the senior homestead exemption.

PTC woman arrested for hitting stepson

A Peachtree City woman was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6 for striking her stepson, police said.

Nicole Fannin, 32, of Larkspur Turn, was charged with cruelty to children in the first degree and battery (family violence).

Brooks horse shooter suspect arrested

UPDATE — Friday 3:20 p.m.: Suspect granted bond; must surrender archery gear

Brooks horse shooter sought2 8-year-old mare Misty awaits medical attention in a pasture off Price Road Sunday after being shot with at least three arrows, a deliberate case of animal cruelty, officials said. Photo/Special.

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Seventeen-year-old Brooks resident Jeremy Ryan Richardson, accused of striking a horse with multiple arrows, has to surrender his archery equipment as a condition of his bond, a Fayette County Magistrate ruled Friday afternoon.

Richardson was arrested Thursday on felony charges for aggravated cruelty to animals in the arrow attack on a horse at the Padovano farm on Bankstown Road in Brooks discovered Sunday morning.

Deer shooting suspect_Richardson, Jeremy Ryan

Richardson also faces 14 additional charges relating to illegal deer hunting.
A bond of $14,550 for all the incidents was set by Magistrate Joe Tinsley. Included in that figure is a $10,000 bond for the aggravated cruelty to animals charge.

The archery equipment must be turned over to Richardson’s attorney, Tinsley ruled.

PTC denies 54W store upsize request

Without taking any public input, the new Peachtree City Council unanimously voted down a developer’s request to upsize one retail building for a new shopping center off Ga. Highway 54 West from 50,000 to 65,000 square feet.

Coweta County Commission meetings for 2010

January 5, 2010 6:00 p.m.
January 14, 2010 6:00 p.m. Work Session
January 19, 2010 6:00 p.m.

February 2, 2010 6:00 p.m.

Newnan Fire Dept. gives Life Saver awards

The City of Newnan Fire Department honors its firefighters with their Annual Life Saver Award for 2009. The recipients of this award have saved a life while on duty in 2009. There were nine firefighters this year who accomplished this goal with three lives saved.

Triad wins health department project bid

Triad Construction, Inc. has been awarded the contract to construct the new Coweta County Health Department building on Hospital Road. Coweta County commissioners approved the $1.7 million low bid at the Jan. 5 meeting.

Hearing set on Ga. disability services

Georgia is seeking input on the services provided to disabled people by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living programs operated by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Arrest made in horse shooting

Seventeen year-old Brooks resident Jeremy Ryan Richardson has been arrested on felony charges for aggravated cruelty to animals in the arrow attack on a horse at a Bankstown Road farm discovered Sunday morning.

Commission okays in-home food prep as home occupation

It was a measure adopted to bolster home-based food preparation businesses. The Coweta County Commission Jan. 5 voted unanimously to amend a portion of the Zoning & Development Ordinance to allow at-home food preparation for retail distribution or catering as a home occupation.

Coweta schools cancel after-school activities Thursday

The Coweta County School System at this time is monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service that indicate precipitation will arrive sometime in the late afternoon. Therefore, schools will remain open and on their normal schedules on Thursday during normal operating hours (2:30 p.m. for elementary schools, 3:30 for middle and high schools).

GDOT issues winter weather warning

The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) has issued a travel alert for Thursday for large portions of the state. An incoming winter storm system has the potential for making travel on roadways hazardous.

3 new PTC members, 2 hot issues for council

A request to up-size one building in a shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West from 50,000 to 65,000 square feet will be considered Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council.

Auld Lang Syne: 20 underage drinkers jailed

A central Fayette County man and woman were charged and more than two dozen underage drinkers were cited by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies New Year’s Eve at the couple’s residence on Green Meadow Lane near Quarters Road. That’s a semi-rural area between Redwine and Ebenezer roads in the south-central part of the county.

F’ville asks for local law for vote on redevelopment tax

Fayetteville wants a TAD more — tax money, that is, for three redevelopment projects.

Members of the Fayetteville City Council at the Jan. 7 meeting will consider a resolution asking for the passage of local legislation that will lead to a referendum which, if approved by voters, would give the city redevelopment powers needed to move ahead with Tax Allocation District (TAD) projects identified last year.

Legislature to slash budgets

Ramsey hopes to pass cellphone ban for drivers under 18

With state revenues continuing to fall short, the upcoming legislative session will be dominated by budget cuts, according to Rep. Matt Ramsey, (R-Peachtree City).

Man takes dare, confronts family with knife

A 17-year-old Moreland man was arrested on multiple charges Jan. 2 after taking a dare to harass someone in the Towne Center parking lot on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville. The arrest came after he approached a family in an aggressive manner with a knife, police said.

Lights, camera, council!

PTC to broadcast Thurs. meeting on web

Peachtree City residents can avoid the cold Thursday night and watch the first City Council meeting of the new year from the comfort of their easy chair if they want.

Law history class offered for HS students

High school students are being invited to apply for a free 11-week Saturday symposium on American Constitutional law and legal history taught by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Chris Edwards.

Snow for Fayette Thurs. afternoon

Fayette residents hoping for snow may get their wish starting Thursday afternoon.

The area could get upwards of one inch of the white stuff and perhaps more, according to the latest forecast available early Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service.

Horse in Brooks found shot with arrows in spine, neck and face

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting Sunday of a horse on property along Bankstown Road in Brooks. A veterinarian called to the scene removed three arrows. Officers said the horse survived the attack.

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