PTC to consider larger store for 54W

A proposal to upsize a “big box” store for a new shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West at Planterra Way is up for a vote by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

F'ville continues pursuit of redevelopment

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.

PTC modifies permit process for outdoor burning

Online form must be filled out, printed before fire is lit; Those without computers must visit fire station

Hwy 54E landscaping under way, two year delay over

Crews from Piedmont Landscaping recently began installing median landscaping on Ga. Highway 54 East in Peachtree City stretching from Peachtree Parkway to the city limits.

PTC needs right of way for Paschall/74 tunnel

Peachtree City officials are still working to acquire the necessary right-of-way to allow the cart path tunnel underneath Ga. Highway 74 at Paschall Road to be completed.

Senoia police/city court building on track for spring

Construction crews continue to make headway on Senoia’s new police department and municipal court building on Howard Road. The $1.3 million facility is expected to open for business in late spring.

Coweta approves small scale farming

A proposal to amend the Coweta County Zoning Ordinance to allow for small neighborhood agribusiness operations was approved Dec. 15 by the County Commission. The approval came after a request by Scott and Nicole Tyson, who own approximately 10 acres in Sharpsburg and want to establish an agribusiness and agritourism operation centering on organically-grown foods.

Logsdon focusing on state office

Now without the day-to-day responsibilities of being Peachtree City’s Mayor, Harold Logsdon is continuing to work on his campaign to become Georgia’s next insurance and fire safety commissioner.

Senoia unanimously approves 2010 budget

The Senoia City Council last week unanimously approved a $2.1 million general fund budget for 2010. The sum represents an increase of $19,800, or .95 percent, over 2009.

NCR to add more parking

Plans to add 600 more parking spaces to Peachtree City’s NCR campus were approved recently by the city’s planning commission.

Christmas tree recycling offered

By now the wrapping paper, boxes and most of the Christmas detritus have left the home.

Except for the Christmas tree, of course. To solve that dilemma, local volunteers and Peachtree City will accept Christmas trees for recycling Saturday, Jan. 9 at several locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Haddix: No PTC personnel cuts

New mayor-elect says city needs to improve its tax base by attracting more employers to PTC

Haddix: No PTC personnel cuts

When the New Year rings in, Peachtree City will have three new rookies on the City Council and a familiar face as mayor.

Incoming Mayor Don Haddix, giving a preview of what to expect in the early going, is already ruling out one thing: further job cuts.

Fayette’s Top 10 Stupid Crimes of 2009

Nearly everyone has heard the “stupid criminal” anecdote about the bank robber who wrote the stick-up note on one of his checking account deposit slips.

Deputy wounds Walgreens robber

F’ville man shot twice by former sheriff’s candidate after brandishing pellet gun in pharmacy; GBI clears Mindar to return to duty

Fischer Crossings developer seeks to add 35 more acres

It seems that the large Fischer Crossings retail development is back after all.

First came the announcement last month of Sam’s Club and NCG Cinemas. Now developer Scott Seymour says he would like to add to the 400,000 square feet already approved for the 44-acre northeast corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County, about a mile from Peachtree City.

PTC soldier back at home after helping train Afghans

PTC soldier back at home after helping train Afghans

Peachtree City resident and Navy Reservist Corey Malmer returned home this month from a year’s tour of duty along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Malmer, an intelligence specialist, served on an embedded training team that helped train cohorts in the Afghan national army. Such work is considered crucial to the military strategy in the area as U.S. and coalition forces move towards the eventual goal of having the Afghan army, border patrol and national police trained well enough to take their country back with little if any outside aid.

Marietta boy, 15, charged with molesting F’ville girl, 8

An unnamed 15-year-old Marietta male has been charged with aggravated child molestation in an incident in which he is alleged to have made an 8-year-old Fayetteville girl perform oral sex.

PTC nabs Chevron robber with help of Newnan PD

An Atlanta man accused of robbing the Creekside Chevron in Peachtree City at gunpoint Dec. 19 has been arrested, police said.

F'ville Walgreens armed robber named and charged

Update: 12/28 11:30 a.m.

Thirty-four year-old Fayetteville resident David Schumate has been charged with multiple felonies in the Dec. 26 armed robbery of the Walgreens pharmacy on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

1 arrested for robbery of PTC Creekside Chevron

Peachtree City police have charged an Atlanta man for the sawed-off shotgun robbery of Creekside Chevron on Ga. Highway 54 West in the early morning of Dec. 19.

Area blood drives scheduled

There are several American Red Cross blood drives upcoming in the Fayette and Coweta area.

To schedule a donation appointment please visit

Police toy drive surpasses expectations

Police toy drive surpasses expectations

Christmas is indeed the season of giving, and Peachtree City residents proved it again as they responded to the police department’s “Light Up the Night” toy drive.

With the community’s help, police were able to provide 42 children and six entire families with a Merry Christmas. On top of that, they were able to help the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services help another 25 children at the last minute.

Rockaway realignment underway

Accessing Ga. Highway 74 to the north from Rockaway Road has been a long standing vehicular nightmare. The beginning of the Hwy. 74 widening project is now under way and the first construction project will be the realignment of Rockaway so that it ties in to the traffic signal at Holly Grove Road. Weather permitting, that realignment work is expected to begin sometime in January.

Fayette, Coweta add 500+ to employment ranks

While the jobs picture certainly isn’t rosy, it improved slightly last month for Fayette and Coweta counties, according to statistics published this week by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Cancer center wins state approval

It was in early summer that representatives of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) met with government and business leaders from across Coweta County at Newnan City Hall to announce the city’s selection as the site of the company’s first hospital in the Southeastern United States. Earlier this week CTCA received a Georgia Dept. of Community Health Certificate of Need (CON) necessary to move ahead with the the 200,000 square-foot hospital in the Ashley Park commercial area.

Sheriff helps out with the shopping

Sheriff helps out with the shopping

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah was one of numerous representatives from the sheriff’s office helping less fortunate kids do some Christmas shopping as part of the “Shop with a Deputy” effort last weekend. The sheriff and deputies accompanied 18 youngsters, giving suggestions and helping fill shopping carts at Walmart. Photo/Ben Nelms.

10 screens by next Christmas

Fischer Crossings to get 1st-run movie multiplex with 2,000 seats 1 mile west of PTC; free popcorn refills

Logsdon touts achievements of his 4 years as PTC mayor

Logsdon touts achievements of his 4 years as PTC mayor

It wasn’t the most wistful of sendoffs, but Harold Logsdon’s final act as mayor was a review of the successes, and some “disappointments” that marked his four years in office.

Churches welcome public to Christmas services

With carols, candles and communion, churches all over the world Christmas Eve night will celebrate the birth of Christ, hosting special services and musical programs through midnight. Here on the south side also, churches have made plans for the celebration, with an open invitation to the community.

Deputies arrest man second time for battering wife

A north Fayette man was arrested Dec. 16 for assaulting his wife in her residence off Greenview Circle, sheriff’s deputies said.

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