Smith says 1-cent transportation tax not likely

It was a discussion the first week of December at a meeting of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) about a possible 1-cent sales tax for regional or statewide transportation projects being included on the November 2010 ballot. ARC member and Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith said issues exist with both ideas and that neither are likely to be approved.

Cop Reports 121609

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Bigger box sought for Hwy. 54W.

3 departing council members hold key to PTC vote to up-size anchor store to 65,000 sq. ft. within the 175,000 sq. ft. development

Girl, 16, to face charges in fatal crash

A teenage driver whose Monday morning wreck claimed the life of a fellow Sandy Creek High School student will face several criminal charges, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Sandy Creek student killed in wreck

A Sandy Creek High School student was killed just before school this morning in a car crash in north Fayette County, sheriff’s deputies said this afternoon.

Monument signs at Pavilion back on F'ville agenda

The Fayetteville Planning Department is recommending approval of 11 additional monument signs proposed for the Fayette Pavilion. The proposal, along with another involving permanent lighting at the soccer field on Tiger Trail, will be heard at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting.

Special coverage of AAAA champion Sandy Creek football team

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Final score - Sandy Creek 29 Clarke 15

Patriots become first Fayette County team in history to win it all.

Firm chosen to build Lake McIntosh

Yes Virginia, there will be a Lake McIntosh after all.

A $8.23 million bid to construct the lake’s dam and reservoir was awarded Thursday night to Brad Cole Construction. The county had initially budgeted $10 million for construction, so officials were pleased to have the bids come in well under budget.

Planners to vote on annex proposal

A proposal to annex 48 acres for a 21-home subdivision on the east side of Peachtree City will be considered Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

Bond hearing set for PTC murder suspect

A Peachtree City woman accused of killing her mother in law by setting her on fire more than a year ago will appear in court Dec. 17.

Newbern hired as new town manager of Tyrone

Tyrone will have a new town manager beginning in early January. The Town Council Dec. 8 approved the hire of Glynn County Community Development Department grant coordinator Richard Newbern for the position.

Public art planned for Baby Kroger

Merchants at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center have a unique, however temporary, solution for filling the vacant “baby Kroger” location.

NCR to pitch new pervious parking lot

As NCR prepares to add 900 jobs to its Peachtree City campus, the company is planning to add 600 more parking spaces to accommodate the new hires.

Police toy drive at Kedron, Braelinn tomorrow

Christmas is getting closer, but there’s still time for residents to help provide a better holiday for local underprivileged children.

Palmetto Health Council to receive $6.3 million award

The Palmetto Health Council, Inc. (PHC) has been named to receive a $6.3 million stimulus award to expand its healthcare services in the six counties it serves and create additional employment opportunities. PHC is one of only two Georgia organizations to receive the funding.

Committee set to form on Idea House

A called work session of the Senoia City Council and Downtown Development Authority Dec. 7 led to the agreement to form a committee that will develop a host of plans relating to influx of visitors expected from June through December next year with the selection of one of the Gin Property brownstones as Southern Living Magazine’s 2010 Idea House. Committee members are expected to be announced Dec. 21.

Fire bond funds to purchase new equipment

Coweta County commissioners at the Dec. 1 meeting approved the purchase of nearly $350,000 in various types of equipment needed to outfit the seven new fire trucks expected for delivery in mid-January. Both the trucks and the equipment are being paid for with voter-approved bond funds.

Coweta scouts and Storycorps

On Monday, November 23, five troops from Brownie Troop 565 from Newnan, GA, visited StoryCorps Atlanta to prepare for the National Day of Listening. Angelina Capponi, Annalie Harris, Ava Lewis, Annalie Harris, Carly Krauth, and Chloe Tomlinson, ages seven and eight, started their visit with a tour of the WABE and PBA studios where they met a number of Atlanta celebrities:

Senoia city portrait to be taken Jan. 1

It was almost 10 years ago that crowds gathered in downtown Senoia to be a part of the Millennium picture taken on Main Street. The many changes this decade resulted in a request by the Senoia Historical Society and the approval by the City Council to have a new Portrait of Senoia taken on Jan. 1.

Land use proposals to be heard by commission Dec. 15

Coweta County commissioners at the Dec. 15 meeting will conduct two public hearings on proposed amendments to current land uses. One of those would establish a Neighborhood Agribusiness provision to the county zoning ordinance.

CEC awarded $150,000 grant

The Central Educational Center has been awarded a $150,000 Georgia Career Academy Project grant to help expand the charter school’s music and video production programs.

Coweta County schools raise 266,850 items for Can-A-Thon

Coweta County Schools responded to shortages at the Coweta Food Pantry by raising more than ever before for the annual Coweta County Can-A-Thon.

Fayette grads hold their own at Ga. colleges

It appears the graduates from Fayette County schools in 2007 fared pretty well at Georgia colleges and universities.

That was the result of a feedback report from the University System of Georgia heard by school board members Monday night. The report pertained only to USG-affiliated schools.

Ex-Tyrone man, 45, charged with molesting young relative

A former Tyrone resident was arrested last week for molesting a female relative under the age of 10, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

PTC SPLOST leftovers: $3.6M

Council told banked but unspent road taxes can be switched to other SPLOST projects; another $900K coming

Schools catching more out-of-county students

Fayette County is still having issues with out-of-county students attending school here. A report heard by school board members Monday night showed that 51 students so far this school year have withdrawn after being found not to have legal residency.

Uh oh, Bigfoot roaming in north Fayette?

Reports of the sightings of large primates, usually referred to as “Bigfoot,” are not uncommon across the United States. But they are uncommon in Fayette County. At least until this past summer.

Patriots’ defense may rule the Dome

Patriots’ defense may rule the Dome

If you’re late jumping on the Sandy Creek bandwagon but want to show your support for the Patriots, here’s what you need to know.

The Patriots won their Class AAAA state semi-final game at Griffin last Friday and are now the first football team in Fayette County history to make the state finals.

Deputies arrest 3 for 2 armed robberies

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in connection with two armed robberies that were reported on Nov. 29 and again on Nov. 30.

F’ville delays Pavilion request for more parkway ‘monument’ signs

A variance request by Fayette Pavilion owner/manager Developers Diversified Realty Corp. for additional monument signs along Pavilion Parkway to help draw needed customers was tabled prior to the Dec. 3 Fayetteville City Council meeting for further review. The issue could be taken up at the Dec. 17 meeting.

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