Monthly Archives: April 2015

Community group wants stricter law for parents that host ‘drinking parties’

A campaign from AVPRIDE, the Fayette County based Youth Leadership Development organization, has sought to expand awareness of youth drinking habits in the county and encourage the passage of a “social hosting” ordinance that would punish parents that host parties that involve underage drinking. Michael Mumper and other AVPRIDE representatives have been presenting before local…

Fayetteville planners consider four-story hospital expansion

Piedmont Fayette Hospital officially submitted development plans to Fayetteville earlier this month for their proposed 87,000-square-foot, four-story addition to the northeast side of the hospital building. While Planning and Zoning Commission members got their first briefing on the project during their April regular meeting, they were scheduled to review and vote on the hospital’s development…

Pinewood Forrest neighbors want less density, more details

If Pinewood Atlanta Holdings, which owns Pinewood Atlanta Studios, is granted annexation and rezoning permission, the development group plans to build two hotels, several parks, a small amphitheater, a chapel, more than 175,000 square feet of commercial buildings, 714 single-family homes and 324 apartment homes on 232 acres of land, about a fourth of which…

New golf tournament benefits wounded veterans

Golfers of every stripe are invited to participate in a brand-new tournament in Peachtree City that will raise funds to benefit wounded military personnel through Operation Homefront, a national non-profit based in San Antonia, Texas and Kennesaw, Georgia. The tournament, dubbed the “Peachtree City Invitational”, begins at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18 with military…

Great Wolf rejected

The resistance of Peachtree City residents, who staged a rally prior to Thursday night’s meeting, seemed to have swayed city council to vote against a rezoning and variance request that would have cleared the way for Great Wolf Lodge to set up shop where the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree conference center currently sits.  Some residents speaking at…

Commission rejects Brown’s measures to limit county administrator’s authority

Commissioner Steve Brown’s grievances with the current direction of county government were again a major topic of discussion at the most recent county commission meeting, where Brown received no support from his fellow commissioners for proposals to limit the decision-making authority given to County Administrator Steve Rapson. Brown recommended that all internal policy and procedure…

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