Fayette County: Peachtree City Council, tear down the wall
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by Cal Beverly
11M ago
In front of a supportive standing room only crowd, the Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to file a lawsuit against Peachtree City Council to force a reopening of blocked Crabapple Lane. The council — at the request of some residents of Kedron Hills subdivision — more than two years ago blocked the road at the city limits so that both motor vehicles and golf carts could no longer access the road into the city. That caused some hardships to Tyrone residents who used that way into Peachtree City. The commission pointed out that no other such entrances into the city were blocked off from co ..read more
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‘Professional criminal’ leads police on 125-mph chase, captured in drainage ditch near I-85
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by Monroe Roark
11M ago
A man described by police as a professional criminal led officers on a high-speed chase last week from Peachtree City north nearly to I-85 before he was apprehended and charged with several felonies as well as about two dozen traffic violations. According to a Peachtree City Police spokesman, a K-9 officer on the northern end of the city encountered a black Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk, an extremely high-performance vehicle, with illegal window tinting and an out-of-state license plate. A computer check of the plate and identification of the vehicle’s registered owner revealed multiple violent felo ..read more
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Whitewater duo qualify for international competition
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by The Citizen
11M ago
The Whitewater High duo of Olivia Ray and Emily Wagner are taking their expertise to the international stage. With a stellar showing at the state competition, they qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. At the state level, they were Senior Division Top 10 Grand Award recipients, along with winning Senior Division Best in Category for Environmental Engineering. They capped it off with the US Agency for International Development Science Champion Award. The post Whitewater duo qualify for international competition appeared first on The Citizen ..read more
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‘Grease’ is the word at PTC Elem.
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by The Citizen
11M ago
“Grease” is the word. Fourth and fifth grade chorus students at Peachtree City Elementary put on a review of Grease for their end of year choral program. Under the direction of music teacher Bill Stadelmeyer, students sang excerpts from the hit musical and danced for the student body and family visitors. Mr. Stadelmeyer and his chorus worked for months to put on the program for the school, and they did an excellent job! The post ‘Grease’ is the word at PTC Elem. appeared first on The Citizen ..read more
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Braelinn gets new principals for a day
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by The Citizen
11M ago
Braelinn Elementary got a pair of new administrators. Donovan Woods and Abigail Marsh were Principal and Assistant Principal for a day. Principal Donovan and Assistant Principal Abigail joined Principal Erinn Angelo and Assistant Principal Emily Nealis for a full day, taking care of duties like car arrival/dismissal, morning announcements, checking on classrooms, running errands, PTO budget meeting, fire drill, helping students and teachers, and much more. They earned the honor through bidding at the PTO-sponsored Bingo Night earlier this year. “It was such a fun and refreshing day! To se ..read more
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Split council proceeds to step 2 of eastside annexation request, sets in-city filming fees and rules
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by Cal Beverly
11M ago
Developer Mike Hyde wants to build 23 homes split between two subdivisions in 52 acres on Peachtree City’s east side adjacent to the new Booth Middle School. To do that, he’s asking the City Council to bring his county land into the city, a process known as annexation. Three members of the council want to take a look at what his plan is, and they formed the majority needed to advance to a Step 2 annexation. That’s where the developer and the city staff dive into the nitty-gritty of what’s wanted by the developer versus what’s allowable under city zoning standards. Council members Frank Destadi ..read more
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Fayetteville OKs increase in hotel rooms plus multi-family units
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by Cal Beverly
11M ago
Council raises stormwater fees —  The Fayetteville City Council at the May 18 meeting unanimously approved a rezoning request to expand the Hampton Inn off Tiger Trail from 150 rooms to a proposed 208 rooms — an increase of 38% — and to allow construction of 30 multi-family units in a single building on that property. The rezoning request covers 5 acres within The Villages at Lafayette off Ga. Highway 54 just west of the downtown courthouse square. Also approved last Thursday was a 54% hike in stormwater fees for this year with more increases set for each year until 2027. Here’s the full ..read more
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Glow Games brighten up Inman
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by The Citizen
11M ago
Inman Elementary 3rd graders in the class of Regina Stevens used the Glow Games to shine the light on key Reading/ELA concepts. Designed to increase student engagement, the room transformation presented a rigorous but fun review day of concepts from 3rd grade standards. Students were put into teams and given reading tasks all around the room. The stations were point of view Jenga, reading comprehension bowling, Connect Four with a writing prompt, matching game with ELA terms like simile and metaphor, and a cup stacking challenge where they had to read passages and determine the author’s point ..read more
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Oak Grove lights up over Squishy Circuits
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by The Citizen
11M ago
Fifth grade students at Oak Grove Elementary lit up the school using Squishy Circuits. Squishy Circuits use playdough to teach the basics of electrical circuits. LED lights are placed inside of the playdough, then the wires are attached to a battery pack. Power travels through the conductive dough to turn on the lights. The post Oak Grove lights up over Squishy Circuits appeared first on The Citizen ..read more
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Exemplary English Learner Student, Teacher honored
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by The Citizen
11M ago
Starr’s Mill High senior Miho Kimura and J.C. Booth Middle teacher Laurie Dietz have been recognized for their work in the English Learner program. Each year, the Georgia Department of Education Language program, in collaboration with the statewide English Language Advisory Committee, recognizes one exemplary high school senior English Learner (EL) and one exemplary teacher of English Learners from each school. Kimura is the Exemplary English Learner Student, and Dietz is the Exemplary EL Teacher. Miho entered U.S. schools at Starr’s Mill High School as a junior ..read more
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