BOC approves rezoning for small farm

In a deviation from typical rezoning requests, the County Board of Commissioners approved the plan for a small farm at Thursday night’s meeting. 

Patricia Nolde and Danny Dougherty, Jr. asked the commissioners to rezone 6.833 acres fronting on Lester Road and Red Fox Run for agricultural use. 

The goal is to start a small vegetable farm using organic practices. Nolde plans to retire from her job at Georgia State in a few years, and she is fully committed to becoming a full-time farmer. With the new zoning, she will also be eligible for USDA programs for both small (more…)

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Fees headed up in Peachtree City

In addition to approving the city’s budget Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will also increase raising certain fees that would take effect this October.

Chief among the fee increases would be for out-of-city users on Peachtree City’s golf cart paths. City officials plan on a 50 percent increase from $100 per year to $150 a year to help pay for upkeep on the paths.

Admission to the city’s pools will go up for everyone, with residents seeing a $1 per visit increase, while non-Peachtree City teenagers will pay $12 per visit.

The city’s  $39 million budget for next (more…)

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For the love of family
Lynn Horton is a freelance writer and editor who in another lifetime taught English and Creative Writing at McIntosh High School and later worked in the Starr’s Mill High School Media Center.

For the love of family

Lynn Horton is a freelance writer and editor who in another lifetime taught English and Creative Writing at McIntosh High School and later worked in the Starr’s Mill High School Media Center.

Two weeks ago Bill’s widowed sister came to stay with us for what would be the longest time she had ever been away from home. This, of course, was not counting the time she left her mother and father as a newlywed and traveled all the way to Miami, Florida with a great big trunk, a small travel case, and a little handbag she held close to her (more…)

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F’ville Police seek public’s help in two theft cases

The Fayetteville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a fraud suspect, along with a theft suspect. 

On June 6, the individual (pictured at left) committed financial transaction card fraud by making purchases on a debit card not issued to the individual at the Home Depot in the Pavilion Shopping Center.

If you have any information on the identity of the individual, please contact Detective Tracey Baker at the Fayetteville Police Department.

On July 17, the pictured female (pictured center and right) in the black Nike shirt, black shorts, and black shoes entered Wal-Mart at Pavilion Parkway (more…)

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