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Golf cart decals: Rules for riding on Peachtree City's trails

Golf cart decals: Rules for riding on Peachtree City's trails

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The city of Peachtree City would like to remind all Fayette County residents that their golf carts must have Peachtree City decals before they are allowed on the network of paths.

Current decals are a reflective silver-white. They are valid through 2016.

The rules for driving carts on the trails vary for different parts of the county.

Peachtree City residents
Anyone who lives within city limits and pays Peachtree City property taxes simply needs to feature the decal on their golf carts.

Note: Some areas along Sumner Road, Redwine Road and Highway 74 south of Redwine are not within Peachtree City corporate limits.

Tyrone residents
Those who live within the city limits of Tyrone can use their Tyrone decals to ride on the trails in Tyrone, Peachtree City, Fayetteville and unincorporated Fayette County.

Newnan to open new Public Safety Complex

Newnan to open new Public Safety Complex

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The city of Newnan will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Public Safety Complex on Friday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.

The new 37,000-square-foot facility is located at 1 Joseph Hannah Boulevard. It will contain the Newnan Police Department and Municipal Court, as well as additional office space, a training room, a squad room, a fitness center and a secure evidence storage space.

Members of the public are invited to attend an open house for the new facility on Saturday, Jan. 31 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tours and refreshments will be offered.

SPLOST money made it possible for the city to build the new complex.

"I would like to thank the citizens for supporting the SPLOST for the funds to build a new Public Safety Complex," Newnan Police Chief Buster Meadows said in a release. "This will help us to provide better service to our community and will be more user friendly than the present department."

State parks still open despite shutdown

State parks still open despite shutdown

ATLANTA -- The government shutdown has closed a number of national parks and historic sites, but Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites will still be open this weekend.

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The state parks located on the local Corps of Engineers lakes are open to visitors. They include Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier in Gainesville; Red Top Mountain State Park on Allatoona Lake in Cartersville;and Tugaloo State Park on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia.

"We've already had a number of campers check into our state parks because they had to leave Corps of Engineers campgrounds which had closed," State Parks Assistant Director Wally Woods said in a statement. "We have plenty of cabins, yurts and campsites available this week."

Beat the heat at Lynch Pool

Beat the heat at Lynch Pool

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Between the 75-foot water slide and the splash fountain, there is no cooler place to spend the summer in Coweta County than Lynch Pool.

Newnan's public pool was built in 2007 with SPLOST money. It is open daily until Labor Day. Admission is $2.

"We encourage citizens to come use and enjoy the city pool. It is beautiful and has a water slide, mushroom water feature and splash fountain for the much younger children to enjoy," city spokeswoman Gina Snider said in a statement.

Lynch Pool is located at 23 Richard Allen Drive.

Feedback needed for arts programs

Feedback needed for arts programs

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Thanks to SPLOST dollars, the city of Newnan was recently able to build a new complex for its police department.

The department will soon move out of the municipal building on Jefferson Street, turning the facility into a development project.

The city is inviting citizens to take a survey on what they would like to see the soon-to-be vacant building become. The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission hopes to use the space for more artistic endeavors in Coweta County.

"We hope citizens will take the time out to complete the survey and become actively involved in the process of planning for community art/technical opportunities that will be available to citizens," Newnan Cultural Arts Commission chairwoman Pamela Prange said in a statement. "This survey will help us develop a master plan which is a view into the future and it helps mold what this facility will look like."

'Recyclable' Christmas tree on display at City Hall

'Recyclable' Christmas tree on display at City Hall

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A unique Christmas tree at Newnan's City Hall is encouraging residents to recycle.

The tree is made entirely of recyclable materials, such as paper chains and empty Coke cans.

It was put together by volunteers from the Central Education Center, Atkinson Elementary School and Keep Newnan Beautiful.

The tree is on display on the second floor of City Hall.