Fayette County

Couple nabbed in meth arrests

A Fayette County man and woman were arrested Aug. 7 on charges of drug trafficking after four ounces of methamphetamine were found at their residence on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Members of the sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) arrested Thomas Burgamy, 39, and Kimberly A. Dubose, 37, on charges of trafficking drugs and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Residents troubled by changes on water bill

Some Fayette County residents have called into question the $3 monthly charge on water bills that serves as a leak protection program to give customers a break when water leaks occur on their property.

While some in the community oppose the new program, county officials said water customers can submit the form included in the water bill and opt out of the program.

County Administrator Steve Rapson said the program was created to financially assist customers dealing with large, unintentional water leaks on their property. Read More»

School millage remains at max level

It is not an increase in the millage rate but it is an increase in property taxes.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted Aug. 18 to maintain the state maximum of 20 mills, which amounts a 2.24-percent tax increase due to an increase in property values. Keeping the rate at 20 mills means that taxpayers will see an additional .438-mill on their property tax bills that reflects the increase in the fair market value assessment for 2014. Read More»

Oddo land on planning agenda

Plans to establish a subdivision on what is arguably Fayetteville’s largest remaining undeveloped tract will be presented Aug. 26 before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road is owned by the Oddo family which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Read More»

GMC proposal back before Fayetteville City Council

The proposed development of Georgia Military College will be back on the agenda for the Aug. 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The measure is expected to pass so that construction can begin in time for the campus to open in August 2015 in the West Fayetteville area. The council will also address issues pertaining to the motorized cart ordinance.

Plans submitted by Foley Design Associates showed a 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building on an 8.7-acre site near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Construction in Fayetteville is on the rise

New home construction in Fayetteville continues to expand. An example of that expansion can be seen at Pye Lake Estates on Hood Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The growth in construction of single-family homes in Fayetteville continues.

With all residential categories combined, the city currently has 783 lots available. That number might be deceiving since 210 of those units include the Lafayette Square apartments approved earlier in the summer.

By category, city planning records show 33 available two-family residential lots, 114 medium-density single-family lots at .5 acres (R-22), 212 medium-density lots at .75 acres (R-30) and 18 low-density lots at 1 acre (R-40). Read More»

Tax hike vote is Thurs.

Peachtree City residents get two more chances to have their say before a proposed millage rate increase is voted on by the City Council tomorrow night. Read More»

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

The Founders Day Parade is always a highlight during the town's annual festival. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Tyrone Founders Day Festival will be a weeklong event this year. The fun begins with a fishing rodeo at Shamrock Lake Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, along with a community yard sale. On Sept. 14, the annual Sweet Heart pageant will take place at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Read More»

South Fayette traffic crash claims one life

A single-vehicle accident on Aug. 17 in south Fayette County claimed the life of a Fayetteville man.

Christopher Hayes, 24, died as a result of injuries he sustained in the accident off Hilo Road.

Sheriff Barry Babb said traffic investigators at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Aug. 17 responded to a single-vehicle accident at Hilo Road near Ga. Highway 92 South.

Babb said deputies found a Nissan 350Z resting in the yard of a residence. Read More»

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.