Fayette County

Fayette stormwater ‘fee’ coming

May cost residents of unincorporated areas average of $70

Call it a fee, not a tax, but look out, unincorporated Fayette residents — a new bill is likely headed your way.

With the blessing of the Fayette County Commission, county staff is preparing to implement a new stormwater utility that would be funded by an annual fee Read More»

By 3-to-2 vote, Fayette to hire temps for West Bypass work

To help get the ball rolling on construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, the Fayette County Commission has authorized the hiring of temporary help for the county’s public works department. Read More»

Fayette law enforcement agencies reap $13 million drug money harvest

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Hawk One. Photo/Fayette S.O.

In February of this year, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department bought a helicopter to replace its aging Bell OH-58 Kiowa, call sign Hawk One. The price tag was $1.7 million.

So how does a department with a yearly budget of $15.87 million funded mostly with local taxes come up with the cash for one purchase that is the equivalent of 11 percent of its yearly budget? Read More»

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Boy Scouts from Troop 75 led the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Peachtree City’s veterans memorial. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, F’ville recall war sacrifices in Monday ceremonies

Memorial Day honors in PTC

UPDATED for print edition — As thousands of soldiers and civilians worldwide continue to put their lives in harm’s way, Peachtree City residents took time Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than a thousand people attended the annual ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial just outside City Hall.

And though his remarks were brief, the crowd felt the impact of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Mooney, the featured guest speaker. Read More»

No confidence in schools’ budget

I spent the last two days at the Fayette County budget meetings. County Administrator Jack Krakeel, Chief Financial Officer Mary Holland and Assistant Financial Officer Toni Howard did an outstanding job presenting a very complex budget.

This is in sharp contrast to the ridiculous presentation the Comptroller of the Board of Education, Laura Brock, gave [May 24].

In just one short week, her fund forecast changed from a negative of $3.3 million to a positive of $300,000. Unfortunately, her forecasts are like that all the time. Read More»

Storm warnings on West Bypass funds

Sunny skies earlier in the day on Thursday had me smiling until the storms came through. We had one storm on the outside and another storm in the Board of Commissioners meeting in Fayette County. Read More»

Invoking his faith, Commissioner Hearn must answer to its tenets

It’s discouraging to find myself in a dilemma where I’m personally watching one of my elected officials, chosen to represent my best interests, someone who even claims to share my faith and values, tarnish Christianity in public meetings and in the newspapers.

Many in this room are not of the Christian faith, but you, Commissioner Hearn, personally informed me after a candidates’ debate that you share my faith as a born-again Christian believer. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Andone appointed to bishop’s cabinet

One of the three new cabinet members announced recently by Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church is currently the senior pastor of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Herzen Andone has been appointed to the cabinet and has also been promoted to become the district superintendent of the Northwest District of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The new cabinet appointment will become effective July 1. Andone will serve over 75 charges and 85 churches in this district. Read More»

Successful food drive

Shown  is  Lewis Sitton, IUMC’s liaison with the Fayette Samaritans.

Inman UMC held another food drive for the Fayette Samaritans Food Pantry recently and collected an overflowing bounty of food and supplies. Shown is Lewis Sitton, IUMC’s liaison with the Fayette Samaritans. Sitton has devoted many years to helping the Fayette County community. To learn more about Inman UMC, visit www.inmanmethodist.org. To see how to be of service to the Fayette Samaritans, visit www.fayettesamaritans.org. Photo/Special.

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