Fayette County

PTC's Rep. Ramsey reviews his immigration bill success

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said he will sign the controversial immigration reform bill that was carried through the legislature by Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City.

The bill was in a bit of tug-and-war before it was ultimately passed by the House and the Senate April 14, the last day of the legislative session.

In that process, the bill received a few minor changes, but Ramsey said the most important elements remained in place. Read More»

Hearn apologizes for his silence on vote for cousin to elections board

After enduring criticism from a handful of residents Thursday night, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn apologized for not previously disclosing that the commission’s appointee to the Fayette County Elections Board was in fact his second cousin. Read More»

False home, business security alarms in PTC are about to get expensive

In a bid to free up police resources currently tied up in responding to false burglar alarms, the Peachtree City Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance that would establish fines for more than two false alarms a year for a given location. Read More»

F’ville to have final vote on sex shop rules

The Fayetteville City Council on April 21 will hear the final reading of an amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance. The proposal, intended to update the original ordinance first adopted in 1998, adds a number of new conditions, restrictions and definitions.

The proposed amendment is being recommended to address several current issues pertaining to various types of adult businesses, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

1 less thing for high schoolers: State to end graduation tests

The Georgia State Board of Education (BoE) on April 13 approved a recommendation that will phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) completely over the next few years. The test will no longer be required for students entering high school this fall. Students entering high school between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 have the option of taking the End-of-Course Test (EOCT) in a given content area. Read More»

Accused church burglar returned to Fayette County

A Peachtree City man charged with church burglaries in Fayette and Coweta counties in late 2010 has been returned to Fayette after spending the past few months in the Coweta County Jail.

Joseph Michael Robinson, 25, of Peachtree City, was charged April 11 on outstanding warrants related to the burglaries of two Peachtree City churches, said department spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

You want cuts? Here’s a start

Face it. Someone is going to have to eat cat food!

For 30 years the U.S. federal government has spent on ever higher levels of both guns and butter financed by an ever larger deficit. It started during the Reagan years with the military buildup to win the Cold War at the same time that entitlement costs were exploding. Read More»

A McIntosh junior decides to ditch GaGa

This morning, I decided to surf iTunes in search of some new, upbeat music to add to my beaten and shorted iPod Nano, so I quickly browsed the top download section in case there was something new or interesting, and quickly I noticed that Lady GaGa was, once again, the top single on iTunes. I became wary the instant I saw the title name: “Judas.” Read More»

10 unanswered questions for our Fayette County commissioners

The public comment portion of [Fayette County] Commission meetings allows for citizens to voice their opinion or questions. It is a one-sided affair. It would appear that the board members listen but there is no way to know for sure. The board does not get into discussion with the citizens. Many of these opinions lead to questions that never get answered. Listed below are some of those questions. Read More»

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

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