Fayette County

Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville

Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 1, 2011.

Mr. Walton spent 50 years in the insurance business and was the owner of Walton Insurance Services in West Palm Beach. He graduated from Russell High and attended Emory University at Oxford as well as Georgia Tech.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart whom he was married to for 56 years, Ann Strickland Walton; children, Connie Cates (John), and Scott Walton (Barbara); grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Jerry, Cameron, Scotty (Amy), and Josh; one great-grandchild Aiden; one sister; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Carol C. Abadie of Peachtree City

Carol C. Abadie passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Peachtree City, GA.

She is survived by her husband Ronald and her daughters Shannon Schiltz, Marietta, GA and Melissa DeLoach, Pensacola, FL, as well as her grandchildren Lanie, Katie and Maya Schiltz and Jacob Pettijohn, her parents Joseph and Stella Caracci of Baton Rouge, LA, her brother Ken Caracci of New Waverly TX, her mother-in-law Thelma Abadie and her sister and brother-in-law Rezzie and J.T. Meyer all of Baton Rouge, LA. Read More»

County gives green light to East Fayetteville Bypass

The East Fayetteville Bypass was officially resurrected as a viable project by unanimous vote of the Fayette County Commission last week.

The $39.4 million project would construct a road that would begin north of Fayetteville at Hwy. 85, but end well short of either Ga. Highway 92 or Ga. Highway 85 south of Fayetteville. Read More»

Developer wants re-do on Kedron senior apartments

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a rezoning for a 5.6-acre site next to the Kedron Village shopping center that would allow an age-restricted senior apartment complex. NorSouth Companies of Georgia wants to build a 100-unit development on the site, which is located on Newgate Road. Read More»

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Today marked the birthday of Theodore Geisel known as Dr. Seuss to young readers. In celebration of his birthday Fayetteville Intermediate School participated in Read Across America Day with volunteer guest readers coming to the school to read to classes. FIS began the day with a visit by a couple of Seuss's characters, "Thing One" (Melanie Mikoy) and "Thing Two" (Bailey Towle). They are shown with Judy Pearson, media specialist, on the school's morning broadcast as a tribute to Dr. Seuss.

Fayette’s population expected to top 168,000 within 30 years

Fayette County’s population is projected to increase by more than 60,000 residents within the next 30 years, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

Fayette’s estimated 2010 population of 106,000 is forecast to swell to 168,500 residents by 2040.

Fayette’s increase pales next to Coweta County’s future numbers. By 2040, Coweta is expected to be home to nearly a quarter-million people, the ARC predicts.

That increase of 59 percent for Fayette would essentially mirror that of the 20-county metro Atlanta area that is expected to be home to more than 8.2 million by 2040. Read More»

Fayette Tea Party polls members on transportation, activism

Approximately 60 people attended the Feb. 22 committee meeting of Fayette County Issues Tea Party. The meeting at the Peachtree City Library was geared to update the audience on the ongoing work of the organization’s various committees. Among the issues covered were the regional 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum coming in 2012, the West Fayetteville Bypass and the efforts of House Bill 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. Read More»

County replaces Watts on elections board — for now

Long-serving Fayette County Elections Board member Marilyn Watts was replaced on that board by a 3-2 vote of the Fayette County Commission last week.

The board voted to install Fayetteville resident John Addison Lester III to the seat, despite Watts’ request that she be reappointed to the position.

Commissioner Steve Brown, who was joined by Commissioner Allen McCarty in voting against the motion to select Lester, said the board would be getting rid of a significant amount of experience in Watts at a time when potentially all three members of the board could be rookies. Read More»

F’ville makes a road wish list

The agenda at the Thursday meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be brief but will include a proposed resolution intended to have the city join with Fayette County and its municipalities in supporting potential projects that will be reviewed for the regional transportation 1-cent sales tax initiative going before voters in mid-2012. Read More»

Fayette Board of Education to consider state bullying policy

The Fayette County Board of Education at its regular meeting on March 15 is expected to vote on a new bullying policy. The policy comes by way of a state law that has been reviewed by the Ga. Dept. of Education and sent to school systems across the state. The new policy will supplement the school system’s existing procedures on bullying and will add a new definition to the school system’s student Code of Conduct policy. Read More»