Fayette County

Mona Lucille Stewart, formerly of Fayette County

The life of Mona Stewart Lawson was remembered on February 6, 2011 with a gathering of friends and family at her son’s home in the Bent Tree community in Jasper, GA.

It is appropriate that Mona’s life was celebrated with a party rather than memorialized with a funeral, since Mona was a consummate hostess, known for being able to easily host both large, elegant Christmas parties and spontaneous fish-fries. Mona had a knack for making and keeping friends. Those attending the party included people who had known and loved Mona for over thirty years and for only three weeks. Read More»

Fayette County resident wins Rusty Wallace’s race car

From left are Rusty Wallace, Dovie Mann and Richard Mann. Photo/Michael Boylan

Richard Mann, a resident of Fayette County for over 30 years, enters a lot of contests and sweepstakes. Usually he doesn’t win. Read More»

Heidi Turner wins PTC American Legion Post 50’s oratorical contest

From left, James Causey, vice commander and contest chairman; Heidi Turner, first place winner; and Arnie Geiger, Post 50 commander. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City held their local oratorical contest Jan. 22 and their first place winner is Heidi Turner; second place winner is Jordan Schumacher. Turner will be advancing to The American Legion district contest to be held in Griffin Feb. 17. Read More»

Brown’s bypass discussion on County Commission agenda

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown will get his wish: a chance to espouse on the West Fayetteville Bypass during a commission meeting.

The topic appears on the “reports” section at the end of the commission’s agenda for its regular meeting Thursday night, which begins at 7 p.m.

At the commission’s Jan. 27 meeting, Chairman Herb Frady refused to let Brown address the bypass during the reports section of the meeting, noting in part that the matter had not been placed on the agenda in time. Read More»

Tyrone's Sen. Chance pushes constitutional spending limit

A Senate resolution cosponsored by Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone would amend the Georgia Constitution to limit state spending based on the previous year’s budget after it is adjusted for inflation and increased population.

The endgame of the “Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011,” however, is a potential elimination of the state income tax, which would be accomplished in future years as excess revenues are directed to savings in the state’s Rainy Day fund. Read More»

Brown opposes Fairburn’s plan for Hwy. 74-I-85 interchange fixes

One of the biggest choke points for commuters in western Fayette County is the interchange where Ga. Highway 74 meets Interstate 85 in Fairburn a short distance across the county line. Read More»

County balks at funding Crosstown-Parkway roundabout

There are several options under consideration to make improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road in Peachtree City.

But without a firm one selected by the Peachtree City Council, the Fayette County Commission decided to wait a bit on whether it will fund the project through remaining proceeds from the county’s 2003 transportation sales tax. Read More»

East F’ville Bypass pondered by county

There just might be enough money left from Fayette County’s 2003 Transportation SPLOST to fund right-of-way acquisition for the East Fayetteville Bypass, the county commission was told in a workshop last week.

County Public Works Director Phil Mallon said the right of way cost is projected at $9.2 million but could be substantially lower if the commission decides to use existing roads to avoid the need for a new road segment. Read More»

Fayette Commission retreat has fireworks potential

The annual retreat for the Fayette County Commission will be this Friday and Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. each day.

The agenda is wide-ranging, including a host of presentations from the finance department, discussions on transportation projects and remaining transportation SPLOST funding, and an update on the county’s Lake McIntosh reservoir project.

Also on the agenda is an update on negotiations between the county and municipalities on a new intergovernmental agreement for operating the emergency 911 center. Read More»

F’ville set to change a few zoning definitions

The Fayetteville City Council last week heard the first reading of proposed amendments to portions of the Planned Community Development (PCD) and Downtown Commercial District (C-1) zoning codes. Essentially a change in language, the proposal follows recommendations from a 2009 audit of the city’s planning and development goals. Read More»

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