Fayette County

Where's the beef? Wendy's approved for Pavilion

A new Wendy’s restaurant has been approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the site of the former Wachovia Bank on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Pavilion Parkway.

The commission’s approval last week calls for the old Wachovia Bank building to be demolished. In its place will be a 3,000 square-foot restaurant building located across the parking lot from the Home Depot. Read More»

Woodman, spare that tree . . . for 6 months while PTC writes new rules

REVISED for print edition — If you plan to cut any trees on your property during the next six months, the Peachtree City Council suggests you take a six-month break before you fire up that chainsaw. Thursday night, the council — at city staff’s urging — will consider adopting a six-month ban on nearly all private property tree removal. Read More»

Citizens protest West Bypass but get no response from county

Although Commissioner Steve Brown was not allowed to talk about the West Fayetteville Bypass at Thursday’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission, that didn’t stop citizens opposing the project from speaking out during the public comment portion of the meeting. Read More»

Chairman threatens to have county marshal remove Commissioner Brown from meeting

(L) Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown; (R) Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

Free speech clashed with parliamentary procedure at last week’s Fayette County Commission. Procedure — augmented by the chairman’s gavel — won.

At Thursday’s meeting, Commission Chairman Herb Frady threatened to have rookie Commissioner Steve Brown removed from the meeting after Brown raised his voice to complain of censorship since he was not allowed to speak about the West Fayetteville Bypass, which was not listed as a separate item on the agenda. Read More»

Alveda King inspires audience at pregnancy center event

Dr. Alveda King signs “We Who Are In Jesus Christ” for Fayette County resident Linda Sandwich at the conclusion of the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center banquet and fund-raiser. King was the featured speaker Jan. 25 at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center is an organization that is unashamedly pro-life and pro-Christian. The center’s annual banquet and fundraiser at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Jan. 25 featured Dr. Alveda King and was attended by several hundred residents from Fayette and Coweta counties and around southwest metro Atlanta.

Dr. King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., was the featured speaker at the event. Woven throughout the fabric of her remarks was the question, “How can the dream survive if we murder the children?” Read More»

Planting knowledge for 1st-graders

Planting knowledge for 1st-graders

Alex Kontos and Gabe Earl hold a book they wrote to tell first-graders about how plants stabilize a creek bank. They and other members of Laura Brown’s class at Cleveland Elementary School are participating in a Disney Environmental Challenge project. The class is creating a native plant walking trail that informs the public of the role native plants play in keeping small, local creeks clean and how important this is for the Chattahoochee/Flint River basins. They’ve planted some native plants behind the school and will hold a “Plant Fair” Feb. 15 at the school. Photo/Special.

PTC police offer $5,000 reward for PeachMac burglars

Police are seeking these 3 “persons of interest“ in connection with a smash-and-grab burglary of $20,000 worth of Macintosh computers and equipment from Peachtree City's The Avenue. Photo/PTC Police Dept.

Peachtree City police and a local business are hoping the offer of a $5,000 reward will help shake loose information to solve the ram-and-grab burglary of the PeachMac computer store at The Avenue shopping center Jan. 26.

The reward is offered for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible” for the burglary, according to a police department news release.

Police also have released still photos taken from a surveillance camera which depict three young black men who “have been identified as persons of interest in this case,” police said. Read More»

Frady gavels down dissenting views

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady’s reprehensible behavior at Thursday night’s commission meeting was beyond belief. Mr. Frady’s actions were the worst example of leadership and censorship I have ever witnessed. Mr. Frady owes the public and Commissioner Brown an apology and should step down as chairman.

When Commissioner Brown tried to speak during the Commissioner Report section of the meeting about the West Fayetteville Bypass, Frady shouted him down, banged the gavel and told him he was out of order. Read More»

Frady’s censorship resembles Soviets

Thursday night’s display at the Fayette County Commission Meeting was the most flagrant case of censorship that I have personally ever witnessed.

The First Amendment to The Constitution Of The United States of America reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Read More»

The public vs. ‘immovable’ Frady, Horgan, Hearn, Krakeel

At our Jan. 27 County Board of Commissioners meeting, the general public got to see my wanting to move on an issue versus the immovable Chairman Herb Frady.

I ran for a county commission post to make things happen; and if those things do not happen through public pressure, I try to make them happen.

There is a core group made up of Chairman Frady, Commissioners Lee Hearn and Robert Horgan and County Administrator Jack Krakeel who are desperately trying to become an immovable force, especially when the issue happens to be the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

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