Fayette County

Fayette tax rate rollback on Thursday agenda

By MONROE ROARK
sports@TheCitizen.com

Property owners in Fayette County could be seeing a slight drop in the millage rate and an even more minuscule rise in overall tax revenue after the Board of Commissioners considers the 2014 millage at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

The proposed general fund millage rate is 5.602, down almost 2 percent from the current 5.714 mills. There would be no change in the millage for fire services, EMS services and E-911 services. Read More»

PTC Council: ‘No’ to major westside changes

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

Peachtree City’s biggest residential development in years is coming under intense scrutiny from the City Council.

During Thursday’s City Council meeting, the council tabled the developer’s request for major text amendment changes to the city’s LUR-14 Limited Use Residential zoning ordinance. Read More»

Imker PTC budget bomb stuns staff

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker gives his spreadsheet presentation of the new budget proposal at the Aug. 21 council meeting. Photo/John Thompson.
No tax hike, but now what? Mayor Fleisch charges she was blindsided; Imker says city staff had been notified, offers detailed defense

F’ville cops look for 2 armed home invaders

Fayetteville police are investigating possible leads in an Aug. 19 armed home invasion on Lakepoint Lane off Redwine Road where two residents were tied up with duct tape and robbed. Read More»

F’ville OKs rule changes to allow golf carts on many city sidewalks

Fayetteville’s ordinance on motorized carts is now in line with those of Fayette County’s other jurisdictions. The amendment passed by unanimous vote of the City Council at the Aug. 21 meeting.

The main thrust of the motorized cart ordinance was that it be synchronized with other Fayette County jurisdictions. In doing so, permits issued by other government entities would be honored in the city. Read More»

Commissioners demur on public money for church project

A proposal before the Fayette County Commission to have the county assist the circa 1825 Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church on Ga. Highway 92 with the installation of a water meter and a sidewalk to the historic cemetery did not pass muster at the Aug. 14 meeting. But a press release issued Aug. 18 had commissioners asking the public to donate to the effort to restore and preserve the historic church.

The historic church at the corner of Hwy. 92 and New Hope Road is among the oldest structures in Fayette County. It is also the burial site of many who died nearly 200 years ago. Read More»

Leadership Fayette transforms for 2014 graduates

The Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 poses for a graduation photo by the Chamber of Commerce.

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce honored the Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 at a luncheon and graduation ceremony Aug. 21. The class comprised Fayette County business and community leaders who participated in the eight-month leadership program designed to increase their knowledge and awareness of how our community works and build relationships with local leaders. The program highlighted the interdependencies between sectors of the local economy and the interrelationships of local issues, challenges and opportunities. Read More»

Changing of the guard for Fayetteville’s finances

New Fayetteville Finance Director Mike Bush and Assistant Finance Director Carleetha Talmadge are presented with the city’s 18th consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) award for excellence in financial reporting at the Aug. 21 City Council meeting. The award was accepted on behalf of outgoing finance directors Ellen Walls and Lynn Robinson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville’s longtime finance director Lynn Robinson has retired and gone from City Hall. Filling her position is former auditor and Henry County finance director Mike Bush.

Bush is currently treasurer of the Ga. Government Finance Officers Association. He worked previously as treasurer and chief financial officer in Stockbridge and, for more than 11 years, as finance director in Henry County.

Bush was known by outgoing city finance co-directors Robinson and Ellen Walls, who knew him from his time as an auditor with Mauldin and Jenkins, the firm that conducts the city’s annual audit. Read More»

F’ville gives final approval to junior college

The vote to approve the upcoming construction of the Georgia Military College campus on Veterans Parkway in West Fayetteville came with a unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council at the Aug. 21 meeting. The campus is expected to open before summer’s end next year.

Plans submitted by Foley Design Associates showed a 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building on an 8.7-acre site near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Enjoy piano recital, gospel music at COS this week

Pam Martin

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites everyone to two events this week.

Pamela Martin will play a piano recital on Thurs., Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is free.

A former resident of Peachtree City, Martin maintained a piano studio for more than a decade.

The recital includes works by Mozart, Grieg, Shubert, and Mompou. Martin has been invited to present this recital at Agnes Scott College in September. Read More»

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