County

2 residential rezonings on the county’s agenda

A pair of residential rezoning applications are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting, including a large tract in the center of the county.

The rezoning request in the central part of the county between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is moving forward with a public hearing. Read More»

Judges to hear district voting appeal Wednesday

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) on Dec. 10 will square-off against the Georgia Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Read More»

Ambulance service in Coweta moving in-house

Jack Krakeel addresses the county commissioners. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County will soon be back in the business of providing ambulance services for the first time in decades. Having contracted with private providers since the 1970s, the Coweta County Commission vote unanimously on Dec. 1 to save substantial money by having the Coweta County Fire Department provide the services beginning in May. Read More»

Brown plans to seek chairmanship of commission in Jan.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo from July 2013.

The current chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners has said that he would like to continue in that role next year if his fellow board members would allow it.

Maybe that will happen, maybe it won’t. None of the four people whose votes Steve Brown would need to stay on as chairman are hinting about what direction they will go when the decision is made at the first meeting in January.

When asked last week, Randy Ognio was succinct in his response: “There is just over a month until everyone will know.” Read More»

Barlow apologizes for tirade against ‘Demoncrats’

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow in a file photo from January 2014.

Fayette County Republican Commissioner David Barlow says, “I was wrong,” and issued an apology Nov. 19 for his remarks at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Commission where, among other comments, he decried the current treatment of conservative Christians by liberal “Demoncrats.”

After a firestorm of criticism from both parties, Barlow said:
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Fayette: ‘We don’t need new pay study’

After seeing the controversy about a pay study that erupted in Peachtree City recently, and after more than an hour of discussion at its Nov. 13 meeting about a proposed classification and compensation study, a majority of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners decided that they didn’t want any study right now. Read More»

New north Fayette fire station opens

The opening of Fayette County Fire Station No. 3 on NOv. 19 was attended by host of firefighters and elected officials from around Fayette County. The new north Fayette station is located on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was years in the making but on Nov. 19 the completed Fire Station No. 3 on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74 was unveiled. Funded by the Fayette County Fire Fund, the 9,600 sq. ft. station in north Fayette County is situated on 6.6 acres and will accommodate fire service needs for the next half-century.

The opening was attended by firefighters from in and around Fayette and Fulton counties and by elected officials from Fayette County, Tyrone and Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC ponders how to pay for dredging more of Lake Peachtree

A discussion on additional dredging for Lake Peachtree at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Peachtree City Council came with a consensus that the issue must be addressed and that the discussion should continue at the Nov. 20 meeting. At play is a dredging cost of $400,000 to $1.35 million in addition to other costs such as hauling and disposal. Meantime, the dredging of others areas of the lake by the county is expected to begin in January. Read More»

Fayette milestones in Election 2014

(L) Pota Coston; (R) Diane Basham.

First Democrat in a generation, first-ever African American wins first district election to Fayette County Commission Read More»

Election 2014 — First African-American elected to Fayette County Commission

Fayette County Commissioner-elect Pota Coston of Tyrone. File photo.

Veteran teacher turns back 23-year-old challenger for District 4 Board of Education seat; incumbent BoE member Presberg wins first election

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