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Fayette FES salutes community partners

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services’s fire safety community partners are (L-R) Fayette County Fire Marshal James. D. Hall, Group VI representative Mark Williamson, ProMaker Development Group representative Len Gough, FES Lt. Tony Koranda, FES Chief David Scarbrough, Go To Guys representative Rick Ryckeley, Ronnie Thames Foundation representatives Pam Bozek and Beth Dillon, GSI Atlanta representative Brian Hood and Home Depot representatives Kenny Hill and Dana Farmer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The staff of Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services on Wednesday saluted its community partners who help provide a variety of fire safety programs to the community. The recognition was held at the former Rivers Elementary School on Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Coweta sets rules for retirement communities

Future retirement communities establishing in Coweta County now have guidelines to follow. The Coweta County Commission on Nov. 19 unanimously adopted an ordinance amendment creating a new zoning district specific to those communities.

The Residential Retirement Community and Care District (RRCC) guidelines restrict communities to a minimum of 80 percent of households including a resident who is 55 years of age or older. That requirement is in line with federal standards adopted in 1995. Read More»

Coweta sets usage rules for historic Civil War battlefield

With the long-awaited Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site opening during the summer it was time for the Coweta County Commission to sign off on the policies that will pertain to the site. Commissioners approved the policy at the Nov. 21 meeting.

Coweta Event Services Director Tray Baggarly said that, now completed, usage policies need to be put in place so groups and organizations can utilize the facility for their events.
“These policies were designed to fall in line with existing county facility rules and regulations,” Baggarly said in an Oct. 30 letter. Read More»

Sheriff Babb to establish first-ever northside precinct

Sheriff Babb to establish first-ever northside precinct

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has never operated a precinct outside its headquarters in Fayetteville. But that will change next month when a northside precinct will open at the Lee Center on Ga. Highway 314 north of Fayetteville.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the idea of establishing a post on the northside was something he advocated during his campaign for sheriff.
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Coweta OKs buffer change in area annexed by Senoia

Coweta County commissioners gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a request from Senoia to remove a portion of a previous agreement involving a required 50-foot buffer on a 268-acre tract annexed on the city’s west side in 2008. A portion of the property will be the home of the 63-acre Leroy Johnson Park that will become an active recreation facility. Read More»

Coweta regulates microbreweries, 'brown bagging'

Coweta County’s alcohol ordinance got an update Nov. 19 when commissioners adopted measures for licensing microbreweries, defined “brown bagging” and allowed for out-of-county caterers serving alcohol. Read More»

Sex shop zoning draws heat

Sex shop zoning draws heat

A new ordinance designed to heavily restrict sexually-oriented businesses which might seek to locate in unincorporated Fayette County has drawn pushback from some residents who are concerned such businesses might come near their neighborhood.

The matter was the topic of several citizens addressing the county commission Nov. 14 including a group of a dozen members of Liberty Baptist Church as well as representatives from the North Fayette Community Association. Read More»

Fayette approves $338,000 review of water system

Probe expected to recommend capital improvements at treatment plants

The Fayette County Commission has approved a $338,000 contract to get recommendations on how to improve the county water system and in particular its water treatment plants in light of a scathing environmental review conducted in June. Read More»

County awards $785K bid for new Emergency Operations Center

A $785,400 bid has been awarded to a contractor to build a standalone Emergency Operations Center for the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The county’s current EOC is located on the second floor of the county government complex in downtown Fayetteville, a building originally built to be a shopping center, noted Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. Read More»

Fayette OKs more parking for driver’s license office

Fayette County will be spending $50,000 to add about 70 parking spaces to the local office of the Georgia Department of Driver Services in the near future.

The facility, located at the intersection of McElroy, McDonough and County Line roads, gets quite busy at times and the lack of parking has led some drivers to park on the opposite side of McLeroy Road from the building, officials said. Read More»