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Court proposes new map for district voting

Commission to meet tomorrow and discuss response to map; court hearing set Feb. 18

A new district map to implement Fayette County’s new district voting format has been proposed by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten.

A special called meeting of the Fayette County Commission slated for today at 4 p.m. to discuss the map in executive session has been POSTPONED due to weather and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. Read More»

Republicans honor MLK, Jr.

Republicans honor MLK, Jr.

Tyrone Jones, first vice chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, gave remarks Monday at a reception the party threw to recognize the civil rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. immediately following the parade and ceremony hosted by the Fayette County Chapter of the NAACP. Jones said he remembered learning about Dr. King as a child, and he underlined King’s belief that our nation is not separated based on party-centric political beliefs, but moreso that “We are all children of God,” regardless of race, creed or color. Read More»

Fayette seeks route to stormwater loan

By JOHN MUNFORD — The Fayette County Commission is poised to ask the Georgia Legislature to allow the county to use its Public Facilities Authority to issue revenue bonds for stormwater improvement projects. Read More»

Fayette OK’s roundabout study for 92S, Antioch Rd.

Google aerial view of the proposed roundabout location, which abuts Harp's Crossing Baptist Church.

Ga. DOT will fund study and construction if project is worthwhile

The Fayette County Commission, on a 4-1 vote, has given approval for the Georgia Department of Transportation to study the possibility of installing a roundabout for the intersection of Ga. Highway 92 south and Antioch Road.

If the study shows the project is feasible, DOT would pay for the entire right of way and construction costs, with the county only on the hook for ongoing landscaping maintenance and lighting costs. The latter is estimated to be about $1,840 a year, according to county officials. Read More»

Fayette to foot lawyer bill for Watts against GOP

County OKs defense for elections board member

The Fayette County Commission has authorized paying for the legal defense of a member of the county’s board of elections, whom the Republican Party is attempting to remove from office.

The lawsuit against Marilyn Watts was filed by the Fayette County Republican Party, which appointed Watts to the election board several years ago after the previous county commission dismissed her as the commission’s appointee. Read More»

Behind the scenes in ‘spat’ – Why did Barlow, Oddo retreat?

Fayette County commissioners Chuck Oddo (L) and Steve Brown at the Jan. 9, 2014 meeting. Photo/John Munford.

Brown reappointed chairman, Oddo renamed vice chair; apologies all around

An hour prior to the Jan. 9 Fayette County Commission meeting, fellow commissioners Steve Brown and David Barlow brought their feuding to a halt.

The two men sat down and talked out their differences, they said.

“He offered me what I felt was a heartfelt apology,” Barlow said. “We talked I’d guess about 15 minutes about things, and I accepted it and was good with it, and I said ‘I have no reason not to support you because that’s what I said I would do.’”
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Boil water advisory issued for PTC subdivision

Residents of the Coventry subdivision in Peachtree City are being advised to boil their drinking water following a water line break in the subdivision Monday. Read More»

Battle over, Brown reappointed Fayette chair

Commissioners David Barlow (L) and Steve Brown (R) shook hands and hugged out their differences Thursday night. In the middle is Commissioner Charles Oddo, whose bid to replace Brown as chair was rebuffed by a unanimous vote to reappoint Brown to the role following an apology from Barlow for “any harm or ill will” his previous comments may have brought to the commission. Photo/John Munford.

There was no battle Thursday night for the chairman’s spot on the Fayette County Commission. Instead, white flags were waved by all parties involved and incumbent Steve Brown was unanimously reappointed to the post.

Brown and fellow Commissioner David Barlow shook hands on the dais and hugged it out immediately after Barlow apologized to the commission and the citizens and taxpayers of the county “for any harm or any ill will that I have brought against this commission.” Read More»

Coweta CERT volunteers recognized

Graduates of the current Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), who are all amateur radio operators, were recognized Jan. 7 by the Coweta County Commission. Those attending included, from left, Greg Keck, Alan Hamel, Tony Oresteen, Sam Smith, Arlin Lambert, Nancy Smith, Yiannis Vasiliadis, Steve Yothment, Bill Hardin, Jeff Cantor and CERT instructor Randy Mercer. Not pictured are Ellis Camp and Huey Kenmar. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Members of the fourth Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class were front and center at the Jan. 7 meeting of the Coweta County Commission. Formed to provide assistance in times of disaster and community emergencies, members of the new CERT team are also amateur radio operators.
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Closures of railroad crossings in Coweta slated to start Jan. 13 for improvements

Motorists traveling throughout Coweta County can expect to see temporary closures of some roads at railroad crossings beginning Jan. 13 and extending through Jan. 27.

Approved by the Coweta County Commission Jan. 7, the temporary closure of approximately 50 roadways with railroad crossings is intended to address needed repair and rehabilitation work by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

The tentative closure dates will begin Jan.13 and run through Jan.27. Read More»

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