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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»

Coweta preparing fix for traffic-choked junction of U.S. 29, Ga. 16 and Pine Rd.

The intersection of Pine Road, Ga. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 29 near Interstate 85 and just up the road from the fairgrounds has long been a point of traffic congestion. But not for long.

The days of clogged traffic are numbered and, with the approval of the final right-of-way acquisition by the Coweta County Commission on Jan. 7, initial construction work to realign the intersection is expected to begin in the summer and be completed in January 2015. Read More»

Brown wins county chair on surprise unanimous vote

Brown wins county chair on surprise unanimous vote

Putting aside some public sniping, the Fayette County Commission tonight unanimously reappointed Steve Brown as its chairman for the 2014 calendar year.

There had been a push to replace Brown as chairman with fellow commissioner Chuck Oddo, but it vaporized at the beginning of the meeting after Brown opened the meeting saying the commission would continue to work together this year despite their public disagreements about he chairmanship issue.

More details to come later tonight following the meeting.

Frozen fountain

Frozen fountain

Freezing cold temperatures turned this fountain outside the Fayette County Justice Center into an ice sculpture.

Fayette weather is expected to dip back below freezing tonight, down to the mid-20s, so keep those faucets dripping overnight to avoid frozen pipes which can burst very easily.

If you have any cold weather photos to share, please send them to editor@thecitizen.com.

Fayette eyes roundabout at Hwy. 92-Antioch Road

The Georgia Department of Transportation is proposing to undertake a study that could lead to a roundabout being built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 92 South and Antioch Road.

The proposal will be vetted Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission at its regular meeting, starting at 7 p.m. at the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville.

GDOT officials have said if the commission is OK with it, GDOT would first conduct a study on the intersection. Read More»

Power struggle – Oddo to Brown: Tone it down

Soft-spoken Oddo gives Brown 4-point ultimatum to avoid removal: # 1. Stop writing letters and blogging
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