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Fayette negotiates lesser penalties for water system failures

State environmental regulators have downgraded six of the 10 drinking water rule violations Fayette County was slapped with early this summer, county officials have said.

In the meantime, the county is also having its entire water system staff retrained on their various duties in upcoming weeks in an effort to instill public confidence in the system, said County Administrator Steve Rapson. Read More»

Local governments adjust to LOST ruling

The Ga. Dept. of Revenue (DOR) is reviewing an Oct. 7 decision by the Ga. Supreme Court that determined the portion of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Act pertaining to a judicial resolution in a LOST distribution dispute between counties and municipalities to be unconstitutional. The ruling is not expected to affect ongoing local LOST collections. To be on the safe side, Fayette County and its municipalities are meeting this week to re-adopt the LOST distribution agreement reached in January. Read More»

Commission to SPLOST doubters: Come grill us about tax . . . please

The Fayette County Commission is asking residents to grill them and county staff about the upcoming proposed core infrastructure Special Purpose Option Sales Tax. Read More»

Improvements coming for Coweta's Gordon and Haynie roads at highway, RR intersections

A road project that will correct line-of-sight problems on Ga. Highway 54 and Gordon Road and another that will realign a portion of Haynie Road at the old railroad crossing were approved Tuesday by the Coweta County Commission.

Coweta County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said the issue with the intersection at Hwy. 54 and Gordon Road deals with the line-of-sight looking north on Hwy. 54 from the Gordon Road intersection. The project calls for raising the road grade on Hwy. 54 to eliminate the problem, said Handley. Read More»

Haunted 'hill' moving to Temple Ave.

Allyn Glover last year said he would find another location in Coweta County to hold Horror Hill, the long-running Halloween venue, after the Coweta County Commission last year said his Ware Road location would have to go. Commissioners last week approved a special use permit that will relocate the seasonal venue, now called “13 Stories,” on industrial property on Temple Avenue. Read More»

Coweta makes zoning room for brewpubs

Brewpubs are becoming a trendy way to get a taste of handcrafted beer. Coweta County commissioners last week in addressing the growing trend amended the county’s alcohol ordinance to include brew pubs.

A brewpub is an eating establishment in which beer or malt beverages are manufactured and subject to barrel limitations, according to the ordinance. A brewpub will require a retail consumption and must have at least 55 percent of its annual gross sales in the form of prepared meals or food.

Brewpubs will be located in the C-3 (Commercial Retail) areas. Read More»

Time running out for Nov. district vote change

Time is running short to call for a special mid-term election sought by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to replace one member each on the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education under a district voting format.

The general election, which will feature a countywide ballot on a proposed infrastructure sales tax and municipal elections in Tyrone, Peachtree City and Woolsey, is Nov. 5 with early voting starting Oct. 14. Read More»

Coweta commission approves $62M budget

Coweta County commissioners on Tuesday adopted the $62.3 million general fund budget for fiscal year 2014 that begins in October.

General fund revenues for the new fiscal year are expected to total $62,341,885. That figure represents an increase of approximately $2.5 million over the current budget period that ends Sept. 30.

The expected increase in revenue is a result of the new legislatively-imposed ad valorem tax methodology on vehicles purchases where 6.5 percent of the cost of the vehicle is added as a one-time tag expense. Read More»

Scout plans bird sanctuary at battlefield

Scout plans bird sanctuary at battlefield

Coweta County Eagle Scout James Campbell got approval from the Coweta County Commission Tuesday to build and install 15 nesting boxes for bluebirds, wrens and purple martins at the recently opened Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Partial cloverleaf now favored for Hwy. 74-I-85 interchange

Every motorist using the Ga. Highway 74 exit at Interstate 85 knows that traffic congestion is an unfortunate way of life. And while plans to mitigate that congestion have been in place for some time, some relief may be in sight.

It appears that the potential for installing a partial cloverleaf rather than modifying the intersection using a diverging diamond might be in the offing once work is approved in the coming years. Read More»

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