Judge to seek legislators’ redistricting experts for map

NAACP President suggests county ‘conspiracy’ to discriminate against black residents by ignoring pleas for district voting Read More»

South Fayette water plant back online; manganese problem fixed

The South Fayette Water Treatment Plant is now producing water again, according to an email update from Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown, and environmental regulators report the water is meeting state guidelines and is thus "safe to drink." Read More»

New Coweta chief says top goals are quality of life, rural preservation

Coweta County Administrator Michael Fouts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County Administrator Michael Fouts is about one month into his new job position with county government. Assuming the new job after the retirement of long-time administrator Theron Gay, Fouts shared his outlook on the job, the county and the future.

It was on July 1 that Fouts, 33, began his service as Coweta County administrator with the retirement of Theron Gay. Fouts was an integral part of the succession planning put in place a few years ago in anticipation of Gay’s retirement. Read More»

County working to restart water plant

The South Fayette water treatment plant was offline for a third day Friday as a consultant evaluates the treatment processes there, working on a solution to counteract high manganese levels in the raw water supply, according to Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown.

Meanwhile, the consulting firm of CH2M Hill was also working to have raw water pumped into the Crosstown water treatment plant from the new Lake McIntosh reservoir Read More»

County hires consultant to fix water problem

Elevated manganese levels led to shutdown of S. Fayette water treatment plant

Spiked levels of manganese in treated water have forced the shutdown of the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant, and this morning the manganese levels were higher as well at the county’s only other water treatment plant, the Crosstown facility in Peachtree City.

At an emergency meeting today, the Fayette County Commission voted to spend $10,000 to have a consulting firm work on remedies to the issue so the South Fayette plant can begin to produce water again. The firm, CH2M Hill Engineers, is familiar with the water system having worked on fixing the smelly water issues that plagued the county for several weeks earlier this summer. Read More»

Water meeting moved to today at 5 p.m.

Brown: commission hot over water problems; latest is discolored water

The Fayette County Commission has accelerated its schedule to deal with more "issues" with the water system, scheduling an emergency meeting for today at 5 p.m.

The commission is slated to amend its contract with consulting firm CH2M Hill "as related to issues at the Fayette County Water System." The meeting will be held in the commission's main public meeting room, located at the county Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville.

According to a blog post from County Commission Chairman Steve Brown, he and his fellow board members are "very angry" that they were not informed about the problem with discolored water Tuesday, and he apologized for the county not notifying Peachtree City officials. Read More»

Coweta unveils draft of transportation plan

Residents got a look at the future of transportation at the Aug. 1 Coweta County Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan meeting held at the Newnan Centre. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County residents in the past week got a look at an update of the long-term Coweta County Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) that assesses anticipated needs over the next few decades.

Expected to be completed in the coming months, the CTP includes new interstate interchanges, a number of new roads, plenty of road widenings and the completion of the Newnan bypass. Read More»

At 2nd meeting, volunteers grapple with reworking ethics rules

The Fayette County Citizens’ Ethics Ordinance Committee held its second meeting July 23 to hammer out needed changes to the Fayette County Ethics Ordinance. The committee formed three working groups that will submit their findings in mid-August. Read More»

For building type new to Fayette, county changes zoning

Fayette Planning and Zoning Director Pete Frisina. Photo/Ben Nelms.

n anticipation of buildings Fayette County has never seen before, the General-Business zoning ordinance was amended by the Fayette County Commission on July 25 to establish additional guidelines for building heights in the G-B zoning district.

County planning and zoning director Pete Frisina in his presentation said the rezoning discussion for Pinewood Atlanta Studios included the need to accommodate the height of soundstages. Read More»

NAACP: ‘Keep incumbents out of our voting district’

Group makes case for special election this November 2013

Attorneys representing the Fayette County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People contend there is plenty of time for county elections officials to prepare Read More»

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