New Lower F’ville Rd. bridge near completion

The long wait for the replacement bridge over Shoal Creek on Lower Fayetteville Road in east Coweta County is nearly over. The project that began nearly nine months ago could be completed by mid-August.

Construction crews for the $1 million bridge replacement project funded by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation closed the eastern portion of Lower Fayetteville Road in late November. That meant motorists accustomed to using Lower Fayetteville had to use Ga. Highway 34 for their east-west travels, since that is the only other route going directly from Newnan to Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette system in search of new water cleaning techniques

The Fayette County Water System recently received a notice of violation from the state of Georgia. So what does that mean and what is its significance?

A Notice of Violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) concerning total trihalomethanes (TTHM) found in one of Fayette County’s 12 water sites poses no health threat and is being addressed, according to water system Director Tony Parrott. Read More»

Cities asked for final SPLOST lists

The Fayette County Commission has given the county’s municipalities until Aug. 30 to submit final project lists for the November vote on the two-year Core Infrastructure Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum.

Commissioners will hold a final public hearing on the county’s stormwater projects list on Aug. 29 followed by a vote on county projects at a Sept. 5 called meeting.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Monday said each of the municipalities has been asked to submit an officially approved list of projects to the county by Aug. 30. Read More»

Fayette to seek bids for dredging silt buildup from Lake Peachtree

A boy, his dog and a lake in summer — With summer’s muggy heat in full swing last week, Seth Confer mimicked the panting of Fairway the dog, who was playing fetch with Seth’s sister Lea from the shore of Lake Peachtree. The lake’s water provided a nice swimming spot for everyone including Seth and Lea’s brother Devin. Fayette County is seeking bids to dredge the shallow lake. Photo/John Munford.

The Fayette County Water System has gotten permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the dredging of Lake Peachtree.

With that blessing, the county is looking to select a project manager to oversee the bidding process and actual work by a contractor. The project is expected to take six months and most likely will involve the use of barges so the lake’s level won’t have to be lowered. Read More»

Cities to get bigger slices of SPLOST pie

Cities to get bigger slices of SPLOST pie

Voters will weigh in on 2-year tax this November

The Peachtree City Council had hoped to get a better deal from the Fayette County Commission on a proposed two-year countywide sales tax that will be voted on in November.

The city got what it wanted, and the county has increased the city’s take by $1.69 million, while also raising Fayetteville’s projected proceeds by $1.3 million with a $603,000 increase for Tyrone as well. Read More»

Coweta seeks input on transportation needs at 3 meetings

Officials from Coweta County and its municipalities want residents’ input on the county’s future transportation needs. To that end, officials will conduct public meetings on July 25, July 30 and Aug. 1 in five locations around the county. Read More»

Hospital anchors West F’ville’s ‘urban core’

Fayette County Planning Director Pete Frisina shows maps of the proposed annexation that would include Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the area around Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Photo/John Munford.

F’ville cautions against competition with existing city commercial areas

The latest vision for the 600-acre West Fayetteville area surrounding Piedmont Fayette Hospital was presented at a joint meeting of the Fayette County Commission and Fayetteville City Council July 9.

The new plan has been tweaked somewhat from the original concept developed for the Fayette County Development Authority, which was inked well before Pinewood Atlanta Studios entered the mix with plans to develop its 288-acre campus a short distance north of the hospital.
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Bids sought for new Tyrone fire station

County officials have set Aug. 8 to open the various bids to build a new county fire station in Tyrone at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Jenkins Road.

The 6.6-acre site will have a 9,487 sq. ft. station and once the bid is approved construction is estimated to last 300 days barring any delays from weather or other unforeseen circumstances, according to Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett. Read More»

Judge denies voting appeal

A federal judge has denied a request to appeal his May 21 ruling to enact district voting for both the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education.

Attorneys representing the county had sought to appeal the matter to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals prior to final conclusion of the case. Their argument, however, did not pass muster with U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. Read More»

Info session planned for 4-laning McDonough Road

The public is invited to an open house Thursday to learn about the planned widening of McDonough Road between Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville to U.S. Highway 19 north of Hampton.

The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Lovejoy High School at 1587 McDonough Road in Lovejoy. No formal presentation is planned, but Georgia Department of Transportation representatives will be on hand to provide insight and hear the concerns and thoughts of the public.

Displays about the project will also be available for the public to scrutinize, officials said. Read More»

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