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»

Massive new ‘West F’ville’ debuts

Graphic overlay shows potential development around hospital and Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Graphic provided by the Fayette County Development Authority.

Annexation of 1,200 acres may be developed into 4 community clusters with land uses from farm houses to offices to apartments

If it were a movie, its title might be, “The Remaking of Fayetteville.”

The most recent incarnation of long-held conceptual plans for hundreds of acres of mostly rural, undeveloped land on Fayetteville’s west side were scheduled to be revealed July 9 at a joint meeting of officials from Fayetteville and Fayette County (after press time). If brought to fruition, those plans will bring huge and historic changes to Fayetteville.
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Special prosecutor to probe former county attorney’s ‘data wipe’

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate claims that former Fayette County Attorney Scott Bennett had official public records wiped from the hard drives Read More»

Fayette Commission, F’ville Council to hold joint annexation workshop Tuesday

It’s being called a workshop, but the joint meeting at 5:30 this Tuesday afternoon is all about lights, cameras and interlocking governmental action to be taken by the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission.

With the massive annexation of hundreds of acres of mostly undeveloped rural land in the middle of the county as close to a done deal as such requests can get, the two governing boards are meeting to get their respective ducks in a public row and to put a cooperative face on the Pinewood Atlanta Studios project.

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Outgoing Coweta chief credits 'best' employees for success over 40-year career

There were plenty of hugs and well-wishes for retiring Coweta County Administrator Theron Gay Tuesday night at the Coweta County fairgrounds. Hundreds attended the occasion that marked the culmination of Gay’s four decades of service to Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The legacy we live is the legacy we leave. And when it comes to a legacy, retiring Coweta County Administrator Theron Gay is leaving a large impact on the county he loves. It is an impact that extended for 40 years of exceptional service to the county and its residents. Read More»

Lake McIntosh is now officially open for public’s use

It took decades from start to finish, but the ribbon was cut June 28 to open the Lake McIntosh Park and Reservoir in Peachtree City. Pictured, from left, are Fayette County commissioners Randy Ognio, David Barlow, Chairman Steve Brown, Fayette County Water System Director Tony Parrott and commissioners Allen McCarty and Charles Oddo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

What began more than four decades ago came to official completion Friday as Fayette County Commission members cut the ribbon that officially opened Lake McIntosh Park and Reservoir in Peachtree City. The site located at the end of TDK Boulevard will double as a Fayette County park and drinking water reservoir. Read More»

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