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Coweta to add two to water board

The Coweta County Commission on Dec. 2 adopted a resolution requesting that the General Assembly add two positions to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority board.

County Administrator Michael Fouts in a Nov. 25 letter recommended that commissioners ask the legislature to increase the number of authority members from three to five. Doing so would align the number of authority board members to that of the county commission. Read More»

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Coweta is named one of 10 'PlanFirst' communities

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs representative Brian Johnson recently presented Coweta County with its designation as a “PlanFirst” community. Pictured are, from left, Planning Dept. representative Sandra Parker, Johnson and Commissioner Tim Lassetter.

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

The communities cited with Georgia’s first-ever “PlanFirst” designation have a proven track record of implementing their plan and a history of good plan development, according to DCA. Read More»

Fayette prepares to pave Starr’s Mill cart path

Plans by Fayette County are in place to construct a section of cart path along Redwine Road that will tie in to the cart path work recently approved by the Fayette County Board of Education for the Starr’s Mill school complex.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Dec. 2 said the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved the new path section along Redwine Road that will bring students in golf carts down to Panther Path where a sheriff’s deputy will manage morning school traffic. The new crossing will create the safest conditions, Jones said. Read More»

2 residential rezonings on the county’s agenda

A pair of residential rezoning applications are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting, including a large tract in the center of the county.

The rezoning request in the central part of the county between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is moving forward with a public hearing. Read More»

Judges to hear district voting appeal Wednesday

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) on Dec. 10 will square-off against the Georgia Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Read More»

Ambulance service in Coweta moving in-house

Jack Krakeel addresses the county commissioners. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County will soon be back in the business of providing ambulance services for the first time in decades. Having contracted with private providers since the 1970s, the Coweta County Commission vote unanimously on Dec. 1 to save substantial money by having the Coweta County Fire Department provide the services beginning in May. Read More»

Brown plans to seek chairmanship of commission in Jan.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo from July 2013.

The current chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners has said that he would like to continue in that role next year if his fellow board members would allow it.

Maybe that will happen, maybe it won’t. None of the four people whose votes Steve Brown would need to stay on as chairman are hinting about what direction they will go when the decision is made at the first meeting in January.

When asked last week, Randy Ognio was succinct in his response: “There is just over a month until everyone will know.” Read More»

Barlow apologizes for tirade against ‘Demoncrats’

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow in a file photo from January 2014.

Fayette County Republican Commissioner David Barlow says, “I was wrong,” and issued an apology Nov. 19 for his remarks at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Commission where, among other comments, he decried the current treatment of conservative Christians by liberal “Demoncrats.”

After a firestorm of criticism from both parties, Barlow said:
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Fayette: ‘We don’t need new pay study’

After seeing the controversy about a pay study that erupted in Peachtree City recently, and after more than an hour of discussion at its Nov. 13 meeting about a proposed classification and compensation study, a majority of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners decided that they didn’t want any study right now. Read More»

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