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Fayette commission to change ethics ordinance?

County govt. meets Tues. night to 'discuss' ethics ordinance days after chair found in violation

The Fayette County Commission will conduct a special called meeting Tuesday evening to “discuss Fayette County’s ethics ordinance.” The meeting will convene at 5:30 p.m. at the large public meeting room at the county administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Ethics board rules against commissioner Brown

Board votes against any penalty for 2 violations brought by former commissioner Horgan

On a split vote this evening, Fayette County’s ethics board determined that County Commission Chairman Steve Brown violated the county’s ethics ordinance on two separate occasions.

The board voted unanimously, however, not to penalize Brown for either of the infractions. Read More»

To please feds, Fayette to cut window at courthouse for passports

Fayette County Justice Center in Fayetteville. File photo.

Fayette County officials are planning to build a service window for the county’s probate court to comply with a passport application requirement from the U.S. State Department.

The window will be from the office to the main lobby of the Justice Center complex, meaning that if any lines form they will be waiting in the main lobby of the courthouse instead of inside the probate court office, officials said. Read More»

Brown ethics hearing, round two Wed. night

The Fayette County Ethics Board tonight (Wednesday) is expected to consider an ethics complaint filed against sitting County Commissioner Steve Brown that was filed last month by former County Commissioner Robert Horgan.

The complaint alleges that Brown violated three county ordinances by issuing an order to a county employee, disclosing information Read More»

Brown ethics hearing: plenty of action, no resolution

Fayette County Ethics Board members (L-R) Scott Rowland, Sheila Huddleston and Dan Langford on Jan. 16 prepare to hear the ethics complaint against Commissioner Steve Brown filed by former Commissioner Robert Horgan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was supposed to be a hearing on a complaint filed by former Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan on two issues relating to Commissioner Steve Brown that Horgan maintained violated the county’s ethics ordinance. But the Wednesday hearing was postponed until Jan. 23 after ethics board member Dan Langford made a failed motion to dismiss the charges, and the alternate board member was unable to take his place at the meeting after Langford promptly resigned his position. Read More»

Erased county computer: ‘No intent to illegally take’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. Photo/Ben Nelms.

However, probe into wiped data continues, says Fayette chief marshal

An investigation by Fayette County Chief Marshal Edward Collins into the missing hard drive from former county attorney Scott Bennett’s work computer concluded that there was no intent to illegally take or withhold the computer or hard drive. Pertaining to the data on the hard drive, Collins said that issue is still under investigation. Read More»

Passing the gavel in Coweta

Passing the gavel in Coweta

Coweta County Commission Chairman Rodney Brooks (R) hands the gavel to Commissioner Bob Blackburn at the Jan. 8 meeting. Blackburn will serve as commission chairman during 2013 and 2014. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Familiar faces in Fayette leadership posts

The 2013 Fayette County Commission consists of (L-R) David Barlow, Steve Brown (chairman), Randy Ognio, Charles Oddo and Allen McCarty. Barlow, Ognio and Oddo are serving in their first elective offices. Photo/John Munford.

With three new commissioners on board, the Fayette County Commission last week selected Peachtree City resident and former Union City manager Steve Rapson to be the new county manager.

There was a packed crowd at the commission chambers in Fayetteville following the swearing in of new commissioners David Barlow, Charles Oddo and Randy Ognio. Read More»

Departing Fayette officials erase their digital trails

Former Fayette County Manager Jack Krakeel. File photo.

Former county attorney admits removing, keeping hard drives from county-owned computers

Even though he had the hard drives on his county office computer and county laptop computer “wiped” before turning them back in, former Fayette County Attorney Scott Bennett insists no county records were destroyed in the process. Read More»

Brown pledges public hearings on stormwater fees

To address citizens’ concerns over the new stormwater fee bills sent out last month to all property owners in unincorporated Fayette County, the county commission plans to host several public meetings in the near future.

Commission Chairman Steve Brown said last week that each person who got a bill will soon get an invitation to attend those meetings with a goal of “discussing the problems with the county’s stormwater infrastructure, where we intend to go and how you would like us to address it.” Read More»

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