County

Barlow, Ognio: Let’s keep at-large voting

Fayette County commissioners-elect Randy Ognio (L) and David Barlow. Photos/File.

One of the biggest issues facing the three new county commissioners who will take office in January is the ongoing legal battle over the process of electing county commissioners and school board members. Read More»

3-pet limit lifted for some

If you live on more than 5 acres, have as many as you want

Fayette residents living on large tracts of land no longer face the three-animal limit in county ordinances as it applies to cats and dogs.

The limit was removed with an ordinance change approved by the commission last week. The change applies only to property that is zoned agriculture residential, which requires a minimum lot size of five acres. Read More»

Horgan charges Brown violated Fayette ethics code

Outgoing Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan has filed an ethics complaint against fellow Commissioner Steve Brown. The complaint alleges that Brown violated three county ordinances by making an order to a county employee, disclosing information discussed by the board in executive session and also violating attorney client privilege: the latter two of which he did without first seeking approval from his fellow commission members. Read More»

Appeal seeks overturn of commission elections

The federal court battle over the new five-district map for electing representatives to the Fayette County Commission is apparently not yet over. Local attorney Wayne Kendall has filed an appeal with the U.S. 11th Circuit of Appeals in an attempt to overturn the map on the basis that Read More»

Fayette mulls courthouse future

Now that the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has vacated the first floor of the historic county courthouse, a decision is pending on what to do with the space.

At a discussion today (Dec. 5) during its workshop meeting, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners are expected to give staff direction on the matter. Among the possibilities are leasing it to the Fayetteville Main Street Program, which has offered to manage leasing the third floor of the courthouse for special events much like it leases the city’s train depot. Read More»

Get ready for your bill for Fayette stormwater fees

The first stormwater utility bills for unincorporated Fayette County are set to be mailed this week. So what is the reason for the new stormwater utility for the unincorporated areas and how much it is going to cost? Read More»

Fischer Crossings rezoning requested

It may be just a small rezoning request, one that would rezone 1.38 acres on the northeast corner of the Fischer Crossings commercial development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road to make way for a short loop road. But if approved by the Coweta County Commission after a public hearing in mid-December it will signal the first improvement of the property since the rezoning for the large retail center was approved in spring 2011. Read More»

Thieves steal copper along I-85

It is not the kind of copper theft you hear about every day. But that did not stop thieves earlier this week from stealing the wiring to the intersection lights at Interstate 85 and Collinsworth Road.

Coweta County Public Affairs Director Patricia Palmer said the copper cabling used in the lighting system at the I-85 interchange at Collinsworth Road was discovered stolen Tuesday morning, leaving the lights damaged and inoperable. Read More»

Split ethics board sides with county attorney

On a 2-1 vote, an ethics board has dismissed a detailed ethics complaint lodged against Scott Bennett, the in-house attorney who represents the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

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