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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»

Fayette’s in-house attorney gets 6-months severance on 4-1 vote

The Fayette County Commission voted 4-1 Thursday night to sever the contract with the county’s staff attorney Scott Bennett.

Under Bennett’s contract, he will receive six months worth of severance pay, which equals $67,500. Commissioner Steve Brown cast the sole vote against the measure.

Commissioner Robert Horgan told The Citizen that the move was due to a belief that Bennett’s job will be in jeopardy in January because of problems that have occurred between Brown and Bennett. Read More»

Fayette OKs $1.8 million for new bridge and road

A $1.79 million bid to realign part of Westbridge Road and build a new bridge over Morning Creek was approved by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

The realignment will remove a sharp curve that has been cited as a public safety hazard on the stretch of road in north Fayette County.

Once complete, the road and bridge will meet design requirements for a speed limit of 45 mph, according to county officials. Read More»

Race now part of dispute roiling Fayette Commission

Pota Coston, former Tyrone Council candidate, Democratic Party secretary and one of the alternates to the county ethics board. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Citizens question county ethics appointees; Commission urged to ‘redo’ process, seek and interview applicants Read More»

Lower F’ville Rd. to close for bridge replacement

Get ready for a 9-month detour on Lower Fayetteville Road. The portion of the road near Fischer Road in east Coweta County will be closed beginning Nov. 26 so that crews can replace the bridge over Shoal Creek.

Construction crews will close the bridge on Lower Fayetteville Road over Shoal Creek beginning November 26. 

The detour route will be Bob Smith Road to Stewart Road to Ga. Highway 54 to Fischer Road. Read More»

Coweta opens expanded animal control facility

Coweta County Animal Control Maj. Steve Orr takes a minute to play with Gabby while her friend Masey looks on. These are two of the dogs, along with a number of cats, hoping for a new home. For more information on adopting a dog or cat call the shelter at 770-254-3735. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“We’ve come a long way.” That was how Coweta County Animal Control Director Bill McKenzie noted the recent expansion of the county’s animal control facility. The expanded facility opened in September and can now accommodate 92 dogs and 92 cats.

The expansion came with a $250,000 price tag, half of which utilized county funds while the remaining half came from the Holland Ware Foundation. The expansion included a new intake building, additional parking space and drainage upgrades, McKenzie said. Read More»

Horgan files open meetings complaint over county mgr. interviews

Says 2 sitting commissioners 'should have known better'; asks for fine, penalties Read More»

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