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Fayette gets $950K grant to build new emergency center

Fayette County has been selected to receive a $950,000 federal grant to build a new emergency operations center in downtown Fayetteville.

The news was announced at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Currently, the emergency operations center is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville.

The existing EOC area represents a potential problem should hazardous weather strike in the area, as it is partly encased in glass and it is also vulnerable because it is not located on ground level, county officials have said. Read More»

Fayette agrees to fund library director

The Fayette County Commission has agreed to fund the position of library director for the Fayette County Public Library, in light of the funding being withdrawn by the Flint River Regional Library System.

At the Oct. 27 meeting, the commission voted 4-1 to create the position, with Commissioner Steve Brown voting against. Read More»

$89K fix for moldy inmate showers at Fayette County Jail approved

The Fayette County Commission has approved a $89,000 project to remove mold and prevent it from recurring in inmate showers at the Fayette County Jail.

The showers at the jail will be coated with a urethane/epoxy material to make them impervious to mold, officials said. The problem with the existing tile showers was that mold was growing in the grout.

Most of the funding for the project will come from $78,000 in leftover funds from a completed jail project to repair the exercise yard, said Capt. Charlie Cowart of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, who oversees jail operations. Read More»

County commissioners spar over W. F’ville Neighborhoods, bypass

Fayette County commissioners (clockwise, from left) Robert Horgan, Steve Brown, Lee Hearn and Chairman Herb Frady. Photo composite/The CItizen staff.

Fayette Commissioner Brown points to plan revealed by The Citizen as proof West F’ville Bypass is ‘developers’ road’; Frady, Horgan, Hearn disagree, saying road has been talked about for many years

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown contends a conceptual plan to develop land in the central area of the county is evidence that the West Fayetteville Bypass is being built to cater to developers. Read More»

Transportation sales tax projects OK'd

Ball in voters' court July 2012 for 10-year regional levy

A list of transportation projects for a proposed 10-year regional 1 percent sales tax was approved unanimously Thursday by government officials from 10 different counties.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady joined the unanimous vote, while Mayor Ken Steele was absent at an out of town conference for the Georgia Municipal Association conference. Read More»

Hamlets and neighborhoods planned as Fayetteville's westward extension

Hamlets and neighborhoods planned as Fayetteville's westward extension

Plan’s depiction of the West Fayetteville Neighborhoods with Piedmont Fayette Hospital on the southern boundary of the proposed development. Ga. Highway 54 runs left to right along the bottom, while the Veterans Parkway (West Fayetteville Bypass) bisects the area beginning at the southwest corner and heading north. To read about this proposed new development in the center of Fayette County, click here. Graphic/Fayette County Development Authority.

Meet the West Fayetteville Neighborhoods

Artist's rendering of the West Fayetteville Neighborhood immediately to the west of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, shown at extreme right. Graphic/Fayette County Development Authority.

Fayette Development Authority, F’ville map long-term plan to annex, develop 2,000 acres in mid-county

Picture a miniature version of a planned city like Peachtree City astride the new and controversial West Fayetteville Bypass in the middle of Fayette County.

Picture a thousand acres comprising six residential hamlets and neighborhoods, including parks and commercial areas in the rolling land around three sides of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Increases ahead for pool, restaurant inspection fees?

To help make up an $80,000 shortfall in the budget for the Fayette County Health Department, local residents may be paying more for their required annual swimming pool inspections and restaurants will pay more for health inspections. Read More»

Regional sales tax may ‘speed up’ East Fayetteville Bypass

As construction plows ahead with the West Fayetteville Bypass, progress is being made behind the scenes on the East Fayetteville Bypass, according to Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon.

But if a regional sales tax is approved in July 2012, that timetable could be sped up significantly, Mallon said. That's because the county would no longer need federal funds for the project, and it wouldn’t have to go through the tedious federal pre-construction process, officials said. Read More»

Seasonal flu shots available at Fayette Health Dept.

It’s the time of the season for anyone wanting to take advantage of the annual seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available now at the Fayette County Health Department in Fayetteville.

“The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season,” said Hayla Hall, risk communicator for District 4 Public Health. “Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to be vaccinated against influenza.” Read More»

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