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Coweta denies 210-home rezoning

Plenty of area residents showed up for the June 3 vote by the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request for the proposed Greentop Road subdivision in north Coweta. Commissioners turned down the request without discussion on a 5-0 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A residential request on 120 acres along Greentop Road in north Coweta County to be rezoned from rural conservation to single-family infill-medium density (RI-B) was turned down on a 5-0 vote at the June 3 meeting of the Coweta County Commission.

A public hearing on the request was heard at the May 20 meeting and was continued until the June 3 meeting at the request of property owner Jim Mottola. Read More»

County budget hearing set for this Wednesday: No tax increase

The Fayette County Commission will begin its budgeting process June 4 at a 3 p.m. workshop meeting.

There is no need for a tax increase, according to County Administrator Steve Rapson. Read More»

Coweta eyes 226-home rezoning near Newnan

A residential request on 120 acres on Greentop Road in north Coweta to be rezoned from rural conservation to single-family infill-medium density (RI-B) was heard at the May 20 meeting of the Coweta County Commission and was continued until the June 5 meeting.

The rezoning proposal included up to 226 lots and homes with a minimum of 1,800 square feet. The development is adjacent to the city of Newnan on the south side. If approved, the development will be served by Newnan Utilities. Read More»

Lake Peachtree’s future in doubt?

One of the perils of a dry lakebed. From the Peachtree City Police Department Facebook page for May 2: “General parking on unpaved surfaces is generally illegal in Peachtree City. This came out as an accident call, required a full fire department response. For the 2nd time, driving or parking, in what is supposed to Lake Peachtree, will result in a citation and another permanent water hazard.”

Rapson: County may not need lake as water source; report on spillway repair in 3 weeks; no word yet on costs Read More»

Fayette approves Ellis Rd. rezoning

A May 22 request to have a .423-acre site on Ellis Road rezoned from single-family residential to highway commercial (C-H) received unanimous approval from the Fayette County Commission. 

Property owner Victor Clincy said the request would enable him to have the vacant lot zoned commercial. That lot is adjacent property owned by Clincy and is the current home to a day care center.

Having the property rezoned would also help facilitate a potential expansion project, Clincy said after the meeting. Read More»

Kimbell pulls out of runoff for BoE

The Fayette County Elections Board worked to sign the election results following the election last week. From left are elections board members Marilyn Watts and Daryl Hicks, Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer and Elections Board Member Addison Lester. Photo/John Munford.

Numbers show McCarty faces fierce challenge in District 5

Fayette County voters answered some questions but left the future unclear for a number of would-be politicians during the May 20 primary election.

In a big surprise, the second-place finisher in the District 4 Board of Education Republican race has withdrawn from the runoff. Read More»

Coweta devises 'mass fatality' plan in case disaster strikes

It is sometimes better to plan for the worst while expecting the best. That was the idea May 20 as the Coweta County Commission approved the county’s new mass fatality plan.

County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the move to establish a mass fatality plan was a matter of being precautionary and proactive. Read More»

Fayette eyes commercial rezoning on Ellis Road

A proposed commercial rezoning on Ellis Road near the Fayette Pavilion will be considered by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

The .42-acre site is currently zoned for single-family residential development and is vacant. Owner Victor Clincy of Clincy Enterprises wants to build an office, retail or educational use for the site, though he may sell the lot as a commercial parcel to a potential buyer.

The area is designated for commercial use on the county’s comprehensive plan. Read More»

Director: Fayette water quality violations fixed, no health threat

The Fayette County Water System violated three state testing standards for disinfectant by-products as noted on the annual drinking water quality report sent to all county water customers.

The good news is that the violations don’t pose a health risk and changes to the treatment process have brought the county back into compliance, according to Water System Director Lee Pope. The decision was made to alter the order of when chemicals are applied, which helped the numbers in question drop. Read More»

Brown: East Fayette Bypass needed to ease F’ville traffic

The East Fayetteville Bypass may be coming closer to reality ... and some might consider it a necessity, with the state’s plans to widen Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville into Jonesboro and also McDonough Road from Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville into Lovejoy planned to be built in the next 15 years. Read More»