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Coweta roads to get rehab work

Nearly a dozen roads across Coweta County will soon get some needed repair work. The Coweta County Commission on July 10 approved a $2.98 million bid to perform full-depth reclamation and other rehabilitation road work.

The bid by E.R. Snell totaling $2,984,841 and funded through the county’s 1-cent sales tax (SPLOST) was the lowest of the three bids received.

The work will consist of full depth reclamation, patching, crack relief interlayer and plant mix resurfacing, according to county Development and Engineering director Wayne Kennedy. Read More»

Bush prompts proclamation from Coweta Commission

Coweta County resident Lindsey Bush in joined by her family and friends and the Coweta County Commission as they proclaimed July to be “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Coweta. Pictured, from left, are Commissioner Bob Blackburn, Commissioner Rodney Brooks, Janie Tutterow, Lori Bush, Chris Bush, Lindsey Bush, Brianna Bush, Commissioner Paul Poole, Commissioner Al Smith and Commissioner Tim Lassetter. Photo/Special.

Coweta County resident Lindsey Bush made such an impression on the Coweta County Commission in June that the commission in its subsequent meeting voted to proclaim July as “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Coweta County. Read More»

Fayette Commission ponders its next county manager

What might be the most interesting item at the July 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission will involve a discussion on securing an interim county administrator until a replacement for recently retired County Administrator Jack Krakeel can be found.

Krakeel’s early retirement was effective July 1. Having previously announced his intent to retire, the commission has been advertising for the position in state and national publications.

Krakeel at one point had considered staying on past the end of June but subsequently decided to end his 26 years with the county effective July 1. Read More»

Commission candidates on defensive at Tea Party forum

Several candidates for the three seats on the Fayette County Commission found themselves on the defensive at the June 19 candidate forum hosted by the Fayette County Local Issues Tea Party. Read More»

Fayette County Commission OK’s $80.8 million budget on 4-1 vote

The Fayette County Commission adopted its $80.85 million budget June 28 that includes the use of $2.8 million of the county’s unrestricted cash reserves, but that deficit will be partially wiped out with recommendations in coming weeks, county officials said. Read More»

Fayette holds hearing on budget, fire tax increase

No property tax increase, but fire tax hike eyed

The Fayette County Commission will hold its second and final public hearing on the 2012-2013 budget at its regular meeting Thursday night in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

39% of Coweta properties see decline in value

The review of Coweta County property values is complete and the county Board of Assessors last week mailed assessment notices to every property owner in the county. The notices are required by law even if there has been no change to the property in the past year. Nearly 40 percent of properties will see lower valuations this year as the tax digest has decreased approximately 2 percent in value over last year. Read More»

Fayette Commission: No overall tax hike, but fire tax is going up

To avoid a countywide property tax increase, the Fayette County Commission is planning to balance the 2012-2013 general fund budget with $1.4 million in unrestricted cash reserves.

But property owners in unincorporated Fayette County, Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey will likely see a property tax increase for their fire millage rate, as revenues otherwise would plummet by $750,000 thanks to a 12.8 percent decrease in property values. Read More»

NAACP appeals ruling against Fayette district voting map

A federal court judge’s denial of a new district voting map for the Fayette County Board of Education is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More»

Clock ticking down for F’ville Fire Dept.

Barring a last-minute change of heart by either the Fayetteville or Fayette County governing bodies, a consolidation is on the horizon for the Fayetteville and Fayette County Fire Departments.

That would leave Fayetteville without its own fire department, but it would also Read More»

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