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Fayette County Commission says ‘no’ to transit

The Fayette County Commission wants to stay away from the transit business.

The board voted unanimously Jan. 12 to decline participating on the Regional Transit Committee established by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Fayette invited to transit group; some (purse)strings are attached

The Fayette County Commission will discuss Thursday whether or not it will participate on the Regional Transit Committee established by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

Brown to press for big fix of Hwy. 74 at I-85 interchange

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown will ask his fellow commissioners this week to support a resolution advocating a large-scale solution for traffic woes at the interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85.
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Horgan: County not resurrecting TDK road extension to Coweta

The Fayette County Commission wants full ownership of a Peachtree City-owned 1.7-acre tract just south of Lake McIntosh to provide permanent access to the lake’s amenities in the area, according to Commissioner Robert Horgan. Read More»

No answers in voting rights lawsuit

Fayette Commission, School Board mum on NAACP vote challenge; funding may drive settlement

Will 10 elected officials surrender or will they litigate?

And will money — or the lack of it — become the deciding factor in the biggest voting rights case ever to hit Fayette County? Read More»

Fayette accepts $1 million grant for emergency operations center

Fayette County officials formally announced Dec. 15 that the county won a $1 million grant to construct a new emergency operations center.

The existing EOC is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville and is widely seen as being susceptible should a disaster strike in the area. Ideally, the EOC should be located on ground level for safety purposes, officials said. Read More»

Big month for Zac Brown: County OKs summer camp

Former summer camp counselor Zac Brown, who grew up to be a Grammy-award-winning musician, was all smiles after his Camp Southern Ground won a unanimous rezoning approval from the Fayette County Commission Thursday night. In addition, the Zac Brown Band’s single, “Keep Me in Mind,” is number one on the Billboard Country Songs chart this week. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County is on its way to getting a bona-fide small scale “tourist” attraction: a summer camp nestled on a 494-acre tract off Ebenezer Church Road.

Instead of roller coasters and kiddie rides, there will be horse-riding, swimming, hiking and a ropes course.

What will make Camp Southern Ground unique is its target audience: a diverse group of campers, particularly those with a variety of special needs such as academic, social and emotional difficulties. Read More»

Summer camp gets zoning OK from Fayette County Commission

Camp Southern Ground will help special needs children here in Fayette County

With a standing-room only crowd watching, a children’s camp proposed for unincorporated Fayette County won a unanimous rezoning approval from the county commission Thursday night.
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Youth summer camp wins rezoning

A children’s camp proposed for unincorporated Fayette County won a unanimous rezoning approval from the county commission tonight.

Camp Southern Ground, championed by Fayette resident and award winning musician Zac Brown and his wife Shelly, a Fayette County native, will be located on a 494-acre tract in unincorporated Fayette County off Ebenezer Church Road. Read More»

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