Fouts named new Coweta assistant administrator

Michael Fouts, new assistant administrator for Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Michael Fouts has been promoted to assistant administrator for Coweta County. Fouts was previously director of IT and had been moved to administration to assist on a short term basis while assistant administrator Kelly Mickle was out on maternity leave. He will fill a previously vacant assistant administrator position. Read More»

Krakeel returns as interim Fayette Co. administrator

Goodbye, Fayette County Administrator Jack Krakeel. Hello, Interim Administrator Jack Krakeel.

Recently retired Fayette County Administrator Jack Krakeel is back after taking early retirement and leaving his position July 1. Read More»

GDOT approves Poplar Road, I-85 interchange

The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday issued an approval for the concept plan required to move ahead with the full-diamond interchange project at Poplar Road and Interstate 85. The approval means the design plan can be developed and right-of-way acquisition areas identified.

The DOT approval came three weeks after the Coweta County Commission amended the agreement with consulting firm CHA to include the scope of services for the preliminary design phase for the planned interchange at I-85 and Poplar Road, the location of the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Read More»

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»