County

Brown wins his PTC district; Harbin, Studdard in runoff for Ga. Senate

Confounding his vocal critics, Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in Tuesday Republican voting overpowered two former mayors of Peachtree City to win the Post 3 slot without a runoff with a 52 percent total.

Brown has no Democrat opposition in November, so he is assured of another four years on the commission.
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No answer yet for Lake Peachtree

A definitive answer for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway, thus enabling the lake to be refilled with water, is likely several weeks away. Read More»

Fayette’s property values are on the upswing: 4%

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In terms of local economic news, the numbers on the 2014 Fayette County real property tax digest could hardly be better. After years of falling property values and a break-even year last year, the numbers for the value of all the county’s real property is showing a 4.04 percent increase this year, according to figures provided by the Fayette County Tax Assessor’s Office. Read More»

Fayette eyes office zone for 74S.

A proposal from Fayette County planning staff to designate 15 parcels on Ga. Highway 74 South for future office use will be considered Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

The tracts total about 68 acres and each one fronts Hwy. 74 with direct access. Of the parcels, four are undeveloped, 10 contain single-family residences and one has an existing child daycare facility, according to county staff. Read More»

3 ex-mayors questioned in Post 3 commission race

Fayette County Commission Post 3 candidates (L-R) Don Haddix, Steve Brown and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Three former Peachtree City mayors who are seeking election to the post 3 seat of the Fayette County Commission, which has the largest swath of city voters, were grilled Monday night at a forum hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party at City Hall.

Challengers Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon flanked incumbent Steve Brown at the dais, Read More»

Fayette to adopt lodging rules after problems arise

The Fayette County Commission is poised to adopt new regulations for tourist accommodations Thursday night, a response to pleas for help from a northwest Fayette neighborhood who had problems with a neighbor who has rented his home to large groups. Read More»

Fayette GOP sets forum for Post 3 candidates

The Fayette County Republican Party is sponsoring a candidate forum for those seeking election to the Post 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission.

The forum will be held at City Hall in Peachtree City Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The current officeholder, Steve Brown is seeking re-election. He faces a challenge from Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon, both of whom share something in common with Brown. All three men are former Peachtree City mayors. Read More»

FCDA begins new phase amid change

Old and new members of the Fayette County Development Authority met April 17 for the organization’s transitional meeting. It was also the final meeting for FCDA CEO Matt Forshee (standing). Photo/Ben Nelms.

The changes at the Fayette County Development Authority were evident April 17 as several board members recently appointed by the Fayette County Commission attended their first meeting. For FCDA CEO Matt Forshee, it was his final meeting before moving to Augusta to begin his new job with Georgia Power.

For Chairman Randy Hayes, it was his last meeting. Hayes resigned at the same time the terms of four FCDA members were expiring. Hayes opened the meeting, wished the old and new members and FCDA staff well in their coming endeavors, then left the meeting. Read More»

Fayette officials: ‘We didn’t know about tax breaks’

Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson (L) and County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. Photos/File.
Even after being asked, FCDA failed to notify Fayette about Pinewood deal’s tax abatement
 
“Nobody told us” about the loss of an estimated $144 million in future property tax revenue associated with the Pinewood Atlanta Studios deal, Fayette County officials are saying.
 
In the aftermath, CEO Matt Forshee is leaving the Fayette County Development Authority, while five of the eight members of the authority board are leaving the board.
 
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Stormwater authority borrows $2 million from Fayette

When Fayette County voters turned down a countywide 1 percent sales tax last year, it meant that the county commission had to find another way to fund its eight most crucial stormwater projects: ones that posed flooding or safety threats in the unincorporated county. Read More»