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Coweta looks to expand advanced life support services

The Coweta County Fire Department at a recent work session of the Coweta County Commission asked the board to consider a plan that would provide additional Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities to county residents by adding ALS teams to three fire stations in need of additional service.

Commissioners Feb. 15 voted to proceed with the concept planning and training for the request that would lead to adding the three ALS teams. Read More»

Brown lobbies DOT for I-85/Hwy. 74 solution

Proposed changes to the interchange of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 will be vetted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, according to Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown.

Brown said he has received feedback that DOT is concerned with the proposals brought forth by an engineering study performed on behalf of the city of Fairburn, in whose jurisdiction the location exists. Read More»

Fayette County Commission prepares to vote on East Bypass alignment

The Fayette County Commission is expected to vote Thursday night on the conceptual alignment for the East Fayetteville Bypass.

The final alignment will be considered at a future meeting, but in general the bypass is expected to begin north of Fayetteville at Ga. Highway 85 North at Corinth Road. From there it will follow Corinth Road to Ga. Highway 54 where it will embark on a new road path to County Line Road.

The remainder of the bypass will follow County Line Road to the end of the bypass, which will be at the intersection of South Jeff Davis Drive and Inman Road. Read More»

Expert: East Bypass ‘a dead-end road’

Local resident and retired road builder David Wimmer displays a map highlighting the current alignment for the East Fayetteville Bypass and his proposals to lengthen it. Photo/John Munford.

To be a ‘bypass’ it must — but does not — connect hwys. 85 & 92 south of F’ville, retired road builder contends

[RELATED STORY — County Commission prepares to vote on preliminary East Bypass route]]

Fayette County resident David Wimmer contends that the $39.4 million East Fayetteville Bypass, as currently conceived, is not a bypass at all.

“It’s really a dead-end road,” Wimmer said of the current bypass alignment, noting that the southern end halts at the rural intersection of County Line Road/Inman Road and South Jeff Davis Drive at the south end. Read More»

Coweta Solicitor: witness per diem, mileage rates unconstitutional

Coweta County commissioners at an informal Feb. 10 work session heard proposals from a number of county departments, including one from Solicitor Robert Stokely suggesting that current per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses are too low and unconstitutional. Pictured (from left) are county manager Theron Gay and commissioners Bob Blackburn, Al Smith, Rodney Brooks, Tim Lassetter and Paul Poole.

A request by Coweta County Solicitor Robert Stokely to members of the Coweta County Commission to increase the per diem and mileage rates paid to court witnesses went nowhere fast at the commission’s Feb. 10 work session. With little discussion by the commission, the request to increase the per diem rate paid to witnesses was not addressed, but a motion was made to raise the mileage rate to conform with current IRS rates. That motion failed on a 2-3 vote. Read More»

McCarty says bypass residents face county ‘intimidation’

At Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission, new Commissioner Allen McCarty accused a county contractor of using “intimidation” tactics in efforts to acquire land for the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

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• He’s a commissioner but county wants McCarty’s land, too.

• Widow feels singled out for bypass condemnation after filing suit Read More»

Fayette County manager: Raise taxes to cover coming budget crunch

Property tax revenues for Fayette County government are expected to take another dip again this year, putting further pressure on the county budget. Read More»

He’s a commissioner but county wants McCarty’s land, too

Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty, who has opposed construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, may turn out to be the very first citizen whom the county takes to court over property acquisition for the project. Read More»

Back from the dead: East F’ville Bypass

Shelved for the controversial West Bypass, $39.4M project finds new federal, state funds

Adopting a new strategy, Fayette County staff is projecting to have enough money left from the 2003 transportation sales tax to complete the proposed East Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Widow feels singled out for bypass condemnation after filing suit

It has been back and forth since October between Fayette County and Tillman Road property owner Charlene Denney over a portion of her land the county wants for right-of-way for Phase 2 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Now five months later, little has changed to correct the impasse.

Referencing what is essentially a stalemate, the county’s land acquisition agent Diana Hunt on Jan. 30 said she would be recommending that the county initiate legal proceedings to acquire the property. Read More»