County

Bypass, part 2, to start shortly

County votes to begin buying rights of way for northern section of controversial West F’ville Bypass

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners last week voted to proceed with right-of-way acquisition for land needed for the second phase of the controversial West Fayetteville Bypass.

This section of the road will reach from the first phase terminus at Sandy Creek Road behind Piedmont Fayette Hospital all the way up to Ga. Highway 92 at West Bridge Road. Read More»

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fayette and 11 EMTs

A wrongful death lawsuit against Fayette County and 11 county emergency medical technicians was filed in Spalding County State Court late last week. No dollar amount of damages being sought was given in the court papers. Read More»

Kenwood Park gate decision postponed

A request to install entry and exit gates at Kenwood Park has been tabled so the Fayette County Commission can get cost estimates for the work.

Meanwhile the county’s recreation commission is considering the benefit of perhaps installing a pay station at the park so out-of-county residents will be required to pay a fee for park usage. This option is being considered because of the park’s popularity at peak usage hours which often leaves no empty parking spaces available for county residents, officials said. Read More»

Vote postponed on study to widen Crosstown Road

Funds to study a potential widening of Crosstown Road in Peachtree City are temporarily on hold.

The Fayette County Commission was ready Thursday night to vote on funding for that study, but the matter was postponed after the formal request and documentation from the city were not received in time for the meeting.

Peachtree City officials think the study will cost about $20,000. The city wants the county to pay for the study with funds remaining from the 2004 countywide transportation special local option sales tax. Read More»

Resident wants rebuke, fine for commissioner’s marijuana case

A Fayette resident who has been critical of County Commissioner Robert Horgan for his May 2009 arrest — for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with an expired tag — Thursday asked the commission to act swiftly in rebuking him. Read More»

Judge upholds Horgan's ethics violations

A Superior Court judge has upheld a ruling that sitting Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan violated the county's ethics ordinance when he had a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his truck May 23, 2009. Read More»

County Commission to be asked to fence, gate Kenwood Park

A recommendation to install entrance gates and some fencing at Kenwood Park will be considered by the Fayette County Commission at its meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Those recommendations are being made by the Fayette County Recreation Commission, which has been studying the matter since 2009.

In a letter to the County Commission, Recreation Commission Chairman Charles McCollum noted “safety concerns” from several property owners adjacent to the park where fencing either four feet or six feet in height could be erected. Such fencing would not be around the entire facility, he noted. Read More»

ARC: T-SPLOST in '12 to raise $8 billion across region

If a regional 1-percent sales tax is approved by voters in July 2012, it would pull up to $8 billion dollars for regional transportation improvements in the Atlanta area, including Fayette County, according to estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

Rangers work behind the scenes for the community

For all its amazing growth in recent decades, it might surprise some that 61 percent of Coweta County is still considered to be forest land. That and a number of aspects related to the work of the Coweta Forestry Unit were presented recently to the Coweta County Commission by Chief Ranger Terry Quigley. The rangers’ often unnoticed, yet important, role touches far more residents than many might imagine. Read More»

ARC preps county for 1¢ regional transportation tax

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. Photo/John Munford.

A briefing on a plan to implement a regional 1 percent sales tax for transportation projects will be presented to the Fayette County Commission Wednesday (Sept. 1) at 3:30 p.m. The information will be presented by the Atlanta Regional Commission, which plays the role of principal regional planner for the 10-county metro Atlanta region which includes Fayette County. Read More»