County

With Kohl’s out, Fischer Crossings ball fields still in limbo

The Fischer Crossings commercial development on the northeast corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road was back before the Coweta County Commission Tuesday night. The site lies less than a mile to the west of the city limits of Peachtree City. Read More»

County honors heroic firefighters

County honors heroic firefighters

Four Coweta County firefighters were honored last week by the Coweta County Commission for their heroic action July 20 that saved a life. Pictured with the firefighters were Chief Johnny Teeters (far left) and Deputy Chief Todd Moore (far right). Those honored were (from left) firefighters Jason Gazaway, Enrico Dean, Josh Gould and Jim Cadenhead.

Lower F’ville Rd./Hwy. 154 intersection closed this weekend

Lower Fayetteville Road will be closed Oct. 9 and 10 on the east side of the intersection with Ga. Highway 154 for replacement of a cross drain pipe. Signage will be in place and detours will be routed along Bob Smith Road, to Willis Road, to Hwy. 154. Signage is in place now notifying the traveling public.

County: Have your say on future Fayette road building plans

Fayette County officials are seeking public comment on the draft of the county’s latest transportation plan. The county later on will be asking you to pay for parts of this plan.

A multitude of components of the plan can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.fayettecountyga.gov. A link to that documentation will be posted on the home page through Oct. 20, county officials said. Read More»

Sandy Creek Rd. closed as bypass intersection work continues

This is the temporary closure and reconfiguration of Sandy Creek Road at the West Fayetteville Bypass. Right is the bypass that extends from Sandy Creek Road to the west, wrapping around behind Piedmont Fayette Hospital and later intersecting with Ga. Highway 54. Left is the removal of the short segment of Sandy Creek that will no longer be used. Once reconfigured later this week, Sandy Creek Road will be re-opened to through traffic. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the temporary closure and reconfiguration of the intersection at Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass that began Monday will continue through the end of the week.

Once completed, Sandy Creek will be re-opened but the bypass will remain closed until the traffic signal at Ga. Highway 54 becomes operational later this month.

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon said access to the portion of Sandy Creek Road between Hood Avenue and the Sandy Creek Road entrance to the hospital will be limited to residents living within the closure area. Read More»

Fayette’s new defined benefit pension plan over-funded for now

Just 15 months into its new hybrid pension plan, the anticipated costs for Fayette County is roughly half of the initial projections.

The combination defined benefit/defined contribution plan requires employees to pay 2.5 percent of their salary into the plan, and the county pays approximately 3.8 percent of each employee’s salary. Read More»

Sandy Creek Road to be closed for a week starting Oct. 4

Drivers who normally use Sandy Creek Road will have to make other plans next week.

The Fayette County Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that beginning Oct. 4 Sandy Creek Road from Hood Avenue to Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be closed to through traffic for five days.

The closure will occur so that work crews can complete the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Commissioners warned of bypass lawsuit

If Fayette County does get a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approving the alignment of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, a citizen’s group is prepared to immediately file a lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act. Read More»

Coweta denies Kohl’s, other retailers at Fischer Crossing

The Coweta County Commission in a split vote Tuesday night sided with the property owners of the long-established Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond and denied a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»

Commission adopts new fees for adopting strays

It was a matter of raising the fee to adopt a dog or cat through Coweta Animal Control. But with the additional cost comes a pet that is spayed or neutered and has its shots and an implanted microchip. The measure approved last week by the Coweta County Commission followed a recent amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. Read More»