County

Historic courthouse moves closer to completion

Some of the finishing touches are being made to the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, expected to open in October. County commissioners last week approved change orders designed to bring the project closer to completion.

Commissioners gave unanimous approval to change orders totaling $57,669 for work such as basement storm drain pumps, subfloor repairs and framing, exterior metal ceiling repairs, attic window frame repairs, storm sewer inlets and other items. Read More»

Coweta Commission: Lassetter wins/Stover and Blackburn move to Aug. runoff

Update: There were only two local contested races in the Coweta County July 20 Republican Primary. And voters in the races for the District 2 and 3 Coweta County Commission races had their say and re-elected incumbent District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter, while District 3 candidates David Stover and Bob Blackburn will face each other again in the Aug. 10 runoff. Read More»

Coweta commission candidates square off

Candidates for the District 2 and District 3 seats on the Coweta County Commission squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Advocacy Committee and the Coweta County Republican Party.

While there was significant agreement among candidates on many of the issues there were other issues, such as the need for impact fees, that came with a definite difference of opinion. Read More»

Coweta okays 2012 road closure for bridge work

The bridge replacement over Shoal Creek on Lower Fayetteville Road in east Coweta is not scheduled until 2012, but Coweta County commissioners Tuesday signed off on a request by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) agreeing to close the road for 12 months during the construction period and approve a detour.

County administrator Theron Gay said commissioners’ approval was needed so that DOT can be sure that Coweta is willing to close the road and develop the detour. Read More»

Coweta amends development agreement on Twelve Parks

It was a sign of the economic times. The Coweta County Commission July 13 gave unanimous approval to a request by Pathway Communities to amend the development agreement for the Twelve Parks development in east Coweta that would move back the date for its contribution to infrastructure and road realignment improvements associated with the residential and commercial projects that have yet to begin. Read More»

Coweta gets two DOT projects

Coweta County will see a chunk of the $53 million announced this week by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for road improvement projects around the state. Coweta’s two projects will include road work on Ga. Highway 14/U.S. Highway 29 from Newnan to Palmetto and Ga. Highway 74 from Senoia down to Woodbury in Meriwether County. Read More»

County manager: SPLOST can’t be diverted from bypass

A topic that surfaced recently from Fayette County Commission candidates Steve Brown and Allen McCarty dealing with the West Fayetteville Bypass suggested that the project could be scrapped and the previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues generated for the project be given to the municipalities to pay for their own transportation needs. Read More»

Coweta Commission candidates forum July 12

The time for voters to approve two Coweta County commissioners is getting close. The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will be the location for a July 12 forum that will give the five candidates vying for the two commission seat a chance to be heard and to field questions by the Coweta County Republican Party, the chamber and those submitted in advance by the community.

The 2010 Coweta County Commission Republican Primary Forum will be held July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Read More»

Fayette County adopts $73.4 million budget, 1.4% less than this year's

There will be no increase in county property tax rates this year, thanks to the Fayette County Commission adopting another $1 million in budget cuts. Read More»

2nd hearing Thurs. on Fayette budget; no new taxes expected

The $73.4 million budget proposed for Fayette County government next fiscal year will be up for a second public hearing at Thursday night’s meeting of the county commission. Read More»