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Coweta Commission proclaims “Day of Prayer”

It may not be very popular in some places across America, but in Coweta the idea of proclaiming May 6 as a “Day of Prayer” was approved in short order May 4 by the Coweta County Commission.

Requested by a local resident and mirroring the National Day of Prayer, commissioners adopted the proclamation that invited “Citizens to gather together to pray in their own way for unity of the hearts of mankind, and the return of strong moral character in the lives of the people of all nations, and peace and understanding throughout the world.” Read More»

Collins opts out of second term run for Coweta County Commission

For District 3 Coweta County Commissioner Randolph Collins it will be only one term served. His decision not to qualify for the upcoming election was based on two factors: his federally-funded position with the state prohibits him from running for office and, with a child on the way, Collins and his wife will be moving to a home they own in District 5 that is large enough to accommodate their growing family. Read More»

Fayette plans to take recreation department payments online

In the near future, Fayette County residents will have the option of going online to make payments to the recreation department.

County commissioners recently voted for a contract to extend the online payment service that is currently used by the county water system. The vendor is Paymentus, and as part of the arrangement, each user is charged a $2.95 service fee per transaction.

That way the county can offer the service without paying extra for it, officials said. Read More»

New bridge approved on Luther Bailey Road

Residents of southeast Coweta County will soon see bridge replacement work beginning over Dead Oak Creek on Luther Bailey Road. Coweta commissioners last week gave unanimous approval to the project, awarding the $279,000 low bid to E.R. Snell Contractors, Inc.

The existing bridge will be replaced with a double 12-foot by 9-foot box culvert that, according to county administrator Theron Gay, should provide an extended lifetime of service.

The bridge replacement is being funded by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). Read More»

Opponents of West Bypass seek review by Army Corps of Engineers

The Fayette County government on March 8 submitted a federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit request pertaining to streams and wetlands that will have to be crossed with the construction on Phase 2 and 3 of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Members of the West Fayetteville Bypass Coalition continue to speak out against what they call the “Road to Nowhere.” They are waiting to see if the county’s permit request will be the fly in the ointment that will lead to the denial of the permit. Read More»

Public comments at County Commission meetings modified

Sometimes the more things change the more they go back to pretty much where they started. That was the case Tuesday night when the Coweta County Commission voted unanimously to essentially reinstate the procedure on public comments at commission meetings.

The board has two public comment sections on its agendas. One comes near the beginning of the meeting and is intended for comments pertaining to items on the agenda. The other comes at the end of the meeting for comments pertaining to issues not on the agenda. Those two public comments portions of the meetings have not changed. Read More»

1¢ less tax: Fayette transportation SPLOST ends

You may not have noticed it, but starting April 1 you should be paying a little less in local stores. Read More»

Fayette's transportation SPLOST ends

County sales tax rate reduced to 6 percent

You may not have noticed it, but starting April 1 you should be paying a little less in local stores.

The county’s transportation SPLOST expired March 31, shaving 1 percent off the local sales tax rate. That means consumers in Fayette County should be paying only 6 percent in sales tax on non-exempt purchases.

The transportation SPLOST was approved in November 2004 to raise money for transportation improvements. Read More»

Fayette Commission to vote on West F'ville Bypass projects

The Fayette County Commission will vote Wednesday afternoon on three bid awards for work on the first phase of the west Fayetteville bypass. Read More»

20-year transportation plan aims to protect 'county’s values and rural character'

AECOM representative Paul Moore responds to questions March 30 at the final public information session of the "Fayette Forward" 20-year Transportation Plan that has been in the works for more than a year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a meeting intended to get public input on Fayette County’s Transportation Plan covering the next 20 years. But some of the 60 people Read More»

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