Korean Church permit OK'd in Coweta

Denial of public comment debated by Collins, Poole

The Korean Church of Newnan Tuesday was approved for a conditional use permit to build a new facility on Lora Smith Road near Ga. Highway 34.

The church plans to build a 6,055 square foot building on the 4.28 acre site with 128 parking spaces. The property is zoned for rural conservation use and there are no plans for a child care or private school facility. Read More»

FayCOG tea party meeting: same issues, new twist

FayCOG founder Harold Bost addresses crowd Tuesday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The well-attended meeting of the Fayette Citizens for Open Government (FayCOG) Tuesday night came with a review of FayCOG’s ongoing concerns, but it also included a difference of opinion between FayCOG founder Harold Bost and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele on the history of the West Fayetteville bypass. Read More»

Coweta Commission urges residents to complete census form

Coweta County commissioners at recent meetings have made a point to request that citizens make sure they are counted in the 2010 Census. The census questionaire will be mailed in the coming days.

Commissioners said accurately completing the census form will provide a correct count and benefit Coweta in terms of federal dollars that help fund a variety of projects such as road and bridge improvements, local emergency management plans, school system Title 1 programs, senior center services and meals-on-wheels programs. Read More»

Highway 16 & 54 intersection to get traffic signal

The agreement to install a much needed traffic signal at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 16 on the south side of Sharpsburg has been formalized between Ga. Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and Coweta County.

The Coweta County Commission last week approved a GDOT request to have the traffic light installed, though the timeline for the installation has not been set. Read More»

Fayette wants input on transportation plan

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners and Department of Public Works is seeking public input March 30 on its “Fayette Forward” comprehensive transportation plan. Read More»

Keg Creek bridge at Reese Road to be replaced

One of Coweta County’s most needed bridge replacement projects was approved at the March 2 county commission meeting. The contract for the replacement of the old timber pile bridge on Reese Road at Keg Creek was awarded to Sunbelt Structures at a cost of $310,006.

County Director of Development & Engineering Wayne Kennedy said the current bridge has a sufficiency rating of 18.4.

“This rating is one of the worst ratings we have on Coweta County bridges,” said Kennedy.

Bridges scoring below 50 are considered to be in need of replacement, he said. Read More»

Abandoned homes pose problem for Fayette

This home in the Victoria Plantation subdivision off Ga. Highway 92 north of Fayetteville has been unfinished for so long that it should be demolished for safety reasons, according to Fayette County building personnel. Photo/John Munford.

Five abandoned homes in Fayette County have become so run-down that they should be considered for demolition, county officials said.

Three of the five homes — all in the unincorporated area of the county — were damaged by fire, said Joe Scarborough of the county’s Permits and Inspections Department. Read More»

Commission Chairman Smith explains his 'Yes' vote for mass transit in Fayette

Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith. Photo/Staff.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith says he does not support a transit system for the county’s future, but his attempts to get bus and rail service deleted from a regional plan failed. Read More»

New north Fayette billboards come with a legal history

A number of Fayette County residents in the past few days have noticed the changing landscape of outdoor advertising along Ga. Highway 85 North in the area of the Fayette Pavilion. And the two large billboards being erected are generating complaints by some people. Attempts to keep out the billboards landed Fayette County in court where the battle was eventually lost. Read More»

Transitional home permit approved with conditions

A conditional use permit for the BelAir transitional home in north Coweta was approved unanimously Feb. 16, but not without much discussion and 36 conditions being imposed before the home can be re-opened.

“I’m extremely torn,” said Commissioner Randolph Collins during the discussion, acknowledging that the need for such a facility exists in Coweta County. “This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. It’s an issue of trust to see if (BelAir) will do what you say.” Read More»