Coweta approves intersection work at Lower F’ville and Hwy. 154

Much needed improvements are coming to the intersection of Lower Fayetteville Road and Ga. Highway 154. The Coweta County Commission last week unanimously approved a bid of nearly $700,000 for work that will install a new traffic signal and turns lanes at the intersection.

Commissioners reviewed eight bids received for the project, awarding the contract to low bidder Matriarch Construction Company, Inc. for $697,889.

The project will include the installation of dedicated turn lanes on all sides of the intersection and a replacement for the traffic signal currently in use. Read More»

Fayette to present latest version of 20-year transportation plan

Fayette County’s transportation plan for the next 20 years is nearing completion and the latest version will be presented to the public at a meeting Tuesday, March 30.

Local officials are also hoping to get citizen input on the “Fayette Forward” plan at the meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county’s Stonewall government complex.

The latest version of the recommended project list was not available Tuesday afternoon at press time, but it has been vetted by officials in Fayette’s cities, according to Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon. Read More»

American Legion birthday celebrated

American Legion birthday celebrated

The Fayette County Commission recently recognized members of Fayette's American Legion posts 105 and 50 at a recent commission meeting. The occasion was the 91st birthday of the American Legion. The Legion got its beginnings as a way of communicating and sharing fellowship with fellow veterans following World War I.

County wants "Fayette First" on Census returns

The Fayette County Commission recently recognized its “Complete Count Committee” which is charged with maximizing mail return rates for the Census among Fayette County residents.

Fayette County officials are hoping to “Keep Fayette First” when it comes to the county’s response rate to the U.S. Census.

The county has a bit of a reputation to uphold, having had the highest mail return rates in Georgia for the Census in 1990 (76 percent) and 2000 (79 percent). Organizers are hoping to significantly increase those numbers this year.

Data collected during the 2010 Census will provide critical information about Fayette’s current conditions and potential future needs, officials said. Read More»

Bypass bridge design project to be awarded

Design for two intersection projects also up for consideration

A contract to design a crucial bridge project for the west Fayetteville bypass is expected to be approved Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Lawsuit from former Fayette Co. manager dismissed

Judge: No evidence of gender discrimination

A federal judge has dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the Fayette County Board of Commissioners by former County Administrator Christine Venice.

Venice didn’t bring forth any facts to support the contention that she was terminated because of her gender, according to the ruling issued March 16 by U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp. Read More»

Organic farm OK'd for Coweta

The way has been cleared for a Fayetteville couple to open up an organic farm on Emory Phillips Road in Sharpsburg.
A conditional use permit was approved Tuesday night by the Coweta County Commission at the request of Scott and Nicole Tyson.
The Tysons will run the farm on a 9.81 acre tract at 237 Emory Phillips Road. They will build a 320 square foot building on the property, with the farm open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read More»

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»

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