Factions face off in Fayette GOP

The ongoing internal war for control of the Fayette County Republican Party is in full swing. And with the election of local convention delegates and alternates on Feb. 9 and the election of officers in early March, many of the long-time established group of local Republicans have come out swinging by rebranding themselves as the Fayette Citizens for an Independent Republican Party (FCIRP). Read More»

Voting Tues. for empty House D-71 seat

Tuesday is the last chance for Peachtree City and east Coweta residents to vote in the special election to fill the vacant District 71 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Although Coweta resident Robert Stokely won election last year, he withdrew from the position in December after being offered a full-time job in Coweta Magistrate Court. That has left the district, which encompasses much of east Coweta County and two small areas in northwest Peachtree City, without a representative as the general assembly cranked up several weeks ago. Read More»

Governor will pick replacement for Judge McMillian

With Gov. Nathan Deal appointing Fayette County State Court Judge Carla Wong McMillian to the state Court of Appeals, a vacancy will be left in a very busy court at the justice center in Fayetteville.

Arrangements are being made for a senior (retired) state or superior court judge to fill in until Deal can name a successor for Judge McMillian. She will be sworn in to her new office Thursday afternoon at the Capitol. Read More»

Brown ethics hearing, round two Wed. night

The Fayette County Ethics Board tonight (Wednesday) is expected to consider an ethics complaint filed against sitting County Commissioner Steve Brown that was filed last month by former County Commissioner Robert Horgan.

The complaint alleges that Brown violated three county ordinances by issuing an order to a county employee, disclosing information Read More»

Fayette judge picked for appeals court seat

Fayette County State Court Judge Carla McMillian. File photo.

No word yet on who Governor will pick to replace McMillian for Fayette State Court post

Fayette County State Court Judge Carla Wong McMillian has been appointed to a vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals by Gov. Nathan Deal. Read More»

State House D-71 candidates square off on Jan. 17

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber, the Democratic Party and the Coweta GOP will co-sponsor a candidate forum on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan. Candidates seeking the Georgia House District 71 seat will present their platforms. The forum will take place from 7– 8:30 p.m. The public is invited. Read More»

6 qualify for Dist. 71 House seat

There will be no shortage of candidates in the Feb. 5 special election to fill the District 71 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Qualifying time ended Wednesday with five Republicans and one Democrat vying for the House seat vacated by Robert Stokely prior to his taking office. District 71 includes a large part of east Coweta County and a portion of Peachtree City’s west side. Read More»

Imker goes after WASA

Council declines to reappoint Meredith to sewer board

The appointment of volunteers to Peachtree City’s various boards, commissions and authorities — although vetted through an interview process — usually is rubber-stamped by council.

But that was not so Thursday night, as council voted to reject one of the candidates: Tim Meredith, who was Read More»

Legislative preview: More cuts

Rep. Matt Ramsey in a 1911 file photo.

The calendar may have changed to 2013, but legislators this month will begin to face the main issue that has affected Georgia the past several years: state budget cuts.

Wrestling with those cuts will be one of the top duties of local legislators Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) and Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone).

Chance will serve this year as the new majority leader of the Senate, the second-highest ranking position in the chamber. Ramsey will again this year serve as vice chair of the majority caucus. Read More»

Familiar faces in Fayette leadership posts

The 2013 Fayette County Commission consists of (L-R) David Barlow, Steve Brown (chairman), Randy Ognio, Charles Oddo and Allen McCarty. Barlow, Ognio and Oddo are serving in their first elective offices. Photo/John Munford.

With three new commissioners on board, the Fayette County Commission last week selected Peachtree City resident and former Union City manager Steve Rapson to be the new county manager.

There was a packed crowd at the commission chambers in Fayetteville following the swearing in of new commissioners David Barlow, Charles Oddo and Randy Ognio. Read More»

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