Politics

NAACP appeals ruling against Fayette district voting map

A federal court judge’s denial of a new district voting map for the Fayette County Board of Education is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More»

Rotary invites public to meet candidates June 26

Voters seeking more information on candidates for the upcoming July election should mark Tuesday, June 26 on their calendar.

That’s when the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will host its “Meet and Greet the Candidates” event at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center from 7-9 p.m.

Candidates who have opposition in the July 31 primary election will be invited to speak briefly about themselves and their platform. Afterward, there will be time for the public to visit the candidates in an open face-to-face conversation. Read More»

‘Payback time’ sparks heated charges at F’ville Council

For a local government like Peachtree City it would have been little more than a ripple in the pond. But for the usually orderly Fayetteville City Council a portion of the June 7 meeting was more like a large wave splashing over an otherwise calm shore line.

The fracas dealt with a resolution from Mayor Greg Clifton and responses by council members Larry Dell and Walt White over Read More»

Judicial candidates to square off in Senoia

Residents of Senoia and the surrounding communities on June 19 will have an opportunity to hear comments from two candidates, Emory Palmer and Kevin McMurry, aspiring for the position of Coweta County Superior Court Judge. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after their opening comments.

This will help all voters to determine whom they will vote for in the upcoming general primary election on July 31. Read More»

Fayette County: ‘We’re not interfering with school board’

Fayette County Attorney Scott Bennett last week responded to criticism from Fayette County School Board Chairman Leonard Presberg that the county’s challenge to the district voting lawsuit filed was causing school system resources to be wasted on legal fees. Read More»

UPDATED — Imker: No law prevents mayor’s pay cut

PTC Council votes 4-1 to take Haddix’s salary to recoup $10K cost of lawsuit; Haddix mulls suing city or resigning; read the letters Read More»

Imker to go after mayor's pay for coming year as well

His pay cut to $75 a month, Haddix says he may resign

UPDATED — Four Peachtree City council members voted Thursday night to Read More»

Fayette holds ‘Wireside Chat’ on TSPLOST vote

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial and Fayette County citizen representative to the Atlanta Regional Commission Bob Reeves were two of the participants in the “Wireside Chat” held June 5 to answer questions on the upcoming regional transportation (TSPLOST) vote. Photo/Special.

Fayette County on June 5 had its version of the “Wireside Chat” designed to field questions pertaining to the July 31 referendum on the Regional Transportation TSPLOST initiative. Read More»

Judge rebuffs NAACP on Fayette district vote lawsuit

Last week a federal judge denied a proposed lawsuit settlement that would have drastically changed how members are elected to the Fayette County Board of Education.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. upheld the recent qualifying process for the three school board seats, which means this year’s election will continue to be held at-large and which allows voters to have a say in the outcome of all five seats on each board. Read More»

Few contested Coweta races coming July 31

State Rep. Matt Ramsey (Dist. 72), at right, looks on as Senoia Tea Party Patriots coordinator Joe Cannin presents outgoing Dist. 71 state Rep. Billy Horne (left) with a certificate of appreciation for his efforts during the past eight years. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Only a handful of contested races in Coweta County will dot the political landscape in the July 31 primary election. Among those are races for the District 71 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, a seat on the Coweta County Superior Court and the District 3 Congressional seat.

Dist. 3 Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in the Republican primary will face Milner Realtor and former Lamar County Commission Chairman Kent Kingsley and Jonesboro resident and small business owner “Chip” Flanegan. No one in the Democratic Party qualified for the seat. Read More»