Frady passes on race for reelection; ‘I think it’s time to retire’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady. File Photo.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking reelection for his Post 2 seat. The decision ends 20 years as a member of the commission. Read More»

West Fayetteville Bypass to be half-pass?

What you are seeing is a stretch of the West Fayetteville Bypass viewed south from Eastin Road. Just over the horizon is the new road’s intersection with Sandy Creek Road. Also underway immediately to the north is another section that will end at Ga. Highway 92. The entire roadway is expected to open in about a year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lee Hearn’s shift could ditch lower third of bypass construction in favor of shifting money to build east bypass

The controversial West Fayetteville Bypass may lose its majority vote on the Fayette County Commission in coming weeks, potentially ditching the southern third of the roadway.

In a major shift last week, Commissioner Lee Hearn suggested abandoning the current alignment for the third phase, which would have created a continuous stretch of road from Ga. Highway 54 to Ga. Highway 85 south. Read More»

Mayor Haddix’s libel legal bill paid for by PTC taxpayers

Peachtree City taxpayers have paid nearly $10,000 in legal fees incurred by Mayor Don Haddix last year when he was sued for writing in an email to a city employee that former Mayor Harold Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings part drunk.”

Logsdon filed the suit last May against Haddix personally and not in Haddix’s official capacity as mayor. A settlement was reached in December as Haddix issued an apology. Read More»

Bacallao announces for Fayette BoE Post 2

She has made it known in various public venues in the past few months, but south Fayette County resident Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao made it official on May 14: she will be running against incumbent Terri Smith for the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Judge McMillian launches election run for State Court

State Court Judge Carla McMillian officially launched her campaign for election earlier this month.

“Being a judge is a tremendous and humbling responsibility,” Judge McMillian stated. “When I took the oath of office, I promised to deliver justice fairly and impartially, protect and serve the community, and uphold the Constitution. I work hard everyday to honor that promise. Now I’m asking the voters of Fayette County to allow me to continue the good work I’ve started.” Read More»

F’ville, Fayette eye partial consolidation of services

Preliminary talks underway to see if county might take over city firefighting, water service, inspections Read More»

Fayette school board district voting dispute hearing pushed back to May 10

Legal intervention by the Fayette County Commission has, for now at least, thwarted a settlement that would have restricted voters to casting a ballot for only one of five seats on the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Voters to decide F’ville economic development initiative

An initiative that will place an economic redevelopment measure on the November ballot received unanimous approval April 19 from the Fayetteville City Council. The city is expected to begin an educational process for residents this summer to make the case that the initiative, the State Redevelopment Law Powers referendum, identifies specific commercial areas within the city for redevelopment and does not represent a new tax. Read More»

Sen. Isakson: Social Security, Medicare ‘must be reformed’

Speaking Tuesday at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson said, “We need a government that gets out of the pocket of business and gets off their back.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was in Fayetteville Tuesday to address the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. He shared the lunch meeting with a room full of business people, centering his remarks on the November election, federal spending and the need to reform Social Security, Medicare and the tax code.

“This is the most important election in the history of this country,” Isakson said of the upcoming election in November. “We are overly regulated, overly taxed and overly governed.” Read More»

What now for Fayette County Board of Education?

Election qualifying uncertainties multiply after judge vacates own ruling, orders new hearing May 3 in NAACP lawsuit

What now? That’s the question many are asking after a federal judge vacated his own order last week — an order that had upended the longstanding method of electing members to the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»