4 on PTC Council want Haddix to repay city $10K for libel case

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) and Mayor Don Haddix (R). File photo.

When Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix directed the city attorney to write letters seeking to cover his legal bills covered from a personal libel lawsuit, he did not make his fellow council members aware of the requests, according to City Councilman Eric Imker.

In a letter seeking to have the $9,969.40 in legal bills repaid to the city, Imker contends the city should not be on the hook for the funds. The letter, dated May 25, was authored by City Attorney Ted Meeker at Imker’s direction in part because council agreed by consensus May 17 to attempt to recoup the funds. Read More»

Haddix keeps lawsuit pact under wraps

Mayor says he will release document but won't say when

Peachtree City taxpayers paid $10,000, without city council approval, to provide a legal defense for Mayor Don Haddix in a libel lawsuit filed last year after Haddix claimed in an email that former Mayor Harold Logsdon was “part drunk” at council meetings. Read More»

Smola won’t run, Smith switches to Democrat for BoE race

Sheriff Hannah faces rematch with former Deputy Babb, Tax Commissioner Wingo gets competition Read More»

Babb qualifies to run against Sheriff Hannah, other contested races

Smola won't run in BoE race, Wingo gets competition for tax commissioner Read More»

Judge delays Fayette commission qualifying

Citizens hoping to run for one of the three seats up for grabs on the Fayette County Commission in this year's election will have to cool their heels for one more week. Read More»

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»

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