Politics

Fayette school board to appoint volunteer to fill Post 5

Want to serve on the Fayette County Board of Education for the next three years?

Drop off a résumé by Halloween. One catch: You have to live in the Post 5 geographic area.

The need to fill the seat of Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 member Sam Tolbert — who passed away in September — will be accomplished in the coming days by soliciting information from interested citizens who live in the Post 5 area. The new board member will be appointed by a majority vote of the four remaining board members and will serve through the full unexpired term that extends through the end of 2014. Read More»

F’ville Council candidates to debate Oct. 16 at Harvest Community Church

Six candidates will compete for three Fayetteville elected offices on Nov. 8. Fayetteville citizens can meet the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Fayetteville at a candidate debate on Oct. 18 at The Harvest Community Christian Church.

The church is located at 383 Fayette Place (North Glynn St), Fayetteville, in the old movie theater behind the yellow-front Mexican restaurant.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates and the debate will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

Rotary PTC candidates forum changed again

The Peachtree City Rotary Club has rescheduled its “Meet the Candidates” forum for Monday, Oct. 24 from 7-9 p.m.

The event is being moved to The Gathering Place senior citizen center as well, organizers said. Previous forums have been hosted at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

The candidate forum, a place for the community to ask questions of those running for city council, has been a long-standing tradition of the Rotary Club. Read More»

Coweta's Seabaugh named new deputy state treasurer

Republican State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg will be trading in his politician's wares for those of a prominent state employee. Read More»

Westmoreland hosts job fair in Fayetteville

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (right, foreground) talks with a participant at the Thursday job fair. Photo/Special.

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland hosted a job fair Sept. 29 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The event was very well attended, with 31 employers and more than 600 job seekers present, according to Westmoreland spokesman Leslie Shedd. Three people at the job fair were hired on the spot. Read More»

MacDuff extension close to making list

Road would be added to regional sales tax projects

The extension of MacDuff Parkway in northwestern Peachtree City is one step closer to making the final cut for funding through a potential regional sales tax. Read More»

Seniors: ‘What about our needs?’

With all the talk about Fayette County’s road projects for the regional transportation sales tax list, momentum shifted briefly last week to address a critical need for the county’s future: transportation options for senior citizens.

At a public forum seeking input on the projects, one member of the audience suggested that some of the $43 million Fayette County and its cities will get if the tax is approved should be spent on expanding Read More»

UPDATED: Scott Brown drops out of PTC race; Dienhart is in; forums ahead

UPDATED FOR PRINT Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 — One half of Peachtree City’s City Council election has been decided well before election day. Smokerise resident Scott Brown Monday morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2. Read More»

PTC candidate forum set for Oct. 4.

The Peachtree City Rotary Club has changed the date of its “Meet the Candidates” forum.

The forum, which is free and open to the public will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Wyndham Conference Center on Ga. Highway 54 from 7-9 p.m.

The Rotary candidate forum is a political tradition in Peachtree City, allowing city council candidates to introduce themselves to the public at large while also encouraging questions submitted by the audience. For some residents, the experience is invaluable in helping gauge their support for particular candidates. Read More»

F’ville mayor Steele to face rare challenge in November election

While the political rhetoric has been ongoing in Peachtree City for a while now in advance of the November election, things may be about to get spicy in Fayetteville too.

For the first time in recent memory, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele will face a challenger: computer salesman Greg Clifton.

Qualifying for various council seats ended last week, setting the stage for the fall political season. Read More»