Politics

Judicial turmoil as 2 judges quit during state ethics probe

Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr., seen here in his time on the TV show Survivor. Photo/Special.

Messy divorce case goes nuclear, half of circuit’s 4 top judges resign; guessing game: whom will governor appoint? Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland meets with Fayette parents of CF kids

Rep. Westmoreland meets with Fayette parents of CF kids

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland meets Monday in Peachtree City’s All Children’s Playground with a group of parents whose children suffer from cystic fibrosis. Read More»

Georgia education escapes with 5.7% budget cut

Despite a glimmer of hope in March, state revenues have been in a tailspin the past two years, and that has required significant budget cuts from the General Assembly.

Last week the House of Representatives passed a budget that’s 27 percent less than the original budget adopted for 2009, according to Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City. That translates to $4 billion less over a timeframe of two years. Read More»

Perdue bypasses top lawman, taps special atty. gen. for health lawsuit

Georgia will join 18 other states in suit at no cost to state

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that he is appointing Frank C. Jones ... Read More»

Tea Parties in PTC, Newnan on Tax Day this Thursday

This time last year a small handful of people in Fayette and Coweta counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on April 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies.

Now with local mailing lists totaling a few thousand, the South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, the Coweta Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9.12 Patriots will be holding events again this year on April 15 in Peachtree City and Newnan. Read More»

Local candidates to begin qualifying on April 26

County Commission, Board of Education each have 2 posts up for reelection

A five-day period for qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County Board of Education and two positions on the Fayette County Commission.

Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30.

The seats up for election on the school board are the Post 4 seat held by Lee Wright and the Post 5 seat held by Bob Todd. Both are serving in their second four-year terms. Read More»

2 local GOP reps defend proposed hospital tax, Seabaugh resigns as whip

A controversial proposal to enact a 1.45 percent patient revenue tax on Georgia hospitals for three years was necessary to prevent rural hospitals from closing, according to Read More»

Fayette Democratic Women meet Saturday

The Fayette Democratic Women will meet Saturday, Apr. 17 at 9 a.m. at El Reposo Mexican Restaurant, 100 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City.  For more information visit our link on the left navigation bar at http://www.fayettedemocrat.com or email us at fayettedemocraticwomen@gmail.com.

Qualifying starts April 26 for local BOE, county seats

The light blue district in north Fayette County is the post 5 district, currently held by Lee Wright. The light yellow district in Fayetteville and extending eastward is the post 4 district currently held by Bob Todd.

Qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County School Board and two positions on the Fayette County Commission. Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting a 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30. Read More»

Sen. Chance, Rep. Ramsey key players in tax bill

Two local Republican legislators were major players in the passage last week of a controversial new tax on all hospitals. Read More»