Politics

Bost throws his support to Brown against Smith for County Commission Post 4

Two candidates running against incumbent Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith have decided to combine their efforts to defeat Smith with one dropping out of the race. Read More»

New faces, old names qualify for 4 posts on commission, school board

Four fresh faces will be on the ballots in July and November for three of the four available seats on the Fayette County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. Read More»

Candidate meet and greet May 16

Candidate meet and greet May 16

Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club President Grace Caldwell talks politics with gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and John Oxendine.  Her club is hosting a Candidate Meet and Greet at Peachtree City Christian Church on May 16 at 3 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

4 Fayette legislators face challengers

Local woman challenging long-serving Rep. Yates; 2 take on Rep. Abdul-Salaam

Fayetteville attorney Emory Wilkerson is one of two Democratic challengers hoping to unseat District 74 incumbent Roberta Abdul-Salaam from her seat in the July primary election. Read More»

Candidate field finalized for BoE, county commission

(L-R) County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, Board of Education members Bob Todd and Lee Wright.

Four political newcomers, including one Democrat, have thrown their hats into the ring for the July 20 primary by today's noon deadline. Read More»

Few qualify for upcoming races

The political season is about to heat up, but you cannot tell it by the small number of people qualifying for the expiring terms of two Coweta County Commission seats.

As of press time Thursday, District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter will face no opposition in the bid to retain his west Coweta seat.

Next door in District 3, Commissioner Randolph Collins announced that he will not be running for re-election. Palmetto resident David Stover did qualify earlier this week on the Republican ticket for the northeast Coweta commission seat. Read More»

PTC’s Logsdon drops out of Ga. insurance commissioner's race after cancer diagnosis

Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon said today he has withdrawn from the race to be Georgia’s insurance commissioner following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and the likelihood of surgery. Read More»

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»