Politics

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0.

“If we want to recover from this economic recession, we must create laws that get Georgians back to work. Thanks to the bipartisan support from my colleagues in the Senate, Georgians will have additional job opportunities,” said Seabaugh, who serves as Senate Majority Whip. Read More»

Fayette Tea Party widens umbrella to South Metro

Cindy Fallon

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots. Read More»

Rep. Fludd wants 1% tax surcharge

‘Temporary’ Ga. tax aimed at $200K single filers and couples making over $400K, Tyrone legislator says

State Representative Virgil Fludd, D-Tyrone, wants to add a “temporary” 1 percent income tax. Read More»

Signs of the times: Pavilion stores seek more signs

A variance request by Developers Diversified Realty Corp. for additional signage along Pavilion Parkway to help draw needed customers will be considered by the Fayetteville City Council at its Dec. 3 meeting.
The Nov. 16 request by DDRC Regional Property Manager Don Jurenek noted the need of retailers along the nearly one-mile stretch of Pavilion Parkway to have their businesses identified in the attempt to help offset the recessionary reality being experienced by retailers. Read More»

Jenny Hodges for McBerry in PTC

Cobb County resident Jenny Hodges

A medical emergency Nov. 24 kept Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry from attending a Fayette-Coweta 912 Project event in Peachtree City. But it was his campaign director and stay-at-home mom, Cobb County resident Jenny Hodges, who lit a fuse with the 125 attending and culminated in a spontaneous standing ovation.

Taking the stage in place of her candidate, Hodges gave the initial appearance of being quiet, unassuming and studious. Her husband and their small children sat a few booths away as she began to speak to the packed house at J Christoper’s Restaurant. Read More»

PTC early voting ends 5 p.m. Wednesday

Peachtree City voters will have to beat the turkey to the polls ... or wait until next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the runoff election for the mayor’s seat and two City Council posts.
With Thanksgiving being celebrated tomorrow, the early voting period ends today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. Ballots may be cast downstairs at the Peachtree City Library and also at the county elections office at the Stonewall government complex at the southwest intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 85 in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

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