Government

Tyrone's top cop

Tyrone's top cop

The Tyrone Police Department awarded officer of the year to Jonathan Woodruff, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who has been with the Tyrone force since May 2013. Woodruff had 66 percent of Tyrone’s DUI arrests this year–18 arrests out of 27–and is No. 3 in traffic stops (with 789 total stops this year). “He’s an extremely good employee,” chief of police Brandon Perkins said of Woodruff. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

Happy New Year: 1% pay raise for school employees

Fayette Board of Education members hear a presentation at a recent meeting. From left, Barry Marchman, Dan Colwell, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Chairman Marion Key, Bob Todd and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 15 gave unanimous approval to a 1 percent pay raise Read More»

Mid-Fayette rezoning of 64 acres approved quietly

Fayette County Administrative Complex in Fayetteville. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners dealt with two rezoning requests at its Dec. 11 meeting with no public comment, not even from the applicants.

A petition from Davis, LLC and agent Rick Halbert for rezoning of 63.89 acres on Davis Road was unanimously approved. The property had previously been split into A-R and R-40 sections, and the new zoning will place the entire tract under the R-40 designation. Read More»

Fayette accommodates new generation of greenhouses

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There is more than one way to build a greenhouse.

While traditional permanent greenhouses have been regulated in county zoning ordinances for a long time, some confusion has arisen in recent months regarding popular temporary structures commonly known as hoop houses. These have been out of compliance in many cases, but changes to the ordinance at the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting have mostly addressed the issue. Read More»

Will judge hear voting lawsuit?

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Appeals court judges question whether district voting should be decided by a judge at a bench trial

Federal appeals court judges last week questioned whether the whole district voting lawsuit filed by the NAACP against Fayette County ought to be heard by a judge at a bench trial.

The appeal of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County was heard Dec. 10 at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. There is no established time frame for a decision on the appeal to be rendered. Read More»

Do you want a vote on what’s in your water?

Photo of anti-fluoridation march in San Francisco / miker / Shutterstock.com

County to send fluoride resolution to legislators

While not taking an official position on the use of fluoride in drinking water, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners took Read More»

PTC to reverse strict annexation policy?

City wants to ‘market itself’ to expand borders

After more than a decade of tight restrictions on annexing more land into the city, the Peachtree City Council is moving toward reversing that stance on new development. Read More»

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

Construction was just beginning in November on the sidewalks across the street from the City Cemetery on Stonewall Avenue as part of Fayetteville’s Cemetery Sidewalk Project. The project’s purpose is to make the sidewalk networks in between Braxton Court through the City Cemetery look better with brick pavers, benches, landscaping and trash bins. The project also entails adding decorative aluminum fencing and brick columns in front of the cemetery, and decorative streetlights along Stonewall similar to the improvements made on parallel Lanier Avenue. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Brown sworn in for second term

Brown sworn in for second term

Judge Ann Jackson of Probate Court of Fayette County administers the oath of office to Commissioner Steve Brown Dec. 15. This will be Brown’s second-term as the District 3 commissioner, representing Peachtree City. “I look forward to continuing our county’s success over the next four years,” said Brown. Photo/submitted by Fayette County.