Government

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Coweta is named one of 10 'PlanFirst' communities

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs representative Brian Johnson recently presented Coweta County with its designation as a “PlanFirst” community. Pictured are, from left, Planning Dept. representative Sandra Parker, Johnson and Commissioner Tim Lassetter.

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

The communities cited with Georgia’s first-ever “PlanFirst” designation have a proven track record of implementing their plan and a history of good plan development, according to DCA. Read More»

Fayette prepares to pave Starr’s Mill cart path

Plans by Fayette County are in place to construct a section of cart path along Redwine Road that will tie in to the cart path work recently approved by the Fayette County Board of Education for the Starr’s Mill school complex.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Dec. 2 said the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved the new path section along Redwine Road that will bring students in golf carts down to Panther Path where a sheriff’s deputy will manage morning school traffic. The new crossing will create the safest conditions, Jones said. Read More»

2 residential rezonings on the county’s agenda

A pair of residential rezoning applications are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting, including a large tract in the center of the county.

The rezoning request in the central part of the county between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is moving forward with a public hearing. Read More»

F’ville Council eyes tighter control over the look of all new homes

Builders, residents object to expansion of city power

Fayetteville may require future homes to have more windows next year. Not only that, but the city is proposing that all new homes Read More»

BoE’s Todd says so long

CUTLINE The Fayette County School System on Dec. 8 held a drop-in event for outgoing school board member Bob Todd at the Lafayette Education Center. Todd decided not to run for reelection after serving a total of 12 years. Todd also served in various capacities with the school system beginning in 1980. Among those who attended the event were, from left, school board members Dan Colwell, Leonard Presberg and Todd. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Staff with the Fayette County School System said goodbye to Bob Todd at an informal event held Dec. 8 at the Lafayette Education Center. Todd at the end of December will conclude nearly three decades of service in various capacities with the school system and Board of Education.

Todd served on the school board from 1996-1999 and again for another two terms beginning in 2007.

Prior to serving in an elected capacity, Todd served as the Fayette school system’s Director of Secondary Education from 1980-1994. Read More»

Judges to hear district voting appeal Wednesday

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) on Dec. 10 will square-off against the Georgia Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Read More»

Time to 'Light Up Senoia'

Expect Senoia’s downtown area to look a lot like Christmas on Dec. 6 as the festivities associated with the annual Light Up Senoia event get underway. The action begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the Clydesdales (weather permitting). The many activities will continue through the afternoon and end with the annual parade (rain or shine) at dusk. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it comes to the festivities leading up to Christmas, Senoia is one place that should be on everyone’s list. The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 with the many activities included in the annual Light Up Senoia event.

First up from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m. will be the return of the world-famous Clydesdales (weather permitting). Their appearance is always a hit and has drawn more than 1,000 people in past years during each visit. Read More»

Tyrone tree lighting set for this weekend

Tyrone’s Christmas celebration officially begins Sunday, Dec. 7, with its annual tree lighting event at Shamrock Park.

The event starts at 4 p.m. with free horse drawn sleigh rides around Shamrock Park and ends at 8 p.m. While the sleigh rides go around town, Flat Rock’s chorus will sing with Sandy Creek’s chorus close behind.

Santa is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. along with “surprise guests” sponsored by the Tyrone Depot. Read More»

Council approves plan to expand downtown area

An artistic rendering of the Senoia Main Street project. Graphic/Submitted.

Senoia will be expanding downtown off of Main Street.

At the council meeting Dec. 1, the Senoia mayor and council unanimously approved development plans for a duo residential and commercial space.

The roughly 6,000 sq. ft. space sits on Main and Barnes Street, roughly two lots north of the Senoia Coffee Company and by the parking lot across from the Veranda Inn. Read More»