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Fayetteville police accreditation renewed

Members of the Fayetteville Police Dept. are presented the department's fifth consecutive accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Dept. has received its fifth accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) review board.

CALEA in April conducted an on-site inspection of the department. Department staff heard the results of that inspection July 26.

“The review board made a recommendation that the Fayetteville Police Department be re-accredited,” said department spokesman Steve Crawshaw. 

The accreditation certificate was issued by the CALEA at a banquet held by the organization in Schaumburg, Ill. Read More»

Lafayette Place proposal tabled

A proposal that would establish 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development was tabled Aug. 7 by the Fayetteville City Council at the request of the applicant.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation, the applicant for the Lafayette Place development, asked that the item be tabled to give Searles representatives 30 days to meet with residents of The Villages. The council agreed by unanimous vote. Read More»

Commission set to discuss fluoride issue

Fayette County high school interns working during the summer with Fayette County government will present their findings to commissioners Aug. 14 regarding water fluoridation, offering evidence on both sides of the issue.

Since fluoride was introduced to the American water supply in 1945 it has been a national controversy and increasing concerns have been raised by Fayette County’s citizens in recent years.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has decided it is time to take an honest yet careful look at this issue, officials said in a July 25 press release. Read More»

Peachtree City's 'West Side Story' of development to be examined Monday

The future look of Peachtree City’s westside is set to be scrutinized by the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. In sum, the Planning Commission will look at two subdivisions that would add more than 800 homes to the city’s housing stock. Read More»

Coweta County looks to adopt unchanged millage rate

The 2014 millage rate to be set by the Coweta County Commission on Aug. 19 is expected to remain the same as last year, though increases in property values will result in more taxes collected and, technically, a tax increase.

Commissioners are considering adopting the same millage rate as last year, which will result in more total property tax revenue than last year due to an increase in property values. However, if a property has not been reassessed and the value has been constant, the tax will also remain the same as last year, county officials said. Read More»

First fire academy is set for Sept. 2

Peachtree City Fire Rescue will be hosting its inaugural Citizen’s Fire Academy beginning Sept 2. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening for five weeks concluding on Oct. 2. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and last until at 9 p.m.  Read More»

City, county fight dam classification

By JOHN THOMPSON

jthompson@TheCitizen.com

Peachtree City and Fayette County are calling out the EPD in hopes that an administrative hearing can speed up the refilling of Lake Peachtree.

The guns-blazing assault against the state agency appeared in a July 17 petition filed with the state’s office of administrative hearings. Read More»

School millage not expected to change, but Nov. tax bills will see a slight increase

The millage rate to be set by the Fayette County Board of Education later this month will remain the same this year, but property owners will still see a tax increase going to the school system.

An Aug. 4 public hearing on the 2014 millage rate had the school board proposing to keep the 2014 maintenance and operation tax rate at 20 mills, the maximum rate allowed by state law. Read More»

Fayetteville council to consider road project

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to select a low bid for a project that will lead to the realignment of some of the streets on the city’s north side.

The council will also consider at its Aug. 7 meeting an amendment to the golf cart ordinance and conduct public hearings pertaining to the proposed Ga. Military College (GMC) campus and another which would locate a residential development for older adults along Ga. Highway 54 West. Read More»

County seeks role as vehicle testing site

A July 24 vote by the Fayette County Commission asked state lawmakers to consider Fayette as a test site for research, development and manned testing of autonomous vehicle technology.

The resolution was intended to request legislative support that would serve to encourage related technology companies to consolidate their efforts in Fayette County, establishing the county as an epicenter for the creation of state and federal regulations and industry standards. Read More»

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