$3.5 million new bus barn idea wheeled out to BoE

Fayette County School System Facilities Director Mike Satterfield in a photo from early 2013 by Ben Nelms.

A proposal made Monday to the Fayette County Board of Education could lead to a new location for the school system’s transportation department and the facility used to store and maintain school buses. The school board voted 4-1 to have the project designed and returned for a possible vote to proceed.

The bus shop, sometimes called the bus barn, and the school system’s transportation department building are located behind the school board headquarters on Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Todd says this is his last year on BoE

In a photo from last year, Bob Todd is shown at near right. Other are, from left, Barry Marchman, Mary Kay Bacallao, Leonard Presberg, Marion Key and Todd. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd, an educator since 1958 and on the school board for 12 years, is calling it quits after this year.

Todd at the Monday school board meeting announced that he will not qualify for another term for his Post 4 seat.

“Fifty-six years ago I entered Thomson High School as a freshman teacher. My journey in public education has been truly remarkable,” Todd said at the beginning of his brief remarks Monday night. ”My term with public education will end on Dec. 31.” Read More»

BoE recognizes Fayette’s Counselors of the Year

BoE recognizes Fayette’s Counselors of the Year

The Fayette County School System “Counselors of the Year” were recognized Monday by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are High School Coach of the Year Lakisha Bonner, Fayette County School System Pupil Personnel Services Director Barbara Serapion, Elementary School Counselor of the Year Leslie Fear, Middle School counselor of the Year Kristin Cristelli and Advocate of the Year Mike Conway, pastor of Heritage Christian Church. Photo/Ben Nelms.

City, county offices to reopen tomorrow (Thurs.)

Local government offices will be getting back to business tomorrow (Thursday).

Fayette County and Fayetteville offices will open at 10 a.m. and Peachtree City offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Tyrone town offices will open for business at noon. Read More»

All Fayette students home by 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; all county roads passable but dangerous

“Our Public Safety and Emergency Management folks did a great job coordinating this effort and our response. I’m told that all Fayette roads, though dangerous, are passable except Kite Lake Trail,” Fayette County Administrator Rapson reported to the Fayette County commissioners via email at 1 p.m. Jan. 29.

“State DOT has one truck operating on state highways; our Road Department is monitoring county roads; EOC remains up and operational; Piedmont Fayette has its command center open and functioning; Fire and EMS is running below average call volume at this time as a result of low traffic volumes,” Rapson said.

“Sunlight is helping roads considerably but we’re saving remaining salt for evening and tomorrow morning,” Rapson said. Read More»

Government offices closing due to snow

Government offices closing due to snow

PTC municipal court cancelled tomorrow (Wednesday)

Other governments in Fayette County are joining the school system in closing shop early today.

Peachtree City municipal offices will close at 1 p.m. today. Municipal court tomorrow has been postponed, and defendants will get a letter notifying them of their new court date.

Non-essential Fayette County offices are closing at 2:30 p.m. and a special called meeting of the county commission planned for today at 4 p.m. has also been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. Read More»

Fayette schools closing even earlier

With snow and ice piling up and cars sliding off roads, the Fayette County School System is releasing its high school drivers today at 1:30 p.m. ... and all other schools will release earlier as well. Read More»

Coweta cancels classes Tuesday and Wednesday

Coweta County school officials at 9 p.m. Monday announced that schools will be closed for students on Tuesday. Staff should report as normal. Read More»

Court proposes new map for district voting

Commission to meet tomorrow and discuss response to map; court hearing set Feb. 18

A new district map to implement Fayette County’s new district voting format has been proposed by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten.

A special called meeting of the Fayette County Commission slated for today at 4 p.m. to discuss the map in executive session has been POSTPONED due to weather and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. Read More»

Tyrone mayor: crime down, economy up

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the town council. Pictured from left are Councilman Ken Matthews, Dial, Councilman Ryan Housley and Councilwoman Linda Howard. Present at the meeting but not pictured was Councilman Gloria Furr. Photo/Special.

It was a look behind and a look ahead for Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial as he delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council. Dial suggested that conditions that led to a successful 2013 are in place to make 2014 a time of increased opportunity.

Beginning with the year just ended, Dial said the town government’s pledges during 2013 included the battle to protect Tyrone Elementary School from closure. Read More»

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