Government

BoE goes for ‘more aggressive’ appeal of district voting edict

BoE Chair Marion Key

The Fayette County Board of Education has opted to use a “more aggressive” Atlanta civil rights attorney for its appeal of the ongoing federal district voting lawsuit. Read More»

F’ville Council may be split on county’s proposal to take over city fire department

Fayetteville residents gathered April 9 to hear arguments for and against having the Fayette Fire and Emergency Services take over the city fire department.Photo/Ben Nelms.
The members of the Fayetteville City Council joined with four of the five Fayette County commissioners on April 9 for a public presentation of the proposed consolidation of the Fayetteville Fire Department with Fayette County’s Fire and Emergency Services.
 
As occurred two years ago when the same topic surfaced, the commission chambers were full of people largely opposed to the measure.

F’ville’s new gas pump max: 12

A unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council on April 3 will increase the number of gas pumps allowed at service stations and convenience stores. The vote raised the previous maximum of eight pumps to the new maximum of 12 pumps. It was just two years ago that the ordinance allowed a maximum of six pumps. Read More»

PTC mayor wants airport authority rep to stay on FCDA board

Proposed changes by the Fayette County Commission to the make-up of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) board drew two requests by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the commission’s April 10 meeting. Read More»

With split vote, PTC calls in the dogs

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The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new K9 to replace a police dog that recently retired from service.

Though it would only cost $4,000 to the city thanks to the other equipment already on hand, the measure squeaked by on a 3-2 vote, as councilmen Terry Ernst and Mike King voted against it.

Police Lt. Matt Myers explained that the second dog is necessary to maintain full-time K9 coverage for the city. The dogs improve officer safety and can help do some tasks, such as searching a building, far quicker than human officers can, Myers said. Read More»

‘Dry’ dredging for Lake P'tree?

When the Fayette County Water System gets around to dredging Lake Peachtree, it will likely drain the lake and then scoop out the silt the old-fashioned way. Read More»

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Members of the Coweta County 911 dispatcher team attended the April 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to be recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Pictured in front from left are Chana Harris, Kayla Markward and Arlene Whisenhunt; back row, from left, Joshua Richmond, Clarissa Hutson, Holly Smith and Commissioner Rodney Brooks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia to resurface Main St.

Senoia residents will soon see a new topping to Main Street in the downtown area. An April 7 approval by the City Council will result in the resurfacing of Main Street in time for the Memorial Day festivities.

The Main Street resurfacing project is not one that involves a significant length of time, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Plans call for a tentative start date in May, with a completion date prior to the Memorial Day activities that will see the downtown area flooded with residents and visitors. Read More»

Speed zone flashers will be installed near school

An April 1 move by the Coweta County Commission was designed enhance safety conditions on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School by installing additional school speed zone flashers in the median area.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary is located east of the intersection of Hwy. 34 and Andrew Bailey Road. Those who customarily travel Hwy. 34 are aware of the significant traffic volumes found on the main roadway linking Coweta County and Fayette County. Read More»

The ABC’s of a bond communication issue

Soundstages 1 and 2 and the associated production office at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.Photo/Ben Nelms.

It seems that the $52 million in Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) industrial revenue bonds issued in December for Phase 1 of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios project came as a surprise to some local elected officials. To get a handle on who knew about the bonds and when, The Citizen posed those questions to outgoing FCDA President and CEO Matt Forshee. Read More»

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