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F’ville Chief Heaton presses council to lower speed limits

The Fayetteville City Council sets its sights on lowering the speed limits on two major thoroughfares at its meeting this Thursday.

The Council on Sept. 15 heard a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Boulevard and South Jeff Davis Drive and to continue the expanded school zone along Grady Avenue.

The part of the proposal pertaining to South Jeff Davis led to a request by Councilman Al Hovey-King to see the details on which the recommendation was based. Read More»

F’ville Council candidates to debate Oct. 16 at Harvest Community Church

Six candidates will compete for three Fayetteville elected offices on Nov. 8. Fayetteville citizens can meet the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Fayetteville at a candidate debate on Oct. 18 at The Harvest Community Christian Church.

The church is located at 383 Fayette Place (North Glynn St), Fayetteville, in the old movie theater behind the yellow-front Mexican restaurant.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates and the debate will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

Rotary PTC candidates forum changed again

The Peachtree City Rotary Club has rescheduled its “Meet the Candidates” forum for Monday, Oct. 24 from 7-9 p.m.

The event is being moved to The Gathering Place senior citizen center as well, organizers said. Previous forums have been hosted at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

The candidate forum, a place for the community to ask questions of those running for city council, has been a long-standing tradition of the Rotary Club. Read More»

Regional sales tax may ‘speed up’ East Fayetteville Bypass

As construction plows ahead with the West Fayetteville Bypass, progress is being made behind the scenes on the East Fayetteville Bypass, according to Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon.

But if a regional sales tax is approved in July 2012, that timetable could be sped up significantly, Mallon said. That's because the county would no longer need federal funds for the project, and it wouldn’t have to go through the tedious federal pre-construction process, officials said. Read More»

Seasonal flu shots available at Fayette Health Dept.

It’s the time of the season for anyone wanting to take advantage of the annual seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available now at the Fayette County Health Department in Fayetteville.

“The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season,” said Hayla Hall, risk communicator for District 4 Public Health. “Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to be vaccinated against influenza.” Read More»

Coweta's Seabaugh named new deputy state treasurer

Republican State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg will be trading in his politician's wares for those of a prominent state employee. Read More»

PTC Council to examine private street takeover

The Peachtree City Council will hold a workshop meeting Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of the city assuming control of privately-owned streets in several subdivisions.

The meeting will be at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. The discussion will include the current specifications of existing private streets, the city’s street specifications and the potential ramification of the city assuming their control, particularly as it would affect residents through homeowners associations. Read More»

Westmoreland hosts job fair in Fayetteville

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (right, foreground) talks with a participant at the Thursday job fair. Photo/Special.

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland hosted a job fair Sept. 29 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The event was very well attended, with 31 employers and more than 600 job seekers present, according to Westmoreland spokesman Leslie Shedd. Three people at the job fair were hired on the spot. Read More»

MacDuff extension close to making list

Road would be added to regional sales tax projects

The extension of MacDuff Parkway in northwestern Peachtree City is one step closer to making the final cut for funding through a potential regional sales tax. Read More»

Questions arise about costs of schoolbuses in a shrinking Fayette budget

With deep budget cuts facing the Fayette County School System, the numbers and costs associated with the familiar yellow schoolbus have come up.

The issue came up in the public comments portion of a recent meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education about the number of monitors on special education buses. Read More»

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