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UPDATED: ‘If you move this SPLOST, then move all SPLOST votes’

UPDATED: ‘If you move this SPLOST, then move all SPLOST votes’

UPDATED for print Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 — Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown has joined a chorus of local Tea Party voices hoping to influence a suggestion that the regional transportation sales tax referendum be moved to the general election in November. Read More»

Fayette BoE OKs millage rate, but warned revenues are iffy

After being warned of a potential shortfall in local tax revenue, the Fayette County Board of Education on Aug. 15 adopted the 2011 property tax millage rate, set again this year at the maximum rate of 20 mills. You’ll get the bill this fall. Read More»

Fayette gets $142 million for 10 projects on regional list

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele at an August 2011 City Council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A project to fix the often-clogged interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85, the bane of many Fayette commuters, has survived another round of cuts for consideration in a push for a regional transportation sales tax.

The interchange fix, projected at $22.5 million, is on a list approved Monday by the five-member executive committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable.

The interchange fix, along with the 10 other projects OK’d for Fayette County, face on more hurdle: approval on Oct. 15 by the entire 21-member regional transportation roundtable. Read More»

Fayette to flip to GOP control

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) at the podium of the Georgia House of Representatives in a file photo from March 2011.

Current Democrat 4-3 dominance of local delegation will reverse to 4-3 GOP; Fayette gets new ‘empty’ district

The first draft of a redistricting map creates a bit of a wildcard in Fayette County politics at the state legislature.

That’s because a brand-new district, the 63rd, was drawn without an incumbent in office who lives in that area. The district is split between Fayette County and parts of south Fulton and south Clayton counties. Read More»

Fayetteville sets lower millage rate, expects lower tax digest

It is the time of year to set the millage rate, which determines how much money you will owe this fall on your property tax bill.

The Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 18 is expected to adopt a combined general fund and capital projects millage rate that will equal a two-one-hundreths percent decrease in the rollback millage rate of 3.442 mills.

The council will also hear that the city’s tax digest — the value of all taxable property — fell by 5.86 percent from last year. Read More»

NAACP’s district voting lawsuit may affect PTC, Tyrone

A federal lawsuit challenging the way elections are conducted for Fayette County’s board of commissioners and board of education could have a significant impact on next year’s election, and on voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone in particular. Read More»

Deal wants regional transportation tax vote in November 2012, not next July

Map-making won’t be the only chore taken up by the Georgia Legislature during its special session starting Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal also wants the legislature to consider moving the date of the referendum on a regional transportation sales tax vote. The legislation adopted earlier this year scheduled that vote for July 31, 2012, but Deal wants to push it to the November general election, a spokesman for his office has confirmed. Read More»

Deadline nears for would-be PTC Council candidates

Crunch time is around the corner for those pondering a run for either of the two Peachtree City council posts that are up for election in November.

The qualifying period starting at 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at City Hall, running during regular business hours through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Up for election this year are the Post 1 seat currently held by Eric Imker and the Post 2 seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

PTC’s Development Authority meets Mon. night to ponder future projects, going out of business

The Development Authority of Peachtree City will hold a special called meeting this Monday (Aug. 15) at 5 p.m., and it just might turn out to be its last. Read More»

PTC to beef up tree removal rules

Would give city ability to deny tree removal permits

At the request of the city council, Peachtree City is preparing a stronger tree removal ordinance that will provide the ability for the city to deny tree removal on personal property in some circumstances. Read More»

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