Government

Senoia candidates and public to have their say

The candidates running for elected office on the Senoia City Council in the November election will face the voters at an Oct. 27 forum hosted by the Senoia Tea Party Patriots. Organization coordinator Joe Cannin said holding a forum is important because it enhances voters’ awareness of the issues facing their community. Read More»

PTC may cut amphitheater staff, will decide on leasing some city vehicles

With the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater operating in the red after its second year of one-night-only performances in the summer concert series, Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington is recommending the elimination of a position there.

The move would eliminate the “events services coordinator” position and replace it with a part-time box office supervisor who would work from March through October. The Peachtree City Council will vote on the recommendation at its meeting Thursday night. Read More»

School Board decision on changes in high school day on hold

The Fayette County School System and members of the Board of Education have been considering the idea of changing the high school day using one of three possible models that would give students the ability to earn more graduation credits. That consideration may come in November after additional input from the community and school system staff can be further reviewed. Read More»

Steele: ‘I won’t campaign for T-SPLOST’

If a regional transportation sales tax passes in a July 2012 referendum, Fayette County is expected to chip in $190 million over 10 years. Read More»

Regional sales tax transportation project list for Fayette now must face voters

Now that the project list for a proposed transportation sales tax is complete, voters have quite a bit to chew on between now and July 2012.

But the sales pitch is only just beginning, for those favoring the tax, and for those who vow to oppose it.

Last week the project list received unanimous approval, and elected officials on the 21-member roundtable lauded the fact that they were able to agree on the list. Read More»

No political crimes here

No political crimes here

There were no laws broken, only a group of well-dressed dudes and ladies like Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah (R) and Vicki Turner at the Fayette County Republican Western Masquerade held Oct. 15 at the former Resurrection Clothing store on Ga. Highway 85 South. Dinner and line dancing highlighted the evening’s fund-raising activities. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Superintendent Bearden: Wait a couple of years to decide on closing schools

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden wants to wait more than a year before even talking about closing any schools because of falling student numbers.

Bearden at the Oct. 17 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education reiterated his call Read More»

County commissioners spar over W. F’ville Neighborhoods, bypass

Fayette County commissioners (clockwise, from left) Robert Horgan, Steve Brown, Lee Hearn and Chairman Herb Frady. Photo composite/The CItizen staff.

Fayette Commissioner Brown points to plan revealed by The Citizen as proof West F’ville Bypass is ‘developers’ road’; Frady, Horgan, Hearn disagree, saying road has been talked about for many years

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown contends a conceptual plan to develop land in the central area of the county is evidence that the West Fayetteville Bypass is being built to cater to developers. Read More»

Tyrone candidates for mayor, council have their say at forum

Nearly 200 people packed the Tyrone Depot on Oct. 11 to hear from the six candidates running for three town council seats in the Nov. 8 election. A sampling of the large number of questions asked is provided below. The forum also featured a straw poll showing a razor thin preference in all races.

Candidates for mayor included marketer Derrick L. Jackson and Post 1 Councilman Eric Dial. Post 1 candidates included bookkeeper Linda Howard and volunteer Tammy Proctor. And the candidates for the Post 2 seat included career consultant Pota Coston and small business owner Ryan Housley. Read More»

MacDuff extension makes transportation sales tax list

Will the public vote for the sales tax?

If a region-wide transportation sales tax passes next year, some Peachtree City commuters may rejoice.

The list of projects for sales tax funding was adopted Thursday, and a last-minute bid to add the extension of MacDuff Parkway was unanimously approved. Read More»

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