Coweta honors ‘Tourism Champion’

Coweta honors ‘Tourism Champion’

State Rep. Lynn Smith (center, at microphone) received a proclamation Sept. 20 from the Coweta County Commission for being named “Tourism Champion” at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism for her work on Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Also pictured are park “friends” Dean Jackson (left) and Trey Baggarly. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kedron bubble replacement starts with new anchors

Kedron bubble replacement starts with new anchors

A crew began excavating concrete at the Kedron pools last week so a new anchoring system can be installed for the bubble exterior that allows the pools to be used in colder weather. The entire project will cost about $454,000, which includes a new bubble and a new air return system. The project is roughly $204,000 more than initially expected, but part of that is because the city hadn't planned on replacing the underground anchoring system at a cost of $96,000. The bubble is scheduled to be in place no later than Nov. 1. Photo/John Munford.

Retail subdivision proposal approved for 54 West

The years-long battle over the fate of a potential retail venue along Ga. Highway 54 West adjacent to the Planterra Ridge subdivision in Peachtree City came to a partial end Sept. 22 when Peachtree City Planning Commission members voted unanimously to approve a concept plat for the 69,000 square-foot McIntosh Village retail subdivision that will lead to the 14.3-acre tract being subdivided into a number of separate lots to be sold individually for development. Read More»

PTC to host Fireball Run Tues. night, Wed. morning

Auto fanatics in particular will want to see the goings-on at Shakerag Knoll Tuesday evening as the city hosts the “Finish Line Frenzy” event for the Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally competition. Read More»

County to close Kirkley Road for several months

Culverts degraded at Trickum Creek; closing starts Monday

Beginning Monday, Kirkley Road in northwest Fayette County will be closed to thru traffic because of the deteriorating condition of culverts underneath the road at Trickum Creek, county officials have said.

The county expects the road to be closed for several months, but the county will work "aggressively" to build a new creek crossing at the location. There was money programmed into this year's budget to handle the repairs. Read More»

Fayette BoE member Sam Tolbert succumbs to cancer

Sam Tolbert

Fayette County Board of Education member Sam Tolbert passed away in the afternoon hours of Sept. 22. The first-term Post 5 board member had struggled recently with esophageal cancer. Read More»

Coweta BoE unveils proposed reapportionment map

It is no mystery that Coweta County has experienced significant population growth during the past decade. That growth, documented by the 2010 Census, results in the need to re-draw the population boundaries of the five electoral districts pertaining to the Coweta County Board of Education. The proposed map is now available at the school system’s website and is expected to be up for a vote by the school board on Oct. 11. Read More»

Coweta adopts $59 million budget for 2012

There was little discussion Sept. 20 as members of the Coweta County Commission unanimously adopted $59.1 million General Fund budget for the fiscal year that begins in October. The FY 2012 budget represents a .76 percent decrease over the current budget.

County finance director Hans Wilson at the meeting provided a brief recap of the budget presentation made earlier this month. Wilson at that meeting said that FY 2012, like FY 2011, will be financially challenging across all fund categories. Read More»

Fayette set to OK contract for West Bypass, Phase II

The Fayette County Commission is poised to award a $3.4 million contract Thursday night for the completion of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, also known as Veterans Parkway.

The design includes a roundabout intersection at the bypass and Lees Mill Road and a new bridge over Whitewater Creek. This section of the road will begin at the current end on Sandy Creek Road, continuing to the north and east to Ga. Highway 92 North at West Bridge Road. Read More»

Budget survey says cut Fayette’s school year to save money

Close 2 schools, use new Rivers Elem., plurality says in BoE’s online survey

Don’t bring in tuition-paying out-of-county students to Fayette County schools, a plurality of survey takers told the Board of Education. Read More»

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