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Fayette schools schedule orientation sessions for new students and parents

It’s just about that time again. The Fayette County School System has announced the orientation schedule for the school year that begins Aug. 8.
In order to help students and parents entering the school system for the first time become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the start of the academic year that begins Aug. 8, said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

Decision on Senoia historic overlay postponed

The Senoia City Council on July 18 took up the issue of potentially eliminating several city streets from the Historic Neighborhood Overlay area that Mayor Robert Belisle said in past years had been erroneously included in the designated area but are not of sufficient age to be considered historic. The issue was postponed until Aug. 1 after a spokesman for the Stonebridge subdivision objected to his area being removed, citing a potential decrease in property values. Read More»

Fayette property tax assessment appeals work their way through process

The mid-June deadline for appealing property assessment notices has ended and the appeal process is underway for those contesting the assigned value of their property. Fayette County Chief Appraiser Joel Benton said that process will include the appeal of 2,605 parcels and will take several months to complete. Read More»

PTC Council to consider new E-911 tax, bond payoff

A move that would result in citizens paying additional property taxes to fund the county’s Emergency-911 system will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council may censure mayor

According to an email from Peachtree City, the city council tomorrow night will consider censuring Mayor Don Haddix "and call for corrective action in order to protect and better serve the citizens of Peachtree City."

A resolution prepared for the matter claims Haddix "has created an untenable work environment by publicly belittling and criticizing current and former city employees, elected officials and appointed officials, resulting in at least one lawsuit with related costs to the city." Read More»

UPDATED: Fayette angling to keep Chris Snell on as county library head

UPDATED FOR PRINT EDITION for JULY 20 — Fayette County officials are trying to come up with Plan B to keep Fayette County Library Director Christeen Snell in her job past the end of this year.

County Manager Jack Krakeel explained that the county will be working toward retaining Snell, who was recently let go by the Flint River Regional Library System. Read More»

Cities, county to get briefing on regional 1¢ sales tax proposal

Representatives of each local government in Fayette County will get a briefing this Wednesday night about the process of compiling transportation projects for a proposed regional sales tax that will be voted on in 2012.

The meeting will take place at Fayetteville City Hall at 7 p.m. (July 20) and the public can attend.

Officials from the Atlanta Regional Commission are slated to make the presentation. Read More»

F’ville set to adopt $9.4M budget Thursday; tax rate still uncertain

It will be a full agenda July 21 when the Fayetteville City Council is expected to adopt a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget and decide on an ordinance requiring new criteria relating to the sale of precious metals.

The council is also expected to vote on a measure that would allow incentives on development by reducing, waiving or negotiating the payment of impact fees and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Public gets say Thursday on $27.7 million PTC budget

Citizens will get another chance to sound off about the proposed $27.7 million budget for Peachtree City at a public hearing Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix slams Councilman Imker on ‘smoke and mirrors’ budget

PTC mayor says councilman flip-flopped on tax increases

A disagreement over City Council budgeting tactics now has Mayor Don Haddix on the offensive against fellow Councilman Eric Imker. In a letter to the editor in the July 20 edition, Haddix chides Imker for promising to avoid property tax increases when he ran for election in 2009, only to vote for a property tax increase in 2010. Read More»

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