Government

F’ville P&Z tables for 2 weeks plan for 160 senior apartments

A rezoning proposal to construct a senior living facility at the Villages at Lafayette development along Ga. Highway 54 West was tabled for two weeks by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 10 work session to give the developer time to meet with area residents. Read More»

Will Fayette raise taxes?

With costs up, other option would be to raid county’s cash reserves

The Fayette County Commission has set aside two days to dig into the proposed 2011-2012 budget and the various related recommendations from county staff. Read More»

F’ville to consider denser PCD zoning, Sunday beer and wine sales

It will be a slim but noteworthy agenda at the May 19 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. The board will take up the issue of amending the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance to provide more open space by allowing increased density within that zoning category.

The council at the meeting will also consider a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol sales. Read More»

Fayette GOP censures Hearn, wants new appointee to elections board

Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn.

Displeasure with an apparent ethical misstep by Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn has stretched beyond giving ammunition to his political opponents.

Now the Fayette County Republican Party is weighing in on the matter, asking the entire commission to rescind the appointment of John Addison Lester III, Hearn’s second cousin, to the Fayette County Board of Elections. All five commissioners are Republicans. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey gets his illegal immigrant bill signed into law

Rep. Matt Ramsey looks on as Gov. Nathan Deal (center) affixes his signature to the nationally controversial illegal immigration legislation authored by Ramsey. Photo/Governor’s Office.

WIth several swift flicks of a pen, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal May 13 approved the immigration reforms negotiated in an eleventh-hour deal between the two chambers of the Georgia Legislature.

The measure is aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from gaining employment, and it also allows law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of persons being investigated for misdemeanor crimes and traffic stops. Read More»

Tyrone talks FY 2011 budget; millage rate to remain steady

The adoption of Tyrone’s FY 2011-2012 budget is just around the corner. A proposed increase of approximately a quarter million dollars from the current $3.145 million general fund budget Read More»

More commercial proposed for Thomas Crossroads area

Recession or not, another business development is making an application in Coweta County. A rezoning application submitted by Bailey Station Holdings, LLC to develop an automobile services and supplies campus at Ga. Highway 34 East and Andrew Bailey Road is scheduled to come before the Coweta County Commission in June. Read More»

Fayette BoE braces for declining budget

Fewer students mean fewer teachers, classrooms needed; school consolidations on the horizon?

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 17 will begin a discussion that will lead to the adoption of the 2011-2012 budget by the end of June. The board in that discussion and those that will likely follow will have to grapple with rising expenses and decreasing revenues that, by 2012-2013 or sooner, could have significant consequences. Read More»

Home and private schools not cause of Fayette schools’ enrollment drop

Student enrollment in Fayette County public schools has been falling for several years. And though there are likely a number of reasons for the decrease, the flight to private schools or home schooling is not among them.

The Fayette County School System during the past six years has seen a relatively consistent average of 1,287 students per year attending private schools and another 809 being home-schooled. These figures come from the school system itself. Read More»

Mayor Haddix slammed for pushing south PTC bowling alley

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

A proposal to remove a zoning restriction for a bowling alley in south Peachtree City has led to criticism of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who has been shepherding the project for several months.

Some critics are accusing Haddix of luring the bowling center to a site where it would violate the city’s current zoning laws instead of trying a more suitable site elsewhere.

Haddix said the City Council can vote to change the zoning if it wishes. Read More»

Recent Comments