Government

Fayette BoE restores school system pay cut

It was only a matter of time. The remaining 3 percent of the larger 4.5 percent pay cut to Fayette County School System employees two years ago will be restored effective May 1. Read More»

F’ville looks to ‘streamline business process,’ revitalize shopping areas

What will Fayetteville’s economic development initiatives look like in the coming years and how will those initiatives be realized?

The answers to those questions were a part of the discussion at the City Council’s annual retreat in March. Among the issues covered were enhancing the current and long-term viability of the Fayette Pavilion, streamlining the business process, marketing the city and garnering support for redevelopment initiatives. Read More»

Fayette awaits fate of road wish list for regional sales tax vote

Both phases of the East Fayetteville Bypass and the widening of several state highways through Fayette County are some of the many projects initially pitched for potential funding through a 10-year regional transportation sales tax. Read More»

Tea Party & Tax Day — Tea Partiers hear calls for action

Addressing the more than 100 in attendance were (from left) Fayette County businessman Marty Harbin, USAF veteran T.C. Meuninck, radio talk show host Dr. Jody Hice and former Lamar County Board of Education member Ryan Christopher. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots (SATP) for the past two years held large outdoor rallies. This year “Tax Day” took on a different form. The SATP on April 15 hosted its first American Liberty Summit at the Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 West. The audience of approximately 100 residents from Fayette and Coweta counties heard remarks from four speakers. Read More»

PTC's Rep. Ramsey reviews his immigration bill success

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said he will sign the controversial immigration reform bill that was carried through the legislature by Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City.

The bill was in a bit of tug-and-war before it was ultimately passed by the House and the Senate April 14, the last day of the legislative session.

In that process, the bill received a few minor changes, but Ramsey said the most important elements remained in place. Read More»

Hearn apologizes for his silence on vote for cousin to elections board

After enduring criticism from a handful of residents Thursday night, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn apologized for not previously disclosing that the commission’s appointee to the Fayette County Elections Board was in fact his second cousin. Read More»

False home, business security alarms in PTC are about to get expensive

In a bid to free up police resources currently tied up in responding to false burglar alarms, the Peachtree City Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance that would establish fines for more than two false alarms a year for a given location. Read More»

F’ville to have final vote on sex shop rules

The Fayetteville City Council on April 21 will hear the final reading of an amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance. The proposal, intended to update the original ordinance first adopted in 1998, adds a number of new conditions, restrictions and definitions.

The proposed amendment is being recommended to address several current issues pertaining to various types of adult businesses, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

Landscaping to ‘soften’ 74S sound walls

$50,000 grant from DOT requires no extra city funding

A $50,000 grant is in the works to add landscaping for Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

The big news is that the grant will “soften” one of the most harsh features of the newly-widened highway: the sound walls on the east side of the road.

Perhaps just as significant is there is no local match required. Which is to say the city doesn’t have to kick in any of its own money toward the project.

Community Development Director David Rast said he is curious to see how much the city can accomplish with the grant, which is being bestowed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

Pay restoration, other issues at Fayette BoE meeting April 19

The potential for restoring a 3 percent pay cut to school system employees, an update on upcoming budget considerations and other issues will be taken up on April 19 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

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