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Fayette Board of Education to consider state bullying policy

The Fayette County Board of Education at its regular meeting on March 15 is expected to vote on a new bullying policy. The policy comes by way of a state law that has been reviewed by the Ga. Dept. of Education and sent to school systems across the state. The new policy will supplement the school system’s existing procedures on bullying and will add a new definition to the school system’s student Code of Conduct policy. Read More»

F’ville P&Z approves South Glynn mixed use request

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a request for less intense commercial zoning on South Glynn Street just south of City Hall that provides a way for the owner to live on the second floor of the nearly 6,150 square-foot building while leasing the first floor for office space. Read More»

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

The Spring Hill Elementary School Daisy Troop led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance at the February meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured are (front row from left): Emily Rice, Alexa Bowman, Laurin Hinson, Arrington Goss, Sydney Brown, Madison Jackson and Sydney Gibson. Back row: February Pulley, Taylor Glover, Alli Wright and Zelia Houston. Photo/Melissa Jackson.

County honored for counseling center project

Project used county land to create custom facility, partnering county with organizations, individuals

The Atlanta Regional Commission is recognizing Fayette County government Read More»

Tyrone business helps launch new tool for cops

Tyrone detectives have a new tool for use in tracking and locating stolen property courtesy of a $2,002 donation from a local business, J.P. Baker Construction.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the new online database, Leads Online, connects police to pawnshops, scraps yards, and second hand stores across the country and allows detectives to search for stolen items even in cases where they do not have a serial number. And it helps police track eBay transactions. Read More»

County paying for Tyrone-Palmetto Road study

Project to look at widening, safety improvements for road that reaches I-85

The potential widening and reconstruction of Tyrone-Palmetto Road will be vetted through a scoping study.

The Fayette County Commission approved spending $30,000 for the study at its meeting Thursday night. Moreover, the county will approach Coweta County representatives to explore the chance of expanding the study’s scope to extend along the road’s path in Coweta County. Read More»

E. Fayette bypass gets go-ahead

Project criticized for not reaching highways south of Fayetteville

Despite criticism that the planned East Fayetteville Bypass is not a bypass at all, the Fayette County Commission tonight approved a conceptual alignment for the road, along with pursuit of state and federal funding for the $39.4 million project.

The bypass would begin north of Fayetteville at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Corinth Road, but the southern end of the bypass won’t reach either of the two highways south of Fayetteville. Instead the road ends at the intersection of County Line Road, south Jeff Davis Road and Inman Road. Read More»

Vote nears on Coweta schools E-SPLOST

Time is soon approaching for Coweta County voters to determine if the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Coweta looks to expand advanced life support services

The Coweta County Fire Department at a recent work session of the Coweta County Commission asked the board to consider a plan that would provide additional Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities to county residents by adding ALS teams to three fire stations in need of additional service.

Commissioners Feb. 15 voted to proceed with the concept planning and training for the request that would lead to adding the three ALS teams. Read More»

Brown lobbies DOT for I-85/Hwy. 74 solution

Proposed changes to the interchange of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 will be vetted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, according to Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown.

Brown said he has received feedback that DOT is concerned with the proposals brought forth by an engineering study performed on behalf of the city of Fairburn, in whose jurisdiction the location exists. Read More»

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