Government

Charlie Cave: BoE’s ‘invisible candidate’

It appears to have become the case of the invisible candidate, or at least one that does not return messages. At issue is the candidacy of Charlie Cave, the challenger in the race for the Post 4 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education held by Dr. Bob Todd. To date, after repeated attempts to contact him and despite his promise to contact The Citizen to be interviewed, Cave has not been heard from. Read More»

GOP race for school board: Anti-Todd email rumor traced to Smola

Bob Todd (L) and Janet Smola (R), members of the Fayette County Board of Education.

The Great HighGrove Redistricting Rumor turns out to be a case of one sitting Board of Education member — Janet Smola — politicking against the reelection of her fellow board member, Bob Todd. Read More»

Property tax hike looms for PTC

PTC residents attend a budget hearing before the Peachtree City Council. Photo/John Munford.

Remaining issue: How much? From 0.5 to 1.25 mills on table

At 6:30 Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will take a look at potentially raising the city’s property tax rate by 1.25 mills. Read More»

County manager: SPLOST can’t be diverted from bypass

A topic that surfaced recently from Fayette County Commission candidates Steve Brown and Allen McCarty dealing with the West Fayetteville Bypass suggested that the project could be scrapped and the previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues generated for the project be given to the municipalities to pay for their own transportation needs. Read More»

Fayette Board of Education adopts $179 million budget; Oliver fills in

Acting Fayette School Superintendent Fred Oliver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was no fanfare, no controversy and no dust to settle. And after a short presentation June 29 by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock, members of the Fayette County Board of Education unanimously adopted the $178.9 million General Fund budget that took effect July 1. Read More»

F’ville Mayor Steele named new head of GMA

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele takes the oath as the new president of the Georgia Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele said it was a matter of a natural progression. A long-time board member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Steele was sworn in Monday in Savannah as the organization’s new president. Read More»

PTC's Imker wants details on cart path plans

At Peachtree City’s last budget meeting a few weeks ago, City Councilman Eric Imker inquired about the details of how the city will spend its projected funds next year for golf cart path maintenance Read More»

Coweta Commission candidates forum July 12

The time for voters to approve two Coweta County commissioners is getting close. The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will be the location for a July 12 forum that will give the five candidates vying for the two commission seat a chance to be heard and to field questions by the Coweta County Republican Party, the chamber and those submitted in advance by the community.

The 2010 Coweta County Commission Republican Primary Forum will be held July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Read More»

New rules regulate phone use, driving

Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City was the driving force behind the cellphone ban for drivers under 18.

Laws apply to golf carts on roads, highways

A new state law took effect Thursday banning adults of any age from texting, emailing or using the Internet while driving. Separate legislation also forbids drivers under 18 from using a cellphone in any way while driving. Read More»

Fayette BOE adopts $179 million budget

There was no fanfare, no controversy and no dust to settle. And after a short presentation June 29 by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock, members of the Fayette County Board of Education unanimously adopted the $178.9 million General Fund budget that took effect July 1. Read More»

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