Government

PTC Council tweaks survey of residents about raising taxes, cutting services

The Peachtree City Council and city staff are still tweaking the presentation and wording of the annual citizens’ survey, which is expected to go out sometime after the first of the year. Read More»

It's official: Steele ousts Haddix as Fayette transportation roundtable rep

(L) Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix; (R) Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Coweta Chamber seeks Education SPLOST extension

Members of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce made a special request at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Chamber chairman-elect Vicki Kaiser (at podium) was joined by chamber administrators and board members in asking school board members to continue the Education SPLOST (1-cent sales tax) when it expires in June 2012. Kaiser praised the school system for its many innovations on behalf of students, teachers, parents and the community. Superintendent Blake Bass said the school system is currently working on a facilities plan for later submission. Read More»

Mayoral maelstrom may be over: Steele trumps Haddix on roundtable

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

Maxwell lawsuit seeks McCarty disqualification, alleges felony

Post 5 Fayette County Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty, left, and sitting Post 5 Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell.

McCarty says sales tax was paid 'months and months ago'

A lawsuit has been filed by Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell seeking the disqualification from office of J. Allen McCarty, who defeated Maxwell for his Post 5 Read More»

‘Sneak’ vote on county pay hike illegal?

When the Fayette County Commission voted at its Oct. 28 meeting to authorize $579,000 for employee “pay for performance” raises, it did so without providing notice to the public in advance. The idea was suggested by Commission Chairman Jack Smith during a discussion that was advertised on the commission’s agenda as “Further discussion resulting from a previous request from staff concerning current account and fund balances for Fiscal Year 2010.” Read More»

After winning election to BoE, Tolbert’s focus is budget

Sam Tolbert in January will replace Lee Wright in the Post 5 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education after his successful election bid in November. Aside from his experience in academics and in the corporate world, just who is Sam Tolbert and what does he think about public education and his role Read More»

F’ville looks at state rules on outside watering

The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 4 heard the first reading of a proposed ordinance on outside watering that will put the city in compliance with recent changes in state law. Though there are a number of exceptions included, the ordinance requires outside watering to be done between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Read More»

The Fayette County Public Library honors Jack Smith

The word “advocate” was used a number of times by Chris Snell, director of the Fayette County Public Library, at an event last Friday evening. The event was a reception to honor the county commissioner who had been a staunch supporter of the library, Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith.

The word advocate, according to Mr. Webster, means “a person who supports or speaks in favor, or who pleads for another.”

When Snell mentioned to Smith that the library was in desperate need of enlarging, Smith said let’s do it, and found the money. Read More»

PTC to Fayette: 'Give us $1.8 million for Crosstown turn lanes, gateway bridge on 54W'

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to petiton the Fayette County Board of Commissioners for funding help for two big-budget transportation projects. The city wants help making improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and with building a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the far western city limits. Read More»