Government

Fayette tries to cap carbon — in its water

Fayette County is trying to impose its own carbon cap — not on energy but on one of its water reservoirs.

To address problems with carbon levels at the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant, the Fayette County Water System wants to test two different treatment processes for potential future implementation.

The carbon levels do not pose a health threat, but the county is required to come into compliance with state regulations that call for a 35 percent removal of the total organic carbon compared to the water source. Read More»

3 local governments prepare to spend combined $273.55 million

Fayette County Commission — $73.3 million budget smaller than this year’s, but no tax increase Read More»

Don’t tread on . . . our Tea Party

The Board of Directors of the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to local candidates for any office linking the phrase “Tea Party candidate” to their campaign.

The bottom line to candidates, the board said in a June 8 letter, is that the SATP has not endorsed any candidate. The group also advised candidates not to try to cash in on the Tea Party name without an endorsement by the local organization. Read More»

BoE chair Terri Smith makes $12.2 million ‘oops’ on campaign form

If you were to examine the state-required financial disclosure statements filed 10 months apart in 2008 by Fayette County Board of Education Chair Terri Smith, you would discover a difference.

A $12.2 million difference. Read More»

PTC wants public's take on budget

Questions for town hall meeting can be submitted in advance online

In a departure from tradition, the Peachtree City Council is hosting a town hall meeting on the city’s budget Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Citizens with questions are encouraged to submit them online Read More»

PTC gives fee break to Sany

Chinese company to host 150 jobs by end of 2011

With a quick welcome to Peachtree City, the City Council promptly signed off on a request to cut $198,166 in impact fees for a new company that will employ 150 people by the end of next year. Read More»

Fayette school board candidate forum coming June 17

The Fayette County Tea Party and Fayette-Coweta 912 Patriots will be co-hosting a second candidates’ forum for local office. This one will involve the contested seat for the Fayette County Board of Education race to be decided by voters in the July 20 primary. Read More»

Gov. vetoes golf cart license requirement

Could have kept unlicensed seniors, 15-year-olds from driving golf carts in Fayette

A bill that could have disallowed 15-year-olds and unlicensed seniors from driving golf carts in Peachtree City has been sacked by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

PTC getting Fresh Market at Glenloch center

Updated Friday 11:24 a.m.

The Fresh Market grocery company has signed a letter of intent to locate in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center in Peachtree City. Read More»

Coweta County Commission District 3 candidates sound off

The Citizen recently invited the candidates for Coweta County Commission Districts 2 and 3 to provide our readers with an opportunity to hear from them and to get their positions on the issues they believe are pertinent to Coweta County and its future. What follows is in keeping with this newspaper’s belief that people should “have their say.”

Printed this week are the comments from District 3 candidates George “Kett” Harper, David Stover and Bob Blackburn. The comments of District 2 candidates, incumbent Tim Lassetter and challenger Eddie Wilson, will run in next week’s edition. Read More»

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