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Recession or not, Tyrone to hold steady at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council is on its way to adopting the $3.085 million FY 2010-2011 budget by the end of June. Expected decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account. The 2.89 millage rate is expected to remain unchanged.

The council Thursday continued the discussion of the proposed General Fund budget that totals $3,085,674. That amounts to a $45,005 increase, or 1.5 percent, over the current year. Read More»

Coweta schools first day is Aug. 9

The Coweta County Board of Education has approved changes to the 2010-11 school system calendar and has established Monday, August 9 as the first day of school for the upcoming school year.

School system Public Information Officer Dean Jackson said the Board made that and other minor calendar changes in a called meeting on Friday. The new calendar maintains the 180-day school year for students, and allows the school system to offer 187-day contracts for certified teachers for the upcoming school year, Jackson said. Read More»

Coweta changes rules on going out of business sales

New rules are now in effect governing “Going Out of Business” sales for companies stating that they are ceasing operations. Coweta County commissioners May 18 approved the ordinance amendment on a 3-2 vote. Read More»

Coweta purchases new ambulance

Coweta County commissioners May 18 added to the county’s ambulance fleet with the approval of an $89,996 low bid by Peach State Ambulance. All bids included the trade of an older ambulance.

County Administrative and Operations Director Tom Corker in a May 5 letter informed commissioners that the low bid came from Peach State Ambulance, Inc. The $89,996 bid for a 2010 Chevrolet G4500 Type III ambulance with a retail of $109,996 came with a trade-in allowance of $20,000 for the county’s 2005 type III ambulance. The bid came with a 30-60 day delivery date. Read More»

44 nominated for 2 Fayette Superior Court judgeships

A total of 44 people have been nominated for an appointment to fill the two judicial vacancies on the Griffin Judicial Circuit Supreior Court created by the resignations of of Judges Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. and Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

DeCotis puts kibosh on ethics brawl

It went from verbal brawl to closed lips, and it took little more than a whisper from the guy in charge. Brief comments Tuesday night by Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis appeared to effectively rein in charges and counter charges on alleged ethics issues by board members against board members in the past two weeks. But yet another splattering of those earlier comments were heard during the public comments portion of the meeting. Read More»

Fayette Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. DeCotis

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its 11th Annual Partners in Education Recognition Breakfast May 14 to honor its 2010 Outstanding Business Partner of the Year, to honor the retirement of School Superintendent, Dr. John DeCotis, and to recognize the Fayette County school demonstrating good relations with its Partner in Education. Read More»

Professor comes under fire for Fayette school tech comments

A recent letter to The Citizen from Fayette County resident and Mercer University professor Mary Kay Bacallao throws a different light on the Fayette County School System’s move ... Read More»

Fayetteville Council considers time limits on downtown parking

The Fayetteville City Council at its May 20 meeting will take a look at imposing time restrictions on public parking near the courthouse square.
Main Street Director Brian Wismer in a May 10 memo said the proposal would create time limits for public parking spaces around courthouse square. City staff are recommending a four-hour time limit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

The courthouse square parking spaces would include those on South Glynn Street and on East Stonewall Avenue. Read More»

Commissioner upset over Brooks water deal

Maxwell concerned about quality of town’s pipes, potential rate increases

As requested by the Brooks Town Council, the Fayette County Commission has agreed for the county’s water system to assume operations of the rural town’s water system.

Thursday’s vote was not unanimous, as Commissioner Eric Maxwell said he was concerned about the future financial ramifications of the deal, which allows Brooks to maintain ownership of the system. Read More»

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