Town hall meeting and candidate forum May 24

The Fayette County Tea Party is hosting a Town Hall meeting May 24 to let you meet, greet and hear from the candidates running for the two open Fayette County Board of Commissioner seats to be decided upon in the 2010 primary election.

The Town Hall Meeting will only be about Fayette County issues.

An informal 30 minute meet and greet period will be held from 7- 7:30 p.m. Read More»

F’ville Council work session called for May 20

A City Council work session has been scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers, 240 South Glynn Street to provide an update on the City of Fayetteville’s Livable Centers Initiative Supplemental Study.

As a part of the process, concept plan alternatives for three sites within the LCI boundaries were developed. The consultant firm for the study is Urban Collage, Inc.

Superintendent Cox leaving

Heading to private company aimed at bringing Britian's success to U.S. schools

Former Fayette County school teacher Kathy Cox announced today she is stepping down from her position as Georgia’s school superintendent as of June 30. Read More»

Fayette BOE budget talks to continue Tuesday

Budget discussions at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night will pick up where they left off at the last meeting. Now projecting a $16.27 million surplus by the end of the June 30 fiscal year, the board will continue looking at a variety of proposed measures to offset what is expected to be a $14.953 million decrease in the budget that takes effect July 1. Read More»

New vacant building rules proposed for PTC

Owners must register, pay $200 fee, maintain property interior and exterior

Inspection and re-inspection fees have been dropped from a Peachtree City staff proposal to require all vacant homes and buildings to be registered with the city.

Owners of such properties, both residential and commercial, will still have to pay an annual $200 fee to the city when registering their structure, under the revised proposal that will be discussed by the City Council Thursday night.

The ordinance also requires broken windows to be repaired or replaced within 14 days of the property owner being notified, and windows may not be boarded up for longer than 14 days. Read More»

PTC developing farmers market rules

With two active farmers markets already thriving in Peachtree City, city officials have put together an ordinance to regulate them. Read More»

Animal rescue group runs afoul of county rule

Animal rescue group runs afoul of county rule

Leader won't back down on violation of three-pet limit

An animal rescue group operating in Fayette County has been asked to cease its operations because it is violating the county ordinance limiting residents to three pets per home.

Love-A-Pet Inc. on Den Creek Trail in unincorporated eastern Fayette County Read More»

Skandalakis’ budget approved with 0% increase

The Coweta County Commission at the May 4 meeting approved the FY 2010-2011 budget for District Attorney Pete Skandalakis that included no increases over the current year. Coweta’s portion of the judicial circuit’s budget totaled $529,363.

Skandalakis in his budget request to commissioners said the proposal included no increase over last year, including in staff or pay increases, even though crime is escalating and caseloads are increasing due to the recession. Read More»

Coweta commissioners amend audited budget

It was essentially a matter of housekeeping May 4 as Coweta County commissioners approved an amendment to the county’s audited FY 2009 General Fund budget that totaled $64.5 million.

The final budget amendment included an adjusted General Fund total of $64.518 million based on an amendment of $1.621 million, leaving a fund balance of $3.181 million. The mid-year budget totaled $62.897 million with adjusted expenses of $61.337 million.

Also included in the approval were amendments to the Fire Fund, E911 Fund, Hotel/Motel Fund and Sheriff’s Fund budgets. Read More»

Fayette E-SPLOST funds lease of 1,937 computers at $3.3 million

The computer “refresh” at the Fayette County School System continued last week with the Board of Education approving the 1-cent sales tax-funded lease of 1,937 computers and related equipment at $3.341 million. Read More»

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