Government

Coweta okays annexation for commercial use

Coweta County commissioners last week approved a request from the City of Newnan to annex nearly 30 acres on the northwest and southwest corners of Roscoe Road and Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard for commercial use.

Commissioners had no objection to a proposal by the city to annex the 29.228 acres. County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said the applicant was requesting the city’s CGN (General Commercial) zoning that is similar to the county’s C-7 (Major Shopping Center) zoning. Read More»

Historic courthouse moves closer to completion

Some of the finishing touches are being made to the historic 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, expected to open in October. County commissioners last week approved change orders designed to bring the project closer to completion.

Commissioners gave unanimous approval to change orders totaling $57,669 for work such as basement storm drain pumps, subfloor repairs and framing, exterior metal ceiling repairs, attic window frame repairs, storm sewer inlets and other items. Read More»

Coweta Commission: Lassetter wins/Stover and Blackburn move to Aug. runoff

Update: There were only two local contested races in the Coweta County July 20 Republican Primary. And voters in the races for the District 2 and 3 Coweta County Commission races had their say and re-elected incumbent District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter, while District 3 candidates David Stover and Bob Blackburn will face each other again in the Aug. 10 runoff. Read More»

Brown/McCarty victory a stunner

Todd easily wins reelection over newcomer Cave Read More»

Brown, McCarty, Todd victorious

Incumbent commissioners Smith, Maxwell unseated by former PTC mayor and political newcomer

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. — With only 250 mailed in absentee ballots and one early voting machine left to be tallied, it is certain that county commission challengers Steve Brown and Allen McCarty have upset incumbents Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. Bob Todd also held onto his seat on the Fayette County Board of Education.

Brown has 7,420 votes to incumbent Jack Smith's 6,506 votes in the Post 4 commission race. In Post 5, McCarty has a 7,415 to 6,236 edge over incumbent Eric Maxwell.

Incumbent Board of Education member Bob Todd has retained a significant lead with 8,446 to 5,200 compiled by challenger Charlie Cave. Read More»

F’ville sends pawn shops to industrial

Fayetteville currently has no pawn shops, and any future shops will not be found along the city’s main commercial strips. Read More»

F’ville adopts $9.7 million budget, down 5%

Fayetteville’s diminishing budget approved July 15 is a sign of the times. The City Council trimmed approximately $400,000 off last year’s budget to come in at $9.7 million in the General Fund. Read More»

7 US applicants, but BoE picks a foreign teacher

An Australian teacher with a temporary work visa has won a Fayette County drama teaching slot over at least seven U.S. applicants. Read More»

Smith property deal with sup't. candidate raises questions

Fayette County Board of Education Chairwoman Terri Smith.

Sup’t. candidate Wenzel had 29% profit in real estate deal involving BoE's Smith

One of the three finalists for the top job in the Fayette County School System has some real estate buying and selling history with the current chairwoman of the Board of Education. Read More»

All Fayette schools meet AYP

Fayette is among 27 systems in Georgia with 100 percent of its schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in 2010. Of these systems, most have less than 10 schools compared to Fayette’s 28, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

All of Fayette’s schools have made AYP each of the seven years since the assessment was implemented, Berry-Dreisbach said, adding that AYP is one of the cornerstones of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is a measure of year-to-year student achievement on statewide assessments. Read More»

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