Government

4 Fayette legislators face challengers

Local woman challenging long-serving Rep. Yates; 2 take on Rep. Abdul-Salaam

Fayetteville attorney Emory Wilkerson is one of two Democratic challengers hoping to unseat District 74 incumbent Roberta Abdul-Salaam from her seat in the July primary election. Read More»

New gun law: Permit holders may store guns in car at schools

The Georgia Legislature has formally approved clearer gun carrying laws for citizens who have the necessary permits to do so.

The bill will allow bar patrons the chance to carry their weapon onto the premises, presuming the bar owner permits it.

Also the bill eliminates the existing 1,000 foot no-weapon school safety zone for those with carrying permits, though guns will remain completely banned from all public and private schools. Read More»

New PTC path bridge to be feted Sunday

It’s been a long time in coming, but Sunday at 2 p.m. Peachtree City officials will host a ribbon cutting for the new cart path bridge along Ga. Highway 54 West that spans the CSX railroad tracks.

Delayed more than three years from completion in large part to problems with approvals at the state level, the unique bridge and tunnel system is now open to path users. The structure links the McIntosh Village, Marketplace and Avenue shopping centers and also has access to Huddleston Road. Read More»

'No phone' zone for teen drivers; texting while driving banned for everybody

'No phone' zone for teen drivers; texting while driving banned for everybody

Separate ban enacted for drivers who text, email, instant message or surf Internet

Georgia drivers under 18 will face a $150 fine for using their cellphone while driving, and drivers of all ages will face fines for texting, instant messaging, emailing or surfing the Internet behind the wheel, beginning July 1. Read More»

Candidate field finalized for BoE, county commission

(L-R) County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, Board of Education members Bob Todd and Lee Wright.

Four political newcomers, including one Democrat, have thrown their hats into the ring for the July 20 primary by today's noon deadline. Read More»

Collins opts out of second term run for Coweta County Commission

For District 3 Coweta County Commissioner Randolph Collins it will be only one term served. His decision not to qualify for the upcoming election was based on two factors: his federally-funded position with the state prohibits him from running for office and, with a child on the way, Collins and his wife will be moving to a home they own in District 5 that is large enough to accommodate their growing family. Read More»

Few qualify for upcoming races

The political season is about to heat up, but you cannot tell it by the small number of people qualifying for the expiring terms of two Coweta County Commission seats.

As of press time Thursday, District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter will face no opposition in the bid to retain his west Coweta seat.

Next door in District 3, Commissioner Randolph Collins announced that he will not be running for re-election. Palmetto resident David Stover did qualify earlier this week on the Republican ticket for the northeast Coweta commission seat. Read More»

PTC’s Logsdon drops out of Ga. insurance commissioner's race after cancer diagnosis

Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon said today he has withdrawn from the race to be Georgia’s insurance commissioner following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and the likelihood of surgery. Read More»

3 of 4 local incumbents qualify

School board member Lee Wright only one yet to file for re-election

As of 3 p.m. today, three of four incumbents on the Fayette County School Board and the Fayette County Board of Commissioners have qualified to run for re-election.

The three have no challengers, and Lee Wright has yet to qualify for his post 4 seat on the board of education. Current BoE post 5 representative Bob Todd has qualified, as have incumbent county commissioners Jack Smith (post 4) and Eric Maxwell (post 5). Read More»

Fayette BOE asked to donate 100 acres for equine facility

Scott Gilbert of Horse Owners of Fayette speaks April 20 to the Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a different kind of proposal that came before the Fayette County Board of Education last week. Representing the planned organization Horse Owners of Fayette, resident Scott Gilbert asked the school board to consider donating 100 acres adjacent to Inman Elementary in the southeast part of the county for an enclosed equine arena Read More»

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