Government

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Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon said today he has withdrawn from the race to be Georgia’s insurance commissioner following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and the likelihood of surgery.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

New Fayette 1-cent SPLOST idea surfaces, sinks fast

Among those meeting at the Association of Fayette County Governments were (L-R) County commissioners Robert Horgan and Eric Maxwell and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Forget about another SPLOST anytime soon, most local officials say. The quarterly meeting of the Association of Fayette County Governments (AFCG) came in at less than an hour and included brief agenda items on a 1-cent sales tax, the search for a new school superintendent, the county transportation plan and the county’s response to the recent Google broadband project. Read More»

Judicial turmoil as 2 judges quit during state ethics probe

Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr., seen here in his time on the TV show Survivor. Photo/Special.

Messy divorce case goes nuclear, half of circuit’s 4 top judges resign; guessing game: whom will governor appoint? Read More»

Legislature OKs transportation bill

Voters in 2012 to get crack at region-wide SPLOST for regional transportation projects

In 2012, voters in Fayette County will be asked whether they support, or not, a regional 10-county one percent sales tax to fund transportation projects in metro Atlanta.

But even if the measure fails here in Fayette, the sales tax will still be assessed here if it is approved regionwide. Fayette County is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the remaining nine ARC counties will also vote on the bill: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. Read More»

Company makes pitch for senior apartments in Kedron area

A company wanting to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments off Newgate Road in north Peachtree City made its case before the city planning commission Monday night.

NorSouth Vice President Brendan Barr said the 5.6-acre tract was ideal because of its proximity to the adjacent Kedron Village shopping center and also nearby medical offices. Read More»

PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building. Read More»

Fayette school revenues could drop $16-18 million next year

Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock

The Fayette County Board of Education may well be looking at $16.6-18.6 million decrease revenues over the budget they initially approved for the FY 2010 budget that ends June 30. Read More»

Recent Comments