Government

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»

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»

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