PTC delays vote on vacant house rules pending changes to fees, time limits

A vacant home registration ordinance is coming to Peachtree City, according to discussions among City Council members Thursday night. But questions about fees and time limits postponed a final vote until at least the May 20 meeting. Read More»

Fayette BOE have their say in verbal brawl

As Superintendant John DeCotis (L) holds his head, board member Janet Smola (to the right of DeCotis) engages in a heated political exchange with board member Bob Todd (2nd from right, with his hand behind his head). Smola and Chairman Terry Smith (3rd from left) attacked Todd during the Fayette County Board of Education meeting May 4. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Schoolyard brawls usually attract a lot of attention. That would have been the case at the May 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, except that the meeting was sparsely attended, as usual, and Read More»

Local Coweta races see action after all

“The more, the merrier” does not usually apply to political races. Merrier or not, the qualifying period last week ended with a challenger for the District 2 seat held by Coweta County Commissioner Tim Lassetter and a total of three candidates vying for the District 3 commission seat being vacated by Commissioner Randolph Collins.

Lassetter in the July primary will face-off with 63 year-old retired Delta employee Eddie L. Wilson who has called Coweta home for the past 26 years. Read More»

Coweta Commission proclaims “Day of Prayer”

It may not be very popular in some places across America, but in Coweta the idea of proclaiming May 6 as a “Day of Prayer” was approved in short order May 4 by the Coweta County Commission.

Requested by a local resident and mirroring the National Day of Prayer, commissioners adopted the proclamation that invited “Citizens to gather together to pray in their own way for unity of the hearts of mankind, and the return of strong moral character in the lives of the people of all nations, and peace and understanding throughout the world.” Read More»

Millions in cuts facing Fayette BOE

There is just no telling what the Fayette County Board of Education might come up with in terms of a budget for FY 2011 that begins July 1. But based on the current financial outlook and recommendations from Superintendent John DeCotis that budget, when tentatively approved by the board in mid-June, will have to... Read More»

Website woes hit Fayette County School System

The Fayette County School System this afternoon said it is experiencing technical difficulties with its website,, and that the site might be down for several days. School board agendas and other school system areas can be accessed on other available websites. Read More»

New faces, old names qualify for 4 posts on commission, school board

Four fresh faces will be on the ballots in July and November for three of the four available seats on the Fayette County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. Read More»

$500 a day fines in PTC for failing to register vacant houses?

Vacated homes will have to be registered with the city after they remain empty for more than 180 days, according to a new ordinance that will be considered Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

Chief Judge Edwards orders probe of former boss English

It is not every day that a sitting judge orders an ethics investigation into his former boss. Read More»

Candidate meet and greet May 16

Candidate meet and greet May 16

Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club President Grace Caldwell talks politics with gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and John Oxendine.  Her club is hosting a Candidate Meet and Greet at Peachtree City Christian Church on May 16 at 3 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event.