New bridge approved on Luther Bailey Road

Residents of southeast Coweta County will soon see bridge replacement work beginning over Dead Oak Creek on Luther Bailey Road. Coweta commissioners last week gave unanimous approval to the project, awarding the $279,000 low bid to E.R. Snell Contractors, Inc.

The existing bridge will be replaced with a double 12-foot by 9-foot box culvert that, according to county administrator Theron Gay, should provide an extended lifetime of service.

The bridge replacement is being funded by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). Read More»

Newnan and the Carnegie honored by the Georgia Trust

The City of Newnan and the Carnegie has received the award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from The Georgia Trust. The award was presented April 9 during The Georgia Trust’s Spring Ramble in Rome, Georgia at the DeSoto Theatre. Mayor Keith Brady was at the award ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the city. Read More»

Newnan celebrates “Georgia Cities Week”

The City of Newnan will celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” April 18–24 by sponsoring a variety of activities for the whole family. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities: Energy to Transform,” highlighting cities contributions in economic development, historic preservation and in providing of quality of life for residents and businesses. Read More»

PTC's potential tower locations revealed

Cell companies to sift through locations identified by city staff

Three cellphone companies wanting to erect new towers in seven different residential areas of Peachtree City don’t have many locations to choose from, thanks to the city’s existing regulations.

The companies want the new towers to improve existing cell service. Several city council members indicated Monday night that new towers would not be approved unless they could be, in the words of Mayor Don Haddix: “as hidden as possible and as far away from residential as possible.” Read More»

Perdue bypasses top lawman, taps special atty. gen. for health lawsuit

Georgia will join 18 other states in suit at no cost to state

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that he is appointing Frank C. Jones ... Read More»

Fayette BOE to employees: no more furlough days this year

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted to absorb an additional furlough days between now and June 30.

It took little discussion Tuesday night for the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) to vote unanimously to forego imposing any additional furlough days on school system employees for the duration of the school year that ends June 30. Read More»

Opponents of West Bypass seek review by Army Corps of Engineers

The Fayette County government on March 8 submitted a federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit request pertaining to streams and wetlands that will have to be crossed with the construction on Phase 2 and 3 of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Members of the West Fayetteville Bypass Coalition continue to speak out against what they call the “Road to Nowhere.” They are waiting to see if the county’s permit request will be the fly in the ointment that will lead to the denial of the permit. Read More»

Tea Parties in PTC, Newnan on Tax Day this Thursday

This time last year a small handful of people in Fayette and Coweta counties decided to mirror similar efforts planned across America by protesting their dissatisfaction with the federal government at Tea Party rallies on April 15. Hundreds attended the local rallies.

Now with local mailing lists totaling a few thousand, the South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, the Coweta Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9.12 Patriots will be holding events again this year on April 15 in Peachtree City and Newnan. Read More»

Local candidates to begin qualifying on April 26

County Commission, Board of Education each have 2 posts up for reelection

A five-day period for qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County Board of Education and two positions on the Fayette County Commission.

Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30.

The seats up for election on the school board are the Post 4 seat held by Lee Wright and the Post 5 seat held by Bob Todd. Both are serving in their second four-year terms. Read More»

2 local GOP reps defend proposed hospital tax, Seabaugh resigns as whip

A controversial proposal to enact a 1.45 percent patient revenue tax on Georgia hospitals for three years was necessary to prevent rural hospitals from closing, according to Read More»