Government

$8.8 million list of E-SPLOST projects on BoE’s agenda

The Fayette County Board of Education at the March 24 meeting will consider a number of facilities upgrades which would be funded by Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) revenues. Read More»

F’ville Council prepares to ease permitting path for Pinewood

It may have been a housekeeping item, but the first reading of a zoning amendment dealing with building and environmental permitting will provide for back lot productions at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

Fayette BoE may change limit on maximum class sizes

A March 10 proposal to the Fayette County Board of Education could pave the way for class sizes to increase next school year if needed. The school board will vote March 24 on the measure that would give Superintendent Jody Barrow the authority to add up to five students in classrooms beginning in August, though such increases will likely not be needed.

The proposed resolution citied the position by the state Dept. of Education (DOE) which acknowledged declining revenues from the “unprecedented downturn in the economy” as the reason for the potential class size waiver. Read More»

Fayette’s rough roads get patches

A crack-sealing team from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Thomaston works to repair pavement problems on Ga. Highway 54 near Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City Thursday. Photo/John Munford.

Hwy. 74N slated for resurfacing later this year; Hwy. 54 next year ‘at the earliest’

Serious cracks in the pavement on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City got some much-needed attention last week by a crew from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The crew used special equipment to shoot a tar-like goo into the ever-growing cracks, some of which have turned into potholes in recent months. The crack-sealing process is expected to add some life to the pavement until Hwy. 54 can be repaved, which will not be until 2015 at the earliest, county officials said. Read More»

Fayette Commission to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Commission will be filing its formal appeal of a federal judge's decision in May 2013 to toss out at-large voting in favor of district voting, The Citizen learned Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

Fayette school board to appeal district voting

Fayette school board to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the recent federal court decision to require district voting in Fayette County. Read More»

For 2nd time in 3 years, Fayette BoE will appoint new member

For the second time since the fall of 2011, the Fayette County Board of Education has a vacancy that it will fill by appointment.

A four-member board appointed current Post 5 member Leonard Presberg in November 2011 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sam Tolbert. Democrat Presberg is seeking election this year to the redrawn District 5 post. Read More»

TDK Boulevard to close for weekend

TDK Boulevard will be closed between Ga. Highway 74 and Dividend Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday to allow for maintenance work on the bridge.

The city is urging drivers to use Kelly Drive or Dividend Drive as a detour.

The $23,000 project will address a significant deterioration of the expansion joint on the bridge along with safety concerns, officials said last month.

The work will be performed by Massana Construction.

No black candidate for BoE in new minority district

6 in race for 2 BOE seats; McCarty and Brown face commission opposition

Adjusting to district voting is proving to be a challenge for both political parties in Fayette County. Read More»

‘Ready to move’ on MacDuff Pkwy. bridge

Layout of Wilksmoor Village plan from John Wieland Homes. Peachtree City Planning Commission document.

Public hearing March 24 for Wieland 238-home rezoning on PTC’s west side; bridge over railroad is key

The extension of MacDuff Parkway, all the way to Ga. Highway 74, may be closer to becoming a reality. Read More»