Government

Shopping center planned for Newnan Bypass

The economic climate in Coweta County continues to improve. Evidence of that reality will come Aug. 19 when county commissioners conduct a public hearing on a proposal that would create nearly 163,000 square feet of retail and office space along Newnan Bypass East at Poplar Road.

Located primarily on the east side of the bypass, the majority of the 79.38 acres is situated south of Poplar Road, north of Turkey Creek Road and immediately west of Interstate 85. Read More»

Appreciation time

Appreciation time

Appreciation time
Coweta County Administrator Michael Fouts, left, received an unexpected gift from commission Chairman Bob Blackburn at the Aug. 5 meeting. Noting Fouts’ one-year anniversary as administrator, Blackburn presented him with a cane and seat cushion in anticipation that Fouts would serve in the position for many years to come. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Hood Ave./Hwy. 92 realignment project moving forward

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will significantly impact the traffic flow on Fayetteville’s north side and in the downtown area is about to move a step closer to reality.

The City Council voted Aug.7 to approve a bid to demolish several structures along Ga. Highway 85 North. When completed, Hwy. 92 and Hood Avenue will merge and cross Hwy. 85, then link to North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

Cart use measure tabled in Fayetteville

A measure by the Fayetteville City Council to align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions was tabled at the Aug.7 meeting to give city staff time to obtain clarification on the use of golf carts on sidewalks adjacent to state roadways.

The agenda item had been tabled July 17 to give city staff time to review a request that would allow golf carts on city sidewalks. Read More»

Students work on cart path solutions

Fayette County Interns Khalil Coleman, left, and Tessa Strickland discuss ideas for a cart path and crossing on Redwine Road at the Starr's Mill school complex. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette County high school interns working with the Fayette County government are set to present their findings and options for a golf cart path and crossing for the Starr’s Mill school complex on Redwine Road. The presentation will be made at the Aug. 14 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Second hearing set on GMC site in Fayetteville

Architect Bill Foley provides information on the proposal by Ga. Military College to construct a campus in West Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Aug. 7 public hearing before the Fayetteville City Council that had Ga. Military College (GMC) proposing to construct a new campus in West Fayetteville came with few questions from council members. A second public hearing and a likely vote on the proposal will come Aug. 21. Read More»

Fayetteville police accreditation renewed

Members of the Fayetteville Police Dept. are presented the department's fifth consecutive accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Dept. has received its fifth accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) review board.

CALEA in April conducted an on-site inspection of the department. Department staff heard the results of that inspection July 26.

“The review board made a recommendation that the Fayetteville Police Department be re-accredited,” said department spokesman Steve Crawshaw. 

The accreditation certificate was issued by the CALEA at a banquet held by the organization in Schaumburg, Ill. Read More»

Lafayette Place proposal tabled

A proposal that would establish 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development was tabled Aug. 7 by the Fayetteville City Council at the request of the applicant.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation, the applicant for the Lafayette Place development, asked that the item be tabled to give Searles representatives 30 days to meet with residents of The Villages. The council agreed by unanimous vote. Read More»

Commission set to discuss fluoride issue

Fayette County high school interns working during the summer with Fayette County government will present their findings to commissioners Aug. 14 regarding water fluoridation, offering evidence on both sides of the issue.

Since fluoride was introduced to the American water supply in 1945 it has been a national controversy and increasing concerns have been raised by Fayette County’s citizens in recent years.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has decided it is time to take an honest yet careful look at this issue, officials said in a July 25 press release. Read More»

Peachtree City's 'West Side Story' of development to be examined Monday

The future look of Peachtree City’s westside is set to be scrutinized by the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. In sum, the Planning Commission will look at two subdivisions that would add more than 800 homes to the city’s housing stock. Read More»

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