Government

Dees, Mullins, Menk win Coweta BoE races

Coweta County voters in local contested races on May 20 chose incumbents Amy Dees and Harry Mullins and first-time candidate Linda Menk in the county's three contested races for seats on the Coweta County Board of Education.

The District 1 race featured incumbent Amy Dees and challenger Monica Terrell. Dees took 66.67 percent of the vote compared to 31.75 percent for Terrell.

The District 3 race saw incumbent Harry Mullins squaring off against challenger Jan Horne. Mullins ended the night with 59.59 percent of the vote while Horne took 39.99 percent. Read More»

2014 primary election results

2014 primary election results

Steve Brown held off two opponents to win re-election to the Fayette County Commission, as all nine precincts have reported and he had a 321 vote spread with 52.6 percent of the District 3 vote over fellow former mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix.

There will be a runoff for the Post 4 Republican primary as none of the four candidates won a majority of the votes. Diane Basham led with 948 votes at 38.79 percent followed by John Kimbell in second with 882 votes (36.09 percent). They will meet in the July runoff as Jane Owens finished with 360 votes and Mindy Fredrikson got 254 votes. Read More»

MacDuff rezoning OK’d 3-1

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

Imker objects to selling ‘soul of Peachtree City down the tubes for money’

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted 3-1 to rezone an 88-acre tract for 208 homes near MacDuff Parkway. The vote came with a condition that only 100 homes could be built prior to completion of the MacDuff Parkway road extension. Read More»

No answer yet for Lake Peachtree

A definitive answer for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway, thus enabling the lake to be refilled with water, is likely several weeks away. Read More»

PTC says 'yes' to Wilksmoor rezoning

Wieland: 17 months to build MacDuff extension

It will take about 17 months to fully complete the MacDuff Parkway extension, which will link the road with Ga. Highway 74 north, according to officials with John Wieland Homes.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted 3-1 to rezone an 88-acre tract for 208 homes near MacDuff Parkway. The vote came with a condition that only 100 homes could be built prior to completion of the road extension. Read More»

Fayette’s property values are on the upswing: 4%

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In terms of local economic news, the numbers on the 2014 Fayette County real property tax digest could hardly be better. After years of falling property values and a break-even year last year, the numbers for the value of all the county’s real property is showing a 4.04 percent increase this year, according to figures provided by the Fayette County Tax Assessor’s Office. Read More»

PTC OKs Hwy. 54W shopping center, absent signal and road

Plat of The Overlook shopping center from the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

With several controversial traffic-related aspects on hold until the city’s highway corridor study is available, the Peachtree City Planning Commission approved a plan for an 87,000 square-foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West that will be anchored by an unnamed “specialty grocer.”

With that approval, the developer could begin construction of the retail center, but without some items it previously said were essential. Read More»

PTC: Rezoning OK, but build MacDuff bridge before houses

Wieland: ‘we’re ready to start MacDuff extension’

A rezoning to allow 204 homes on 87 acres off MacDuff Parkway was given a partial blessing by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

On 2-0 vote, Colwell gets nod for vacant BoE post

Former interim Superintendent Dan Colwell at interview in April. Photo/Ben Nelms.

With only one item on the agenda, the Fayette County Board of Education Monday afternoon appointed former interim Superintendent Dan Colwell to the Post 2 seat vacated by school board member Mary Kay Bacallao.

The vote on the appointment was 2-0, with board members Marion Key and Bob Todd in favor of the appointment and board member Leonard Presberg abstaining. Board member Barry Marchman was not present at the meeting. Read More»

Sen. Chambliss delivers help for Fayette veteran, Westmoreland not so much

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3).

“To this day I’ve never heard from Westmoreland”
Rep. Westmoreland staffer sorry for snafu, blames omitted info
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