Government

Colwell appointed to Post 2 school board seat

Dan Colwell, newest member of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo from December 2013 when Colwell was interim superintendent. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Fayette County School System interim Superintendent Dan Colwell has been appointed to the District 2 seat by the Fayette County Board of Eduction.

A Monday afternoon meeting saw Colwell appointed on a 2-0 vote. Board members Bob Todd and Marion Key voted in favor of the motion while board member Leonard Presberg abstained.

Board member Barry Marchman was not present at the meeting. Read More»

Decision on spillway fix expected Tuesday

Shutterstock photo of an unnamed spillway.

The big question about the refilling of Lake Peachtree is: can it be done sooner or later?

An answer is expected Tuesday afternoon when Fayette County water officials Read More»

$3M loan pitched for PTC fixes

With a remaining backlog of repair and replacement projects still needing attention, Peachtree City officials are likely to approve a second $3 million bond in coming months. Read More»

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Esther DeFranco, front, and Suzan Jindra cast their ballots in the primary election Thursday afternoon during early voting at the Peachtree City Library. Early voting ends Friday, May 16, with all precincts open for business May 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo/John Munford.

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Early voting this Saturday in F’ville

Early voting has begun Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in Fayette County: the Peachtree City Library, Tyrone Town Hall and the county’s elections office in downtown Fayetteville.

Polls will also be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only at the elections office in Fayetteville, which meets a federal requirement to offer Saturday voting during a federal election. Read More»

F’ville OKs 2 of 3 requests for controversial car wash

The Fayetteville City Council on May 1 approved two of the three requests involving the construction of the Tidal Wave Car Wash at 750 North Glynn Street at Ga. Highway 314. The council approved the rezoning and special exception requests, but denied a setback variance. Read More»

BoE plans gift to visioning initiative

The Fayette Visioning Initiative is a good idea, one that should be provided with a financial contribution. That was the May 5 opinion of the Fayette County Board of Education.

Comments by the school board in response to an April 30 letter from the Fayette Visioning Initiative asking for a consideration of support had board members favoring such a move.

Board member Leonard Presberg said the school system has a big stake in the activities of the initiative and the county’s future. Read More»

Fayette eyes office zone for 74S.

A proposal from Fayette County planning staff to designate 15 parcels on Ga. Highway 74 South for future office use will be considered Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

The tracts total about 68 acres and each one fronts Hwy. 74 with direct access. Of the parcels, four are undeveloped, 10 contain single-family residences and one has an existing child daycare facility, according to county staff. Read More»

One more piece in place for big F’ville roundabout

Round and round we go, and Fayetteville is now one step closer to what will be the much-delayed Hood Avenue/Ga. Highway 92/Jeff Davis Drive Connector with included roundabout, intended to help mitigate the gridlock caused by the tens of thousands of vehicles that pass through the downtown area each day. Read More»

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