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In District 16 senate race, Harbin, Studdard say difference is experience

GOP senatorial candidates David Studdard and Marty Harbin. Photos/Contributed.

On July 22, south Fayette voters will have two choices to make for the next state senator for the 16th District to replace the retiring Ronnie Chance. Read More»

Kimbell pulls out of runoff for BoE

The Fayette County Elections Board worked to sign the election results following the election last week. From left are elections board members Marilyn Watts and Daryl Hicks, Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer and Elections Board Member Addison Lester. Photo/John Munford.

Numbers show McCarty faces fierce challenge in District 5

Fayette County voters answered some questions but left the future unclear for a number of would-be politicians during the May 20 primary election.

In a big surprise, the second-place finisher in the District 4 Board of Education Republican race has withdrawn from the runoff. Read More»

Zaxby’s aims at Hwy. 54W, MacDuff Parkway

Zaxby's logo.

A proposal to build a Zaxby’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 West at MacDuff Parkway got its initial vetting by the Peachtree City Planning Commission May 13. Read More»

In Fayette, Brown wins; runoff election July 22 for Senate seat

Incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown won re-election Tuesday, avoiding a runoff despite a three-man field for the District 3 seat.

This was the only chance most Peachtree City residents will have to elect a county commissioner with the advent of district voting, which scraps the at-large format that allowed all county residents to cast votes for all five members of the county commission and the board of education. Read More»

In Coweta, BoE's Dees, Mullin re-elected with newcomer Menk

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. Votes tallied countywide showed a 14.81 percent voter turnout.

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. Read More»

Coweta invites public to learn about school system flexibility options

The Coweta County School System will hold public sessions on May 28 and June 2 to provide information about upcoming decisions regarding state flexibility options for the school system. The Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) has given school systems until June 30, 2015 to decide if they will operate as a status quo system, a charter system or an Investing in Education Excellence (IE2) system. To date, most school systems are opting for the charter system approach. Read More»

Coweta devises 'mass fatality' plan in case disaster strikes

It is sometimes better to plan for the worst while expecting the best. That was the idea May 20 as the Coweta County Commission approved the county’s new mass fatality plan.

County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the move to establish a mass fatality plan was a matter of being precautionary and proactive. Read More»

Fayette eyes commercial rezoning on Ellis Road

A proposed commercial rezoning on Ellis Road near the Fayette Pavilion will be considered by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

The .42-acre site is currently zoned for single-family residential development and is vacant. Owner Victor Clincy of Clincy Enterprises wants to build an office, retail or educational use for the site, though he may sell the lot as a commercial parcel to a potential buyer.

The area is designated for commercial use on the county’s comprehensive plan. Read More»

Director: Fayette water quality violations fixed, no health threat

The Fayette County Water System violated three state testing standards for disinfectant by-products as noted on the annual drinking water quality report sent to all county water customers.

The good news is that the violations don’t pose a health risk and changes to the treatment process have brought the county back into compliance, according to Water System Director Lee Pope. The decision was made to alter the order of when chemicals are applied, which helped the numbers in question drop. Read More»

Fayette BoE gives $10K to visioning initiative

The Fayette County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a $10,000 contribution to the Fayette Visioning Initiative.

Superintendent Jody Barrow recommended the board’s approval of the contribution. Read More»

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