Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Property taxes in Coweta County are about to go up. The Coweta County Commission has tentatively adopted a rate to increase taxes by 6.7 percent in the incorporated areas and 8.6 percent for unincorporated property owners. The increase to 7.63 mills in the incorporated areas represents an increase of 6.7 percent. The current millage rate […]

SunTrust Bank in north Fayetteville robbed

SunTrust Bank in north Fayetteville robbed

Fayetteville police are looking for the suspect in the Aug. 9 robbery of the SunTrust Bank in north Fayetteville. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department. Fayetteville police are searching for a man who robbed the SunTrust Bank near the Fayette Pavilion Wednesday afternoon. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said the SunTrust Bank was robbed at approximately 2:30 […]

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

The Coweta County School System, Board of Education members and community organizations on July 28 got a look at 126 new teachers at an annual breakfast and orientation at the school system-owned Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. New teachers were treated to breakfast by a number of community sponsors, before being given an […]

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Georgia Milestones Assessment results for spring 2017 were released on July 21 by the Georgia Department of Education, showing Coweta County students exceeding statewide performance averages. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. […]

Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes

Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes

Staff says shave a half mill off current city tax rate The Peachtree City Council on Aug. 3 adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget totaling $34.466 million. But the real news came with a staff recommendation that the council consider adopting a millage rate that amounts to a full rollback. Finance Director Paul Salvatore recommended […]

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

The Fayette County Animal Shelter will be back on the agenda at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners will consider having county staff continue to review and provide feedback on the ordinance pertaining to the operation and management of the animal shelter proposed by Commissioner Steve Brown, the Fayette County Humane […]