Coweta Commission urges residents to complete census form

Coweta County commissioners at recent meetings have made a point to request that citizens make sure they are counted in the 2010 Census. The census questionaire will be mailed in the coming days. Commissioners said accurately completing the census form will provide a correct count and benefit Coweta in terms of federal dollars that help […]

Highway 16 & 54 intersection to get traffic signal

The agreement to install a much needed traffic signal at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 16 on the south side of Sharpsburg has been formalized between Ga. Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and Coweta County. The Coweta County Commission last week approved a GDOT request to have the traffic light installed, though the timeline […]

Keg Creek bridge at Reese Road to be replaced

One of Coweta County’s most needed bridge replacement projects was approved at the March 2 county commission meeting. The contract for the replacement of the old timber pile bridge on Reese Road at Keg Creek was awarded to Sunbelt Structures at a cost of $310,006. County Director of Development & Engineering Wayne Kennedy said the […]

Arrests in separate kidnapping, molestation cases

An investigation that began in October concerning two women who kidnapped and robbed an elderly north Fayette woman after claiming to be police officers has resulted in one arrest. In another case, an Ashburn man has been charged with aggravated child molestation. Paula Aurelia Youngblood, 55, of Birmingham, Ala., has been charged with impersonating an […]

More furlough days may be coming for Fayette schools

It could be furlough time again for Fayette County School System employees. Furloughs in 2009, along with other system-wide cuts and cost-saving measures, aren’t off-setting what looks to be upcoming cuts by the legislature and a local tax digest expected to take a nose dive. School board members March 2 while discussing budget matters and […]

New north Fayette billboards come with a legal history

A number of Fayette County residents in the past few days have noticed the changing landscape of outdoor advertising along Ga. Highway 85 North in the area of the Fayette Pavilion. And the two large billboards being erected are generating complaints by some people. Attempts to keep out the billboards landed Fayette County in court […]

Citizens Police Academy starts Apr. 1 in Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Police Department is set to begin another round of its Citizens Police Academy, now in its fourth year. The academy is an effort to increase community involvement with the department and offer insight into the services it provides. Fayetteville Police spokesperson Capt. Steve Crawshaw said the purpose of the academy is to foster […]

F’ville council helps struggling businesses

The Fayetteville City Council March 4 continued its previous decision to lessen restrictions on business banners, stake signs and A-frame signs that was set to expire March 5. The recession-driven extension will be in effect until Sept. 5. The council’s vote would allow the display of four banner signs per year rather than the two […]

So far so good for 1-cent tax for schools

The recession is causing plenty of problems with things like job creation, but it is being relatively kind to revenues for the Fayette County School System’s 1-cent sales tax. The school system has taken in nearly $15 million in fewer than 10 months of collections. One-cent sales tax receipts through February have generated $14.565 million […]

Richardson indicted for shooting arrows into Brooks horse

The Fayette County Grand Jury has returned a true bill of indictment against 17-year-old Jeremy Ryan Richardson in the arrow attack on a horse at a Bankstown Road farm in Brooks in early January. The indictment carries five charges. Those include aggravated cruelty to animals — a felony — and misdemeanor charges of hunting deer […]