Tyrone adopts budget with no millage increase

There was no fanfare last week as the Tyrone Town Council adopted the $3.15 million FY 2010-2011 General Fund budget that took effect July 1. Council members said they would keep the millage rate steady at 2.89 mills. The budget actually represents a 3.5 percent increase, or $106,005, that was attributed to increases in employee […]

Coweta BOE to see active races in District 1 seats

The November ballot will include competition in two of the four seats up for election on the non-partisan Coweta County Board of Education. The District 1 seat held by Steve Bedrosian will be up for grabs by three contenders since Bedrosian announced recently that he would not be qualifying. The only other contested race will […]

Vineyard Church holds Kids Block Party

It was a fun time for the kids when the Vineyard Church recently held a Kids Block Party on Main Street in downtown Senoia. Some of those “kids” seemed to be disguised as adults, with parents enjoying the festivities as much as their children. The block party was a way of supporting youth and extending […]

Richardson pleads guilty to January arrow attack on Brooks horse

The court date for Jeremy Ryan Richardson came Thursday, but there was no trial since the 17 year-old entered a plea of guilty in Fayette County Superior Court. The first-offender was given five years probation, 300 hours of community service and future financial restitution on a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals for the […]

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average By BEN NELMS bnelms@TheCitizen.com Scores for the 2010 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for individual school systems were released last week. A breakdown of the results showing the percentage of students passing the tests indicated that Coweta County students beat the state average by a range of up to10 […]

Senoia to consider assisted living center

It is a proposal that the Senoia City Council has asked to be examined further before rendering a decision. An initial proposal at the July 5 meeting by Tranquil Village, LLC would have an assisted living center situated on property recently surplused by the city. City Administrator Richard Ferry will be responsible for gathering information […]

Coweta gets two DOT projects

Coweta County will see a chunk of the $53 million announced this week by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for road improvement projects around the state. Coweta’s two projects will include road work on Ga. Highway 14/U.S. Highway 29 from Newnan to Palmetto and Ga. Highway 74 from Senoia down to Woodbury in Meriwether […]

Charlie Cave: BoE’s ‘invisible candidate’

It appears to have become the case of the invisible candidate, or at least one that does not return messages. At issue is the candidacy of Charlie Cave, the challenger in the race for the Post 4 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education held by Dr. Bob Todd. To date, after repeated attempts […]

GOP race for school board: Anti-Todd email rumor traced to Smola

The Great HighGrove Redistricting Rumor turns out to be a case of one sitting Board of Education member — Janet Smola — politicking against the reelection of her fellow board member, Bob Todd. Smola’s charge of a stealth redistricting plan — which Todd calls a “bold-faced lie” — took electronic wings via Peachtree City attorney […]

County manager: SPLOST can’t be diverted from bypass

A topic that surfaced recently from Fayette County Commission candidates Steve Brown and Allen McCarty dealing with the West Fayetteville Bypass suggested that the project could be scrapped and the previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues generated for the project be given to the municipalities to pay for their own transportation needs. Brown cited a […]