Who really owns the swamp?

Who really owns the swamp?

I’m nosy, so when a shadowy organization dropped an expensive political hit piece targeting state Senator Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) in thousands of mailboxes recently, I wanted to know who — and what money — was behind this slimy effort. It took some digging through state Campaign Ethics Commission records and Internal Revenue Service filings. The […]

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

153-acre project to feature theater, retail, office space, 260 residences  The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission will have to wait until later in May to hear more about the large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial development (map overlay above) proposed for Ga. Highway 54 West near South Sandy Creek Road. The completed DRI (Development of Regional […]

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Development plans presented by commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) for a planned headquarters on Ga. Highway 85 North were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Above, members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission include, from left, commissioners Ken Collins, Toby Spencer, Brett Nolan, Chairman Sarah Murphy […]

Come to a Fayette County budget meeting near you

Come to a Fayette County budget meeting near you

The Fayette County Commission will be conducting two budget workshops outside of Fayetteville and is inviting the public to attend. Commissioners and county government staff in preparation for the adoption of the FY 2019 budget will hold countywide community meetings in Fayetteville and Brooks. The two meetings, initiated by Commissioner Charles Rousseau and the Board […]

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Filming of “The Walking Dead’ will continue until at least 2021. That’s the word from Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher who confirmed America’s favorite zombies will continue filming in the bustling eastern Coweta city. Additionally, the studio plans to build a 55-ft. windmill on the Gin Property, which doubles as Alexandria in the hit AMC series. […]

Peachtree City’s newest industry brings 20 jobs

Peachtree City’s newest industry brings 20 jobs

The ribbon-cutting for Peachtree City’s newest industry was held on April 12. SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility located off Ga. Highway 74 South. Above, SILON representatives were joined by government and industry guests […]

Politically correct PTC house colors

The City Council of Peachtree City will consider an astonishing agenda item for this Thursday night. The city wants to tell you what color you can and cannot paint your own home. Here’s the pertinent part of the proposed ordinance that will apply to all residential zones inside the city limits and to all homes […]

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

First in U.S. system receives text messages, video calls for help The Fayette County Commission on March 22 approved $192,000 for an advanced 911 platform that will integrate with the current 911 system. A first in the U.S., the Carbyne911 technology will result in the availability of dispatchers to receive video and texts from the […]

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Ognio prevails; Oddo calls it ethics issue; Maxwell, Rousseau go along; Brown vehemently objects to “tyranny” A March 22 motion by Commissioner Randy Ognio that Fayette County commissioners not post county employee personnel file information on commission agendas or on a website was approved on a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Steve Brown was opposed. Making the […]

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