Conservation group based in Fayette protects 16,000 acres in 2 states

Conservation group based in Fayette protects 16,000 acres in 2 states

The extent of land protected by Fayette-based Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) has increased significantly in the past two years. Those protection efforts now included more than 16,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee. Above, Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Photo/Southern Conservation Trust website. SCT Executive Director Katie Pace said in early 2016, the trust […]

Fayette’s hospital in top 1% of best in U.S.

Fayette’s hospital in top 1% of  best in U.S.

Piedmont Fayette named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 4th consecutive year Piedmont Fayette Hospital recently announced that it received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. Above, photo of award trophy for being named among America’s 50 best hospitals. The distinction makes Piedmont Fayette one of the top 1 percent […]

Pinewood Studios floats $65 million FCDA bond issue

Pinewood Studios floats $65 million FCDA bond issue

Paying for expansion to 18 sound stages, 1 million square feet of buildings under roof The Fayette County Development Authority in late 2017 issued a $65 million bond for Pinewood Atlanta Studios. That bond follows the 2014 tax abatement bond for $45 million. FCDA President Joan Young said the tax abatement bonds, for which property […]

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

A bulldog charged off its owner’s Fayetteville property and attacked a woman and her dog in a Feb. 17 incident. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said the incident occurred on Woodgate Drive off Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and involved a 70-year-old woman riding a mobility scooter while exercising her leashed dog. The woman reported that […]

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

70 pages of complaints and internal probes of county’s 9-1-1 center to be discussed (download link below) Some dirty laundry is likely to be aired out at Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, at the insistence of one commissioner and with the displeasure of at least two others. Included in the lengthy agenda packet for […]

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Calls for County Administrator Rapson’s resignation; Vice Chairman Ognio says Brown broke law in accessing disciplinary file of 9-1-1 director During an extraordinary called meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m., Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Randy Ognio and Commissioner Steve Brown shouted at each other several times during an acrimonious one-hour session with one agenda item: […]