Funds short, so state pushes Hwy. 74 /I-85 interchange relief to 2021

Funds short, so state pushes Hwy. 74 /I-85 interchange relief to 2021

A recent letter from the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) has given the indication that the interchange project at Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 might be pushed back to a later date. Whether that occurs or not remains to be seen. Above, Fayette County Commission Chairman Eric Maxwell (L) and Vice Chairman Randy Ognio […]

Peachtree City Council takes over sewer authority, boots volunteer board

Peachtree City Council takes over sewer authority, boots volunteer board

Chairman calls treatment of volunteers ‘inexcusable’ Local legislation that passed through the General Assembly and did not get vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal gives the Peachtree City Council control of the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on July 1. Above, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/Ben Nelms. City Council members last August unanimously […]

Commission refuses action on Rapson’s county car wreck

Commission refuses action on Rapson’s county car wreck

A topic at the May 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission, one introduced by Commissioner Steve Brown, dealt with Brown’s position on issues with County Administrator Steve Rapson and his 2016 wreck in a county vehicle. Two unsuccessful motions by Brown were followed by one that will have the use of law enforcement-type blue […]

Fayette Commission will await study on widening of McDonough Road

Fayette Commission will await study on widening of McDonough Road

A request by Commissioner Steve Brown that the board ask the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to withdraw plans to widen McDonough Road in Fayette County, and that those funds be used for other projects such as the interchange at Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85, was put aside until the county transportation committee can […]

Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Fayette County voters head to the polls next week to decide which local resident will represent them in the District 72 Ga. House seat at next year’s General Assembly. Above (L-R), Mary Kay Bacallao and Josh Bonner. File photos. Incumbent Josh Bonner is seeking re-election for the seat that includes Peachtree City, south Fayette County, […]

3 Fayette Commission candidates stake out positions

3 Fayette Commission candidates stake out positions

With the May 22 primary around the corner, candidates for the District 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission were asked several questions about their candidacy. In the running for the seat are former Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, retired colonel and aerospace manager Edward “Edge” Gibbons and former Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L-R […]

Harbin says he’s not a ‘get along, go along’ senator

Harbin says he’s not a ‘get along, go along’ senator

District 16 state Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) on May 8 was interviewed by The Citizen publisher Cal Beverly on the newspaper’s Facebook Live site. Harbin faces Republican challenger Tricia Stearns in the May 22 primary. The interview began with Harbin being asked what prompted him to run for the Senate seat four years ago. “I […]

Stearns labels incumbent Harbin ‘ineffective senator’

Stearns labels incumbent Harbin ‘ineffective senator’

Political newcomer says will be full-time lawmaker The Citizen in its May 2 Facebook Live broadcast featured Realtor and District 16 state Senate candidate Tricia Stearns, who will face off against incumbent Sen. Marty Harbin in the May 22 Republican primary. Above, The Citizen Publisher Cal Beverly (L) interviews state senate candidate Tricia Stearns. Screenshot […]

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