Animal advocates get no commitment from Fayette Commission

Animal advocates get no commitment from Fayette Commission

Brown’s motion to move forward on proposed new ordinance gets no commission support There were plenty of people at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission advocating for commissioners to approve a continued review of the proposed animal ordinance. The motion to do so failed for lack of a second after four hours […]

Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building

Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building

Seldom has so much time spent deciding the fate of a less than an acre tract in Fayetteville. But after countless meetings, discussions and debates, the Fayetteville City Council agreed to rezone the parcel on Veterans Parkway to O-1. Above, Developer Jimmy Pace at a recent Fayetteville meeting. Photo/John Thompson. The property is surrounded by […]

Say goodbye to Lake Peachtree again

Say goodbye to Lake Peachtree again

Lake Kedron to be lowered some also The Lake Peachtree spillway and dam project is about to get underway. The best way to keep up with the lengthy project is now located on the Peachtree City website. Located on the homepage at www.peachtree-city.org, City Clerk Betsy Tyler provides a comprehensive look at the project and […]

Property tax scoreboard for Fayette, Coweta governments

Property tax scoreboard for Fayette, Coweta governments

Local governments mostly want more of your tax money Will increase tax: • Fayetteville: 12.91 percent increase. • Fayette County Board of Education: 9 percent increase. • Coweta County Commission: 6.7 percent increase in cities, 8.6 percent increase in unincorporated areas. • Coweta County Board of Education: 3.4 percent increase. The jury is still out, […]

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Property taxes in Coweta County are about to go up. The Coweta County Commission has tentatively adopted a rate to increase taxes by 6.7 percent in the incorporated areas and 8.6 percent for unincorporated property owners. The increase to 7.63 mills in the incorporated areas represents an increase of 6.7 percent. The current millage rate […]

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Georgia Milestones Assessment results for spring 2017 were released on July 21 by the Georgia Department of Education, showing Coweta County students exceeding statewide performance averages. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. […]

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