Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Questions: More police in schools, armed teachers, mental health watchfulness, how to improve communication? Whitewater High School forum hosts nearly 300 students, parents A student-produced school safety forum was held April 9 in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Prompted by the recent Florida school shooting, nearly 300 students and parents posed questions to a panel […]

Fayette pays for right of way for Goza-Antioch roundabout

Fayette pays for right of way for Goza-Antioch roundabout

The Fayette County Commission in November unanimously approved the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Antioch and Goza roads. Commissioners on April 12 gave the go-ahead for right-of-way acquisition for the $1.07 million project. Public Works Director Phil Mallon at the April 12 meeting told commissioners the roundabout project is at the point […]

Fayette County has lots of land, office space, but no plans to utilize any of it

Fayette County has lots of land, office space, but no plans to utilize any of it

It was 15 years ago that the Fayette County Justice Center opened in Fayetteville. Tentative plans around that time were to have some county offices located downtown move into the third floor. Now 15 years later, there are no current plans for the move or to use the 25 acres of vacant county-owned property surrounding […]

676 homes on 438 acres coming to Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg area

676 homes on 438 acres coming to Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg area

It has taken a decade, but the massive Twelve Parks residential development along Ga. Highway 54 South in east Coweta has obtained land disturbance permits that should soon lead to construction activity. Originally rezoned in 2008, the current 438-acre site at Hwy. 54 South, McIntosh Trail, Reese Road and North Road is situated immediately northeast […]

What do Coweta officials think about annexation by Peachtree City?

What do Coweta officials think about annexation by Peachtree City?

Wariness, with one commissioner opposing It was a week ago that Peachtree City business owner Dar Thompson in a letter to the editor and on The Citizen’s Facebook Live program referenced the potential for the annexation of the former McIntosh Village and Fischer Crossing properties in east Coweta County into the city. Commenting on what […]

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City faces steep decline; thus, city council must study annexing into eastern Coweta to build new city center, high-tech corridor, says Dar Thompson, PTC business owner and former mayoral candidate — Click here for full video interview. To prevent an increasingly rapid decline in Peachtree City’s growth prospects, the city must look west to […]

Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Everybody knows that healthcare costs continue to rise. But what about those costs when a person is in jail? Those costs also continue to increase, with federal law requiring that jails, funded by taxpayers, be responsible for providing treatment. Providing healthcare services for people who are incarcerated is a requirement of federal law, said Fayette […]

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 […]

Brown’s call to abandon widening of McDonough Road rebuffed

Brown’s call to abandon widening of McDonough Road rebuffed

A March 22 request by Commissioner Steve Brown that the Fayette County Commission ask the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to cease the McDonough Road widening project was tabled until the May 10 meeting. Above, the Fayette County Commission at its March 22 meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms. The project that would widen McDonough Road from Interstate 75 […]

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