3 dog bite cases reported within a week, 2 at animal shelter

3 dog bite cases reported within a week, 2 at animal shelter

It is not often that a Fayette County Animal control officer or a volunteer at the county animal shelter is bitten. But there were three such incidents at the shelter and in the community during Aug. 11-14. Asked about the three incidents, animal shelter Director Jerry Collins said, aside from one incident of scratching, there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

Dogs, cats on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

The Fayette County Animal Shelter will be back on the agenda at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners will consider having county staff continue to review and provide feedback on the ordinance pertaining to the operation and management of the animal shelter proposed by Commissioner Steve Brown, the Fayette County Humane […]

Custody battle erupts over Butch the cat

Custody battle erupts over Butch the cat

Fur flies as cat lovers trade charges; peace restored last week Remember Butch, that cute long-hair domestic kitten on our front page July 13? He illustrated a story about a brewing conflict between a group of aggravated animal lovers and the Fayette County Commission over changes to the county animal shelter policy on putting down […]

Tyrone, you may have been drinking a little excess acid in your water

Tyrone, you may have been drinking a little excess acid in your water

County water system says, ‘Oops! We’ve fixed the problem now’ The Fayette County Water Department has reported an excess of a chemical byproduct of drinking water disinfection in one of eight sampling sites. Occurring over nine months at a sampling site in Tyrone, the issue was corrected and measures have been put in place to […]

30-year-old Fayetteville sewer deal draws county scrutiny

30-year-old Fayetteville sewer deal draws county scrutiny

A request to have property for a residential subdivision on Ga. Highway 92 North connected to Fayetteville’s sewer system had the Fayette County Commission on July 13 instructing staff to request additional clarification from the city. Though in the unincorporated area, the property has access to Fayetteville sewer by prior agreement between the city and […]