Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on April 25 heard a proposal by German grocer LIDL to construct a store on Ga. Highway 85 North.

Major German grocer coming to Fayetteville

German grocer LIDL is making its entry into the U.S. and has designated Fayetteville as one of its proposed locations. Representative Mark Moore in an overview of the project said LIDL wants to construct a 35,962 sq. ft. store on Ga. Highway 85 North on the property where J and R Clothing is currently located. […]

‘Pay up,’ Fayette Commission tells local GOP

‘Pay up,’ Fayette Commission tells local GOP

A request by the Fayette County Republican Party (FCRP) to reverse a previous Fayette County Commission decision to seek attorney’s fees in the past effort by FCRP to remove Marilyn Watts from the elections board failed at the commission’s April 25 meeting. Commissioner Steve Brown after the discussion made a motion to have the commission […]

Fayette kills stormwater utility, but wants past due bills paid

Fayette kills stormwater utility, but wants past due bills paid

The Fayette County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was approved by voters in March, and on April 25 the Fayette County Commission kept their word and repealed the Fayette County Stormwater Utility. The commission on April 13 considered a staff proposal to repeal the 5-year-old stormwater utility for unincorporated property owners but tabled […]

New I-85 interchange is set to open in early 2019

New I-85 interchange is set to open in early 2019

  It has been nearly a year since the work began on the new interchange at Interstate 85 and Poplar Road in Coweta County began. The work continues, with the opening expected in early 2019. Twenty years in the making, the Ga. Dept. of Transportation in July 2012 approved the concept plan for the full-diamond […]

County throws East Village back to Senoia

County throws East Village back to Senoia

  The Coweta County Commission on April 13 voiced no objection to the proposal to annex 167 acres into Senoia at Ga. highways 85 and 16 for the East Village mixed-use development. With no objection from commissioners, the proposal will go back to the Senoia City Council for consideration. Originally proposed in mid-2016, McIntosh Trail […]

Stormwater utility repeal on hold

Stormwater utility repeal on hold

The idea of repealing the Fayette County stormwater utility after the passage of the voter-approved one-percent sales tax in March will have to wait until April 25. The Fayette County Commission on April 13 considered a staff proposal to repeal the 5-year-old stormwater utility for unincorporated property owners but tabled it to give attorney Dennis […]

The Tax Man cometh for Coweta County

The Tax Man cometh for Coweta County

  Coweta County will soon begin the two-year process of revaluing 54,000 residential and agricultural parcels in the county. Implementation is expected in the 2020 tax year. Coweta County commissioners on March 21 unanimously approved the needed paperwork to begin revaluation of approximately 54,000 residential and agricultural parcels, or approximately 95 percent of the total […]

Bridge to get fixed

Bridge to get fixed

  The Fayette County Commission on March 29 voted to contribute a small portion of the cost to replace the Coastline Road bridge near Lees Lake Road. The wooden timber bridge was constructed in 1940 and was last inspected in 2016. It has a sufficiency rating (on a 1-100 scale) if 15.6 and a posted […]

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

Fayette looks at new rules for bed and breakfast inns

The main focus of the March 23 meeting of the Fayette County Commission is likely to be several public hearings on ordinance amendments dealing with bed and breakfast businesses. One of the four public hearings will address amendments to planned residential and business construction in the Planned Residential and Business Development-Planned Unit Development zoning district. […]