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 […]

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

The Fayette County Commission on March 22 filed no objection to an annexation and rezoning request on 59 acres wanting to become part of Tyrone. Tyrone notified the commission of an application to annex 59.23 acres fronting Farr Road and Dogwood Trail. The request by the owner is to have the property rezoned R-20 (1-acre […]

McCurry, Kenwood parks get added restrooms, upgrades

McCurry, Kenwood parks get added restrooms, upgrades

The Fayette County Commission on March 8 unanimously approved amenity additions at Kenwood Park in north Fayette and McCurry Park east of Fayetteville. One of the improvements at Kenwood Park included the construction of a new pavilion facility at a cost of $96,000, with $17,500 allocated for tables, benches and trash cans. County staff said […]

How to locate you to send emergency help

How to locate you to send emergency help

At meeting March 22, Fayette looks at new 911 locator service The Fayette County Commission on March 22 will consider a “next generation 911 system” software program, an annexation request from Tyrone, a rezoning request and two commissioner-specific requests dealing with the state widening project on McDonough Road and the release of county employee documents. […]

Is a traffic light ahead for new intersection in north Fayette?

Is a traffic light ahead for new intersection in north Fayette?

Work on the intersection at Veterans Parkway, Ga. Highway 92 North and Westbridge Road in north Fayette County is ongoing and is expected to by completed in July. The installation of a two-way stop is being reviewed by the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT), with local residents hoping the intersection will be outfitted with a […]

Low turnout for Fayette Transportation Plan open house, second meeting coming on March 6

Low turnout for Fayette Transportation Plan open house, second meeting coming on March 6

Peachtree City residents Cassandra Leone, front, and Joshua Nobis were among the less than 50 people to attend the Fayette County Transportation Plan open house held March 1 in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms. Fayette County is updating the Fayette Transportation Plan, establishing a Master Path Plan for the county and conducting a transportation study on Ga. […]

Fayette County Commission 3-to-2 vote: No probe needed for 9-1-1 Call Center

Fayette County Commission 3-to-2 vote: No probe needed for 9-1-1 Call Center

By a 3-to-2 vote last week, a majority of the Fayette County Commission in effect said, the 9-1-1 center isn’t broken, and we’re not going to fix it. The vote was a rebuke to efforts by Commissioner Steve Brown to mount an independent outside investigation of 9-1-1 Center Director Bernard “Buster” Brown and the personnel […]

Weighing the costs of South Hwy. 92 roundabouts

Weighing the costs of South Hwy. 92 roundabouts

A Feb. 8 majority vote of the Fayette County Commission not to be responsible for moving county water lines for the state roundabout projects along Ga. Highway 92 South at Antioch and Seay roads may have seemed to kill those projects, but the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) may have other plans. The Citizen asked […]