Incumbents carry the night in Fayette primary elections

Incumbents carry the night in Fayette primary elections

A 22.52 percent voter turnout in the May 22 primary elections in Fayette County resulted in a political newcomer winning a seat on the Fayette County Commission, a former high school principal lining up for a November Board of Education contest and Fayette’s General Assembly incumbents coming out on top in their primaries. First time […]

Cord-cutting in Peachtree City brings higher cable franchise fees

Cord-cutting in Peachtree City brings higher cable franchise fees

Increasing numbers of households are cutting the cable TV cord, which means less money collected by Peachtree City through cable franchise fees. That has led to the City Council increasing the franchise fee from 4 percent to 5 percent beginning in October. The council on May 17 voted unanimously to increase the franchise fee charged […]

Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Thefts push Peachtree City crime rate up 10%   Peachtree City crime statistics for 2017 show a 10 percent increase in serious crimes, with the vast majority of those being related to thefts. Part I crimes include the more serious offenses such as aggravated assault, burglary, forcible rape, homicide, arson, theft, motor vehicle theft and […]

Fayette’s Terry Oatts named to be Rockdale schools superintendent

Fayette’s Terry Oatts named to be Rockdale schools superintendent

Fayette County School System Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement Dr. Terry Oatts will be leaving for his new post as superintendent of the Rockdale County School System. Oatts has served in Fayette since June 2014. “Serving as assistant superintendent of Student Achievement for Fayette County Public Schools for the last four years has been one […]

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Many will remember the term “weather permitting” during the time Lake Peachtree was being dredged. That term also applies to the completion of the spillway project, given the nearly 21 inches of rain that has fallen since January. Weather permitting, the project will be done by the end of July. Above, an update on the Lake […]

Fayette rolls out online SPLOST project update list

Fayette rolls out online SPLOST project update list

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners on May 11 announced the release of its new web and Facebook pages for 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) project updates to include road detour announcements and estimated times for road openings and closings. County Clerk Tameca White said Fayette County is progressively rolling out projects […]

Fayette, Peachtree City agree on Crosstown roundabout funding

Fayette, Peachtree City agree on Crosstown roundabout funding

The Peachtree City Council on May 17 adopted a resolution for an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Fayette County that will lead to the construction of a roundabout a Crosstown Drive and Peachtree Parkway. Fayette County has agreed to provide $1.5 million from the remaining 2004 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues to finance […]

5 Fayette schools to graduate 1,697 seniors this week

5 Fayette schools to graduate 1,697 seniors this week

Rain may dampen Fayette high schools’ graduation ceremonies Friday   Be prepared to change your graduation night plans, courtesy of the weather forecast. “Current weather forecasts are predicting rain for this Friday, which also happens to be graduation day. All of our high schools are aware of the forecasts, and are monitoring the weather situation […]

3 Fayette schools in Georgia’s top 35

3 Fayette schools in Georgia’s top 35

High schools named silver medalists nationally by U.S. News and World Report The annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of the Best High Schools in the United States is out, and three of the five high schools in Fayette County made the list. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said McIntosh High, Starr’s Mill High […]

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Rabold wins GOP school board race; a night for incumbents with 22% voter turnout In a closely followed race marked by negative advertising, District 16 Georgia Senator Marty Harbin retained the GOP nomination in May 22 primary balloting. Above, screen grab of The Citizen Facebook Live telecast of election coverage May 22. (L-R) Pam Reid, […]