Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Ongoing issues with the intersection of Goza and Antioch roads in south Fayette County led to four motions at the Aug. 24 meeting of the Fayette County Commission designed to address short- and long-term solutions. The commission approved four motions designed to address the collision issues raised by commissioners, county staff and citizens at the […]

Local tax report card: Fayette BoE, Coweta BoE, Tyrone, Coweta County raise taxes

Local tax report card: Fayette BoE, Coweta BoE, Tyrone, Coweta County raise taxes

Biggest percentage tax increase — Tyrone with 11 percent tax increase, followed by Fayetteville with an expected 9.5% tax hike, Fayette County Board of Education with 9% tax increase, Coweta County Commission with 8.6% tax increase, and Coweta County Board of Education with 3.4% tax increase. Holding the line, with full rollbacks of millage rates […]

Tyrone covers up offending town hall mural

Tyrone covers up offending town hall mural

  Council drapes mural containing Confederate soldier; it acted after freshman state Rep. Derrick Jackson said mural misrepresents ‘Tyrone of today’; mayor cites ‘harmony’ A mural depicting the history of Tyrone has stood for nearly 21 years behind the dias in the Town Council chambers. The mural was recently covered by a large curtain after […]

3 to run for PTC mayor, 3 to vie for Learnard’s open post

3 to run for PTC mayor, 3 to vie for Learnard’s open post

Senoia will get a new mayor; Tyrone, Fayetteville each has 1 contested council race Qualifying in Peachtree City for the mayor’s seat are incumbent Vanessa Fleisch, former Councilman Eric Imker and business owner Dar Thompson. Qualifying for the Post 3 seat currently held by Councilwoman Kim Learnard are former Mayor Harold Logdson, business owner Kevin […]

Senoia gets its clock back

Senoia gets its clock back

At right, the familiar chimes will soon ring again through Senoia’s historic downtown. A grassroots effort to repair the clock started with a Go Fund me account that has received more than $5,000 in donations. Businessman Jim Preece researched the history of the clock, and learned it was a Hurricane Katrina survivor. The clock stood […]

Fayette EMTs ready to use donated $15,000 CPR device

Fayette EMTs ready to use donated $15,000 CPR device

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services on Aug. 24 received a donation from the Fayette Fire Foundation that will help save lives. The donation of a Lucas CPR automatic compression device was presented at the meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Above, Fayette County Advanced EMT Justin Lynch, left, and Lt. Daniel Lewis demonstrate the […]

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Superintendent Jody Barrow has received the Jim Puckett Oustanding Educator Award from the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said each year GAEL, a statewide umbrella organization for professional school leadership associations in the state, gives its seven affiliates an opportunity to select one person to receive the […]

Senoia approves new office space

Senoia approves new office space

The steady creep of office and commercial zoning on Ga. Highway 16 continued as the Senoia City Council unanimously approved an office zoning for a site at the intersection of Bridge Street and Hwy. 16. The site is next to a home that was recently converted to an insurance agency by developer John Meiller. Meiller […]

Goodbye, tower at The Avenue

Goodbye, tower at The Avenue

An Aug. 14 request from The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City to have the tower feature removed received unanimous approval from the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The removal of the tower situated near the middle of the center’s main building was requested because it partially hides the existing glass storefront door. Removal will increase […]