Mosquito control in effect for the City of Newnan

The Public Works Department will begin a mosquito management program in June and continue through September, fogging Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.  The department uses a truck mounted ULV (ultra low volume) aerosol fogger for spraying a ready-to-use, quick knockdown, low odor, non-corrosive, synergized, synthetic Pyrethroid for the control […]

Senoia reviews vehicle parking ordinance

The Senoia City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an amendment to the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance that would bring a few changes to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed. There were only a few proposed changes […]

Coweta commissioners approve airport taxiway extension

Coweta County commissioners last week unanimously approved the execution of a contract with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) that will extend the eastside taxiway at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport. The GDOT contract specified a total of $771,163 for the “East Apron Taxiway and Stubs” project. The contract gives GDOT responsibility for paying for the […]

Bridge work on Reese Road through mid-August

Reese Road at Keg Creek will be closed for bridge replacement effective June 9 through mid-August. The detour uses Odom Road, North Road and McIntosh Trail. Other closures still in place due to construction include Luther Bailey Road over Dead Oak Creek, Greentop Road over CSX Railroad and Cannon Road over White Oak Creek.

Superintendent search so far yields 32 names

The search for the replacement for Fayette County School System Superintendent John DeCotis is well underway. Board members have received applications and are currently vetting those submissions. Hired in the spring, the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) received, reviewed and screened applications and conducted reference checks on the top candidates. The applications of 32 people […]

County inspections pave way for ISO drop

Fayette County was recently recognized for its vigorous implementation of building codes for both residential and commercial property. The Insurance Services Office has lowered the county’s rating for building inspection and code enforcement from a 5 to a 3, putting it in pretty elite company. Of more than 8,300 communities audited by ISO, only 140 […]

F’ville changes junction plans, sells K-9 dog

The Fayetteville City Council in a brief meeting June 3 approved a change order for the Ga. Highway 314/Banks Road intersection project and the retirement and sale of police K-9 dog “Duke.” City Engineer Don Easterbrook recommended the $24,871 change order for the construction of the 1-cent sales tax-funded full turn lane and sidewalk project […]

Fayette tries to cap carbon — in its water

Fayette County is trying to impose its own carbon cap — not on energy but on one of its water reservoirs. To address problems with carbon levels at the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant, the Fayette County Water System wants to test two different treatment processes for potential future implementation. The carbon levels do not […]

Don’t tread on . . . our Tea Party

The Board of Directors of the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to local candidates for any office linking the phrase “Tea Party candidate” to their campaign. The bottom line to candidates, the board said in a June 8 letter, is that the SATP has not […]