Fayette Tea Party widens umbrella to South Metro

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots. Now 11 months later, the organization is undergoing a transformation, complete with […]

Right-of-way issue stalls Tyrone drainage project

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved a design and engineering proposal for a Valleywood Road drainage project. Planners will have to wait for the go-ahead from Town Manager Richard Newbern since the right-of-way for the project has not been obtained. The sticking point associated with the $11,500 bid from Mallet Consulting is due to property […]

Tree fee talk tabled to retreat

A proposal to institute a new $25 fee for tree removal permits in Peachtree City has been postponed yet again. Thursday night the City Council punted the proposal to its retreat next month. Several council members wanted the fee to be discussed in light of the entire city budget instead of considering it on its […]

Coweta jail expansion to be studied

The idea of potentially expanding the Coweta County Jail and a methodology to accomplish that need moved one step closer to reality Feb. 16 when commissioners approved the award of a needs assessment and space analysis to low bidder Mark Goldman & Associates. Goldman was one of four bidders responding to the Request for Proposal. […]

Starship files in federal court

Starship Enterprises Adult Novelties & Gifts has upped the ante on its bid to conduct business at its proposed location on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads. The company has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Coweta County’s actions to prevent the store’s opening is unconstitutional. Atlanta attorney Brian Spears in the filing is asking for […]

Fischer Crossings plan approved

Developer Scott Seymour got the go-ahead on minor changes to the Fischer Crossings commercial development on the northeast side of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34/54. Coweta County commissioners Tuesday voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal. That vote is expected to result in the opening later this year of a multi-screen theater. The discussion […]

What’s next for Fayette schools?

With Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis retiring by July 1, the Board of Education must find his replacement. So how will that decision be made? The board will obviously have the final hiring decision, but there are several available options that could result in coming up with one or more viable candidates for the […]

Schools brace for $11 million cut in funding

Falling local tax receipts and cuts in state funding may add up to $11 million less total revenue available to spend on Fayette County schools beginning in July, the Fayette County Board of Education has been told. School system Comptroller Laura Brock at the Feb. 9 meeting provided board members with an initial local revenue […]

F’ville’s home foreclosure rate holds steady at 1.2%

Members of the Fayetteville City Council at Friday’s retreat got a look at city foreclosure totals for 2009. Foreclosures totaled 1.2 percent of city housing units based on the number of actions filed. Building Department representative Tony Haponski told the council that last year a total of 269 properties were listed for foreclosure though only […]

No problems found in Fayette govt. audit

Fayette County government officials have received a “clean audit” for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The audit findings were presented to the Fayette County Commission Thursday night. Patricia Pryor of the Cherry, Bekaert and Holland accounting firm told the commission the audit found no material misstatements, no material weakness or any other problems. Also at Thursday’s […]