Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average By BEN NELMS Scores for the 2010 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for individual school systems were released last week. A breakdown of the results showing the percentage of students passing the tests indicated that Coweta County students beat the state average by a range of up to10 […]

Senoia to consider assisted living center

It is a proposal that the Senoia City Council has asked to be examined further before rendering a decision. An initial proposal at the July 5 meeting by Tranquil Village, LLC would have an assisted living center situated on property recently surplused by the city. City Administrator Richard Ferry will be responsible for gathering information […]

Coweta gets two DOT projects

Coweta County will see a chunk of the $53 million announced this week by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for road improvement projects around the state. Coweta’s two projects will include road work on Ga. Highway 14/U.S. Highway 29 from Newnan to Palmetto and Ga. Highway 74 from Senoia down to Woodbury in Meriwether […]

Charlie Cave: BoE’s ‘invisible candidate’

It appears to have become the case of the invisible candidate, or at least one that does not return messages. At issue is the candidacy of Charlie Cave, the challenger in the race for the Post 4 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education held by Dr. Bob Todd. To date, after repeated attempts […]

GOP race for school board: Anti-Todd email rumor traced to Smola

The Great HighGrove Redistricting Rumor turns out to be a case of one sitting Board of Education member — Janet Smola — politicking against the reelection of her fellow board member, Bob Todd. Smola’s charge of a stealth redistricting plan — which Todd calls a “bold-faced lie” — took electronic wings via Peachtree City attorney […]

Property tax hike looms for PTC

At 6:30 Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will take a look at potentially raising the city’s property tax rate by 1.25 mills. Three council members — Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch — have said they would at least like to look at those figures as the city is trying to make up […]

County manager: SPLOST can’t be diverted from bypass

A topic that surfaced recently from Fayette County Commission candidates Steve Brown and Allen McCarty dealing with the West Fayetteville Bypass suggested that the project could be scrapped and the previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues generated for the project be given to the municipalities to pay for their own transportation needs. Brown cited a […]

F’ville Mayor Steele named new head of GMA

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele said it was a matter of a natural progression. A long-time board member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Steele was sworn in Monday in Savannah as the organization’s new president. Steele, who was first elected in 1994 and is the first Fayetteville official to serve as president of the association, […]

PTC’s Imker wants details on cart path plans

At Peachtree City’s last budget meeting a few weeks ago, City Councilman Eric Imker inquired about the details of how the city will spend its projected funds next year for golf cart path maintenance At Peachtree City’s last budget meeting a few weeks ago, City Councilman Eric Imker inquired about the details of how the […]