Judicial turmoil as 2 judges quit during state ethics probe

Fayette County’s legal community was rocked last week by the unexpected resignations of two Superior Court judges, due in large part to sexually charged comments that one uttered to a female attorney during the course of a contentious Peachtree City divorce case. The week began April 19 with the stunningly unexpected resignation of Superior Court […]

Legislature OKs transportation bill

In 2012, voters in Fayette County will be asked whether they support, or not, a regional 10-county one percent sales tax to fund transportation projects in metro Atlanta. But even if the measure fails here in Fayette, the sales tax will still be assessed here if it is approved regionwide. Fayette County is part of […]

Company makes pitch for senior apartments in Kedron area

A company wanting to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments off Newgate Road in north Peachtree City made its case before the city planning commission Monday night. NorSouth Vice President Brendan Barr said the 5.6-acre tract was ideal because of its proximity to the adjacent Kedron Village shopping center and also nearby medical offices. The apartments […]

PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location. NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building. A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on […]

Rep. Westmoreland meets with Fayette parents of CF kids

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland meets Monday in Peachtree City’s All Children’s Playground with a group of parents whose children suffer from cystic fibrosis. They thanked Westmoreland for his recent cosponsorship of HR 2866 that would allow patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without losing their eligibility for government healthcare coverage. CF affects […]

Georgia education escapes with 5.7% budget cut

Despite a glimmer of hope in March, state revenues have been in a tailspin the past two years, and that has required significant budget cuts from the General Assembly. Last week the House of Representatives passed a budget that’s 27 percent less than the original budget adopted for 2009, according to Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree […]

Fayetteville balloon proposal nearly deflated

It will not go down in the history of the Fayetteville City Council as the Great Balloon Debate, but the discussion April 15 on the use of balloons to complement outdoor advertising in the Main Street district finally led to an approval after two motions and a tie-breaking vote. At its essence, the amendment to […]

Fayette plans to take recreation department payments online

In the near future, Fayette County residents will have the option of going online to make payments to the recreation department. County commissioners recently voted for a contract to extend the online payment service that is currently used by the county water system. The vendor is Paymentus, and as part of the arrangement, each user […]

$1.4M extra pay for coaches, others scrutinized by BoE

School system salary supplements received some spotlight scrutiny at the April 13 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, leading up to budget discussions in coming weeks. Booster clubs may be asked to help with transportation costs in some sports, school officials suggested. Those supplements — extra pay for everything from football coaches to yearbook advisors […]