Starr’s Mill clean-up days spiff up Fayette landmark

Steve Rapson, Fayette County Administrator, Lee Pope, Fayette County Water System director, and Dana Scott, president, Fayette Photographic Society.

Starr’s Mill clean-up days spiff up Fayette landmark

One of the most photographed spots in Fayette County shines anew in this shot from Randy Johnson of the Fayette Photographic Society. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Fayette County, Fayette Photographic Society and others pitched in with the Fayette County Water System to clean up Starr’s Mill earlier in May. Months of meetings and […]

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

With tax assessment notices having been mailed recently, many Fayette residential property owners are seeing double-digit percentage increases in their home values. The Citizen editor, Cal Beverly, got a 20 percent increase in assessed value of his Peachtree City home in one year, which followed a 16 percent increase last year. How about you? Email […]

Ferguson votes for AHCA

Ferguson votes for AHCA

Third District Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) last week voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “This legislation is just the first step towards creating a patient-centered, market-driven health care system,” said Ferguson. “With today’s vote, I kept my promise to Third District residents to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and build a […]

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

Judge rules party officials’ lawsuit was latest effort to ‘harass’ Watts

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

A senior judge has called a lawsuit filed by the Fayette County Republican Party, its former chairman and a local attorney “abusive and frivolous” litigation and awarded $30,000 in legal fees to Fayette County, which defended the lawsuit. The lawsuit involved former Fayette County Board of Elections member Marilyn Watts, a longtime county GOP member, […]

SPLOST turnout under 3% as early voting ends Friday

SPLOST turnout under 3% as early voting ends Friday

Polls open countywide next Tuesday, March 21 The opportunity to vote early for the Fayette County Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is nearing an end. The last day to vote early is this Friday, March 17. After that, voters can go to the polls on March 21. It’s a one-issue election in Fayette, […]

Harbin reintroduces religious liberty legislation

Harbin reintroduces religious liberty legislation

Religious liberty legislation introduced by Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) and supported by 18 other lawmakers failed to pick up steam last week in the Georgia General Assembly. House Bill 233, which would be the state’s version of the federal 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by President Bill Clinton, was assigned to the Rules Committee, […]

Former Fayette GOP chair fined for not living where he voted

Former Fayette GOP chair fined for not living where he voted

Appraiser and former Fayette County Republican Party Chairman Lane Watts has been cited for violations of state election laws, with the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings assessing a civil penalty of $5,000 against him. According to the hearing document filed Feb. 6 by Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker, the decision resulted in Watts being […]

Josh Bonner gets to work

Josh Bonner gets to work

  Newly-elected District 72 state Rep. Josh Bonner (R-Peachtree City) was sworn-in on Jan. 9. Bonner represents Peachtree City, large portions of south and central Fayette County, Senoia and portions of southeast Coweta County. Bonner was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 9, marking his first day […]

Derrick Jackson sworn in to Georgia House

Derrick Jackson sworn in to Georgia House

  Newly elected District 64 state Representative Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone) was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 9. “I am humbled and honored by each of the 21,251 votes I received to represent the citizens of District 64 and this great state,” said Jackson. “As a public […]

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