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 […]

New Fayette reps eye legislative issues

New Fayette reps eye legislative issues

With the Georgia General Assembly preparing to convene next Monday, Jan. 9, two members of Fayette County’s legislative delegation have a to-do list: Newly-elected District 72 Rep. Josh Bonner (R-Peachtree City) and newly-elected District 64 Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone).   Bonner won his seat after Peachtree City’s Matt Ramsey decided against another term. As a […]

Trump wins big in Fayette, Coweta

Trump wins big in Fayette, Coweta

The 2016 election cycle ended with large voter turnout in Fayette and Coweta counties and with local and national Republican candidates taking a large majority of the vote. In presidential politics, Republican Donald Trump easily took Coweta with 68.38 percent of the vote, compared with 26.65 percent for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump’s victory in Fayette […]

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Fayette contests County Commission, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Eric Maxwell (R) — 8,871 (66.07%) Pam Reid (D) — 4,555 (33.93%) Board of Education, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Barry Marchman (R) — 8,402 (62.68%) Melissa Lohr (D) — 5,003 (37.32%) Board of Education, District 5 10 of 38 precincts reporting […]