It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

Fayette County Board of Education announces proposed property tax increase over rollback millage rate No rollback for school taxes, according to the Fayette County Board of Education in a Friday news release. The school board intends to adopt the millage rate at 19.5 mills, which will effectively raise property taxes the board of education will […]

BoE to voters: Keep on sending us your pennies

BoE to voters: Keep on sending us your pennies

E-SPLOST renewal question to be on November 7 ballot   The Fayette County Board of Education on July 24 unanimously approved the inclusion of the continued E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the Nov. 7 ballot. It would not be a new tax: retail buyers in Fayette already are paying a […]

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, […]