Fayette Democratic Women meet Saturday

The Fayette Democratic Women will meet Saturday, Apr. 17 at 9 a.m. at El Reposo Mexican Restaurant, 100 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City.  For more information visit our link on the left navigation bar at http://www.fayettedemocrat.com or email us at fayettedemocraticwomen@gmail.com.

Qualifying starts April 26 for local BOE, county seats

Qualifying begins the week of April 26 for two positions on the Fayette County School Board and two positions on the Fayette County Commission. Candidates must qualify with their respective party starting a 9 a.m. Monday, April 26. Qualifying ends at noon on Friday, April 30. Up for election are the school board post 4 […]

Sen. Chance, Rep. Ramsey key players in tax bill

Two local Republican legislators were major players in the passage last week of a controversial new tax on all hospitals. House Bill 307, cosponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City, was approved with modifications by the Georgia Senate last week, where Republican Senator Ronnie Chance of Tyrone voted in favor of the bill. […]

Chamber of Commerce breakfast April 6 features Rep. Westmoreland

Business leaders and Fayette residents are invited to hear an update from U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland at a breakfast sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 6 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Rep. Westmoreland will brief participants on healthcare, transportation and other core business issues. […]

Fayette: Ranked 7th most conservative-friendly in U.S.

You wouldn’t know it by counting the number of drivers occupying the left lanes on local roads, but Fayette County is one of the most right-leaning counties in the country, according to a Washington, D.C.-based news website, The Daily Caller. Fayette is ranked number 7 on that website’s list of “the most conservative-friendly” counties in […]

Kemp to address Fayette County Republicans

Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, will be the guest speaker at the Fayette County Republican Party’s First Saturday breakfast in April. Secretary Kemp is a life-long Athens resident who served in the Georgia Senate from 2002-2006. He was appointed Secretary of State in January when Karen Handel resigned to concentrate on her campaign for governor. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office […]

Rep. Westmoreland: Healthcare vote fundamentally alters nation

The Democrat victory on healthcare Sunday night “will fundamentally alter the nature of our nation by implementing a government takeover of healthcare that Americans don’t want and can’t afford,” said U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville). The Democratic healthcare plan passed 219-212. “This vote creates an expensive new entitlement that implements a government takeover of one-sixth […]

Gov. Perdue urges “NO” vote on pending federal healthcare bill

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Saturday afternoon: Last Thursday, I wrote to Congressmen Sanford Bishop and John Barrow asking them to put the needs of their districts and state before their political party, and oppose the healthcare legislation pending before Congress. Now that Rep. Bishop is poised to be one of the […]