Superintendent Cox leaving

Former Fayette County school teacher Kathy Cox announced today she is stepping down from her position as Georgia’s school superintendent as of June 30. Cox, who was up for re-election and qualified to run for this November, will instead become the CEO of a brand new nonprofit “dedicated to building the capacity in state public […]

Candidate meet and greet May 16

Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club President Grace Caldwell talks politics with gubernatorial candidates Eric Johnson and John Oxendine.  Her club is hosting a Candidate Meet and Greet at Peachtree City Christian Church on May 16 at 3 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

4 Fayette legislators face challengers

Fayetteville attorney Emory Wilkerson is one of two Democratic challengers hoping to unseat District 74 incumbent Roberta Abdul-Salaam from her seat in the July primary election. Also facing opposition is veteran legislator John Yates of Griffin, as Rose Carroll of Fayetteville is mounting a challenge as a Democrat, meaning that she will face the Republican […]

Candidate field finalized for BoE, county commission

Charlie Cave of Fayetteville qualified as the only opposition to current Post 4 school board member Bob Todd in the Republican primary. Four political newcomers, including one Democrat, have thrown their hats into the ring for the July 20 primary by today’s noon deadline. Charlie Cave of Fayetteville qualified as the only opposition to current […]

Few qualify for upcoming races

The political season is about to heat up, but you cannot tell it by the small number of people qualifying for the expiring terms of two Coweta County Commission seats. As of press time Thursday, District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter will face no opposition in the bid to retain his west Coweta seat. Next door […]

PTC’s Logsdon drops out of Ga. insurance commissioner’s race after cancer diagnosis

Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon said today he has withdrawn from the race to be Georgia’s insurance commissioner following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and the likelihood of surgery. “I really considered delaying surgery until after the primary,” Logsdon said, adding that family members didn’t voice many objections, “but I could see it […]

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 […]

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 […]