Rep. Fludd pushes for better tax collection

Nearly 100 people attended a town hall meeting Saturday conducted by state Rep. Virgil Fludd. The meeting held at Creel Park in south Fulton County centered on transportation, education and potential ways to increase state tax revenues. Fludd said approximately 56 percent of state budget dollars go toward education. “We spend half the budget on […]

Perdue’s plan could force Fayette into tax

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s proposal for a potential regional 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects could be assessed on Fayette County even if voters within Fayette turn it down. Under legislation supported by Perdue, the vote to authorize such an eight-year-long tax would be at the regional level. The legislation requires votes be tallied […]

Westmoreland says GOP ideas on healthcare ignored

The large meeting room at the Coweta County Justice Center was packed Monday night for a town hall meeting held by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. The meeting centered largely on healthcare and national security. A good portion of the meeting dealt with the ongoing, opposing view on healthcare held by Democrats and Republicans and the attempt […]

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0. “If we want to recover from this economic recession, we must create laws […]

Fayette Tea Party widens umbrella to South Metro

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots. Now 11 months later, the organization is undergoing a transformation, complete with […]

PTC early voting ends 5 p.m. Wednesday

Peachtree City voters will have to beat the turkey to the polls … or wait until next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the runoff election for the mayor’s seat and two City Council posts. With Thanksgiving being celebrated tomorrow, the early voting period ends today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. Ballots may be cast downstairs […]