School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the 2017-2018 budget totaling $203.7 million. The vote to adopt the budget was unanimous, though Chairman Barry Marchman prior to the vote suggested that the board next year discuss the potential for having larger schools and class sizes as a way to reduce expenditures. Marchman […]

Peachtree City’s cooking cops dish up TV ‘Slaw and Order’

Peachtree City Police Department Det. Heather Scott (L) is one of four officers to be featured on a Fox television show airing locally on June 21. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.

Peachtree City’s cooking cops dish up TV ‘Slaw and Order’

Slaw and Order. Leave it to a handful of Peachtree City cops to come up with a name for the team of four who will be featured on June 21 in a live television cooking challenge. “We are excited to announce that four members of the Police Department have been auditioning for several months for […]

Fayette boosts Georgia to #1 in world of films

17 feature films were made in Georgia in 2016, tops in the world; California in 4th place

Fayette boosts Georgia to #1 in world of films

When it comes to the production of feature films in 2016, Georgia led the United States and the world in the number of films produced. A big part of the effort in Georgia came in Fayetteville at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The FilmL.A. annual “Feature Film Study “showed Georgia with 17 movies filmed in the state […]

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 5 got a look at the potential projects for SPLOST III that could be up for a vote in November. The current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) expires in 2019. The school board is considering holding a referendum for SPLOST III in November. The school […]

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

What are the differences between the school systems in Fayette County, Coweta County and Forsyth County in terms of money spent? The 2017-2018 budget in Fayette has been tentatively set at $203.7 million, while the budget for Coweta is tentatively set at $194 million and Forsyth’s budget is tentatively set at $405 million. Fayette County […]

Fischer Rd. to get right turn lane onto Ga. Hwy. 34

Coweta County Commission

Fischer Rd. to get right turn lane onto Ga. Hwy. 34

A traffic flow measure near the Sams Club on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County was approved June 6 by the Coweta County Commission. The Fischer Road project will install a right-turn lane on the south side of the intersection of Fischer Road and Hwy. 34 for vehicles traveling east. On the north side […]

Whatever your tastes, Taste of Fayette was a winner

The 16th Annual Taste of Fayette held June 11 in downtown Fayetteville and featuring samplings from many of the city’s restaurants was attended by, literally, too many people to count. Among those were 8-month-old River Coscia and mom, Natalie. The two were joined by dad, Ross. The family is from Los Angeles and is currently residing in Fayette County while Ross works at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whatever your tastes, Taste of Fayette was a winner

Downtown Fayetteville was the place to be on June 11. The area was filled to the brim with area residents and others determined to sample a “Taste of Fayette.” “Main Street Fayetteville’s annual Taste of Fayette on Sunday afternoon was another smashing success, with 17 area food vendors filling Stonewall Village with great tastes and […]

A Taste of Fayette at altitude

A Taste of Fayette at altitude

Looking down on the Taste of Fayette Sunday was a drone camera operated by Larry Mahn. He used a DJI Mavic to shoot the proceedings below, Mahn said. The photo looks north across the county administration building parking lot. South Glynn Street is at right and the old county courthouse with its clock tower is […]