EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

Wencor Group alleged to have fired woman over medical restrictions on her work tasks A Peachtree City company has been named in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed Sept. 26 by U.S. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Wencor Group, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of aviation parts based in Peachtree City, violated federal law when it […]

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 agreed to have county staff approach the Fayette County School System about using a portion of the existing trails behind Inman Elementary School to establish the Fayette County Equestrian Park and Trails. The approval to begin discussion with the school system came on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Fayetteville invites citizens to attend 4 town hall meetings in October

Fayetteville invites citizens to attend 4 town hall meetings in October

Fayetteville will be holding interactive town hall meetings in October to keep citizens aware of various aspects of life in their city. The meetings will be held on Oct. 9, 10, 12 and 16 at different locations around town. Above, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (center) at a town hall meeting in January 2016. At left […]

Fayette rebuffs animal advocates again

Fayette rebuffs animal advocates again

A majority of the Fayette County Commission still opposes what a determined group of animal advocates wants: Formal input into how the county makes rules and policies dealing with stray animals housed at the county animal shelter. Above, this dog house was positioned outside the meeting chambers of the Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 as […]

City gets request for 175-acre annexation on Fayetteville’s east side

City gets request for 175-acre annexation on Fayetteville’s east side

Developers want PUD zoning for 370 homes, 62 acres open space A work session item at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission came with a proposal to annex 175 acres on the city’s east side for use as a 370-home subdivision. Above, members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission […]

One-time McIntosh classmates meet again in Iraq surgical unit

One-time McIntosh classmates meet again in Iraq surgical unit

When Andrew Henebry (above, right) reported for duty at the U.S. Navy EMU Surgical Unit near Mosul, Iraq a few weeks ago, he was surprised to be greeted by former McIntosh classmate Michael Lee (above, left), who was completing his deployment. They spent about a week together while the new surgical team was briefed on […]

The tax man maileth: Fayette tax bills have been delivered to thousands of residents

The tax man maileth: Fayette tax bills have been delivered to thousands of residents

School taxes cut in half for one-quarter of all residential properties It’s that time of year for one of life’s certainties — the taxes part. Fayette County property tax bills by the thousands have shown up in residents’ mailboxes in the past several days. Property owners across Fayette County saw significant increases in this year’s […]

Tyrone downtown development possibilities unfold

Tyrone downtown development possibilities unfold

The Tyrone Town Council on Sept. 21 got a look at possible enhancements to the downtown area that stemmed from citizen requests during the recent comprehensive plan update. Planning and Zoning Director Phillip Trocquet said the town applied to the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Fellowship for assistance after citizen input was received and the update to […]