Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

  Fayette County Director of Building Safety Joe Scarborough addresses the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. What would likely have been the most contentious of the agenda items at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was one dealing with a discussion and potential action related to complaints and investigation of the working […]

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

  Members of the Fayette County Commission include, from left, commissioners Chuck Oddo, Steve Brown, Randy Ognio and Charles Rousseau. Chairman Eric Maxwell was absent. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was loaded with agenda items that included killing a roundabout proposal, additional consultation with Fayetteville on an annexation request, […]

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

70 pages of complaints and internal probes of county’s 9-1-1 center to be discussed (download link below) Some dirty laundry is likely to be aired out at Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, at the insistence of one commissioner and with the displeasure of at least two others. Included in the lengthy agenda packet for […]

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Calls for County Administrator Rapson’s resignation; Vice Chairman Ognio says Brown broke law in accessing disciplinary file of 9-1-1 director During an extraordinary called meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m., Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Randy Ognio and Commissioner Steve Brown shouted at each other several times during an acrimonious one-hour session with one agenda item: […]

Gift of mercy to suffering Puerto Rico from the Kamal family

Gift of mercy to suffering Puerto Rico from the Kamal family

People have different holiday traditions. Some spend that time in the same place every year with the same people. Others venture to new locales, finding exotic ways to share treasured family time. When the children in the Kamal family returned to school after Christmas break, they no doubt had some unique stories to tell. Above, Carson […]

Life of former PTC resident Kim Pace claimed in African paragliding accident, legacy lives on

Life of former PTC resident Kim Pace claimed in African paragliding accident, legacy lives on

Former Peachtree City resident and BlueSky Global Ministries founder Kim Pace with a few of the many children she worked with in Africa since 2001. Photo/The Pace Family. Update: The memorial service for Kim Pace to be held in Kenya on Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. Eastern time will be live-streamed at http://youtu.be/cHFoNczmd71 Original story: […]

Board honors Fayette’s first woman county commissioner

Board honors Fayette’s first woman county commissioner

Long-time Fayette County resident Rose Marie Harper (center) was honored Jan. 11 by the Fayette County Commission for her service to the county. Commissioners noted her tireless work on behalf of citizens, her service 40 years ago as the county’s first elected Republican and first female county commissioner, and her work, along with her husband, […]

Bald eagle pair build lake house

Bald eagle pair build lake house

Photographer and Peachtree City resident Dan Nelson has a way of catching the bald eagles flying around the city in dramatic fashion. Also possessing significant knowledge about the feathery family that has taken up residence here, Nelson shared an abundance of information on the eagles and their “home life” on the shores of Lake McIntosh […]

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Monday

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Monday

  Fayette County and Coweta County schools will be closed Monday.  Both schools systems Sunday night advised that schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 due to expected winter weather conditions. The decision to close schools was made in the interest of the safety of students and employees, and follows a winter weather advisory issued by […]

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