Georgia State Police Chief Joseph Spillane was cited on June 19 in Fayetteville for DUI and other charges. Spillane, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane and open container, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said the charges resulted when Spillane was pulled over on a […]
The June 20 amendment of two conditions from a 2015 rezoning of more than 1,000 acres off Interstate 85 at U.S. Highway 29 in Newnan is expected to lead to the initial development of 2.1 million sq. ft. in the large Bridgeport industrial area. The Coweta County Commission on June 20 agreed to amend two […]
The June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission came with the adoption of a $50 million general fund budget. The best news coming from the meeting is that commissioners again this year are expected to rollback the millage rate in August. Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]
A June 22 workshop on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget had the Peachtree City Council receiving a projection that the millage rate be lowered by .254 mills. Presented by City Manager Jon Rorie and city staff, the budget is proposed to include approximately $34.88 million in revenues and approximately $34.47 million in expenditures. The […]
Fayetteville’s staff and City Council are currently holding staff meetings to get further input on this year’s proposed $13.5 million general fund budget. “This is a conservative budget,” said Finance Director Mike Bush, when he rolled out the facts and figures to the City Council June 15. While he said county tax officials said Fayetteville’s […]
Georgia Military College Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue meets with Fayetteville and Fayette County public safety staff at the school’s First Responders Day event held June 15 at the Fayetteville campus. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Georgia Military College in Fayetteville on June 15 held its inaugural First Responder Day Recognition and Appreciation event. GMC Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue said the occasion will become an annual event. The event served a dual-purpose that combined the recognition day with a mock drill scenario for training purposes. “Since our opening on […]
The proposed East Village development in Senoia has now cleared one objection the city had previously voiced. Developer Dennis Drewyer appeared at the Senoia City Council meeting Monday night and announced the city had obtained a right of way easement on Ga. Highway 85. Originally proposed in mid-2016, McIntosh Trail Properties proposed 245 homes for […]
UPDATE – 7:15 p.m.: The name of the deceased homeowner and the names of the two men in custody have been released by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased homeowner was identified as 74-year-old Albert E. DeMagnus. DeMagnus is listed on the Ga. Secretary of State website as the CEO, CFO and Secretary of […]
Members of the Peachtree City Planning Commission include, from left, J.T. Rabun, Jack Bernard, Chairman Frank Destadio, Aaron Daily and Lisa Curtis. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Conceptual plat plans for two phases of the Everton subdivision in the West Village got mixed reviews by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on June 12. One of the items was approved while other failed to get an OK. It was noted at the meeting that no project representatives were in attendance. City planning staff […]
The wait for relief from traffic back-ups at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way may be coming to an end. Intersection work was approved on June 15 by the Peachtree City Council and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31. The council unanimously approved a $150,000 contribution from the Georgia […]