Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Williams, Oddo wanted rollback; majority disagreed A split City Council Friday voted 3-to-2 to increase taxes on property owners in the city. After discussion, Councilman Jim Williams made a motion to roll back the millage rate, and Councilman Paul Oddo seconded the motion, but it failed on a 2-3 vote with council members Harlan Shirley, […]

Fayette County Development Authority wants 267-acre business park in west Fayetteville

Fayette County Development Authority wants 267-acre business park in west Fayetteville

The Fayetteville City Council will get its first look Thursday at a proposed business park that could reshape the western side of the city and the middle of Fayette County. The 267-acre site near Veterans Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 includes 21 acres owned by Jan Trammell that would require annexing into the city. The […]

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Making a difference: How you can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas Like everyone around our nation and the world, Fayette Countians have been captivated and haunted by the scenes of destruction in Texas. Many of us have family and friends in the disaster zone, and all of us want to help. Locally, we […]

Former principal says resigned Whitewater HS teacher victim of ‘social terrorism’

Former principal says resigned Whitewater HS teacher victim of ‘social terrorism’

The recent resignation by Whitewater High School teacher Joshua Hitson following allegations about him on the Atlanta Antifascists website has drawn a response from former Whitewater Principal Roy Rabold. That response was leveled at what Rabold believes was the real intention behind the group’s claims — social terrorism. Above, Roy Rabold, earlier this year before […]

PTC Council to consider new rules about special events held in the city

PTC Council to consider new rules about special events held in the city

The Sept. 7 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will include topics relating to special events held in the city. A public hearing will be conducted pertaining to an amendment to the zoning ordinance dealing with the creation of a special events permit. The council is also tentatively set to review the budget for the […]

Peachtree City planners OK 2 buildings for Hwy. 74 business park

Peachtree City planners OK 2 buildings for Hwy. 74 business park

Aberdeen Parkway to get 2-story office building A conceptual site plan intended to lead to the construction of two warehouse/office buildings at the South 74 Business Park was approved Aug. 28 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The request was approved by a 4-0 vote, with elevations to be presented at a later date. Above, […]

Working ranch transforms into place of healing

Working ranch transforms into place of healing

It is a different kind of therapy, one that has Coweta County-based nonprofit Family Patterns Matter teamed with Carroll County’s Waypoint Ranch to serve at-risk children. Family Patterns Matter focuses on generational patterns in families, works with families that are underserved and children who are at risk of failure in school and in life, said […]

Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Ongoing issues with the intersection of Goza and Antioch roads in south Fayette County led to four motions at the Aug. 24 meeting of the Fayette County Commission designed to address short- and long-term solutions. The commission approved four motions designed to address the collision issues raised by commissioners, county staff and citizens at the […]