Fayette pet adoption fees will triple for cats, quadruple for dogs

Fayette pet adoption fees will triple for cats, quadruple for dogs

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 15 voted to install sewer at the country animal shelter, to raise the operational capacity to 85 percent and to amend the animal ordinance to begin spay and neutering services. Commissioner Steve Brown made a motion to fund the design and installation of a sewer gravity line to connect […]

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Issues with the now-controversial mural behind the dais at Tyrone Town Hall, and the Sept. 7 decision to keep the mural denoting portions of the town’s history, have generated comments by Fayette NAACP President Terrence Williamson and state Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone). Both Williamson and Jackson wrote letters to the editor. Commenting on the Sept. […]

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Tropical Storm Irma struck the area on Sept. 11, leaving significant areas of Fayetteville without power. During the storm and after, there was plenty of work for local law enforcement. There was also a different type of response on Sept. 13 beyond downed power lines and vehicle accidents. Police department spokesman Mike Whitlow said a […]

Fayette fast-tracks Antioch-Goza intersection upgrades

Fayette fast-tracks Antioch-Goza intersection upgrades

Ongoing issues with the intersection of Goza and Antioch roads in south Fayette County led to a Sept. 15 vote to fast-track evaluation and design improvements for the intersection. Though more than $1 million was allocated for the intersection improvement project on the 2017 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) list, only $80,250 was […]

Fayette OKs look at multi-use bridge across Sandy Creek

Fayette OKs look at multi-use bridge across Sandy Creek

A concept study for a multi-use bridge along Veterans Parkway over Sandy Creek and funding for the final project was approved Sept. 15 by the Fayette County Commission. Public Works Director Phil Mallon told commissioners that, as part of the 2013 Annexation Consent Agreement with Fayetteville for the Pinewood Atlanta Studios development, Fayette County agreed […]

Fayetteville to study Hwy. 54 pedestrian bridge

Fayetteville to study Hwy. 54 pedestrian bridge

In its ongoing quest to create more options for connectivity in the city, the Fayetteville City Council will consider an agreement with DOT to build a pedestrian crossing at Lester Road and Ga. Highway 54, near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The project is funded through the Federal Transportation Enhancement program and dispersed through the GDOT in […]

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Chief Ranger Terry Quigley gave the annual forestry report to the Coweta County Commission on Sept. 7. The forestry unit covers 327,074 forested acres in Coweta, Fayette and south Fulton counties. Reporting at the Sept. 7 commission meeting, Quigley said Coweta from July 2016 through June 2017 had 33 wildfires that burned 116 acres. Nearly […]

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

One of the largest developments proposed in the county received a unanimous approval Thursday night from the Fayetteville City Council, with hardly any discussion. 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. Trammell’s tract was tabled Thursday night, but […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

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