Newnan, Coweta County impose weather-related curfew

Newnan, Coweta County impose weather-related curfew

  Fayette County Sheriff Babb snapped this photo at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday along Ga. Highway 92 North in Fayetteville. “If you think it’s safe to drive, everything that’s white where this photo was taken and looks like slush, is actually ice.” Photo/Sheriff Barry Babb. Coweta County and the City of Newnan have imposed a […]

Fayetteville Council considers ‘limited pour’ alcohol licenses

Fayetteville Council considers ‘limited pour’ alcohol licenses

Westside annexation of 24 acres abutting Pinewood Studios on Thursday agenda Alcohol and annexation are on Fayetteville’s City Council agenda for Thursday night. Both items are first reads and will receive a final vote at a future meeting. The amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance establishes procedures for limited pour licenses. The reason for the […]

Fayette commissioners adopt resolution supporting state religious freedom bill

Fayette commissioners adopt resolution supporting state religious freedom bill

Sen. Marty Harbin Support for the religious freedom bill in the current session of the Georgia General Assembly was on the agenda at the Jan. 11 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners following a wealth of public comments advocating for both sides of the issue, voted 4-1 to support the bill sponsored by state […]

Tyrone Mayor Dial’s state of the town address: ‘The best year in our history’

Tyrone Mayor Dial’s state of the town address: ‘The best year in our history’

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial (photo above) on Jan. 4 delivered the annual State of the Town address, in which he addressed issues such as the local economy, public safety and future development. Dial described 2017 as “an excellent year for our town. As the economy continues to strengthen, we are able to provide a better […]

Authority actively driving changes to downtown Fayetteville

Authority actively driving changes to downtown Fayetteville

Property acquisitions by the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority in recent years brought additional businesses to the downtown area. Those efforts continued in 2017 and are expected to see results in 2018, especially in the area between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue immediately west of downtown. Above, Downtown Development Director Brian Wismer. File photo. Downtown Development […]

Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Fayetteville in 2017 “inundated” with construction proposals The evolution of Fayetteville continued in 2017 with the first residences at the upscale Pinewood Forrest coming out of the ground and with a number of development proposals around the city. Mayor Ed Johnson (photo above) said 2018 is likely to bring even more change, including the adoption […]

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Changes ahead for remaining industrial land? Fayette County’s largest municipality will focus on redevelopment of “old” Peachtree City, from its busiest intersection eastward to City Hall, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said in her annual State of the City address at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Above, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, center, […]

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