Fayette E-SPLOST YES carries 2-to-1; Peachtree City runoffs for mayor, Post 3

Fayette E-SPLOST YES carries 2-to-1; Peachtree City runoffs for mayor, Post 3

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — With all 12 Peachtree City precincts reporting, the voters have put incumbent Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and former City Councilman Eric Imker into a December runoff  to decide which one will lead the city in January. Fleisch recorded 2,517 votes (43.25%) while Imker received 1,799 votes (30.92%). Third-place finisher Dar Thompson had […]

Election night results for Fayette, Coweta races

Election night results for Fayette, Coweta races

Vote totals Nov. 7, 2017 as of  7:43 p.m. Fayetteville Post 4 Hoffman — 349 (63.45%) Nolan — 131 (23.82%) Paige — 66 (12%) ================= PTC mayor Fleisch — 1151 (49.02%) Imker — 711 (30.28%) Thompson — 484 (20.61%) ================== PTC Post 3 Logsdon — 692 (31.8%) Madden — 872 (40.07%) Toussaint — 608 (27.94%) […]

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

  A complaint by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) about East Coweta High School football coach John Small praying with players after a recent game was followed by school system employees receiving guidance clarifying federal law, stating that employees cannot participate in any student-initiated or student-led prayer. The issue began, according to FFRF, […]

4-way stop sign goes up at crash-prone Goza Rd.-Antioch Rd. intersection

4-way stop sign goes up at crash-prone Goza Rd.-Antioch Rd. intersection

The Fayette County Commission on Oct. 26 approved the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Antioch Road and Goza Road in south Fayette which will serve as an interim, ongoing safety measure. Commissioners approved the measure on a 5-0 vote. The four-way stop is expected to be installed as early as this […]

New animal shelter fees are a real bargain, Fayette officials contend

New animal shelter fees are a real bargain, Fayette officials contend

The Fayette County Animal Shelter has announced new fees associated with spaying and neutering when animals are being adopted. Above, this dog house was positioned outside the meeting chambers of the Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 as animal advocates inside the building asked that an animal shelter advisory board be established. Photo/Ben Nelms. Staff […]

Peachtree City Post Office service issues draw congressman’s attention

Peachtree City Post Office service issues draw congressman’s attention

Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) on Oct. 19 announced an action plan to address ongoing problems at the Peachtree City Post Office. The Congressman’s staff has been meeting with local and federal officials to rectify these issues since March of this year. The plan will correct ongoing complaints lodged by residents including: • Poor facility conditions, […]

Residents quiz candidates for PTC Council at Rotary Club forum

Residents quiz candidates for PTC Council at Rotary Club forum

All agree traffic is problem, but no specific solutions proposed The Peachtree City Rotary Club on Oct. 26 held a forum that featured three candidates for Peachtree City mayor and the three candidates for the Post 3 council seat. Billed as a community service event, the “Get Out the Vote” forum featured Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, […]

Fayetteville candidates at forum spell out their visions for the city

Fayetteville candidates at forum spell out their visions for the city

Turn on the television, and you’re likely to be assaulted by a divisive political debate. But on a picture-perfect autumn evening in Fayetteville, civility and politeness were the rules of the day. The Oct. 23 forum at the Fayette County Public Library featured the three candidates for the City Council’s lone contested race. Candidates Rich […]