Fayette votes $15 million for new public safety radio system

Fayette votes $15 million for new public safety radio system

The Fayette County Commission on a 3-0 vote on July 12 approved the purchase of a $14.9 million public safety radio system funded by SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues. The system was previously estimated to cost $18.2 million. The bid by E.F. Johnson was $10.6 million less than that of Motorola Solutions […]

What are we getting for our money, Peachtree City asks FCDA

What are we getting for our money, Peachtree City asks FCDA

Representatives of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) on July 10 gave the Peachtree City Council an overview of revenue rationale set to begin its third year. Peachtree City’s contribution previously increased to $146,000 from $80,000, and with it came a switch from a business retention staff to a full-service development authority. Above, FCDA Chairman Darryl […]

Court-ordered Ebenezer Road residential rezoning delayed until August

Court-ordered Ebenezer Road residential rezoning delayed until August

A residential rezoning request denied in July 2016 and back before the Fayette County Commission after Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards decided in favor of the developer was tabled at the July 12 commission meeting. The item will be considered at the Aug. 23 meeting. Above, Fayette County commissioners at the July 12 meeting […]

Fayetteville firefighter Weller receives national award

Fayetteville firefighter Weller receives national award

Fayetteville firefighter and paramedic Jody Weller was awarded the VFW National Firefighter Award at the June 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Weller is the third city firefighter to receive the prestigious award. Pictured, from left, are Councilman Harlan Shirley, Mayor Ed Johnson, VFW Post 3650 representative Martin Sas, VFW Post 3650 representative William […]

Fayette OKs 3 Sumner Road residential lots

Fayette OKs 3 Sumner Road residential lots

A triangular-shaped parcel near the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road east of Peachtree City was approved for three residential lots on June 28 by the Fayette County Commission. The 4-0 vote came after a brief discussion. Chairman Eric Maxwell was not at the meeting. At 3.4 acres, the owner requested rezoning from […]

No longer interim, Joan Young named CEO of Fayette Development Authority

No longer interim, Joan Young named CEO of Fayette Development Authority

What began with Joan Young (photo above) filling an interim position as president of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) in 2015 has now transitioned into a permanent position. The FCDA board on June 28 voted to hire Young as president and CEO. “The board is delighted to make this official,” said FCDA Chairman Darryl […]

Fayette’s overall health score ranked 4th in Ga., 33% obese

Fayette’s overall health score ranked 4th in Ga., 33% obese

The Fayette County Board of Health is involved in the effort to gain Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation status for District 4 of the state Department of Public Health (DPH) of which it is a part. Only four departments of districts statewide are currently accredited. Fayette County Environmental Health Manager Robert Kurbes said the […]

Future Crosstown Road roundabout approved

Future Crosstown Road roundabout approved

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Fayette County and Peachtree City dealing the future Crosstown Drive roundabout was adopted by the Fayette County Commission on June 28. The vote by the commission was 4-0. Chairman Eric Maxwell was not at the meeting. The Peachtree City Council on May 17 adopted a resolution for an IGA with […]

Movies and more coming to Tyrone in a big way

Movies and more coming to Tyrone in a big way

Film studios, restaurants, theater, retail, offices, 121 residential units planned for 105 acres along Hwy. 74 Update – July 12: The original story noted project plans which included apartments and townhomes. Project representative Nathan Dockery subsequently stated that, “The DRI (development of regional impact) document for our project inaccurately refers to our Loft Residences as ‘Apartments.’ […]

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