Early voting now underway in 3 Fayette locations

Early voting now underway in 3 Fayette locations

Early voting for the May 22 primary election is underway and will continue through May 18. There are three locations across Fayette County where ballots can be cast. Those include Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone. The advanced, in-person, voting schedule runs Monday-Friday through May 18, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Early voting will also […]

2 of 3 lieutenant governor candidates speak at Fayette forum

2 of 3 lieutenant governor candidates speak at Fayette forum

A forum for the Republican candidates in the race for lieutenant governor was held April 24 at the headquarters of the Fayette County Republican Party in Fayetteville. Above, Georgia lieutenant governor candidates Geoff Duncan (L) and David Shafer answer questions at the Fayette forum. Photo/Ben Nelms. Two of the three Republican candidates participated in the forum. […]

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City at crossroads? ‘We’re not as good as we think we are’

Peachtree City faces steep decline; thus, city council must study annexing into eastern Coweta to build new city center, high-tech corridor, says Dar Thompson, PTC business owner and former mayoral candidate — Click here for full video interview. To prevent an increasingly rapid decline in Peachtree City’s growth prospects, the city must look west to […]

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Employee info to be hidden from county agendas, website

Ognio prevails; Oddo calls it ethics issue; Maxwell, Rousseau go along; Brown vehemently objects to “tyranny” A March 22 motion by Commissioner Randy Ognio that Fayette County commissioners not post county employee personnel file information on commission agendas or on a website was approved on a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Steve Brown was opposed. Making the […]

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

To be contested: 3rd District U.S. House, Fayette Commission,  both school boards, 2 state Senate seats, 2 House posts Fayette and Coweta counties saw a flurry of qualifiers for the May 22 primaries and the Nov. 6 general election. Qualifying ended March 9, with numerous contested races in both counties. In Fayette, the District 3 […]

Retired Army Col. Gibbons to run for county commission

Retired Army Col. Gibbons to run for county commission

Retired U.S. Army Col. Edward “Edge” Gibbons (photo above) during public comments at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council announced his run for the District 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission as a Republican. Current District 3 Commissioner Steve Brown is in his second four-year term and has indicated on several […]

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Calls for County Administrator Rapson’s resignation; Vice Chairman Ognio says Brown broke law in accessing disciplinary file of 9-1-1 director During an extraordinary called meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m., Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Randy Ognio and Commissioner Steve Brown shouted at each other several times during an acrimonious one-hour session with one agenda item: […]

Board honors Fayette’s first woman county commissioner

Board honors Fayette’s first woman county commissioner

Long-time Fayette County resident Rose Marie Harper (center) was honored Jan. 11 by the Fayette County Commission for her service to the county. Commissioners noted her tireless work on behalf of citizens, her service 40 years ago as the county’s first elected Republican and first female county commissioner, and her work, along with her husband, […]