Commission OKs rezoning for massive industrial development

A rezoning proposal that could lead to a 10 million sq. ft. industrial development on more than 1,000 acres off Interstate 85 and U.S.Highway 29 was approved Feb. 3 by the Coweta County Commission.

The Development of Regional Impact (DRI) proposal has already been approved by the Three Rivers Commission and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, said Coweta County Zoning Administrator Angela White. Read More»

Commission: ‘No comment’ on continuing district voting case

Nearly one month after a federal appeals court granted an appeal of a prior ruling mandating district voting in Fayette County, there is no word from the Board of Commissioners regarding how the county will proceed.

After an email sent to all five commissioners late last week inquiring about the county’s next move, the board was united in its response: “No comment.” Read More»

Fayette receives grant, continues Public Arts Committee

Fayette County is getting a $72,000 grant for its Juvenile Justice Center Delinquency and Prevention Treatment Program.

The funds, which were officially accepted by the Board of Commissioners at its Jan. 22 meeting, are coming from the state’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The purpose of the grant is to expand evidence-based services to a larger population of youth who are determined to be “low risk” based on the Department of Juvenile Justice’s Pre-Disposition Risk Assessment (PDRA), according to county officials. Read More»

Huge industrial center on next week's agenda

A public hearing on what is proposed to be a behemoth industrial development off Interstate 85 and U.S.Highway 29 southeast of Newnan will be held Feb. 3 at the meeting of the Coweta County Commission.

A rezoning request for than 1,000 acres of potential industrial property is the subject of an upcoming DRI (Development of Regional Impact) proposal that would create a new 10 million sq. ft. industrial center in Coweta County. Read More»

Commission recognizes foundation

 Pictured from left are board members Blake Bass, Glenn Flake and Chair Ginger Queener, Commissioner Rodney Brooks and board members Amy Sweet, Linda Dixon, Michael O’Brien, Jerry Davis and Jess Barron. Not pictured are board members Carson Sears, Crystal Boudreaux, Deidre Bembry, Gerald Walton, Herb Cranford, James Welden, LaVann Landrum, Matt Brass, Michelle Boyd, Richie Jackson, Scott Waller, Susan Paulk, Lorraine Cunanan and Tom Giffin. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Commission on Jan. 22 proclaimed February as Coweta Community Foundation Month as a way of recognizing the far-reaching efforts and actions of the organization.
The Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) was established in 1997 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

“CCF exists to help make the quality of life better for all Coweta County citizens,” said CCF Chair Ginger Queener. Read More»

A big thanks

A big thanks

Mel Hayden, right, accepted a proclamation from Coweta County Commission Chairman Tim Lassetter designating Jan. 21 as “Kiwanis International Day.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Clubs get a second look

Definitions and conditional uses for private hunting and fishing clubs were amended by the Coweta County Commission on Jan. 22.

While the general regulations in the ordinance did not change, county Planning Director Robert Tolleson told commissioners the aim of the amendment’s conditional uses was to clarify the distinction between definitions such as a public or private hunting or fishing club.

Commissioners agreed, and voted unanimously to adopt the proposed changes. Read More»

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

Fayette one bid closer to dredging Lake Peachtree

View of drained Lake Peachtree from May 2014.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a $1,449,140 bid for dredging at Lake Peachtree during its Jan. 22 regular meeting. Read More»

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