County

Coweta gets good planning award

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) on Sept. 30 announced Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

“Good planning by local communities is the hallmark of economic growth,” said Gretchen Corbin, DCA Gretchen Corbin. “These are communities that can serve as statewide models for others in how to actively and strategically implement a vision for the future.” Read More»

Comm. Barlow sounds off on golf cart reciprocity issue

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow. File photo.

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow said last Thursday that he does not share the position of some of his colleagues regarding the lack of a reciprocal golf cart agreement with Peachtree City.

Referring to a story that ran in The Citizen a few weeks ago, Barlow said he is not among the “county officials” who are “frustrated” with the situation. He spoke about the issue during his regular comment time at the most recent Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting. Read More»

Fayette Elections Board: NO Sunday voting here

Shutterstock early voting sign.

No action was taken by the Fayette County Board of Elections on a request by Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) to have polls open on Sunday, Oct. 26, for early voting.

Board members Addison Lester, Darryl Hicks and Chairman Marilyn Watts discussed the request at the Sept. 23 meeting, heard from a number of citizens who attended the meeting and reached a consensus that they did not have enough information to reach a decision on Fludd’s request. Read More»

BoC eyes $257K for athletic field lights

Shutterstock photo of a bank of field lights.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will consider spending $257,000 for lighting on two of McCurry Park’s athletic fields at Read More»

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

On the heels of the 200th anniversary of the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will give special attention to the national anthem at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Three representatives from McIntosh High School — Jackie Gray, Jennifer Kodak and TaNia Nash - will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” tomorrow night at the Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the county’s administrative complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Fayette County ethics board has vacancy

There is an open seat on the Fayette County Ethics Board for a three-year term that begins in early November.

The board is made up of three members and two alternate members, all of whom are volunteers, and meets on an as-needed basis but generally no more than once a year, according to county officials. Ethics board meetings take place at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville.

The seat in question is available for a term beginning Nov. 8 of this year and expiring Nov. 7, 2017. Read More»

County passes $65M budget

Coweta County commissioners adopted a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16 without using fund balance.

The FY 2015 budget is essentially the same as the FY 2014 budget and does not use any fund balance, said finance director Hans Wilson.

The $2.6 million increase in revenues over the $62.34 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

Commission remembers Cathy

Just days after Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passed away at the age of 93, his company’s Fayette County connection was recognized at the very beginning of last Thursday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

“One of south metropolitan Atlanta’s most notable people passed away this week. He was a remarkable man, and he will be missed,” said commission Chairman Steve Brown when speaking of Cathy. Read More»

Brown warns about unelected bosses in ARC’s ‘regionalism’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo.

Concerns about the potential unchecked power of regional governmental organizations have sparked no small amount of discussion among elected officials and Read More»

Fayette plans ‘Face-to-Face’ with leaders

Fayette County officials will present the second annual “Fayette: Face-to-Face” event Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Local citizens are invited to stop by and meet the county’s leadership team as well as representatives from all 27 county departments. Also in attendance will be members of city departments in Fayetteville as well as representatives of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County School System. Read More»

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