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Fayette Water Quality Improving

New Technology Shows Immediate Results

The Fayette County Water System is the first in Georgia and among only a handful in the nation to install new monitoring technology that provides immediate information on water quality, according to county officials.

"Operators must not only have the proper tools to treat the water effectively but they need laboratory equipment that provides them real time results, so adjustments can be made during treatment to allow them to produce the best water quality possible," Water System Director Lee Pope said. Read More»

Transportation guru honored

Transportation guru honored

Coweta County Transportation Manager Tavores Edwards was recently presented with the Georgia Transit Association’s (GTA) President’s Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated above and beyond commitment to the GTA, advancing transit issues in Georgia, and for being a transit champion in their community. Photo/Submitted.

Curve on Howard Road to be fixed

A road realignment project designed to straighten a curve on Howard Road in east Coweta to accommodate vehicles traveling at 35 miles per hour was approved Dec. 16 by the Coweta County Commission.

A portion of the road is situated in Senoia while the road section nearest to Ga. Highway 16 is situated in unincorporated Coweta County.

County Director of Transportation and Engineering Tod Handley said Howard Road serves as the primary employee and truck access for the Winpak plant in Senoia. Read More»

Fayette picks top county decorators

Public Works’ winning entry. Photo/Submitted.

One of the lighter moments of the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meetings saw some county employees recognized for their efforts to display the Christmas spirit in the workplace.

County Administrator Steve Rapson awarded the tax commissioner’s office and the public works department with the winning trophies in the county employees’ annual door decorating contest.

“We had a tie this year, and with ties there is always controversy,” Rapson said as he began explaining each entry’s highlights. Read More»

Mid-Fayette rezoning of 64 acres approved quietly

Fayette County Administrative Complex in Fayetteville. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners dealt with two rezoning requests at its Dec. 11 meeting with no public comment, not even from the applicants.

A petition from Davis, LLC and agent Rick Halbert for rezoning of 63.89 acres on Davis Road was unanimously approved. The property had previously been split into A-R and R-40 sections, and the new zoning will place the entire tract under the R-40 designation. Read More»

Fayette accommodates new generation of greenhouses

Shutterstock photo of temporary greenhouse.

There is more than one way to build a greenhouse.

While traditional permanent greenhouses have been regulated in county zoning ordinances for a long time, some confusion has arisen in recent months regarding popular temporary structures commonly known as hoop houses. These have been out of compliance in many cases, but changes to the ordinance at the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting have mostly addressed the issue. Read More»

Will judge hear voting lawsuit?

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Appeals court judges question whether district voting should be decided by a judge at a bench trial

Federal appeals court judges last week questioned whether the whole district voting lawsuit filed by the NAACP against Fayette County ought to be heard by a judge at a bench trial.

The appeal of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County was heard Dec. 10 at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. There is no established time frame for a decision on the appeal to be rendered. Read More»

Do you want a vote on what’s in your water?

Photo of anti-fluoridation march in San Francisco / miker / Shutterstock.com

County to send fluoride resolution to legislators

While not taking an official position on the use of fluoride in drinking water, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners took Read More»

Brown sworn in for second term

Brown sworn in for second term

Judge Ann Jackson of Probate Court of Fayette County administers the oath of office to Commissioner Steve Brown Dec. 15. This will be Brown’s second-term as the District 3 commissioner, representing Peachtree City. “I look forward to continuing our county’s success over the next four years,” said Brown. Photo/submitted by Fayette County.

Fayette legal expenses so far in lawsuit: $430,000

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is looking at legal expenses totaling more than $430,000 to date in its court case with the Ga. State Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) over district voting.

The commission on Dec. 12 released a statement saying that the county had recently received up-to-date billing statements from the attorneys hired to represent the county government in the NAACP district voting lawsuit.  Read More»

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