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Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Fayette expects pay hike, no property tax increase

A $46.7 million budget proposed for county government is expected to be adopted Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

There is no property tax increase proposed for the budget, but citizens nonetheless can have their say at a public hearing that will be part of Thursday’s regular commission meeting.

The budget includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all employees and another 2 percent one-time pay incentive for employees if their department meets budgeting guidelines and they are otherwise eligible. Read More»

Lake Peachtree dam repair to cost more, take longer

A June 19 photo shows Lake Peachtree as mostly grasslands with a lazy Flat Creek meandering through the sandy bottom. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Smaller ’08 F’ville dam repair costs exceeded $727K

The dam that holds back the water in Lake Peachtree has been newly classified as a “Category 1” dam by state regulators, and that will likely cause a further delay in refilling the lake. Read More»

Hwy. 34 intersection to get traffic light

A long-sought traffic signal on Ga. Highway 34 at Lora Smith Road moved closer to reality June 17 when the Coweta County Commission voted unanimously to fund the $182,000 project which has received approval by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

County director of transportation and engineering Tod Handley told commissioners the project at Hwy. 34 and Lora Smith Road which includes the installation of a traffic signal and a right-turn lane had been requested of DOT in previous years and came with a DOT denial. Read More»

Former golf course may house future public safety facility

A former golf course purchased by Fayette County officials for $1.42 million may end up as something other than part of the future East Fayetteville Bypass.

The county commission voted March 27 to purchase the land, in order to protect a future road path for the bypass — which would need a new stretch of road between Ga. Highway 54 to the north and County Line Road to the south. Read More»

Final hearing on Fayette’s $46.7M budget June 26

Without a property tax increase later this year, the county’s $46.7 million budget drew neither complaint nor praise from the public at the June 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission.

No one commented during the first of two public hearings on the proposal, but a second and final opportunity is slated for the commission’s June 26 meeting at 7 p.m. Read More»

County shifts fire coverage

There has been a small shift in fire coverage involving Fayette County and Fayetteville. The county has re-opened Station No. 4 across from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and has transferred the county ambulance to that station from its former location at the city fire department a few blocks to the west. As for future plans, the county said June 9 an operational plan is being finalized. Read More»

New delay for lake: dredging permit needed to continue

The defective Lake Peachtree spillway. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City residents who are displeased with the unsightly nature of the lowered Lake Peachtree are going to be disheartened. Read More»

PTC to Fayette: ‘Hurry up’ with lake repairs

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (R) and Councilman Mike King at a meeting earlier this year. Photo/John Munford.

County expects to wrap up evaluation of options the last week in July, but permits may provide further hurdles to overcome Read More»