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Preparing to sand those icy roads

Preparing to sand those icy roads

Fayette County Public Works was busy Monday loading sand and salt destined for the roadways in the county and cities in preparation for the mid-week ice storm. Driver Harvey West is set to dump a load of sand as Eddie McEachern (at right) looks on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette talks about using $800K in stormwater fees for new park

Resident questions $1.4M dam repair for ‘park’ on privately-owned lake

The “Plan B” for funding stormwater repairs in unincorporated Fayette County will get a kick-start with $2 million loaned from the general fund to address projects that cause flooding which endangers life or property.

The money, approved for spending by the Fayette County Commission on Jan. 23, will be paid back from future bond financing. That bond will be paid back with revenues from the county’s stormwater utility, which began charging fees in 2012. Read More»

Fayette Commission to ponder court's district voting map Tues.

Fayette Commission to ponder court's district voting map Tues.

The Fayette County Commission will meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. in executive session to discuss its response to a proposed district voting map proffered by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten. Read More»

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta thanks a nurse

Coweta County Nurse Manager Alice Jackson will soon retire after serving for 23 years with the Coweta County Health Dept. Jackson on Jan. 23 received a proclamation from the Coweta County Commission honoring her service to the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

East Point congregation relocating to Coweta

A church operating in East Point for more than a half century got its wish last week and was granted a conditional use permit to build a new building on U.S. Highway 29 near Arbor Springs Plantation and move the congregation to Coweta County.

County Planning Director Robert Tolleson said East Point-based Southwest Christian Church is acquiring property on Hwy. 29 to the north and east of Arbor Springs Plantation and is proposing to build the facility in phases. Read More»

New Fayette district voting map is proposed

A proposed new district map for the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education proposed by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten. The pdf was provided by Fayette County. That pdf — which may be magnified — is attached as a file to this story.

Timing a concern as qualifying starts March 3 for two county commission posts and two school board seats

A proposed new district map for the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education, crucial to enacting district voting here, has been proposed by a U.S. District Judge.

The new map is necessary to comply with the May decision of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy C. Batten which declared the county’s former at-large voting system violated the federal Voting Rights Act.

[View that pdf by clicking on the "attachment" below.] Read More»

All Fayette students home by 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; all county roads passable but dangerous

“Our Public Safety and Emergency Management folks did a great job coordinating this effort and our response. I’m told that all Fayette roads, though dangerous, are passable except Kite Lake Trail,” Fayette County Administrator Rapson reported to the Fayette County commissioners via email at 1 p.m. Jan. 29.

“State DOT has one truck operating on state highways; our Road Department is monitoring county roads; EOC remains up and operational; Piedmont Fayette has its command center open and functioning; Fire and EMS is running below average call volume at this time as a result of low traffic volumes,” Rapson said.

“Sunlight is helping roads considerably but we’re saving remaining salt for evening and tomorrow morning,” Rapson said. Read More»

Coweta cancels classes Tuesday and Wednesday

Coweta County school officials at 9 p.m. Monday announced that schools will be closed for students on Tuesday. Staff should report as normal. Read More»

Court proposes new map for district voting

Commission to meet tomorrow and discuss response to map; court hearing set Feb. 18

A new district map to implement Fayette County’s new district voting format has been proposed by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten.

A special called meeting of the Fayette County Commission slated for today at 4 p.m. to discuss the map in executive session has been POSTPONED due to weather and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. Read More»

Republicans honor MLK, Jr.

Republicans honor MLK, Jr.

Tyrone Jones, first vice chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, gave remarks Monday at a reception the party threw to recognize the civil rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. immediately following the parade and ceremony hosted by the Fayette County Chapter of the NAACP. Jones said he remembered learning about Dr. King as a child, and he underlined King’s belief that our nation is not separated based on party-centric political beliefs, but moreso that “We are all children of God,” regardless of race, creed or color. Read More»

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