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No answers in voting rights lawsuit

Fayette Commission, School Board mum on NAACP vote challenge; funding may drive settlement

Will 10 elected officials surrender or will they litigate?

And will money — or the lack of it — become the deciding factor in the biggest voting rights case ever to hit Fayette County? Read More»

Fayette accepts $1 million grant for emergency operations center

Fayette County officials formally announced Dec. 15 that the county won a $1 million grant to construct a new emergency operations center.

The existing EOC is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville and is widely seen as being susceptible should a disaster strike in the area. Ideally, the EOC should be located on ground level for safety purposes, officials said. Read More»

Big month for Zac Brown: County OKs summer camp

Former summer camp counselor Zac Brown, who grew up to be a Grammy-award-winning musician, was all smiles after his Camp Southern Ground won a unanimous rezoning approval from the Fayette County Commission Thursday night. In addition, the Zac Brown Band’s single, “Keep Me in Mind,” is number one on the Billboard Country Songs chart this week. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County is on its way to getting a bona-fide small scale “tourist” attraction: a summer camp nestled on a 494-acre tract off Ebenezer Church Road.

Instead of roller coasters and kiddie rides, there will be horse-riding, swimming, hiking and a ropes course.

What will make Camp Southern Ground unique is its target audience: a diverse group of campers, particularly those with a variety of special needs such as academic, social and emotional difficulties. Read More»

Summer camp gets zoning OK from Fayette County Commission

Camp Southern Ground will help special needs children here in Fayette County

With a standing-room only crowd watching, a children’s camp proposed for unincorporated Fayette County won a unanimous rezoning approval from the county commission Thursday night.
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Youth summer camp wins rezoning

A children’s camp proposed for unincorporated Fayette County won a unanimous rezoning approval from the county commission tonight.

Camp Southern Ground, championed by Fayette resident and award winning musician Zac Brown and his wife Shelly, a Fayette County native, will be located on a 494-acre tract in unincorporated Fayette County off Ebenezer Church Road. Read More»

Special needs camp on Fayette Commission’s agenda Thursday

Critics of rezoning decry traffic, noise impact on rural area

There is expected to be some contention Thursday night when the Fayette County Commission considers a rezoning to allow a camp for special needs youth on a 494-acre tract in unincorporated Fayette County off Ebenezer Church Road. Read More»

DOT OKs fix for Hwy. 85, Bernhard Rd.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved a $2.16 million contract to improve the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 south and Bernhard Road in south Fayette County.

The project will involve grading improvements and a realignment of the road among other changes. The contract was awarded to E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. of Snellville.

The bid award was announced by DOT Friday. The project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30, 2012.

Coweta Commission denies home kennel request

There was plenty of comment from both sides on the issue of the conditional use permit request by Cannongate Village subdivision resident Susan Abrams and Casa Canine, LLC to continue to have her dog boarding service in her home. But after those comments the Coweta County Commission on Nov. 15 voted unanimously to deny the request, giving Abrams until Dec. 5 to vacate all the boarded dogs. Read More»

Fayette Commission scratches head over ‘sagging’ ban

Several residents have asked the Fayette County Commission to outlaw pants “sagging,” a fashion style paraded by young men that leaves some or much of their underwear exposed in the rear.

But one man’s fashion is another’s faux pas, at least judging by the four people who spoke against sagging. Each of them urged the commission to enact an ordinance similar to those used by other communities. They said they have seen youths with saggy pants in several places in the community. Read More»

Fayette gets $950K grant to build new emergency center

Fayette County has been selected to receive a $950,000 federal grant to build a new emergency operations center in downtown Fayetteville.

The news was announced at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Currently, the emergency operations center is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville.

The existing EOC area represents a potential problem should hazardous weather strike in the area, as it is partly encased in glass and it is also vulnerable because it is not located on ground level, county officials have said. Read More»

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