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Fayette eyes commercial rezoning on Ellis Road

A proposed commercial rezoning on Ellis Road near the Fayette Pavilion will be considered by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

The .42-acre site is currently zoned for single-family residential development and is vacant. Owner Victor Clincy of Clincy Enterprises wants to build an office, retail or educational use for the site, though he may sell the lot as a commercial parcel to a potential buyer.

The area is designated for commercial use on the county’s comprehensive plan. Read More»

Director: Fayette water quality violations fixed, no health threat

The Fayette County Water System violated three state testing standards for disinfectant by-products as noted on the annual drinking water quality report sent to all county water customers.

The good news is that the violations don’t pose a health risk and changes to the treatment process have brought the county back into compliance, according to Water System Director Lee Pope. The decision was made to alter the order of when chemicals are applied, which helped the numbers in question drop. Read More»

Brown: East Fayette Bypass needed to ease F’ville traffic

The East Fayetteville Bypass may be coming closer to reality ... and some might consider it a necessity, with the state’s plans to widen Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville into Jonesboro and also McDonough Road from Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville into Lovejoy planned to be built in the next 15 years. Read More»

F’ville fire vote may cost city $900,000 in road funds

Fayette declines to help pay for Hwy.92/85 traffic realignment cost increases after 3-to-2 anti-consolidation vote Read More»

Brown wins his PTC district; Harbin, Studdard in runoff for Ga. Senate

Confounding his vocal critics, Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in Tuesday Republican voting overpowered two former mayors of Peachtree City to win the Post 3 slot without a runoff with a 52 percent total.

Brown has no Democrat opposition in November, so he is assured of another four years on the commission.
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No answer yet for Lake Peachtree

A definitive answer for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway, thus enabling the lake to be refilled with water, is likely several weeks away. Read More»

Fayette’s property values are on the upswing: 4%

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In terms of local economic news, the numbers on the 2014 Fayette County real property tax digest could hardly be better. After years of falling property values and a break-even year last year, the numbers for the value of all the county’s real property is showing a 4.04 percent increase this year, according to figures provided by the Fayette County Tax Assessor’s Office. Read More»

Fayette eyes office zone for 74S.

A proposal from Fayette County planning staff to designate 15 parcels on Ga. Highway 74 South for future office use will be considered Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

The tracts total about 68 acres and each one fronts Hwy. 74 with direct access. Of the parcels, four are undeveloped, 10 contain single-family residences and one has an existing child daycare facility, according to county staff. Read More»

3 ex-mayors questioned in Post 3 commission race

Fayette County Commission Post 3 candidates (L-R) Don Haddix, Steve Brown and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Three former Peachtree City mayors who are seeking election to the post 3 seat of the Fayette County Commission, which has the largest swath of city voters, were grilled Monday night at a forum hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party at City Hall.

Challengers Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon flanked incumbent Steve Brown at the dais, Read More»

Fayette to adopt lodging rules after problems arise

The Fayette County Commission is poised to adopt new regulations for tourist accommodations Thursday night, a response to pleas for help from a northwest Fayette neighborhood who had problems with a neighbor who has rented his home to large groups. Read More»

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