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Cross-county carting ahead?

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Fayette may allow 15-year-old drivers in unincorporated county

A proposal to update the golf cart regulations for unincorporated Fayette County, allowing 15-year-olds to drive solo if they have a learner’s permit, will be considered Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

Along with the new regulations will be a $15 fee every three years for unincorporated county residents to register their golf cart, with the idea they will be able to drive it in Peachtree City and Tyrone as well without having to register their cart in either city. Read More»

Home rental causes problems for neighbors on Adams Court

A handful of residents on Adams Court in unincorporated Fayette County asked the county commission Feb. 27 for help with problems stemming from a neighbor who rents out his property to large gatherings such as family reunions and the like.

Their pleas came as the commission heard a staff presentation on short-term rentals and the problems they can cause to local neighborhoods.

The neighbors on Adams Court recalled one time when a “biker gang” rented the home and caused a nuisance to neighbors on the street. Read More»

Fayette appeals district voting

The Fayette County Commission is petitioning the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in an effort to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that forced district voting to elect commissioners and board of education members in future elections.

The board of education last week voted 3-1 to also appeal the case, but for now district voting remains in play for the current 2014 election season. Read More»

Coweta lures bottled water company, adding 40 jobs

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California-based Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will open a new 450,000 sq. ft. facility in late 2014 and create 40 initial jobs in Coweta County.

The new facility represents a $52 million investment located in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. Expected to be completed later this year, the Niagara facility will package and distribute private label bottled water for its customers as well as the Niagara label, according to Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright. Read More»

Coweta nursery to be reborn as a contractor yard

A proposal to rezone five acres on Ga. Highway 16 East near the Orchard Hills Golf Club to Light Industrial (LM) was approved March 18 by the Coweta County Commission. The former Andy’s Nursery property will be converted to a contractor yard by applicant Chad Caldwell. Read More»

BoE makes case for district appeal

Fayette County Board of Education members (clockwise from top left) Barry Marchman, Chair Marion Key, Leonard Presberg and Bob Todd. Photo composite/The CItizen.

County Commission poised to join in

One local government has made the decision to appeal the recent district voting decision ordered by a federal court judge, and another is expected to join that attempt.

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the mid-February decision by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten that set aside Fayette’s long-standing at-large voting format. Read More»

Fayette studies changes to golf cart rules; solo 15-year-olds could drive

Changes are afoot for the golf cart ordinance governing unincorporated Fayette County. At its March 27 meeting, the county commission is expected to adopt a new ordinance that would “more closely mirror the existing ordinance in Peachtree City.” Read More»

Fayette Commission to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Commission will be filing its formal appeal of a federal judge's decision in May 2013 to toss out at-large voting in favor of district voting, The Citizen learned Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

Coweta Commission honored for ‘pro business’ actions

The Coweta County Commission received one of the 2013 Prosperity Awards presented on March 5 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The award was given for “positive actions” of the Board of Commissioners in the areas such as impact fee elimination, industrial development and transportation planning. Chairman Blackburn (center) is seen with Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby (left) and 2013 Chamber Board Chair Dean Jackson. Photo/Special.

Year-round haunted house gets Coweta nod

The Coweta County Commission by a 4-1 vote on March 4 approved a request by the “13 Stories” haunted house venue off Ga. Highway 16 that provides for year-round operation and removes an earlier requirement that an off-duty sheriff’s deputy be positioned in the nearby residential area to screen traffic approaching the business. Read More»

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