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Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Coweta 911 dispatchers recognized

Members of the Coweta County 911 dispatcher team attended the April 1 meeting of the Coweta County Commission to be recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Pictured in front from left are Chana Harris, Kayla Markward and Arlene Whisenhunt; back row, from left, Joshua Richmond, Clarissa Hutson, Holly Smith and Commissioner Rodney Brooks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Speed zone flashers will be installed near school

An April 1 move by the Coweta County Commission was designed enhance safety conditions on Ga. Highway 34 at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School by installing additional school speed zone flashers in the median area.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary is located east of the intersection of Hwy. 34 and Andrew Bailey Road. Those who customarily travel Hwy. 34 are aware of the significant traffic volumes found on the main roadway linking Coweta County and Fayette County. Read More»

The ABC’s of a bond communication issue

Soundstages 1 and 2 and the associated production office at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.Photo/Ben Nelms.

It seems that the $52 million in Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) industrial revenue bonds issued in December for Phase 1 of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios project came as a surprise to some local elected officials. To get a handle on who knew about the bonds and when, The Citizen posed those questions to outgoing FCDA President and CEO Matt Forshee. Read More»

Multiple split precincts to challenge Fayette voters

Where’s your district? New district voting map means voters need to do their homework

Fayette voters in nine different precincts are likely to have questions about which of the new geographic voting districts they live in, especially whether they will even get to vote on the two county commission and two board of education races. Read More»

Fayette to revamp development authority with 5 new members

The Fayette County Commission on Thursday will appoint five brand-new — and younger — members to the nine-member Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Fayette presses F’ville for fire dept. consolidation

A Fayetteville Fire Department unit assists the county during a fire last week on Lees Mill Road. Photo/John Munford.

Uniting county, F’ville city fire units a ‘wash’ on taxes, county mgr. says

A proposal to consolidate the Fayetteville and Fayette County fire departments is being floated again by county officials. Read More»

Central Class of ’64 recognized

Central Class of ’64 recognized

John Kirkland, a member of the 1964 graduating class of Central High School in Newnan, stands with Coweta County Commissioner Al Smith after receiving an April 1 proclamation recognizing the former students’ 50th reunion. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Surprise: Fayette spends $1.4 million for East Bypass

The men who were elected mainly on the basis of their opposition to the West Fayetteville Bypass have now become supporters of the East Fayetteville Bypass.

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday night to spend $1.42 million to acquire a large tract of land deemed necessary for construction of the East Bypass. Read More»

Fayette Comm. says yes to 15-year-old golf cart drivers

Cart owners in unincorporated Fayette must pay $15 for new decal

New rules adopted by the Fayette County Commission March 27 will allow 15-year-olds to drive a golf cart solo if they have a learner’s permit.

While part of the impetus is an effort to allow golf carts to be driven to Starr’s Mill High School, that is not in the immediate offing due to the lack of a cart path leading to the school. The school also does not yet have a separate parking lot for golf carts similar to the one built several years ago at McIntosh High School. Read More»

NAACP threatens bigger legal bills if county, BoE pursue district voting appeal

The district voting lawsuit filed by the National NAACP will turn out to be a costly one for local taxpayers, and it’s not over yet, as appeals are being filed seeking to overturn the ruling.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is seeking nearly $850,000 in attorneys fees and costs for its share of the litigation, according to a court filing late last week. The funds would come from the two co-defendants in the case: the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

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