County

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

'Yes' vote by the county means no senior village

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County were presented Jan. 22 to the Coweta County Commission. When the lengthy discussion ended, the commission voted to approve 70 lots rather than the 137 requested and only one entrance rather than the two in the proposal.

The unanimous vote by commissioners essentially killed the proposal, with property co-owner Scott Baggarly after the meeting saying the reduction in the number of lots made the project economically unfeasible. Read More»

Fayette one bid closer to dredging Lake Peachtree

View of drained Lake Peachtree from May 2014.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a $1,449,140 bid for dredging at Lake Peachtree during its Jan. 22 regular meeting. Read More»

‘Consensus’ to be Oddo’s goal

Fayette County Commission Chairman Charles Oddo in a file photo.

Downplays Republican-Democrat divisions, hopes to push harmony

How much differently will the Fayette County Board of Commissioners conduct its business with Charles Oddo as chairman?

Not much, if Oddo has anything to say about it.

“Our goals and objectives don’t differ that much,” Oddo said in an interview Jan. 12 when comparing himself to the previous chairman, Steve Brown. “We both want what’s best for the county. I’m not planning on making wholesale changes, although I do want to do things a little bit differently.” Read More»

Cameras aid Coweta's police efforts

Sgt. Jeff Bugg with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office displays the Taser Axon Flex video camera being used by road deputies. “It’s a great tool and I love it,” Bugg said. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For the past six months the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has been using body cameras for road deputies and in the jail and for investigations. The benefit to both citizens and law enforcement has met and exceeded expectations. Read More»

County emergency center is now open

The Fayette County Emergency Operations Center on Volunteer Way in Fayetteville officially opened on Jan. 15. The 4,800 sq. ft. center will accommodate multiple agencies responding to high-impact emergency events. Fire and Emergency Services Division Chief Pete Nelms and Fayette County Commissioner Pota Coston cut the ribbon while a wealth of elected and government officials from around the county looked on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was years in the making, but the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center funded by a $1 million federal grant opened Jan. 15 on Volunteer Way adjacent to the 911 center in Fayetteville.

“This really is a proud day for this community. We’re proud of this accomplishment,” said Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Division Chief Pete Nelms, explaining that the new center will assist a variety of departments and agencies in their response to crisis events in times of need. Read More»

New senior village proposed

Plans for a proposed senior village on 68 acres along Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County will be heard Jan. 22 by the Coweta County Commission.

The rezoning proposal by Landsdown LLC on behalf of Baggarly Brothers Properties LLLP is requesting that the 68-acre site located along Hwy. 34 west of Fischer Road and extending north of the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road have the zoning changed from RC (rural conservation) and C-6(minor commercial shopping district) to RRCC (residential retirement community and care). Read More»

Some residents urge Fayette to drop voting appeal

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Voting lawsuit legal expenses mount up: $743,000 so far

There was no official statement from any member of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at the Jan. 8 meeting regarding the recent developments in the district voting case, which an appellate court recently sent back here for trial, but several citizens made their opinions known during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Three speakers urged the board to stop pursuing the case, while one expressed his displeasure at how the new district voting setup has affected his voting rights. Read More»

District voting now heads to a bench trial

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the appeal by the Fayette County Commission (BOC) and Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County is in. The three-judge federal panel rejected Read More»

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Coweta County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team member Randy Mercer, center, was recently awarded the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia Jack Hobbs Award for Amateur Radio. Mercer served on the Coweta CERT board and is currently one of two lead instructors for the Coweta CERT program. Photo/Submitted.