Politics

Local legislators set town hall meeting today at 4 p.m.

The natives were getting restless, so the Fayette Republican Party has scheduled some face-time with four GOP lawmakers for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Fayetteville party headquarters.

The party Thursday morning emailed a detailed account of some of the legislation to be discussed at the town hall gathering. There are several hot-button issues in the batch. Read More»

Ross urges BoE to keep fighting for at-large voting appeal

Fayette County resident Bob Ross is usually known for his diplomatic approach to a variety of issues. But Ross during public comments at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education asked board members to consider whether they were in agreement with some of the positions taken by the NAACP in the ongoing district voting lawsuit. Read More»

Brown, Horgan trade charges in ethics lawsuit

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown (L) and former Commissioner Robert Horgan (R). File photos.

Ex-Commissioner Horgan, represented by ex-county attorney Bennett, wants Brown to pay back ethics case defense reimbursement Read More»

Over Brown's objection, Fayette sets aside $1.3 million for widening Hwy. 54E.

Brown’s complaint: DOT unresponsive to Fayette concerns about effect on McCurry Park, overall traffic increases Read More»

Resident invokes MLK to urge continued appeal of lawsuit

Lawsuit expense so far: Under $2 per Fayette citizen; ‘What is your character worth? What are you willing to sell it for? Two bucks?’ Read More»

F’ville crowd hears arguments against Common Core

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event was held Jan. 30 and featured a discussion on the Common Core educational standards. Pictured from left are University of Wisconsin professor Duke Pesta, state Sen. Josh McKoon and Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The inaugural event of “Civil Conversations Fayette” kicked off Jan. 30 with a presentation by Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Talk of gas tax increase ‘premature’

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City). File photo.

‘Someone would have to do a lot of convincing to get me to vote to raise gas taxes’ Read More»

Common Core to be first topic of ‘Civil Conversations’

A new organization is convening Friday night for its first public gathering and hopes to bring together a variety of people and viewpoints.

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event is Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the group has rented a meeting room at 174 N. Glynn Street for the first 100 people who sign up. There is a $22 cost for a catered meal provided by Broadway Diner. Read More»

Mayor: PTC budget went ‘off track’

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Flesh. File photo.

Fleisch defends pay raises, police department in state of city report

The city’s budget process “went slightly off-track last year,” Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch admitted Jan. 15 in her State of the City address at a meeting of the Peachtree City Rotary Club.

The mayor also defended the city’s police department in the wake of the New Year’s Day shooting of the wife of Chief Will McCollom. 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»

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