Government

Fayette milestones in Election 2014

(L) Pota Coston; (R) Diane Basham.

First Democrat in a generation, first-ever African American wins first district election to Fayette County Commission Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

Brown: ARC may face court over changes to its bylaws

While it was not as he had hoped, Fayette County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted that the efforts he and others made to get changes to proposed Atlanta Regional Commission rules were not in vain.

“We did get some changes in the system,” Brown said a few days after the Oct. 22 vote to approve the proposed new bylaws. Brown is a member of the ARC board by virtue of his election position. Read More»

MacDuff Parkway to Kedron rail bridge moves closer

Construction of the MacDuff Parkway bridge that will connect Wilksmoor Village to North Kedron Drive came on step closer to reality Nov. 6 when the Peachtree City Council authorized a construction agreement between CSX railroad and developer Brent Scarbrough. Read More»

Coweta follows state with its election results

Coweta voters had their say in the 2014 elections and in doing so mirrored voters statewide in the races where Republican David Perdue was elected to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal won another term.

Coweta voters gave overwhelming support to Perdue who took nearly 70 percent of the ballots. Democrat MIchelle Nunn took 27.45 percent of Coweta votes.

Statewide, Perdue took the state with 52.94 percent of the vote compared to 45.15 percent for Nunn.

Perdue was among a number of Republican candidates who won their races to give the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. Read More»

Council decides dredging needs more discussion

Residents are hoping Lake Peachtree will soon be back to normal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After hearing details of a potential dredging project at Lake Peachtree beyond the scope of the upcoming work by Fayette County, the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 agreed to have the item placed on the Nov. 20 agenda to discuss possible remedies.

The cost of dredging could run from $400,000 to $1.35 million, though county representative Lee Pope suggested that the cost could be less if the city were to piggy-back on the county’s dredging proposal. Read More»

Fayette completes major stormwater repair project

Excessive flooding on Brittany Way (shown above) necessitated repair work that included the installation of a box culvert. Photo/Submitted.

County officials have announced the recent completion of the first critical stormwater infrastructure project financed by new stormwater utility funds. Read More»

Fayette BoE asked how should we spend $100 million

What’s the best way to spend $100 million? For the Fayette County Board of Education it will be identifying expenditures from the ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) in areas such as technology and equipment, facilities, debt service, textbooks and school buses. Read More»

PTC may dredge up more lake costs

The dredging of Lake Peachtree by Fayette County is expected to begin in January. But there may be additional dredging needed in other areas of the lake. Those areas identified for possible dredging and the estimated cost of $400,000 to $1.35 million will be discussed at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

PTC Council eyes extension of multi-family moratorium

The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 will consider action on the multi-family rezoning moratorium that has been in effect since 1999. Senior Planner David Rast is recommending that the council continue the moratorium.

The council in 1999 adopted the moratorium that expires annually. Rast recommended in an Oct. 31 letter that the council reaffirm the moratorium that expires this month and pertains to apartments, townhouses, duplexes, condominiums and assisted living facilities. Read More»