Government

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»

Pennington fires back at pay raise critics

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington. File photo.

Employee benefits and future pension costs were indeed figured into the pay raise plan adopted in September, City Manager Jim Pennington said Read More»

Election 2014 — First African-American elected to Fayette County Commission

Fayette County Commissioner-elect Pota Coston of Tyrone. File photo.

Veteran teacher turns back 23-year-old challenger for District 4 Board of Education seat; incumbent BoE member Presberg wins first election

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Artist boosts Fayette public art projects

Shanequa Gay and First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo/Submitted.

When Fayette County leaders wanted to get their Public Art Committee organized and see some key projects get off the ground, they looked for someone with the skills and experience to do that.

They found her right up the road and at no cost to the county. Read More»

Fayette County election returns

UPDATED 10:43 p.m. — Coston becomes first African-American elected to Fayette County Commission; Basham, Presberg win BoE posts

All precincts reporting including 1,400 absentee ballots

Post 5, Fayette County Commission (9 of 9 precincts reporting)

Allen McCarty (R) — 33% (2803)
Pota Coston (D) — 67% (5741)

Fayette BoE, District 4 (12 of 12 precincts reporting)

Diane Basham (R) — 64% (5498)
Ogechi Oparah (D) — 36% (3145)

Fayette BoE, District 5 (9 of 9 precincts reporting)
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More than 8,000 have voted in Coweta

Election day is around the corner and Coweta County voters on Nov. 4 will have their say on a number of statewide races.

County elections supervisor said nearly 8,000 voters had cast ballots during early voting by early Thursday afternoon.

Coweta voters in the southwest portion of the county will decide on the Ga. House Dist. 132 race featuring Gene King (R) and Bob Trammell (D).

Among the statewide races are the U.S. Senate race between David Perdue (R), Michelle Nunn (D) and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Read More»