Government

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»

Give opinions on new textbooks for Fayette schools

Deadline for comment is March 16

Textbooks that could potentially be used in Fayette County schools are available for public inspection and comment through March 16 when the Board of Education is expected to make decisions about the books.

Recommended English/Language Arts textbooks for grades 6-12 are on display in the lobbies of the Fayette County Board of Education (210 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville) and the LaFayette Educational Center, building “B,” (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville).

The textbooks can be viewed at these locations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More»

Fayette board faces a busy Thursday afternoon agenda

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has moved its regular meeting this week to 4 p.m. from its usual 7 p.m. time Thursday.

Among new business, the board is expected to consider a property owner’s request to be annexed into Fayetteville, although there doesn’t appear to be a compelling reason to object to the move.

The site at 140 Walker Parkway is 1.01 acres and the plan is to develop a restaurant, according to a county staff report. The city intends to rezone the property from C-H to C-3, both of which are Highway-Commercial zoning classifications. 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 pushes resolution to brake tax bill local impact

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider at Thursday’s meeting a request by Commissioner Steve Brown to adopt a resolution regarding the Georgia General Assembly’s transportation funding plans. Read More»

PTC police have Midas touch

PTC police have Midas touch

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch recognized the police department’s newest officer, drug dog Midas, and her partner Cpl. Justin Mobley, at the Feb. 19 council meeting.Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County financial status is upgraded

Agency says 'demonstrated trend of conservative budgeting' will keep finances strong

Two of the three companies considered to be the “Big Three” national credit rating agencies have recently upgraded Fayette County’s financial status.

Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the county’s outstanding general obligation debt from Aa1 to Aaa, which comes on the heels of Fayette County's general obligation (GO) bond rating being upgraded from AA+ to the highest rating possible of Aaa by Standard and Poor’s last August.

With $37 million in GO debt outstanding affected, Fayette County’s outlook is stable, according to a news release from county officials. Read More»

Leaders want feedback on new system options

The Coweta County School System will hold a public listening session on Feb. 24 to discuss school system flexibility options relating to the Coweta County Board of Education’s decision move to IE2 system status.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24at 7:30 p.m., at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

Forget cold, officials chisel ground for ceremony

 Pitching shovels of dirt are (L-R) Deputy Superintendent Sam Sweat, Board of Education Vice-Chairman Dan Colwell, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow, Board of Education Chairman Marion Key, Board of Education members Diane Basham, Dr. Barry Marchman, and Leonard Presberg, architect Dick Spangler of Manley, Spangler, Smith Architects, and Facility Services Director Mike Satterfield.

Fayette County school officials braved the bitter cold on Feb. 20 and participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction site of the new school bus shop and transportation office.

The facility is an addition to the school system’s warehouse, located at 939 Goza Road, behind Whitewater High School in Fayetteville. Grading and foundation work has already begun and the building is expected to be finished this summer, and occupied before the start of school. Read More»

Great Wolf calls a retreat until March 5

Inside a Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park. Photo/GW Facebook page.

Great Wolf Lodge Family Resorts has requested and received a continuance of its rezoning hearing before the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

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