Government

F’ville hires new city manager, eyes senior rezoning

A Hampton resident with a background heavy on urban development and planning is set to be named the new Fayetteville city manager Thursday when the City Council makes a formal vote on the candidate that members already selected in a closed meeting. Read More»

PTC Council prepares to borrow $3 million for fixups

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 18 is expected to vote on an intergovernmental agreement with the city’s Public Facilities Authority on a $3 million bond resolution designed to address a variety of issues from recreation needs to fire protection system upgrades at city buildings.

The council will also consider issues relating to sidewalks installed by developers and a percentage reduction in maintenance bonds required of developers. Read More»

Commission remembers Cathy

Just days after Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passed away at the age of 93, his company’s Fayette County connection was recognized at the very beginning of last Thursday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

“One of south metropolitan Atlanta’s most notable people passed away this week. He was a remarkable man, and he will be missed,” said commission Chairman Steve Brown when speaking of Cathy. Read More»

Brown warns about unelected bosses in ARC’s ‘regionalism’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo.

Concerns about the potential unchecked power of regional governmental organizations have sparked no small amount of discussion among elected officials and Read More»

Fayette plans ‘Face-to-Face’ with leaders

Fayette County officials will present the second annual “Fayette: Face-to-Face” event Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Local citizens are invited to stop by and meet the county’s leadership team as well as representatives from all 27 county departments. Also in attendance will be members of city departments in Fayetteville as well as representatives of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County School System. Read More»

A personal moment with the former First Lady

A personal moment with the former First Lady

Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter spoke at a luncheon held by the Fayette County Democratic Women on Aug. 23. Carter, right, takes a moment to speak with Fayette resident Karen Harris. Photo/Sheila Pace.

Coweta County set to adopt budget Sept. 16

Coweta County commissioners are expected to adopt a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16. The $2.6 million increase in revenues over FY 2014 will come largely from increases in property taxes, license and permits.

The revenue increase over the $62.3 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Finance Director Hans Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

Brown disappointed in city’s stance on carts

By Monroe Roark
sports@TheCitizen.com

County officials are frustrated that they have not been able to come to a reciprocal agreement with Peachtree City concerning the use of golf carts in both jurisdictions.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted at the end of Thursday night’s regular meeting that the county had received a letter from Peachtree City stating the city had no plans to amend its ordinance or enter an agreement to benefit golf carts registered in the unincorporated county. Read More»

Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»