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Mid-Fayette rezoning of 64 acres approved quietly

Fayette County Administrative Complex in Fayetteville. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners dealt with two rezoning requests at its Dec. 11 meeting with no public comment, not even from the applicants.

A petition from Davis, LLC and agent Rick Halbert for rezoning of 63.89 acres on Davis Road was unanimously approved. The property had previously been split into A-R and R-40 sections, and the new zoning will place the entire tract under the R-40 designation. Read More»

Fayette accommodates new generation of greenhouses

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There is more than one way to build a greenhouse.

While traditional permanent greenhouses have been regulated in county zoning ordinances for a long time, some confusion has arisen in recent months regarding popular temporary structures commonly known as hoop houses. These have been out of compliance in many cases, but changes to the ordinance at the Dec. 11 Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting have mostly addressed the issue. Read More»

Will judge hear voting lawsuit?

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Appeals court judges question whether district voting should be decided by a judge at a bench trial

Federal appeals court judges last week questioned whether the whole district voting lawsuit filed by the NAACP against Fayette County ought to be heard by a judge at a bench trial.

The appeal of a federal court decision mandating district voting in Fayette County was heard Dec. 10 at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. There is no established time frame for a decision on the appeal to be rendered. Read More»

Do you want a vote on what’s in your water?

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County to send fluoride resolution to legislators

While not taking an official position on the use of fluoride in drinking water, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners took Read More»

Brown sworn in for second term

Brown sworn in for second term

Judge Ann Jackson of Probate Court of Fayette County administers the oath of office to Commissioner Steve Brown Dec. 15. This will be Brown’s second-term as the District 3 commissioner, representing Peachtree City. “I look forward to continuing our county’s success over the next four years,” said Brown. Photo/submitted by Fayette County.

Fayette legal expenses so far in lawsuit: $430,000

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is looking at legal expenses totaling more than $430,000 to date in its court case with the Ga. State Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) over district voting.

The commission on Dec. 12 released a statement saying that the county had recently received up-to-date billing statements from the attorneys hired to represent the county government in the NAACP district voting lawsuit.  Read More»

Coweta to add two to water board

The Coweta County Commission on Dec. 2 adopted a resolution requesting that the General Assembly add two positions to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority board.

County Administrator Michael Fouts in a Nov. 25 letter recommended that commissioners ask the legislature to increase the number of authority members from three to five. Doing so would align the number of authority board members to that of the county commission. Read More»

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Coweta is named one of 10 'PlanFirst' communities

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs representative Brian Johnson recently presented Coweta County with its designation as a “PlanFirst” community. Pictured are, from left, Planning Dept. representative Sandra Parker, Johnson and Commissioner Tim Lassetter.

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

The communities cited with Georgia’s first-ever “PlanFirst” designation have a proven track record of implementing their plan and a history of good plan development, according to DCA. Read More»

Fayette prepares to pave Starr’s Mill cart path

Plans by Fayette County are in place to construct a section of cart path along Redwine Road that will tie in to the cart path work recently approved by the Fayette County Board of Education for the Starr’s Mill school complex.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Dec. 2 said the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved the new path section along Redwine Road that will bring students in golf carts down to Panther Path where a sheriff’s deputy will manage morning school traffic. The new crossing will create the safest conditions, Jones said. Read More»

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