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Construction in Fayetteville is on the rise

New home construction in Fayetteville continues to expand. An example of that expansion can be seen at Pye Lake Estates on Hood Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The growth in construction of single-family homes in Fayetteville continues.

With all residential categories combined, the city currently has 783 lots available. That number might be deceiving since 210 of those units include the Lafayette Square apartments approved earlier in the summer.

By category, city planning records show 33 available two-family residential lots, 114 medium-density single-family lots at .5 acres (R-22), 212 medium-density lots at .75 acres (R-30) and 18 low-density lots at 1 acre (R-40). Read More»

Senoia set to grow by 36 acres on its western side

The Senoia City Council has agreed to accept an application for the annexation of approximately 36 acres on the city’s west side to be developed as the Morgan Farms subdivision. The annexation measure will be decided by the Coweta County Commission.

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South Fayette traffic crash claims one life

A single-vehicle accident on Aug. 17 in south Fayette County claimed the life of a Fayetteville man.

Christopher Hayes, 24, died as a result of injuries he sustained in the accident off Hilo Road.

Sheriff Barry Babb said traffic investigators at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Aug. 17 responded to a single-vehicle accident at Hilo Road near Ga. Highway 92 South.

Babb said deputies found a Nissan 350Z resting in the yard of a residence. Read More»

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.

West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»

Bypass extension work to begin later this month

The transportation landscape on Newnan’s southeast side is about to undergo a transformation. Crews are set to begin work on a project that will extend the four-lane Newnan Crossing Bypass south to Ga. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 29. The area along Hwy. 29 will also be upgraded from Interstate 85 to Pine Road.

The project will have Newan Crossing Bypass extended from Turkey Creek Road to the north for a distance of approximately 1.7 miles down to Hwy.16 where it will intersect just west of East Gordon Road. The entire span of the roadway will include four lanes and a median. Read More»

Shopping center planned for Newnan Bypass

The economic climate in Coweta County continues to improve. Evidence of that reality will come Aug. 19 when county commissioners conduct a public hearing on a proposal that would create nearly 163,000 square feet of retail and office space along Newnan Bypass East at Poplar Road.

Located primarily on the east side of the bypass, the majority of the 79.38 acres is situated south of Poplar Road, north of Turkey Creek Road and immediately west of Interstate 85. Read More»

Rhonda Smits is named state Nurse of the Year

East Coweta Middle School nurse Rhonda Smits has been named Georgia’s 2015 School Nurse of the Year. Photo/Special.

East Coweta Middle School nurse Rhonda Smits has been named Georgia’s 2015 School Nurse of the Year.

Smits received the honor at the July 16 meeting of the Georgia Association of School Nurses in Athens. Smits has been a registered nurse for 33 years and has served as school nurse at ECMS for 11 years.

“This is the first time the Georgia Association’s Nurse of the Year recognition has been bestowed on a Coweta County school nurse,” said Coweta school system spokesman Dean Jackson.
Smits began the school year on Aug. 5, during East Coweta’s pre-school orientation. Read More»

Appreciation time

Appreciation time

Appreciation time
Coweta County Administrator Michael Fouts, left, received an unexpected gift from commission Chairman Bob Blackburn at the Aug. 5 meeting. Noting Fouts’ one-year anniversary as administrator, Blackburn presented him with a cane and seat cushion in anticipation that Fouts would serve in the position for many years to come. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette tax digest up 1 percent

The value of all property in Fayette County saw a small but significant increase in 2014.

Information supplied by Fayette County Tax Commissioner George Wingo showed an increase of approximately 1 percent in the 2014 tax digest.

Though small, an increase of 1.022 percent over the value of all real and personal property in the county in 2014 is a marked improvement over 2013 when the tax digest finally climbed into positive territory but was essentially flat. Read More»

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