Fayette County

Friend request denied: ‘Religious Freedom’ bill support helped push $750M Facebook center away from Fayette

While several speakers at Thursday’s County Board of Commissioners warned of potential negative consequences from continuing to support the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), it was confirmed that it already played a part in Fayette County losing out on a massive project. As part of the discussion, Fayette was revealed to be the favorite…

BOC forges ahead with ‘Religious Freedom’ bill resolution

Again rebuffing pleas from residents and elected officials in attendance at Thursday afternoon’s meeting, the County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward in asking the State to support the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as part of their legislative packet. Originally approved in January of 2018 following a heated debate, the resolution will…

Fayette gets road sweep over McIntosh

Fayette County continued its run through Region 3-AAAAA with a 55-53 win over the McIntosh Chiefs on Saturday night. The Tigers won their seventh consecutive game as they outlasted the Chiefs late comeback attempt. Junior guard JeKobe Coleman led the Tigers with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. He was instrumental down the stretch,…

County hears update on transportation plan process

County staff and consultants continued their Transportation Plan tour of local government meetings with a presentation at Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioner meeting. The plan sets a potential course for the future of Fayette and is a comprehensive assessment of all modes of transportation (automobile, golf car, bicycle, walking, etc) available within the county,…

BOC declines to revise grievance process

At Thursday night’s meeting, a majority of the County Board of Commissioners rebuffed a proposal to rethink the county’s grievance hearing process. Commissioner Charles Rousseau asked his colleagues to reconsider the process that sees County Administrator Steve Rapson receive the initial complaint, determine whether it is a grievance based on pre-set guidelines, and adjudicates the…

Commissioners pass on lawn parking ban

Considering quality of life versus maintaining relaxed enforcement, the County Board of Commissioners debated the merits of banning parking vehicles on the lawn at Thursday night’s meeting, ultimately voting to leave it an option for unincorporated residents. Pitched by Commissioner Charles Rousseau, the ordinance amendment would bring back a prohibition against parking vehicles on the…

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