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County 911 to get new public safety radio system

Fayette County 911 is continuing its push for innovation with a new public safety radio system. At Thursday night’s meeting, the County Board of Commissioners approved the contract for a new system by E.F. Johnson Company, based on the recommendation of an evaluation committee of personnel from Fayette County 911, Peachtree City Police Department, Tyrone…

County still grappling with non-profit support

Calling it an investment in our community, Commissioner Charles Rousseau asked to reconsider the county’s support of non-profits during the yearly budget, but his pleas were denied. “I view this as an investment in our community and our people, not as simply money,” he said. During budget discussions at last week’s County Board of Commissioners…

County signs off on 2019 budget

There’s likely fine-tuning left to be done, but the county’s 2019 Budget was approved at Thursday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Following minor adjustments from the first public hearing, staff presented the revised budget for approval. The budget will have a positive impact of more than $521,000 while maintaining the county’s commitment to balance current…

Schools add measure of protection for students, staff

Special to Fayette Newspapers Preemptive measures are being added to the Fayette County Public School System’s safety protocol in light of school shootings that have happened across the nation. Long rifles will be placed in all schools where there is a School Resource Officer (SRO). The Fayette County Board of Education approved the measure at its June…

Once set for Overlook office building, much-debated plot to become Pinewood Forest parking lot

A once hotly-contested piece of property is set to be paved over. At Thursday night’s meeting, Fayetteville’s City Council approved the rezoning of a small parcel on Veterans Parkway that is now part of the Pinewood Forest development. The .944 acres will be rezoned from its current OI (Office Institutional) to the PCD (Planned Community…

Fayetteville man arrested for Dollar General robbery

A suspect is in custody in last Tuesday’s robbery at a Fayetteville Dollar General. Scott Allen Quinnell, 39 years old of Fayetteville, was arrested in connection with the robbery. According to Captain Chad Myers with the Fayetteville Police Department, Quinnell provided a note to the cashier demanding money. There is no indication he displayed a…

Fayetteville takes look at 2019 budget, millage rate increase likely

With eyes on adopting it at their July 19 meeting, the City of Fayetteville hosted their first public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget at Thursday night’s city council meeting.  Director of Finance Michael Bush offered up an in-depth presentation of the proposed budget’s numbers. The total budget comes in at just over $55…

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