Monthly Archives: November 2015

County passes water deal with Peachtree City

by Steena Hymes The water franchise agreement between Peachtree City and Fayette County was passed Thursday night by a 4-1 vote at County Commission meeting. The agreement was approved previously by the Peachtree City City Council November 5 before coming across the Commissioners’ desk. The new agreement has been in the works for over a…

After defeat, Clifton challenges NAACP to drop lawsuit

Fayetteville City Councilman Ed Johnson’s win over incumbent Mayor Greg Clifton on Tuesday is proof, says Clifton, that a black person can win in a majority white district, and he therefore called for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to drop its racial discrimination lawsuit to do with district voting against…

Piedmont Fayette Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has received an “A” grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals in the areas of preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. “Our highest priority is patient safety,” Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette, said. “It is an important part of our…

GGAS organizers apologize for second-day disappointments

  Blue Angels draw 45,000 Saturday, cancel Sunday The Great Georgia Air Show organizers have called their Saturday event at Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City “a great success,” which they say was experienced by 45,000 fans; far more than most of the previous events going back to its 1998 beginning. Much of the draw…

Johnson wins Fayetteville, Dial keeps Tyrone

Fayetteville City Councilman Ed Johnson has defeated Mayor Greg Clifton in the city’s mayoral race by 91 votes. According to results published by the Fayette County Elections Office, 1,259 votes were cast in the mayoral race, and Johnson garnered about 54 percent of them. Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was reelected for another four-year term as…

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