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Board of Elections will decide format of special election to replace Commissioner Coston

The contentious question of how to conduct a special election to replace Commissioner Pota Coston will be determined next week by the Fayette County Board of Elections. Fayette Newspapers reported this week on comments from County Administrator Steve Rapson that the county was leaning toward holding the special election under an at-large system, as opposed… Continue reading Board of Elections will decide format of special election to replace Commissioner Coston

County not planning to use district voting to elect Coston successor

The passing of County Commissioner Pota Coston presents a potentially messy political situation with regards to the special election that will be held to replace her on the board. The county and school boards continue to prepare for a trial in their fight to undo the district voting system which was very likely crucial in… Continue reading County not planning to use district voting to elect Coston successor

Hundreds attend vigil, pay tribute to Commissioner Coston

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Fayetteville couple answering call to adopt four Haitian girls

Matt and Denise Clark with their new daughters, who they hope to bring home soon. Left to Right: Rose Kerline, Lavitha, Daphkar and Myrlanda.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 Matt and Denise Clark were married in 2002. Both had been married before. Denise, a mother of four, had been divorced and moved to Georgia from Michigan.… Continue reading Fayetteville couple answering call to adopt four Haitian girls

Peachtree City hopes to get federal funding for congested Highway 54 corridor

Peachtree City is looking to move forward with design plans for several intersections along the busiest corridor of Highway 54 with the hope that investing in designs now will net major federal grant funding later. The traffic congestion in the area of the Highway 54/74 intersection has been an ongoing concern for the city for… Continue reading Peachtree City hopes to get federal funding for congested Highway 54 corridor

Piedmont Fayette moves first soil on $57-million hospital expansion

Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett did the heavy lifting himself, moving the first soil for a major new hospital expansion.

  The official groundbreaking on a $57 million expansion for Piedmont Fayette Hospital called for a little more fanfare than your typical gold shovel and hardhat photo-op. With hundreds of community members and leaders watching, Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett rolled in on a front loader tractor to move the soil for the hospital’s largest… Continue reading Piedmont Fayette moves first soil on $57-million hospital expansion

New PTC budget proposal nixes millage increase

Following a second budget workshop, Peachtree City Council appears to be moving in the direction of a $33-million budget that includes no millage rate increase and uses the city’s cash reserves to at least triple the level of road maintenance over the prior year. Interim City Manager Jon Rorie has emphasized the need to invest… Continue reading New PTC budget proposal nixes millage increase

Community leaders stand together against violence

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb speaks.

A cross section of Fayette County leaders gathered on the steps of the Fayette County Justice Center this morning to present a united voice in response to the two shooting deaths which rocked the community in recent weeks. The Fayetteville Polcie Department and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the two unrelated shootings which… Continue reading Community leaders stand together against violence

County approves new sheriff’s training facility

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners approved a master plan to build a $1.65 million training facility for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

GDOT touts effectiveness of roundabouts

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners hosted a public forum Tuesday with representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on the topic of roundabouts. There are two specific roundabout projects in the works for south Fayette County, but County Engineer Phil Mallon said that primary purpose of the meeting was to explain how roundabouts… Continue reading GDOT touts effectiveness of roundabouts