Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sams Auditorium hosts first candidate forum of election season

Although disappointed by the small crowd of participants, Fayette county resident Ellen Ulken said the 2014 Candidate Forum was a wonderful opportunity to hear the candidates’ last remarks before upcoming local elections. “It’s the Democratic process at work in there. I think that they are all viable candidates,” Ulken said. “I wish there had been…

Gingercake residents suggest tighter rules to quell ‘Treemageddon’

When a front yard tree clearing project results in a pile of pines higher than your house, it may be expected that the neighbors will complain. Apparently, pulp-wooders have been approaching residential land owners in the county and promising to remove trees at no costs, but some residents are reporting that the crews take the…

Men and women in brown and blue get buzzed bald

While buzz cuts are not Fayetteville barber Sam Burch’s specialty, he got plenty of practice doing them Thursday afternoon participating in the “Go Bald or Go Home” fund raiser event on the Fayetteville Police Department back porch. Burch was one of three hair cutters involved in the event inspired by Fayetteville Police Detective Joanna Macpherson,…

How much will salary increases cost Peachtree City taxpayers?

Based on what is known now, Peachtree City residents could see a roughly 0.65 mil property tax increase next year, or around $65 for the average home. This is taking into account the current budget projections with the added cost of the recent employee salary increases included, according to Finance Director Paul Salvatore. Salvatore stressed…

Fayette Board of Ed. considers three options for golf cart access at Starr’s Mill

The Fayette County Board of Education this week discussed three different options for parking golf carts at the Starr’s Mill complex. The three options range in cost from $45,000 to $125,000. Facilities Director Mike Satterfield and Deputy Superintendent Sam Sweat suggested that the most expensive option might be the best in the long term because…

Night airshow highlights GGAS weekend at Falcon Field

The Great Georgia Air Show takes off today, tonight and tomorrow, and organizers say this year’s show will be anything but “typical”. “Seventy-five percent of the performers are new to the show,” said Air Show Director Angie Faulise. “And we have totally reinvented our program, so there is a wider range of activities and experiences,…

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