Coweta-Fayette EMC, one of the largest tax payers in the county, recently dropped by the tax office to pay it’s roughly $500,000 bill. The EMC representatives posed with Tax Commissioner George Wingo (second from left) and Deputy Tax Commissioner Kristie King (third from left).

Fayette Pavilion still county’s largest property tax payer

Nov. 15 was the due date for corporate property tax payers in Fayette County, and Fayetteville’s sprawling Fayette Pavilion shopping center still pays the largest bill, which amounts to more than $1.2 million, according to figures released this week by Fayette County Tax Commissioner George Wingo. Coweta-Fayette Electrical Membership Corporation is not far behind, paying…


Fayette Democrats ask commission to denounce Barlow comments

Last week’s comments by County Commissioner David Barlow in which he equated Democrats to demons drew a response letter from Chairman Steve Brown and a call from the Fayette County Democratic party for the commission to “publicly denounce” his statements. Barlow read a prepared statement at last Thursday’s commission meeting in which he used the…

Tyrone woman killed in traffic accident

Fayetteville and Peachtree City police are investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night in which a Tyrone resident was killed and two others were sent to the hospital. According to Lt. Mike Whitlow with the Fayetteville Police Department, Charis Walker, 23, of Tyrone was crossing Highway 54 from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive around 11 p.m….


Peachtree City teen missing (update: teen located)

Update: Lt. Mark Brown said the missing Peachtree City teen was located. He issued the following comment: “The juvenile was located in Mississippi. No foul play is suspected at this time. Investigation is continuing.”                 The Peachtree City Police Department posted the following BOLO (be on the lookout) for a missing teen. Be on…


Barlow issues apology; Republicans, Tea Party distance themselves

County Commissioner David Barlow offered the following apology to incoming commissioner Pota Coston Wednesday after fallout from last Thursday’s comments in which he referred to Democrats as “Demoncrats,” and “evil.” My passion for Jesus Christ and saving lives was wrongly portrayed by me this past Thursday evening. During a regular commission meeting, I gave a…

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