County opens new Emergency Operations Center

Local elected officials, community members, and members of the Fayette County Emergency Agency gathered on Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new, $1 million facility that, if all goes well, won’t get used very often. The Emergency Operations Center that was unveiled is designed for “high impact events,” like natural disasters, or something like…


Lake Peachtree could be full by summer time

Richard Greuel of Integrated Science and Engineering told city council members on Thursday that there’s a “clear path moving forward” for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway and seemed hopeful the lake could be filled again by summertime. Greuel explained that the recent decision from Georgia Environmental Protection Department (GEPD) to revert the dam to a…

Fayetteville looks to improve city employee salary scale

Fayetteville’s city council Thursday night considered an opportunity to approve a mid-year budget adjustment that includes resetting the city employee salary scale to improve retention and recruitment potential. City leaders have long discussed concerns that, because of the financial impact of the recent recession, the City of Fayetteville was forced to not only reduce staffing…


Brown lashes out against Barlow after losing chairmanship

The antagonistic relationship between commissioners Steve Brown and David Barlow got a new chapter last week as Brown was voted out of his chairmanship in favor of Charles Oddo. Brown responded in a letter Friday in which he doubled down on previous accusations that Barlow frequently makes racist comments around his colleagues. Brown said in…

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