As many of you are aware, September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time when all citizens should take the time to prepare for the inevitable incidents that can affect our infrastructure such as electricity, roadways, and other vital services. Fayette County is vulnerable to a variety of both man-made and natural events that include tropical storms, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and let us not forget the recent ice storm that caused wide spread power outages, major transportation disruptions, treacherous roadways and school closings. If any of these events were to happen tomorrow would you and your family be prepared?...full story
The Fayette County Public Art Committee is issuing a call for Fayette County photographers to participate in a unique photo mural project at the Fayette County Administration Building.
The project is entitled "County Government Works" and will be a photographic representation of county efforts from all departments at work. Photographers will be assigned a department…full story
On August 3, 2015 the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced through a press release that Fayette County, Georgia had received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by Fayette County. It reflects the commitment of the county's governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to…full story
Metro Atlanta is home to many beautiful water features like Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah Rivers. These lakes and rivers provide Metro Atlantans with more than just recreational and photo opportunities…full story
On July 14, 2015 and in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-540, the Fayette County Board of Elections called for a Special Election to fill the vacancy in the office of County Commission Post Number 5 due to the untimely death of Honorable Pota Coston.
The Special Election will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 for District Five. Only registered voters from District Five will be eligible to vote.
Citizens from District 5 can register to qualify for office at Fayette County's Board of Elections Office located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214. Qualifying will begin on Monday, August 10, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will end on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. The Qualifying Fee shall be $595.29.
Qualifications for the Office of County Commissioner are as follows:
To register to vote for the Special Election, Fayette citizens may visit the Fayette County Board of Elections Office through the close of business on August 17, 2015.
Early voting will take place at the Fayette County Board of Elections Office beginning Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An additional early voting location may possibly be opened from Monday, August 31, 2015 until Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Tyrone City Hall, if needed.
Nine (9) County Precincts will be opened in District Five on Election Day, September 15, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Registered voters may visit the Secretary of State's website to determine their precinct and district and for the ability to print a precinct card: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
If required, a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
Persons who have questions pertaining to this Special Election may contact Fayette County's Board of Elections at (770) 305-5408 or may email Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The federal court order, issued on August 3, 2015, recognized that the County did not have the option of proceeding with a district voting special election without an injunction.
The federal court granted an injunction requiring district voting for the September 15, 2015 special election only.
Therefore, only voters residing in District 5 will be allowed to vote in the upcoming special election.
Animal Control Director Rani Rathburn and Animal Control Officer Susan Hardwick attended the Best Friends National Conference ...Full Story.
Fayette County has hired Bernard Brown to be director of the County's Consolidated E911 Center. ...Full Story
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