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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Fayette County Marks William Penn's 400th Birthday

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Fayette County Commissioners issued multiple proclamations honoring various causes during their monthly meeting Thursday.

Fayette County Commissioners on Thursday issued a proclamation officially declaring April 23, 2021, William Penn Day in Fayette County, in honor of what would have been British Admiral William Penn’s 400th Birthday. 

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Fayette County Prison Project Bids Awarded

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Bids have been awarded to the lowest responsible bidders for the ongoing Fayette County Prison Project.

Fayette County Commissioners on Thursday awarded the construction bids for the new Fayette County Prison, to be located on McClellandtown Road in Uniontown. 
The successful bidders were, as follows: 
Sitework Construction: Shallenberger Co...
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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Fayette Recycling Program Featured in Study

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The newly revamped, state-of-the-art Fayette County recycling program has caught the attention of a prestigious Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania study.

Uniontown, PA - Fayette County’s newly revamped, state-of-the-art recycling program has caught the attention of a prestigious study. 

 

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently worked with Fayette County R...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Fayette County Launches Homebound Vaccinations

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The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce is set to launch its latest initiative to vaccinate homebound citizens.

Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce is set to launch its latest initiative to vaccinate homebound citizens. 

 

The initiative will allow the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency, as well as...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Stormwater Workshop Planned for Contractors

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Stormwater Manager Sheila Shea will host a Stormwater Workshop for contractors and developers on May 19, 2021.

May 19, 2021 - Contractors' Stormwater Workshop

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Morrell Volunteer Fire Company

1232 University Drive, Dunbar, PA 15431

Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fayette County Recycling Center Expands

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Fayette County's Recycling Program has expanded once again, with the addition of 14 more recycling drop-off bins and opening of its new recycling convenience center.

 Uniontown, PA - Fayette County’s Recycling Program has expanded once again, with the addition of 14 more recycling drop-off bins and opening of its new recycling convenience center. 

 

Last year, Fayet...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fayette County Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Fayette County officials issued a proclamation to representatives from the Crime Victims' Center, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Wear Teal Day.

County Commissioners and District Attorney Rich Bower issued a proclamation today declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Fayette County. Officials from the Fayette County Crime Victims Center were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts to a...
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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Fayette County Adapting Vaccination Procedures

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The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is updating its procedures to better adapt to the state’s vaccination eligibility expansion.

Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is updating its procedures to better adapt to the state’s vaccination eligibility expansion. 

 

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health ann...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Helping Heroes Foundation Supports CYS

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A local family's generosity led to a brighter Easter for some Fayette County children.

Uniontown, PA - Easter will be a little brighter this year for some of Fayette County’s children, thanks to a local family’s generosity. 

 

The Helping Heroes Foundation, started by the family of the l...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

New Visitor Information Center Opens

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A new Fayette County visitor information center has opened its doors along the Youghiogheny River in Connellsville.

Uniontown, PA - Connellsville just got a little bit more welcoming, thanks to a new visitor information center greeting travelers coming through on the Yough River Trail, a part of the Great Allegheny Passage. 

 

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Duck's Maple Farm Named March 'Place'

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It’s maple season in the Laurel Highlands. To mark the occasion, Duck's Maple Farm of Normalville is being featured in this month's edition of Fayette County's Faces and Places series.

Uniontown, PA – It’s maple season in the Laurel Highlands. That means maple farmers are harvesting the sweet sap from their trees and turning it into rich, delicious syrups. 

Most of the maple farms in the Laurel Highlands are ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue Through April

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The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is scheduling appointments daily through its call center.

The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce continues making strides in getting our residents vaccinated. The task force is confident that the majority of those who registered on the Fayette County Vaccination Registry, and are eligible in Phase 1A and ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Fayette County Prison Project Breaks Ground

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The Fayette County Board of Commissioners hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony recently for the new prison.

FAYETTE COUNTY BREAKS GROUND ON NEW PRISON 

Uniontown, PA – The Fayette County Board of Commissioners hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday for the new Fayette County Prison. 

The invitation-only event included information bo...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Hospitality grant aiding Fayette County businesses

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A new hospitality grant aims to help Fayette County businesses recover from hardships endured as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

‘CHIRP’ GRANT BOOSTING FAYETTE COUNTY BUSINESSES 

Uniontown, PA – A new hospitality grant aims to help Fayette County businesses recover from hardships endured as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

ERAP offers rent, utilities assistance

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A new state program designed to deliver rapid financial relief to Fayette County residents launched this month.

STATE PROGRAM PROVIDES RELIEF TO FAYETTE RESIDENTS 

Uniontown, PA – A new state program designed to deliver rapid financial relief to Fayette County residents launched this month.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the Emergenc...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Task Force administers second vaccine doses

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Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force members, with the support of dedicated volunteers, administered 2,100 second doses this week. 

Another 3,000 first doses are planned to go in arms next week. Progress continues!

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center Goes Live

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The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force has established its call center.

The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center is now operational, helping to streamline appointment scheduling as partner providers continue administering first and second doses. At this time, the call center is expected to schedule 13,000 appointments ...
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Posted on: March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Ongoing

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Fayette County officials will start the springtime by distributing an unprecedented number of vaccinations to residents.

The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce, along with our county Commissioners, are proud to announce that nearly 15,000 doses of vaccine are expected to be administered during the next three weeks by WVU Medicine
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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Fayette County Establishes COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Task Force

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Fayette County has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Task Force to ensure all citizens have access to the vaccine as it becomes available.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2021
 
FAYETTE COUNTY ESTABLISHES COVID-19 VACCINE PLANNING TASK FORCE
Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County Commissioners, together with the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Uniontown...
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