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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Fayette County Begins Primary Election Certification Process

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The final results certification process for the 2021 Primary Election is officially under way.

Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County Election Bureau has begun the final certification process for the 2021 Primary Election results. 

 

All votes have been tallied, and the Fayette County Board of Commissioners completed t...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Medal of Honor Recipient Recognized for Memorial Day

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Fairchance native Alfred L. Wilson was a World War II medic whose heroic actions led to him being posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor - the only Fayette County WWII veteran to receive the distinction.

Uniontown, PA - Fairchance native Alfred L. Wilson was a World War II medic whose heroic actions led to him being posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor – the only Fayette County WWII veteran to receive the honor...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Fayette County Parks Named 'Place' To Be This Summer

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For their many outdoor options and close-to-home locations, our county parks earned the Fayette County PR Initiative's “Faces and Places” designation for May 2021.

Uniontown, PA – There is no doubt that Fayette County has quite a bit to offer during the summer months, from fairs and festivals to any number of nature activities, like hiking at Bear Run or whitewater rafting at Ohiopyle. But even fo...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Behavioral Health Director Honored

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More than one year after being named an honoree, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ferris has finally received her 2020 Dennis Marion Impact Award.

Uniontown, PA - More than one year after being named an honoree, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ferris has finally received her 2020 Dennis Marion Impact Award.

 

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Fayette Business Park Expansion Moving Forward

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Redevelopment Authority officials are taking the reins on this ongoing project.

Uniontown, PA - The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette (RACF) will officially oversee the remaining stages of the Fayette County Business Park Expansion Project. 

 

Fayette County Commissioners Dave Lohr, ch...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Construction Set for Fayette County Prison

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Demolition and site preparation is nearing completion, with construction slated to begin this month.

Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County Prison Project is slated to move into the construction phase this month, with demolition of the existing facility nearly complete. 

 

Fayette County Commissioners recently awarded the co...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Fayette County Officers Receive Congressional Badge of Bravery

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Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy/German Township Cpl. John Lingo and Masontown Police Chief Ronald "Scott" Miller received the award from U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Uniontown, PA - Two Fayette County police officers were awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey Wednesday morning at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport. 

 

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

PA DEP Releases Grant Roundup for Fayette County Recycling

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Our Fayette County recycling efforts have recently been bolstered by more than $1 million in Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection grants.

Uniontown, PA - Fayette County’s recycling efforts have recently been bolstered by more than $1 million in state grants. 

 

William Jester, Environmental Protection Specialist with the state Department of Environmental Pr...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Rural Broadband Hotspots Go Live Countywide

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The most recent phase of the Fayette County Broadband Expansion Project is helping thousands of rural residents stay connected via high-speed internet. Check out the flyer for a list of locations near you.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Fayette County Marks Broadband Project Expansion

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Fayette County officials met in Gibbon Glade to celebrate completion of the latest phase of rural broadband expansion.

Uniontown, PA - Fayette County officials celebrated their latest broadband infrastructure expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. 

 

Last year, county commissioners Dave Lohr, Chairman; Vince Vicites a...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers Recognized

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As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, join us in thanking the countless volunteers who have rallied to help Fayette County conquer COVID-19.

Uniontown, PA – Retirees. Health care workers. Members of a religious community. They come from diverse backgrounds, but these volunteers and many others are united in a common cause: to do what they can, in whatever way they can, to mitigate the spread o...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center Opens

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Officials marked the grand opening of the new Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center with an Earth Day celebration April 22.

Uniontown, PA - Officials marked the grand opening of the new Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center with an Earth Day celebration Thursday. 

 

Fayette County Recycling Coordinator/Stormwater Manager Sheila Shea, alo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Fayette County Hosts 3rd Agricultural Roundtable

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The Fayette County Board of Commissioners and Fayette County Farm Bureau hosted their third Agricultural Roundtable event earlier this month at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

With county, state and federal legislators, as well as countless agricultural leaders in attendance both in person and virtually, the event successfully connected southwestern Pennsylvania farmers with the resources to further their respective industries....
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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: 
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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 Recycling C...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fayette County Recycling Program 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. 

 

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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 late Hunter Braddee, ...

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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: 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 booths where...

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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. 

State legislators recently passe...

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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 Emergency Rental A...

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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: 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.

Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County Commissioners, together with the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Uniontown Hospital, Highlands Hospital, Senator Pat Stefano (Chairman of the PA Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency P...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Adopted 2021 General Fund Budget

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View the adopted 2021 general fund budget as of December 17, 2020.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

PA DEP Releases Grant Roundup for Fayette County Recycling

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Our Fayette County recycling efforts have recently been bolstered by more than $1 million in Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection grants.

Uniontown, PA - Fayette County’s recycling efforts have recently been bolstered by more than $1 million in state grants. 

 

William Jester, Environmental Protection Specialist with the state Department of Environmental Pr...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center Opens

Photo of dignitaries at Fayette County Recycling Center cutting a ceremonial ribbon.

Officials marked the grand opening of the new Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center with an Earth Day celebration April 22.

Uniontown, PA - Officials marked the grand opening of the new Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center with an Earth Day celebration Thursday. 

 

Fayette County Recycling Coordinator/Stormwater Manager Sheila Shea, alo...

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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 Recycling C...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fayette County Recycling Program 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. 

 

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