Fayetteville

Sandy Creek Baptist plans homecoming celebration

Historic Sandy Creek Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. The community is invited.

The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with special music by The Jonathans, followed by a covered dish meal.

Sandy Creek Baptist was established in 1882 on two acres of land purchased for “the sum of $1 and good will” from Archibald T. MacIntyre.

Very early records of the church do not exist but it is known that the first building burned and another was built in its place. Read More»

Bethany’s homecoming is Sept. 21

Bethany United Methodist Church will celebrate its Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 21, with a service at 10:45 a.m. and a covered dish dinner at noon. Pastor Cole Altizer will preach the sermon.

Bethany, one of the older churches in Fayette County, was established about 1856 in the old Fife Community in north Fayette County. The present building was dedicated May 20, 1900. Many early settlers rest in the cemetery across the street from the church, presently on Rivers Road in north Fayette County.. Read More»

Dean Sutton Morris

Dean Sutton Morris, born Saturday, July 19, 2014, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Murray & Marion Briggs, Cor (Opa) Verhoechx, and Syble Dean Sutton.

He is survived by his loving parents Dan & Jennifer Morris of Smyrna; identical twin brother Damon Finklea Morris; grandparents John & Trudi Briggs of Dunwoody and Carol Morris of Brooks; great-grandfather Mac Sutton of Brooks and great-grandmother Riet (Oma) Verhoechx of Holland; and many other loving family members. Read More»

A quick history lesson

One of our high schools this past spring was asked to create two collage boards depicting scenes from our county.

The students promptly fell to work completing the task, but unfortunately there did not seem to be anyone with any historical Fayette County knowledge to assist them — not their fault.

One depiction shows an Indian with a full-dress hat/cap on, full of many feathers. I don’t know where this fellow was from, but it wasn’t Georgia. The Creek Indians who inhabited Georgia from the Chattahoochee River south wore a simple band around their head, with only one feather in it Read More»

Taste of Fayette is Sunday

Hundreds are expected to sample tastes this weekend. Photo/Submitted,

Fayetteville Main Street is proud to present another fall edition of the annual Taste of Fayette. Happening Sept.14 around the Lane Brown Gazebo on the downtown Fayetteville square, the event features local restaurants selling samples of their finest offerings. “Tastes” range from .50 to $3 each, offering snack-sized bites to sample or even a full lunch plate. Read More»

Kassems receive award for advocacy

From left, Dr. Mohamad Kassem, Tommy Nobis, Lynne Kassem. Photo/Submitted.

Fayetteville residents, Dr. Mohamad and Lynne Kassem, received the prestigious NobisWorks Luminary Award for Professional Advocacy at the recent Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards in Atlanta. As owners and founders of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, the Kassems have championed students with learning differences and disabilities offering them a unique blend of academics, social and emotional development and therapies. Read More»

Frederick Riley Sisson of Fayetteville

Frederick Riley Sisson

Frederick Riley Sisson left us on September 1, 2014 at the age of 25.

Born in Atlanta on July 28, 1989, Riley grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. and graduated from Whitewater High School as the salutatorian in 2007, attended Davidson College and played football as an O-lineman, attended UGA and graduated from Kennesaw State. He was beginning a Masters of Social Work graduate program at KSU. Read More»

2 rezonings, fire aid on F’ville’s agenda

Map of proposed automatic aid districts for fire department response. Provided by the city of Fayetteville.

Those planning to attend the Sept. 4 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to arrive early to get a seat. The council will hear a rezoning request for the proposed Fayette Place senior development on Ga. Highway 54 West, conduct a public hearing on a residential rezoning request on Redwine Road, and consider proposals for a temporary fire station in West Fayetteville and an automatic aid agreement for fire response between the city and Fayette County. Read More»

Odd procedure by P&Z on Oddo plans to rezone tract

Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners, like their counterparts in other jurisdictions, are charged with following guidelines on matters of rezoning and the development of property. Yet an Aug. 26 vote on a rezoning request involving a sitting city councilman appeared to run counter to the guidelines customarily used to recommend a project’s approval or denial. Read More»

F’ville Planning splits 3-2 against Oddo rezoning

The Fayetteville City Council will conduct a public hearing Sept. 4 on a proposal that would transform the Oddo property on Redwine Road into a 77-home subdivision. The site of the family’s CPA business, the Oddo family has owned the 60-acre property since 1971. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Aug. 26 proposal that would establish a subdivision on Fayetteville’s largest remaining undeveloped tract located on Redwine Road received a 3-2 vote at the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission which will recommend to the City Council that the plan be denied.

The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road is owned by the Oddo family, which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo.

Voting to recommend denial were commissioners Bill Talley, Derryll Anderson and Mike Menchinger. Commissioners Ken Collins and Debi Renfroe voted against denial. Read More»

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