At retreat, F’ville Council to eye Pinewood services

The Fayetteville City Council will hold its annual retreat on Feb. 25. Among the many items on the agenda for the all-day meeting are a downtown traffic analysis, service delivery in west Fayetteville, the West Fayetteville Master Plan, ideas on marketing Fayetteville and the proposed pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Council members at the retreat will hear a report on a recently completed analysis of downtown traffic. Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland MIA on farm bill vote

“Catfish are jumping and the cotton is high” are lyrics from the song “Summertime.” I think this is the way all of the benefactors feel after pushing the farm “pork” bill through.

This is the condition of the benefactors of the latest government giveaway — pure lard in the form of the just passed farm bill with our tax dollars given to cronies, special interests, big agriculture, and campaign contributors.
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Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, passed away February 15, 2014.

He worked for over 20 years at the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. He was an active member at McDonough Road Baptist Church. After his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the Wellspring Thrift Store in Peachtree City.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.Q ‚”Pete” Jones & Wilna Northcutt.

He is survived by his daughters Lana Jones of Atlanta and Lauren Jones of Peachtree City; also an extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins. Read More»

Hugh Clifford Wilson of Fayetteville, Ga.

Hugh Clifford “Chuck” Wilson of Fayetteville passed away February 14, 2014.

He was born October 7, 1927 in McDonough, Ga. to the late David & Pearl Wilson. He proudly served in the US Army. He was a sales manager for Sears Roebuck for over 40 years, and later worked for 20 years at Clayton Appliance as a salesman. Read More»

Thomas Herbert Roberts, Jr., of Fayetteville, Ga.

Mr. Thomas Herbert (Tom) Roberts, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2014.

He was retired from the Fulton County Board of Education where he served as a teacher and a principal for several schools.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Brown Roberts of Fayetteville; daughter, Melanie Roberts McBride and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Louise Roberts of Citrus Springs, Fla.; Elizabeth Anne Shelton of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert, Molly, Joseph, Megan and Maggie McBride. Read More»

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, age 96, passed away on Feb. 2, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

Born to Cornelius and Addie Hettema in Midland Park, N.J., she resided in N.J. and Kan. prior to moving to Atlanta in 1951.

Surviving is daughter Donna G. Johnson (Gil), two sons Todd B. Strayer (Cheryl) and Phillip N. Strayer (Barbara), six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Her oldest daughter, Penny Ann Strayer Vincent, preceded Edythe in death in 1984.

Edythe, lovingly known as “DeeDee,” spent most of her career as an executive secretary, and retired form IJ Kaplan & Associates. Read More»

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, formerly of White Bear Lake and Linwood Township, Minn., passed away February 11, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Laura Ann Roush and parents Harold & Betty Ann Barron. Read More»

American Legion Commander Dellinger meets local members

American Legion Commander Dellinger meets local members

Representatives of Fayette County Post 105 attended a dinner welcoming the American Legion National Commander Dan Dellinger during his visit to Georgia. Dellinger met with Legionnaires to discuss the changes to veterans benefits and the important role the American Legion plays across the nation. Pictured with Commander Dellinger, left, are Dave Niebes, Post 105 Commander, and Renee Robb-Truitt, President of Legion Auxiliary Unit 105, presenting a donation for the National Emergency Fund which provides funds for Legionnaires affected by disasters. Read More»

F’ville progresses on westside sewer construction

Work is continuing on Fayetteville’s $1.6 million sewer project which will provide sewer services to Pinewood Atlanta Studios situated on property along Veterans Parkway. The property was annexed in September. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the installation of Fayetteville’s sewer lines from the area of Ga. Highway 54 just east of Piedmont Fayette Hospital to the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios property is ongoing and, despite bouts of inclement weather, is expected to be completed in 30-45 days.

The $1.6 million sewer project will tie the city’s sewer system to the 288-acre Pinewood Atlanta Studios property now under development along Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road. That property, along with a total of approximately 1,200 acres, was annexed into the city last September. Read More»

F’ville watershed changes mean bigger drain pipes, deeper ponds

The Feb. 6 vote by the Fayetteville City Council to create the Pye Lake Southern Tributary Special Watershed District was unanimous. The new ordinance will mean potentially more on-site stormwater storage, as needed, for future development. Read More»