F’ville looks at 0.25 mill increase at July 10 session

The budget process in Fayetteville usually includes two public hearings before approval. But things will be different this year. The Fayetteville City Council held the first hearing June 19 and will hold a work session on July 10 before adopting the budget on July 17.

It was stated that the general fund millage rate might have to increase by six-tenths of a mill if the recent fire consolidation attempt did not occur. The move to consolidate failed, but the proposed budget would raise the millage by one-fourth of a mill. Read More»

Firm readies aerial help for local movie-making

One of the newest additions to the growing group of vendors at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in west Fayetteville is Go2 Studios and its associate Camera Copters-GA. Pictured from left are Camera Copters-GA aerial coordinator Skip Lam, Go2 Studios executive producer LaTanya Potts, 8-year-old Paul Barth, III and Camera Copters owner and aerial coordinator Paul Barth. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The emergence of Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Fayetteville’s expanded west side continues to bring a variety of new companies to the city. Two of those companies on June 18 provided an up-close look what it takes to film high in the air above an outdoor television or movie set.

Camera Copters-GA had one of its helicopters available for viewing at the Pinewood Production Centre and was joined by representatives of production and distribution company Go2 Studios, one of the new vendors at Pinewood Atlanta. Read More»

F’ville raises trash pickup rate, but keeps discount for seniors

Seniors in Fayetteville will continue to receive a 15 percent discount for trash pick-up, but they, along with all other customers, will pay a bit more for the service. Benefitting from the discount, seniors in the past and future will continue to pay less than what the city is charged for the service.

A proposal to increase the rate to $10.45 from the current rate of $10 while maintaining the 15 percent senior discount passed the Fayetteville City Council by unanimous vote on June 19. Read More»

Soon, guns will be legal in new places

Rep. Ronnie Mabra at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville June 21. Photo/John Munford.

Rep. Mabra hosts forum at county library, where you can legally carry a weapon as of July 1

Starting July 1, gun owners with a carry permit will be allowed to legally bring their guns into bars, churches and “unsecured” public buildings such as local libraries and the like. Read More»

Ward-Fletcher engagement

Julia Asheton Ward engaged to Joshua Fletcher

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ward of Johns Creek, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Asheton Ward to Joshua Fletcher, son of Kevin and Tammy Fletcher of Fayetteville, Ga.

Ms. Ward graduated from The Portfolio Center and is a freelance art director in Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Fletcher graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is a musician/songwriter.

A spring wedding is planned.

Community Christian to host Nicaraguan missionaries

On behalf of Global Ministries of the Christian church, Community Christian Church and God’s City of Refuge Christian Church, in partnership, will host a morning of worship and fellowship with special guests, Tim Donaghy and Laura Jean Torgeson, missionaries from the Christian Mission Church in Nicaragua.

The community is invited to participate and worship on Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Read More»

Providence UMC welcomes Trinrud as associate pastor

Kory Trinrud

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. Kory Trinrud to Fayetteville’s Providence United Methodist Church as associate pastor. Providence‘s senior pastor, Diane Parrish, says, “We are excited to have Kory come on board with our pastoral staff. His love for the Lord and his passion for the Gospel in mission will be an integral part of expanding the ministries of Providence for the cause of Christ.” Read More»

F’ville UMC plans Music Camp

Summer Music Camp 2014: Hymns 4 Kids will be held at Fayetteville First UMC July 7-11.

Rising kindergarten through rising sixth grade students will enjoy instruments, drama, art, and singing with leaders Joan Aycock, Angela Goodwin and Carson Thaxton. New this year — ukulele.

The cost is $70 and registration is limited. For more info, visit fayettevillefirst.com or call 770-461-4313.

Deputies catch driver who fled crash, grandma who picked him up

Hunter Ross Cooper, 19, of 201 Mitchell Road, Fayetteville was arrested today (Wednesday, June 25) and charged with a litany of offenses including obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two felony counts of causing serious injury by vehicle, DUI, endangering a child while DUI, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked or suspended license and other traffic offenses along with one charge of violating probation, according to jail documents.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a driver who fled the scene of a serious injury vehicle crash Monday evening on Pine Knott Road in north Fayette County, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville passed away June 23, 2014.

Lee was the president and founder of LT Mechanical Contractors, retired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Madison Tolleson, and is survived by his mother, Margaret Tolleson Carter, his sister, Lane Tolleson Adams (Larry), two sons, Brian Tolleson of Atlanta and Kevin Tolleson (Carla) of Sharpsburg, and three grandchildren, his friend Marsha Hartley, and his former spouse, Carolyn Oliver Tolleson, the mother of his children. Read More»

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