Fayetteville

6 lives saved as fire destroys Coweta home

Minutes after a babysitter and friend evacuated four children from this home, the structure burned to the ground. A fund to help the Ososky family has been set up at http://www.gofundme.com/a8fup4, and more than $5,000 has already been donated toward the $10,000 goal. Photo/Special.

Jennifer Ososky and her three young children moved to southeast Coweta from Texas two years ago to make a new start. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Trade school signs up to produce film workers

Griffin’s Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is about to get in on the action created by the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. SCTC has been approved to create the Georgia Film Institute (GFI), which will provide technical certificates for use in the growing film industry.

SCTC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Anna Taylor on June 4 said the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the first five film and television technical certificates of credit created by Griffin-based SCTC. Read More»

F’ville’s first concierge apartments sail through council

Artist's rendering of Lafayette Square. Graphic from city of Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville City Council on June 5 conducted the first of two public hearings on the Lafayette Square luxury apartment proposal.

Coming on the heels of the opening of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the $43 million project near downtown Fayetteville would give the city and county a first look at apartment living complete with concierge-level services. Read More»

F’ville Council overturns mayor’s veto; car wash OK’d

Fayetteville Council votes to overturn mayor's veto. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A May 1 vote by the Fayetteville City Council approved the proposed Tidal Wave car wash on Ga. Highway 85 at Ga. Highway 314 on a 4-1 vote. A subsequent veto by Mayor Greg Clifton was overturned by the council on June 5, also on a 4-1 vote. Read More»

F’ville hikes motel tax to 8%

If you want to stay in a Fayetteville motel, expect to pay more in taxes on your room.

Fayetteville is looking to join a number of neighboring cities by increasing the hotel/motel tax to 8 percent. The additional funds generated over the current 5 percent rate will be used for promotional efforts and tourism development.

The first reading of the proposed ordinance came at the June 5 City Council meeting.

The hotel/motel tax rate has been maintained at 5 percent since 2001, said community development director Brian Wismer. Read More»

FFUMC VBS features Workshop of Wonders theme

Fayetteville First UMC invites the community to Workshop of Wonders, this year’s VBS, June 23 to 27 from 9 a.m to 12:15 p.m.

Children ages three (as of Jan. 1, 2014) through fifth grade are eligible to attend.

“In Workshop of Wonders,” a spokesperson explained, “children will learn what it is to build and imagine with God.”

Activities include lessons, music, recreation, local and global missions, and art.

Preregistration is requested. The cost is $10 per child and includes music CD and t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at fayettevillefirst.com. Read More»

Heritage Reformed Baptist plans VBS

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible school June 16-20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the church, 150 Lester Rd. next to Cleveland Elementary. Children who have completed kindergarten through those in fifth grade are eligible to attend.

The theme is “Faith Expedition — God’s Treasure Revealed.” Students will travel across time through the lives of Moses, David, Daniel, Matthew, Paul and Silas in a program that incorporates skits, music, hands-on activities, rewards and much more. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC plans Summer Music Camp in July

Children in the community are invited to “Summer Music Camp 2014: Hymns 4 Kids” at Fayetteville First UMC July 7-11.

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

Cost is $60 before June 15 ($70 after) and registration is limited.

For more information, visit Fayetteville First United Methodist Church online at fayettevillefirst.com or call 770-461-4313. Read More»

Kroger 'drop-in' burglar in custody

Kroger 'drop-in' burglar in custody

Suspect turns self in after photos published

Security camera photos published by the news media have led to the capture of a young Fayetteville man accused of sneaking into the pharmacy at the south Kroger in Fayetteville on June 8, police said.

Justin Blake Moody, 21, was arrested at noon today and is charged with one count of burglary, and police said he was “encouraged by family members to surrender” after his photo was published in the news Tuesday.
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