Fayetteville

VBS starts at FPC Monday

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its VBS July 14-18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The theme this year is “Workshop of Wonders.”

The event will feature Bible stories, games, music, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun. Children age four years thru fifth grade are invited to attend. Registration is free.

Register online or pick up a registration form in the church office.

For more information, call the church office, 770-461-7147.

FPC is located in Fayetteville at 791 Forest Avenue.

Motown legends appearing in Fayetteville

Motown's sweet sounds will resonate through Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

On July 12, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of R&B classics with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Opening for the Temps is Atlanta-based group, Soulhound. Read More»

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

GMC unveils its West F’ville college campus plan

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed college campus.

Georgia Military College announced its intention in April to construct a college campus in Fayetteville. The plan for the campus on the west side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was included in a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

If approved later this summer, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

F’ville planners see plans for 239-unit senior complex

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed 239-unit senior residential complex.

It has been a couple of years since the last residential development for ages 55 and up was presented in Fayetteville. Today the Beverly J. Searles Foundation is back in town, proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development just west of downtown. The proposal will not be formally presented until later in July.

The Lafayette Place senior living proposal was presented only as a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission and is expected to be formally presented later in July. Read More»

Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Stevens 50th anniversary

Richard and Barbara Stevens

Richard (Dick) and Barbara Stevens, of Fayetteville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. They were married on June 20, 1964, by the Rev. Edwin Endicott at Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Dick retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation after a 35 year career. Barbara retired in 2012 from Heritage Bank after a career in the banking industry. They have resided in Fayetteville since 1992. They are members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church. Read More»

F’ville hikes transient tax 60%

Fayetteville will 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. Read More»

At 210 units, F’ville OKs its 2nd largest apartments complex

The Lafayette Square proposal that will bring luxury apartments to The Villages development on Ga. Highway 54 West within walking distance to downtown Fayetteville was approved by unanimous vote June 19.

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies of Auburn, Alabama, said the project will break ground in the fall, with the first phase opening next summer.

At 210 units, the project is the second largest apartment complex ever approved in Fayetteville. The Cobblestone complex off Ga. Highway 54 East has 248 dwelling units. Read More»