Fayetteville

Fayetteville sets lower millage rate, expects lower tax digest

It is the time of year to set the millage rate, which determines how much money you will owe this fall on your property tax bill.

The Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 18 is expected to adopt a combined general fund and capital projects millage rate that will equal a two-one-hundreths percent decrease in the rollback millage rate of 3.442 mills.

The council will also hear that the city’s tax digest — the value of all taxable property — fell by 5.86 percent from last year. Read More»

F’ville’s Steele to run for reelection

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as mayor of Fayetteville for a number of years. Municipal elections will be held in November of this year and I hope I have continued to earn your trust and confidence and look forward to your support.

The city of Fayetteville has been fortunate for quite some time in that we have chosen to elect individuals that have held similar beliefs as to the responsibilities and obligations of local government. There is a consensus among your local officials that the smaller and least intrusive the government the better it serves the people. Read More»

Calling all candidates for Nov. city elections

Nov. 8, 2011 is election day for municipalities in Fayette County. If you live in the city limits of Peachtree City, Tyrone, Fayetteville or Brooks, this election is for you.

Tyrone citizens will be [selecting] their mayor for the next four years. Tyrone incumbent Don Rehwaldt has stated emphatically that he will not run for reelection.

In addition to the mayor’s race, Tyrone Council posts 1 and 2 are up for grabs.

Fayetteville voters will choose the mayor and Council posts 1 and 2.

Brooks has Council Posts 3, 4, and 5 being voted on this November. Read More»

Heritage, Providence Divorce Care classes start tonight

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner withProvidence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

FUMC’s S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island September 26

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning a trip to St. Simons Island Sept. 26 through 29 for an “Autumn Adventure: Tracing footsteps From the Past.” The group will stay at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island.

The cost is $349.40 per person and includes lodging, eight meals, entrance fees plus $50 bus fee. The deadline to register is Aug. 26 and trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

No. Fayette UMC plans 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair

Registration is taking place for North Fayette United Methodist Church’s Fifth Annual “Find Your Way” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday Sept. 24, at 8 a.m., at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

A Craft/Flea Market and barbecue will be held after the 5K Run.

Early registration for the event is $20 through Sept. 12. After that the cost is $25 up to race day. The race will begin and end at the church. Read More»

Elzey-Belshause engagement

Taylor Allison Elzey engaged to Carl Lowell Belshause

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Elzey of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Allison Elzey, to Carl Lowell Belshause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Belshause of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business where she earned a bachelor of business administration with a focus in real estate. She is currently employed as a real estate representative with RaceTrac Petroleum in Atlanta. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother; who had an eye for decorating and loved gardening. Her professional career included working at General Motors and Rich’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Beck” Bergquist; and her parents, Seaborn Guyton Jones and Ruth Hulsey Jones. Read More»

Market Day in Fayetteville this Saturday

This Saturday is the third Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.  Along with 59 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to encourage everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a wide selection of local vendors showcasing their unique products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to fresh vegetables and breads are available for sale to the public. Half Shell restaurant will also be there serving “tasty” chili dogs and other items from their menu.  Read More»

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Derany, Sr., paternal grandfather Joseph A. Deraney, Sr., maternal grandparents Hugo and Irene DeVaughn.

He is survived by his mother Virginia (Ginger) Deraney of Fayetteville; brothers, Christopher J. Deraney of Jonesboro and John (Brittany) Deraney of Newnan; niece Peyton Elizabeth Deraney of Newnan; and paternal grandmother Mable Deraney of Barnesville. Read More»

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