Fayetteville

Changes to F’ville business park zoning district to be studied

A proposed amendment to the Fayetteville Business Park (BP) zoning district adds a number of new permitted uses that city staff say will help create planned development and related commercial opportunities for the city’s future. The measure will come before the City Council for a vote at the Aug. 4 meeting. Read More»

Olive Garden restaurant approved for F’ville

The area along Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion will soon see the beginnings of a second new restaurant approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission in the past few months.

The old Bugaboo Creek restaurant site will soon be demolished to make way for an Olive Garden restaurant. Commissioners in late April also approved a LongHorn Steakhouse one block to the south at the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Read More»

F’ville OKs Kroger fuel center

The Kroger grocery store on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville received approval July 26 from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission to install a fuel center in the area of the parking lot area near Taco Bell and Popeye’s.

Kroger will install a 785 square-foot kiosk building at its Banks Crossing store. The fuel center will include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station will be situated in an area of the parking lot between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»

The lessons of the grouper: Fried or grilled?

During a recent visit to the Georgia Aquarium, I watched “goliath grouper” swim by through a viewing window that was two feet thick at the Ocean Voyager exhibit. At approximately 600 pounds, imagine the barbecue we could have with just one fish!

As I listened to the expert, I learned that eating grouper is not sustainable. Grouper can live up to 50 years, but don’t reproduce fast enough to keep up with the demand. In other words, if we keep eating grouper at the current rate, they will soon become extinct. Salmon, tuna, and tilapia are much better choices. Read More»

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule

The 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will feature a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for young people who are resuming school classes.

Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area.

Nativity, which began having a single service at 10 a.m. each Sunday early in the summer, will continue on that schedule for the rest of this calendar year. Read More»

Heritage Christian, Providence UMC join hands for Divorce Care classes

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence 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.

“Divorce Care 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»

Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

Pinyan-Hanie engagement

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan engaged to Keegan William Hanie

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Keegan William Hanie have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Glenn Pinyan of McDonough, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bannister of Fayetteville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education adapted curriculum. She will begin teaching special education at Coffee County Middle School this fall. Read More»

Big F’ville roundabout project moves ahead despite regional sales tax uncertainty

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue/Jeff Davis Connector project in Fayetteville has been approved for local funding but its status on the list of possible regional transportation sales tax projects to be decided by voters in July 2012 is not looking good at this point.

Meantime, the project is proceeding, with 30 percent of the design work complete and negotiations underway for property needed to link the three roadways. Read More»

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

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