Fayetteville

F’ville Mayor Steele: Keep Fayette out of regional mass transit agency

If a new transit agency is created to handle bus and rail service in the Atlanta region, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele says he doesn’t want Fayette County to have any part in it.

Any new such agency should only have jurisdiction, and a likely sales tax, in counties that “either have transit at this time or would like to have transit,” Steele said in an interview last week.

A resolution passed last month by the metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable includes such language, Steele said. He added, however, that the final decision rests with the Georgia legislature. Read More»

F’ville P&Z tables for 2 weeks plan for 160 senior apartments

A rezoning proposal to construct a senior living facility at the Villages at Lafayette development along Ga. Highway 54 West was tabled for two weeks by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 10 work session to give the developer time to meet with area residents. Read More»

F’ville to consider denser PCD zoning, Sunday beer and wine sales

It will be a slim but noteworthy agenda at the May 19 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. The board will take up the issue of amending the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance to provide more open space by allowing increased density within that zoning category.

The council at the meeting will also consider a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol sales. Read More»

N. F’ville Chick-fil-A wants 2nd drive-thru lane

Business is booming at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. The restaurant on North Glynn Street at Banks Crossing went before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 12 work session with a proposal to add a second drive-thru lane that will parallel the one currently in use. Approximately 40 percent of the restaurant’s business comes by way of the drive-thru window. Read More»

Square Foot Ministry’s yard sale is this Saturday

Square Foot Ministry (SFM), a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) and local non-profit organization, is seeking donated items for its annual yard sale planned for Saturday, May 21. The yard sale will be in the parking lot and Family Life Center of FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Read More»

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Ms. Howell was born on June 7, 1924 in Sycamore, GA, to the late Giles and Bessie Webb. During WWII, she served with the American Red Cross at Cochran Field in Macon, GA. She then married Buddy Howell of Fayetteville, GA. She was associated with the Cary Chapman Company and Dixie Bearings of Atlanta. She was a 60-year resident of Fayette County. Read More»

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Rawlings is preceded in death by her husband Robert Bailey Rawlings, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Rawlings, III and his wife Jo Ann of Fayetteville; granddaughter Jennifer Ann Rawlings of Birmingham, AL; grandson Robert Rawlings, IV and his wife Emily of Nashville, TN; great-grandson Brayden Marcel Rawlings; sister Marcelle Brown of Topsham, ME; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

A house fire at 130 Nix Court near Fayetteville during the early afternoon hours May 13 resulted in heavy damage but no injuries to the two residents in the house at the time of the blaze. Firefighters at the scene learned that the cause of the fire was apparently related to a young child playing with a birthday candle.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Donnie Davis said two residents were at home at the time of the blaze and called 911 to report the fire. Davis said firefighters and emergency crews from Fayette FES and the Fayetteville Fire Department responded. Read More»

Sandy Creek H.S.’s first principal, Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville

Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mr. Robinson was an educator who began his career at Jonesboro High and moved to Russell High School in Fulton County; he later moved to North Clayton High and then to Fayette County High where he was an assistant principal. He took over as the principal of Sandy Creek High when the school opened. He became the executive director of secondary schools before becoming the assistant superintendent. Later, he took a position at the state board of education. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mrs. Barnett retired from Clayton County Board of Education after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a former council member for the city of Jonesboro and long-time member of Jonesboro First Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Barnett and her brother Ralph Stephens.

She is survived by her son Doug Barnett and his wife Peggy of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Zachary and Carson; brother Hubert Stephens of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

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