Fayetteville

Free kids event Saturday

To help raise awareness for child abuse prevention, the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services is hosting a fun event for children Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a balloon artist, petting zoo, face painting and other activities and games for children. Also the Fayetteville Police Department will offer child identification cards and the Fayette County Health Department will offer free vision, dental and hearing screenings for children. Read More»

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville

Caroline Dorothy Olenick, 68, of Fayetteville, died April 24, 2011.

Mrs. Olenick was preceded in death by her mother Theodosa Wisniewski.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years Charles; daughter Kelly (Paul) Honea of Loganville; son Ryan (Ashley) Olenick of Smyrna; grandchildren Bryce and Avery Honea; father Edmond Wisniewski of Garden City, MI; sisters Shirley (Michael) Ostroskie of Garden City, MI; Susan (Lee) March of Scottsdale, AZ; Connie (Bill) Dea of Queen Creek, AZ; brother Jim (Charlene) Wisniewski of Westland, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Deputies bust 6 for drug house activities in F'ville

An early Wednesday morning drug raid on Bates Avenue in Fayetteville netted six arrests, according to Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Read More»

F’ville looks to ‘streamline business process,’ revitalize shopping areas

What will Fayetteville’s economic development initiatives look like in the coming years and how will those initiatives be realized?

The answers to those questions were a part of the discussion at the City Council’s annual retreat in March. Among the issues covered were enhancing the current and long-term viability of the Fayette Pavilion, streamlining the business process, marketing the city and garnering support for redevelopment initiatives. Read More»

F’ville to get LongHorn restaurant

A new steakhouse is primed for entry into Fayetteville. LongHorn Steakhouse has submitted plans to construct a restaurant at 1320 Ga. Highway 85 North, the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant just south of the Fayette Pavilion. Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners could approve the proposal at the April 26 meeting. Read More»

F’ville to have final vote on sex shop rules

The Fayetteville City Council on April 21 will hear the final reading of an amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance. The proposal, intended to update the original ordinance first adopted in 1998, adds a number of new conditions, restrictions and definitions.

The proposed amendment is being recommended to address several current issues pertaining to various types of adult businesses, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

You want cuts? Here’s a start

Face it. Someone is going to have to eat cat food!

For 30 years the U.S. federal government has spent on ever higher levels of both guns and butter financed by an ever larger deficit. It started during the Reagan years with the military buildup to win the Cold War at the same time that entitlement costs were exploding. Read More»

Ceremony will observe Confederate Memorial Day in F’ville April 26

Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday in Georgia, will be observed in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

The ceremonies will be conducted at the gazebo, near Courthouse Square, by members of McLaws Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, including a color guard, bagpiper, and a very colorful display of all Confederate state flags.

The occasion has a special significance this year as it begins the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States which occurred from April 1861 to April 1865. Read More»

Heritage will present ‘Path to the Savior’

The scene of Jesus at the cross is portrayed by Kaitlin Fultz (the weeping Mary). Roman Soldiers are David Sanders (L) and A.J Espinosa. Photo/Special.

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will present “The Lake Experience: The Path to the Savior” on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m.

“The Path to the Savior,” is a walking tour on the church’s lake property that is based on the miraculous, life-changing “touch” of Jesus as He lived out His walk of suffering. Special golf-cart accommodations will be available for those with special needs. Read More»

Kendall-Prestidge - engagement

Taryn Marie Kendall engaged to Micheal Todd Prestidge

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kendall of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Marie Kendall, to Micheal Todd Prestidge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Prestidge of Marietta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently working at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin and is attending Georgia State University where she will graduate as a nurse practitioner in 2012. Read More»

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