Fayetteville

F’ville eyes charging for security system false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council in the coming months will be considering an ordinance to address the large number of false activations generated by alarm systems throughout the city. Nearly 83 percent of alarm calls in 2010 were false alarms.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the city is working to develop an ordinance to address the large number of false alarm calls answered by officers. Read More»

Surprise arrival: F’ville mother-to-be wins $225K

Jennifer Desai and husband Tyrone hold the presentation check from the Georgia Lottery. Photo/Ga. Lottery.

One Fayetteville mother-to-be can add a Georgia Lottery win to her family tree. Jennifer Desai, 24, won a $225,000 top prize playing the instant game Cash Crop.

She and her husband, Tyrone, anticipate starting their own business.

“We’re just a hard-working, young family,” she said. “We’re going to finish fixing up our home.”

The couple, who recently purchased their first home, is expecting their second child in November.

Desai, who works at a car dealership, described her win as exciting and shocking. Her husband presented her with the ticket. Read More»

For Fayetteville’s Grady Avenue, it’s roundabout time

Traffic flows smoothly Tuesday morning through Fayetteville’s first and so-far only roundabout. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Something happened at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville Aug. 5 that could never have happened since the time when the four-way stop was installed years ago.

And with that event the long lines at the four-way stop are now a thing of the past.

It was on Friday afternoon that the new roundabout opened and, at one point minutes later, the advantage of the new intersection became obvious when nine vehicles passed through the intersection in 12 seconds. Read More»

State law clearly allows Fayette to use SPLOST for stormwater costs

The 2004 SPLOST ballot over the years has gotten a great deal of publicity for being unspecific. However, one thing that was specific was the language that appeared in it ...”a special 1 percent sales and use tax to be imposed for road, street and bridge purposes in Fayette County.”

We are now faced with an $18 million liability of bringing up our storm drains, culvert, and related items to good repair status. Certainly not the billion-dollar storm sewer task facing the city of Atlanta, but nonetheless large to us. Read More»

‘Enjoy Life Revival’ set for Aug. 14-17 at McDonough Road Baptist

The Rev. Dennis Nunn will be preaching “How to Actually Enjoy Being a Christian” in revival at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville Aug. 14-17.

Nunn is founder and president of Living the New Life Ministries in Dallas, Ga. Childcare will be provided for each service. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will offer fitness classes this month

During the month of August, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer a number of fitness classes for people of all ages and abilities.

PiYo™ is a unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility using pilates and yoga practice as a base. All levels welcome. PiYo started Aug. 8 and meets Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m.

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Classes started Aug. 9 and meet on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will offer Upward flag football and cheerleading

The new season of Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading begins the week of Aug. 22 at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Registration deadline is Aug. 13.

Each participant must attend one flag football evaluation or cheerleading orientation at the church. Evaluations for Kindergarten through eighth grade is either Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Aug. 13, between 9 a.m. and noon. Games begin Saturday, Sept, 10. Read More»

GriefShare starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past. Those who have experienced the loss of a spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend, or those who know someone who has, are encouraged to join or bring them to this new session. Read More»

Woolsey Baptist will present 9/11 tenth anniversary tribute Sept. 11

The Celebration Choir of Woolsey Baptist Church will present “America We Must Not Forget, A Patriotic Call for Revival in America,” as a tenth Anniversary tribute of 9/11 on Sunday night Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The musical was created by, Mike Harland with Chris Machen and Luke Garrett, arranged and orchestrated by Richard Kingsmore. Read More»

S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island in September

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»

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