Fayetteville

Scout wins iPod Touch

Scout wins iPod Touch

Sam Bohdan of Fayetteville was a winner of an Ipod Touch from the Flint River Council district of the Boy Scouts of America. He sold over $600 for Pack 212 to be eligible for the drawing. Many of his sales were for military donations to be sent overseas or used at the Atlanta USO.

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

F’ville Council to consider OK’ing Fayette transportation plan

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will consider a resolution to support the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration.

Serving as a guide for the prioritization and planning for future transportation projects, the city listed its priorities in three tiers. Read More»

So, after political fight, what IS on Fayette's transportation list?

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Now that we know who is representing Fayette County’s interests on a regional transportation roundtable, what road projects will be on the local list?

Turns out that despite the recent political upheavals over who will represent Fayette County, nobody really knows — or at least nobody’s saying. Read More»

Big Goodwill store to replace F’ville’s Linens-n-Things?

Preliminary indications are that Goodwill is proposing to open a retail and drop-off center in the Uptown Square shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 across from the Fayette Pavilion. Read More»

Kaiser Permanente medical micro-clinic planned for F’ville’s Banks Station

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has submitted initial plans to open a medical micro-clinic in Fayetteville. Preliminary information supplied by the city’s Planning and Zoning department indicates that the company intends to occupy the 6,420-square-foot building along Ga. Highway 85 at 101 Banks Station. That’s the old Blockbuster building. Read More»

Help Senior Services with holiday meals

I am calling on my friends to help Fayette Senior Services meet its goal to raise $30,000 in support of our Meals On Wheels program.

As you may know, Fayette Senior Services delivers more than 40,000 home delivered meals to homebound seniors each year.

Would you please take a moment to read about our Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign and learn how you can help make a difference in the lives of Fayette County’s senior citizens? Read More»

Haddix booted for original thinking

How sad that Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was summarily fired from the Atlanta Regional Commission roundtable for suggesting that Fayette County should consider joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

If not applauded for his courageous, “out-of-the-box” thinking, at least he should have been heard, especially since it affects our pocketbooks. Instead, he was politically “lynched.”

I don’t know if his idea is a good one or not, but such creative thinking is rare, and deserving of thoughtful debate in the newspapers and on the street.

J.D. Holmes Read More»

Losing Democrat slams Yates’ values

Now that the election is over, I want to thank the many citizens of Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties who supported and encouraged me throughout my campaign.

I count myself among the majority of Americans who favor term limits, and who believe that good government requires active involvement of the citizens, not merely accepting incumbents who have repeatedly run unopposed. Read More»

Dr. Sams will speak Wednesday on Thanksgiving, memories

The community is invited to join members of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Wednesday night, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. speaking on the beauty of family and Thanksgiving and the importance of memory.

“Ferrol Sams is one of those rare artists who, through his amazing words, sings the commonplace, revealing the rich beauty, humor and love that surround us everyday,” said the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. “After reading or hearing him, all we can really say is ‘of course’ or maybe ‘Amen.’” Read More»