210 luxury concierge apartments for F’ville?

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies, appearing before the City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The evolution of Fayetteville began last year with the initial construction of Pinewood Atlanta Studios and continued early this year with the first dozen vendor companies locating here to support the film industry. Now an initial proposal presented to the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission March 25 would add luxury apartments to the equation along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development. Read More»

Pinewood Studios will pay reduced taxes for 20 years

FCDA CEO Matt Forshee listens in the background as staff member Emily Poole reports to the Peachtree City Council in March on economic development efforts. Photo/John Munford.

While various local officials have been enthusiastic about the projected financial impact of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in central Fayette County, many among the public may have been unaware that the big development received a significant property tax break bestowed by the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

St. Gabriel’s Fish Fry continues for two more weeks

The Knights of Columbus, Council 11458, from St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Fayetteville will continue their Annual Fish Fry for two more Fridays, April 4 and April 11, at the church.

The first plate will be served at 5:30 p.m.

All adult meals are $8 per plate; all child meals are $5 per plate.

The menu will include both baked and fried Tilapia. St. Gabriel Catholic Church is at 152 Antioch Rd. south of downtown Fayetteville.

For more information call the church, 770-461-0492, or Chris at 770-277-8807.

Piedmont-Fayette Hospital offers graduate pastoral care courses

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate level pastoral care training known as clinical pastoral education (CPE) for community members and clergy interested in learning more about spiritual care.

As part of the program, students of all faiths minister to people in intimate and sometimes critical situations while being supervised.

Over the course of five months, the CPE students will engage with patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and hospice facilities. Read More»

FCHS senior gives MHS freshman advice on manners

Although Andrew Russell beat me to the punch, I decided to submit my letter in refutation to March 18’s letter “Freshman decries loss of rights,” which is why you’re reading this right now.

Much like Andrew, many of my peers at Fayette County High School and I were bothered to see such a horrid display of self-control from the MHS freshman, in the form of her bumbling letter defaming McIntosh High’s policy on technology use (a county-wide policy, in this case more specifically directed towards phones). Read More»

Phyllis Webb Towell, 86, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Webb Towell, 86, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sun., Mar. 16, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph M. Towell, of Fayetteville, Ga., son, William Lee Webb, daughter-in-law, Ann Hepburn Webb and grandson, Andrew Hepburn Webb, all of Alexandria, Va.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Herman Webb and brother, Carl Holmes Fisher of Charlotte, N.C.

She was born in Kannapolis, N.C., attended Cannon High School and graduated from Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, N.C. Read More»

Wilfred Gerald Stoner of Fayetteville

Wilfred Gerald Stoner

Wilfred Gerald “Jerry” Stoner of Fayetteville passed away March 26, 2014. He served his country in the US army Air Corp during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Phyllis Stoner; sons Michael (Carla) Cain and Richard Cain; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel, Fayetteville.  Fr. Michael McWhorter will officiate.  Read More»

Avis H. Jones, age 82, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Avis H. Jones, age 82, of Fayetteville passed away Mar. 30, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Jones and is survived by her husband of 36 years, Paul Jones of Fayetteville; daughters, Angela Shaw and her husband, Larry of Forest Park, Cathy Huckaby and her husband, Jason of Dahlonega, Paula Samples and her husband, Michael of Dawsonville; sisters, Elaine Smith of Fayetteville, Mary Harris of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Aaron B. Shaw, Ken McNeal and his wife, Tammy, Ryan Cabanting, Hunter James, Austin Samples; great grandchildren, Luke Shaw, Jaxon McNeal. Read More»

Pauline Stell, 98, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Stell, 98, of Fayetteville, died Mar. 29, 2014.

Mrs. Polly demonstrated her love for life and people by spending time volunteering in the community. She also played piano at Fayette Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for many years. She also loved gardening, birds and music.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years George Hugh Stell. She is survived by her sister Virginia Elliott of Newnan; 6 nephews and 2 nieces and many dear wonderful friends. Read More»

Marian Ann White, 75, of Fayetteville

Marian Ann White, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away March 18, 2014.

She loved working with children in preschool and kindergarten at New Hope Baptist Church and made costumes for their church productions. She visited with the homebound and delivered Meals on Wheels. She also volunteered at Christian City.

She was preceded in death by her brother Daniel Flynn. Read More»

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