Fayetteville

Militarized local police? Hard to find information

Militarization of local police departments has become a hot topic due to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., that has lead to a military response to demonstrators in Ferguson by local police forces.

The controversy stems from a federal policy called the 1033 Military Surplus Property Program. The 1033 program allows the Pentagon to send excess military equipment to states upon the requests of their county police departments.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Georgia has received $200 million worth of military equipment since the birth of the 1033 program. Read More»

Honors program

Honors program

These Whitewater High School students represented Fayette County at Valdosta State University for the 2014 Governor’s Honors Program June 22-July 19. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Only 1 percent of sophomores and juniors in the state of Georgia are nominated to the state level for the Program. Read More»

F’ville cops look for 2 armed home invaders

Fayetteville police are investigating possible leads in an Aug. 19 armed home invasion on Lakepoint Lane off Redwine Road where two residents were tied up with duct tape and robbed. Read More»

F’ville OKs rule changes to allow golf carts on many city sidewalks

Fayetteville’s ordinance on motorized carts is now in line with those of Fayette County’s other jurisdictions. The amendment passed by unanimous vote of the City Council at the Aug. 21 meeting.

The main thrust of the motorized cart ordinance was that it be synchronized with other Fayette County jurisdictions. In doing so, permits issued by other government entities would be honored in the city. Read More»

Changing of the guard for Fayetteville’s finances

New Fayetteville Finance Director Mike Bush and Assistant Finance Director Carleetha Talmadge are presented with the city’s 18th consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) award for excellence in financial reporting at the Aug. 21 City Council meeting. The award was accepted on behalf of outgoing finance directors Ellen Walls and Lynn Robinson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville’s longtime finance director Lynn Robinson has retired and gone from City Hall. Filling her position is former auditor and Henry County finance director Mike Bush.

Bush is currently treasurer of the Ga. Government Finance Officers Association. He worked previously as treasurer and chief financial officer in Stockbridge and, for more than 11 years, as finance director in Henry County.

Bush was known by outgoing city finance co-directors Robinson and Ellen Walls, who knew him from his time as an auditor with Mauldin and Jenkins, the firm that conducts the city’s annual audit. Read More»

F’ville gives final approval to junior college

The vote to approve the upcoming construction of the Georgia Military College campus on Veterans Parkway in West Fayetteville came with a unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council at the Aug. 21 meeting. The campus is expected to open before summer’s end next year.

Plans submitted by Foley Design Associates showed a 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building on an 8.7-acre site near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road. Read More»

Olivet’ Church’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts next Wednesday

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»

FFUMC’s Titus II plans luncheon meeting

Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church kicks off the 2014 – 2015 year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a musical program presented by Cordially Yours, an a cappella vocal trio led by Ms. Cathy Wright.

Lunch will include a low country boil featuring shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes plus a green salad, cheddar cheese biscuits, and apple cobbler. The cost is $6.

Make reservations by calling Martha Turner at 770-461-2802 by noon on Thursday, Aug. 28. The cost is $6.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across from the old Fayette County courthouse.

Cynthia S. Albitus, 57, of Fayetteville

Cynthia S. Albitus, "Cindy," 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Cindy was born on June 24, 1957 in Frankfort, Ind., and grew up in Forest Park, Ga. For the past thirty-one years she has resided in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her father Melvin "Pete" Eaton; her step-father D. Ray Allgood; and her brother, Larry J. Eaton. Read More»

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville

Patricia Rowell Daniel

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lamar; daughters Dana Thornton and husband Kent and Elizabeth Barnett and husband Chris; grandchildren Joseph, Rebekah, Jacob, Sherman and Charlie; step-grandchildren Austin and Luke; brother Rudy Rowell and wife Robin, Pepper Rowell and several nieces and nephews. Read More»