Fayetteville

Reading rocks!

Reading rocks!

Friends of the Fayette County Public Library held one of its book sales and these folks have just set an arm load of books down to rest a moment. Alex Miguel Daigle, a student at Kedron Elementary School, and his dad, Eric Daigle enjoyed the selection of books. Alex has decided to pursue books in world history and found many to choose from. at the sale. The Friends were pleased with the turnout of visitors. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

F’ville hires new city manager, eyes senior rezoning

A Hampton resident with a background heavy on urban development and planning is set to be named the new Fayetteville city manager Thursday when the City Council makes a formal vote on the candidate that members already selected in a closed meeting. Read More»

Pinewood vendors now employ 160+

It takes a variety of companies to support the efforts of the film industry. And a growing number of those companies can be found at Pinewood Atlanta Studios as it continues to expand its presence in Fayetteville.

In total there are 25 companies employing more than 160 full-time staff and 13 part-time staff working at the various companies that now populate Pinewood Atlanta. Many of those companies are located in the Pinewood Production Centre, the building that used to be Rivers Elementary School. Read More»

F’ville cops hunt for Subway robber

Fayetteville investigators are searching for the man who robbed the Subway sandwich shop on the city’s west side Sept. 12.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at the Subway on Ga. Highway 54 West near Gingercake Road at approximately 9:30 p.m., near closing time.

Whitlow said a black male wearing all black clothing and a red bandana entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money.

The man fled on foot running to the west toward the Waffle House restaurant, Whitlow said, adding that it is believed the man had a vehicle parked in the area. Read More»

New NFUMC Bible study groups forming now

North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, is forming Covenant Bible Study groups for Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Anticipated start date for the groups will be Sept. 23 and 24.

Covenant Bible Study is a 24-week program, but is divided into three eight-week modules which may be taken independently. This new Bible Study covers most of scripture with a theme of biblical relationships created by and lived through covenant.

More information is available on the church website, www.nfumc.com, or by calling the church office, 770-461-2409.

Foodies flock to Fayetteville

Foodies flock to Fayetteville

A couple talk to the chef at Broadway Diner during Taste of Fayette.

 

 

Fayette is home to state's first movie commissary

Hanna Brothers Extreme Motion Picture Catering Service co-owner Jim Hanna. Photo/Ben Nelms

Joe and Jim Hanna have worked for years in the motion picture catering business. What began with their own business in 1997 has led to the presence of Hanna Brothers Extreme Motion Picture Catering Service in New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta and now at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville.

With offices already in the New Orleans area and more recently in Miami and Atlanta, co-owner Jim Hanna said the move to Fayetteville was a logical choice. And the move to Pinewood Atlanta Studios on the city’s west side includes the company’s first commissary in the state. Read More»

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 24 starts Jewish High Holy Days

Samuel Cross blows the shofar to usher in the Jewish New Year at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville. Joining Samuel in the tradition are (front, L-R) Jeremy Flug and Falyn Foster. Behind the table (L-R) are Olivia Davison, Jake Tarleton, Samuel Cross, Benjamin Cross and Cayleigh Schwartz. Photo/Al Faraldi.

The beginning of the year 5775 on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by Rosh Hashanah, the start of The High Holy Days. It begins with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, and is observed by Jews all around the world. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Fayetteville invites members of the community to come and join its congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holy Days experience. Read More»

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