Fayetteville

Lunch on the Lawn is Friday

Fayetteville Main Street, along with The Fayette County Development Authority is proud to present another Lunch on the Lawn event. This Friday , the public is invited to be a part of this great lunchtime affair on the Historic Courthouse Lawn that includes great entertainment and an opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break and enjoy the beautiful weather and music. Lunch on the Lawn is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to attend. Read More»

Hood Ave./Hwy. 92 realignment project moving forward

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will significantly impact the traffic flow on Fayetteville’s north side and in the downtown area is about to move a step closer to reality.

The City Council voted Aug.7 to approve a bid to demolish several structures along Ga. Highway 85 North. When completed, Hwy. 92 and Hood Avenue will merge and cross Hwy. 85, then link to North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

Cart use measure tabled in Fayetteville

A measure by the Fayetteville City Council to align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions was tabled at the Aug.7 meeting to give city staff time to obtain clarification on the use of golf carts on sidewalks adjacent to state roadways.

The agenda item had been tabled July 17 to give city staff time to review a request that would allow golf carts on city sidewalks. Read More»

Second hearing set on GMC site in Fayetteville

Architect Bill Foley provides information on the proposal by Ga. Military College to construct a campus in West Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Aug. 7 public hearing before the Fayetteville City Council that had Ga. Military College (GMC) proposing to construct a new campus in West Fayetteville came with few questions from council members. A second public hearing and a likely vote on the proposal will come Aug. 21. Read More»

Fayetteville police accreditation renewed

Members of the Fayetteville Police Dept. are presented the department's fifth consecutive accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Dept. has received its fifth accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) review board.

CALEA in April conducted an on-site inspection of the department. Department staff heard the results of that inspection July 26.

“The review board made a recommendation that the Fayetteville Police Department be re-accredited,” said department spokesman Steve Crawshaw. 

The accreditation certificate was issued by the CALEA at a banquet held by the organization in Schaumburg, Ill. Read More»

iPhone sale leads to robbery

A Fayetteville man attempting to sell an iPhone to a perspective buyer Aug. 9 was the victim of an armed robbery by three men.

Fayetteville police Det. Mike Whitlow said the 21-year-old victim had put the iPhone up for sale on Craigslist and was contacted by a buyer who wanted to meet at the Weatherly Walk apartments on Ga. Highway 54 East.

Once at the scene at approximately 3 p.m., the victim was met by three men demanding that he give them the phone, Whitlow said. Read More»

Lafayette Place proposal tabled

A proposal that would establish 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development was tabled Aug. 7 by the Fayetteville City Council at the request of the applicant.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation, the applicant for the Lafayette Place development, asked that the item be tabled to give Searles representatives 30 days to meet with residents of The Villages. The council agreed by unanimous vote. Read More»

Gas leak closes Fayette government offices, Fayetteville Library

Crews work Wednesday afternoon to repair a gas leak behind the Fayette County government complex. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Update: Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. - Fayette County officials report that the natural gas line has been capped and offices will open as usual on Aug. 7.

Fayette County government offices and the Fayetteville Library in downtown Fayetteville were closed Wednesday after contractors struck a natural gas line. Business is expected to be back to normal on Thursday.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms said contractors boring and laying pipe behind the county complex at approximately 11 a.m. struck a gas line. Read More»

Fayetteville council to consider road project

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to select a low bid for a project that will lead to the realignment of some of the streets on the city’s north side.

The council will also consider at its Aug. 7 meeting an amendment to the golf cart ordinance and conduct public hearings pertaining to the proposed Ga. Military College (GMC) campus and another which would locate a residential development for older adults along Ga. Highway 54 West. Read More»

Fayette County arrests - July 29 - Aug. 4

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, Aug. 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Blanca E. Cisneros-Cerda, born in 1977, of Briar Street, Union City, for no valid license.

Elisa R. Frazier, born in 1963, of Lakeside Way, Newnan, for suspended registration and probation/parole violation. Read More»

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