Fayetteville

Family History Lab changes dates for free genealogy classes

The LDS Church’s Family History Lab has changed its meeting date from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The free genealogy classes now will meet each Tuesday evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The class meets at 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Those attending can bring their own laptop/tablet or use those provided by the church.

The church offers weekly classes on a variety of topics, including how to use the church’s website, Familysearch.org. For questions or more information, email ffhlab@gmail.com.

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

She was a loyal member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Gift Shop and the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center. She also especially loved to cook for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Bearden and parents Virgil & Minnie Wyatt. Read More»

Robert Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville,

Robert "Bob" Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He grew up in College Park and was a member of the 1958 graduating class of College Park High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Randolph & Helen Markey Hunter and grandson Corey Allen Davis. Read More»

'Moovie Night' is Saturday

'Moovie Night' is Saturday

This Saturday, August 23, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its second free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater with “Back to the Future”. Beginning at 7pm, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Read More»

Oddo land on planning agenda

Plans to establish a subdivision on what is arguably Fayetteville’s largest remaining undeveloped tract will be presented Aug. 26 before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road is owned by the Oddo family which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Read More»

GMC proposal back before Fayetteville City Council

The proposed development of Georgia Military College will be back on the agenda for the Aug. 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The measure is expected to pass so that construction can begin in time for the campus to open in August 2015 in the West Fayetteville area. The council will also address issues pertaining to the motorized cart ordinance.

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»

Construction in Fayetteville is on the rise

New home construction in Fayetteville continues to expand. An example of that expansion can be seen at Pye Lake Estates on Hood Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The growth in construction of single-family homes in Fayetteville continues.

With all residential categories combined, the city currently has 783 lots available. That number might be deceiving since 210 of those units include the Lafayette Square apartments approved earlier in the summer.

By category, city planning records show 33 available two-family residential lots, 114 medium-density single-family lots at .5 acres (R-22), 212 medium-density lots at .75 acres (R-30) and 18 low-density lots at 1 acre (R-40). Read More»

Casting company urges pre-registration

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

A large crowd is expected Saturday for the open casting call for “Ant-Man” and the casting company is urging potential extras to pre-register to cut down on the wait times. In order to make the process more efficient, New Life Casting said people should pre-register by going to http://goo.gl/ETsds7 and complete the information form. Read More»

Paul and Judy Massey complete visit to all 50 states

Judy and Paul Massey

In a quest taking 49 years, Dr. Judy Massey and Father Paul Massey this summer completed their goal of visiting all 50 states plus the U. S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Recent visits to North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin completed the circuit.

Judy Massey is the author of three books and is a popular Christian speaker. Paul Massey is Pastor Emeritus of Fayetteville’s Church of the Holy Cross and authors the Citizen’s “Ask Father Paul” column. Read More»

Car show at High Museum is destination of S.A.G.E.

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will visit the High Museum in Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to view the Dream Cars special exhibit of 17 concept cars built from the early 1930s to the 21st century. These cars pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design. The group will then enjoy lunch at the High Café and explore other exhibits at their leisure.

The cost is $10 for tickets and transportation, plus lunch. The outing will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More»