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Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

GMC unveils its West F’ville college campus plan

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed college campus.

Georgia Military College announced its intention in April to construct a college campus in Fayetteville. The plan for the campus on the west side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was included in a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

If approved later this summer, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

F’ville planners see plans for 239-unit senior complex

Graphic from the city of Fayetteville shows the proposed 239-unit senior residential complex.

It has been a couple of years since the last residential development for ages 55 and up was presented in Fayetteville. Today the Beverly J. Searles Foundation is back in town, proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development just west of downtown. The proposal will not be formally presented until later in July.

The Lafayette Place senior living proposal was presented only as a staff report at the June 24 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission and is expected to be formally presented later in July. Read More»

Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Stevens 50th anniversary

Richard and Barbara Stevens

Richard (Dick) and Barbara Stevens, of Fayetteville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. They were married on June 20, 1964, by the Rev. Edwin Endicott at Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Dick retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation after a 35 year career. Barbara retired in 2012 from Heritage Bank after a career in the banking industry. They have resided in Fayetteville since 1992. They are members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church. Read More»

F’ville hikes transient tax 60%

Fayetteville will join a number of neighboring cities by increasing the hotel/motel tax to 8 percent. The additional funds generated over the current 5 percent rate will be used for promotional efforts and tourism development. Read More»

At 210 units, F’ville OKs its 2nd largest apartments complex

The Lafayette Square proposal that will bring luxury apartments to The Villages development on Ga. Highway 54 West within walking distance to downtown Fayetteville was approved by unanimous vote June 19.

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies of Auburn, Alabama, said the project will break ground in the fall, with the first phase opening next summer.

At 210 units, the project is the second largest apartment complex ever approved in Fayetteville. The Cobblestone complex off Ga. Highway 54 East has 248 dwelling units. Read More»

F’ville looks at 0.25 mill increase at July 10 session

The budget process in Fayetteville usually includes two public hearings before approval. But things will be different this year. The Fayetteville City Council held the first hearing June 19 and will hold a work session on July 10 before adopting the budget on July 17.

It was stated that the general fund millage rate might have to increase by six-tenths of a mill if the recent fire consolidation attempt did not occur. The move to consolidate failed, but the proposed budget would raise the millage by one-fourth of a mill. Read More»

Firm readies aerial help for local movie-making

One of the newest additions to the growing group of vendors at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in west Fayetteville is Go2 Studios and its associate Camera Copters-GA. Pictured from left are Camera Copters-GA aerial coordinator Skip Lam, Go2 Studios executive producer LaTanya Potts, 8-year-old Paul Barth, III and Camera Copters owner and aerial coordinator Paul Barth. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The emergence of Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Fayetteville’s expanded west side continues to bring a variety of new companies to the city. Two of those companies on June 18 provided an up-close look what it takes to film high in the air above an outdoor television or movie set.

Camera Copters-GA had one of its helicopters available for viewing at the Pinewood Production Centre and was joined by representatives of production and distribution company Go2 Studios, one of the new vendors at Pinewood Atlanta. Read More»

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