Fayetteville

Road rage involving motorcycle and SUV puts man in hospital

A Morrow man was arrested on multiple charges Nov. 22 after causing a motorcycle to crash on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville and leaving the scene of the accident, police said.

Ira J. Lawrence, 31, was charged with aggravated assault, aggressive driving, hit and run/failure to render, reckless driving, improper use of turn signal/light and revoked or suspended license, according to arrest records.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. after Lawrence had entered the city traveling east on Hwy. 54. Read More»

Unsavory odor = Unfavorable recommendation

From the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission, an aerial map of the proposed new development.

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission voted to send the City Council an unfavorable recommendation regarding the building of an additional 33 Cobblestone Fayette townhouses at 2400 Cobblestone Blvd.

About two-dozen citizens came to hear the commission’s decision and voice their concerns regarding the rezoning for the proposed townhouses at the commission meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 18. Read More»

Christmas parades set for F’ville, PTC Dec. 6

Fayetteville Public Works employee Wally Filney puts up snowflake light decorations along Stonewall Avenue next to the Fayette County courthouse Nov. 21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with it comes festivities on Dec. 6 in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Fayetteville’s 2014 Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Fayetteville.

The parade will begin at the Fayette County Justice Center and move to the west onto Center Drive. The parade will make a right turn onto Lee Street and a left onto Stonewall Avenue. The parade will take a left turn one block later onto South Glynn Street, continuing south to Melear Way where it will take a left and return to the Justice Center. Read More»

F’ville joins in Mayors’ Xmas Motorcade

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. 2013 file photo.

The city of Fayetteville will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.

Along with other cities across Georgia, Fayetteville will be participating again this year in the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade sponsored by the Ga. Municipal Association. Read More»

Retail center planned close to F’ville downtown

A new retail center is in the proposal stages for downtown Fayetteville at 161 Glynn St. North, next to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Steve Gules, a representative for South-Tree, the full-service construction firm working on the project, sought advice from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the retail center Thursday night.

The retail center, tentatively set at 13,800 square feet, will be able to hold anywhere from three to six businesses. Gules said it’s hoped that a restaurant will anchor the end of the strip. Read More»

New college campus joins F’ville sewer

The Fayetteville City Council approved Georgia Military College (GMC)’s request to extend the city sewer line northwest from the existing line on Sandy Creek Road through a proposed road branching off from Sandy Creek and leading up to the college.

Around 1,800 feet of new sewer line is needed for the college, which is expected to open Aug. 15 next year.

The extended sewer line will cost around $171,906 in construction and $32,661 in engineering. Read More»

Pinewood Studios in F’ville to nearly double its capacity

Sign outside Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New soundstages to make facililty largest in Georgia

Earth-moving equipment is being assembled on the 288-acre Pinewood Atlanta Studios property Read More»

Providence will celebrate Hanging of the Greens

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a special worship service, called “Hanging of the Greens,”this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains,”Hanging of the Greens is a worship service for the whole family where we explain the significance of Christian symbols like the Christmas tree, wreaths, colors of the Christian year and poinsettias, as we start the Advent season. We will have only one worship service that morning, at 10:30 a.m. “ Read More»

Debbie Harbin to speak at ladies’ Christmas tea

 The Harbin family (L-R), Michael Harbin, Gracie Harbin (child), Cayllr Harbin, Daniel Harbin (standing), Sophie Harbin (baby), Hayley Harbin, Marty Harbin, Debbie Harbin, Matthew Harbin, Holly Harbin, Clayton (baby), Heather McDaniel, Ellie (baby), David Harbin (standing), Ryan McMichael. Photo/Special.

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s annual Ladies Christmas Tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the church. This year’s speaker will be Debbie Harbin, the wife of newly elected state senator Marty Harbin. Debbie’s message will be “Treasuring The Christ of Christmas.”

Debbie grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. and after graduating from high school attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in Atlanta. She became an R.N. in 1977 and worked as a nurse for the next seven years. Read More»

A Democrat woman’s perspective on David Barlow

I met David Barlow in the spring of this year, after he made some disparaging remarks on Facebook about female Democrats. His comments left me mad enough to spit nails, as my mother would have said, and I requested a meeting with him to discuss them.

He replied immediately, and we set a date for me to come to the office and talk. I walked in and introduced myself as a Democrat who was very unhappy to be pigeonholed, to be dismissed as one dimensional, just a member of a registered political party. Read More»

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