Fayetteville

Timber harvest gets landowner in trouble with Fayetteville rules

Denuded land after clear-cutting on Ga. Highway 54 East. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There is nothing prohibiting a property owner from cutting timber. The problem is when the rules are not followed and an approved development plan has not been secured. That was the case with property owner 54 Development, Inc. and two parcels the company owns along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. The city attorney is currently preparing a letter to CEO Perry Knight outlining the company’s obligations. Read More»

F’ville to fine-tune budget figures at July 10 meeting

Aside from the two customary public hearings on the budget, some on the Fayetteville City Council wanted an additional work session to address the proposed FY 2015 general fund budget that begins in August. The work session will be held at 6 p.m. on July 10 in the council chambers.

Council members will review the proposed $10.4 million general fund budget. The city will end the fiscal year in July with a $9.8 million general fund budget. The proposed FY 2015 budget shows $10.43 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from the proposed .25-mill increase. Read More»

Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips.

Pastor Justin Kollmeyer of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville poses at Camp Lutheridge, N.C., with his middle school confirmation campers on June 22-28. On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips. Kollmeyer will take another group next year. For more information visitwww.princeofpeacefayette.org. Photo/Special.

In appreciation

Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L)  on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

Choir members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville honored their choir director, Charlesworth Gordon, during the morning service Sunday, July 6, when they presented him a plaque of appreciation. Gordon has many years of experience directing and performing in church choirs in the United States and the Caribbean area. Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

VBS starts at FPC Monday

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its VBS July 14-18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The theme this year is “Workshop of Wonders.”

The event will feature Bible stories, games, music, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun. Children age four years thru fifth grade are invited to attend. Registration is free.

Register online or pick up a registration form in the church office.

For more information, call the church office, 770-461-7147.

FPC is located in Fayetteville at 791 Forest Avenue.

Nativity will offer Sunday evening service, concert beginning Aug. 3

eginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience.

With a combination of “diverse” presentations, the church hopes to offer a place for all of those who are looking for community and fellowship.

Members of Nativity’s congregation include those who have journeyed from all walks of life. Read More»

Motown legends appearing in Fayetteville

Motown's sweet sounds will resonate through Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

On July 12, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of R&B classics with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Opening for the Temps is Atlanta-based group, Soulhound. Read More»

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»

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