Fayette County

Fayetteville agrees to 90-day extension of joint aid contract

Along with the many changes to the Fayetteville budget adopted July 17 was a recommendation of another kind. The City Council on a 4-1 vote agreed to take over all permitting and inspections in the West Fayetteville area that primarily includes Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

David Workman tells how he arrived at the end of the rainbow: “On July 19, Barry Jordan and I were riding toward Ga. Highway 54 on Ebenezer Road when we went through a heavy rain storm and then the sun came out. To my right I could see a huge very bright rainbow ... and as we turned right onto Hwy. 54 east toward Fayetteville, there it was [inset above]. We could see it arching downward over the trees about 100 yards in front of us, touching the road. Read More»

Wife of sup’t. gets $75K job via BoE

With the hiring of new Superintendent Joseph Barrow this year, the Fayette County School System also created a new high level position for his wife.

Dr. Susan Barrow was hired July 21 by the Board of Education to fill a newly created position: Read More»

F’ville junior college gets planners’ OK

A request by Georgia Military College that would put the first college built from the ground up in Fayette County received unanimous approval by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22.

The plan for the GMC campus on the southwest side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was before commissioners for a rezoning request and preliminary plat approval. The unanimous vote came with little discussion.

If approved by the City Council in August, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

Fayette BoE says ‘No’ to charter school

The meeting room at the Fayette County Board of Education was full Monday night with supporters of the Liberty Tech Charter School. The request to have the school be part of the Fayette public school system failed on a 4-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Barry Marchman casts lone vote favoring approval; would provide ‘motivation’ for other system schools Read More»

Woman wounded Monday night in N. Fayette drive-by shooting

A woman driving with her granddaughter was wounded late Monday by a gunshot fired from a passing car just north of Fayetteville on Ga. Highway 85, Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said.

The wounded woman drove to a gas station just across the Clayton County line and called police. Another report said the woman was struck in her hand.

Here’s the press release from Babb:

“On July 28, 2014 at approximately 11:02 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Clayton County in reference to a person shot. Read More»

Fister-Tinker engagement

Kelly Nicole Fister engaged to Cameron James Tinker

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fister of Fayetteville, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Nicole Fister to Cameron James Tinker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tinker of Covington, La.

Kelly is a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance. 

She is employed as a personal trainer and yoga instructor with the Columbus YMCA.

Cameron is a graduate of Mandeville High School in Louisiana and a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Computer Science. Read More»

On Garlock: ‘This guy is just not right’

I suppose we could blame it on Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. You know, Cranky Old Fart. Cantankerous Aged Misanthrope. And if we did, we could just laugh and say: Well, it’s just old Terry spouting off.

But Mr. Garlock is developing an edge that is, in many ways, not easily overlooked.

I almost always disagree with his column, but there was a meanness and a bile in his latest foray that I can only assume derives from lack of cranial oxygen, and exposure to the Tea Party. Read More»

Reclaim our country from the destroyers

Mr. Garlock’s column last Wednesday expressed frustration and anger at the state of America, its future, and those who would see it brought low. I just saw the movie “America” as well. I don’t blame him one bit for feeling the way he does.

That said, I wish to offer suggestions of reforms regarding the policies, laws, expectations, and beliefs that must change to restore our nation: Read More»

PTC’s dam spillway issue is not an emergency

I have talked to many people since my opinion was published recently and those people with whom I spoke seem to think that because the problem at the spillway has been reported to the EPD and to Georgia Safe Dams, that it is too late to do the maintenance that should have been done a long time ago and that we must follow their recommendations.

But I am of a different opinion (do the maintenance and fill the lake). Read More»

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