Fayette County

Fayetteville balloon proposal nearly deflated

It will not go down in the history of the Fayetteville City Council as the Great Balloon Debate, but the discussion April 15 on the use of balloons to complement outdoor advertising in the Main Street district finally led to an approval after two motions and a tie-breaking vote.

At its essence, the amendment to the sign ordinance allows the temporary use of balloons in certain types of outdoor advertising. Main Street Director Brian Wismer said the intent of the proposal was to respond to a number of requests by Main Street merchants that they be allowed to embellish their display signs. Read More»

An ongoing delicate dance: Death in life

Open caskets at funerals are a dance with death. The waxen look of a dead loved one or friend presents a strange sensation. We may wonder, What happened? The animation of life is gone from them. We are sure of that. There can be no conversation, only our tears and memories.

Our adjustment to that phase of the death experience is helped by family and friends who gather around us. We talk, comfort, reminisce, cry, and laugh while we dance with death. But is that all there is? Is that the only time we sit alongside death? It is not. Read More»

Fayette plans to take recreation department payments online

In the near future, Fayette County residents will have the option of going online to make payments to the recreation department.

County commissioners recently voted for a contract to extend the online payment service that is currently used by the county water system. The vendor is Paymentus, and as part of the arrangement, each user is charged a $2.95 service fee per transaction.

That way the county can offer the service without paying extra for it, officials said. Read More»

$1.4M extra pay for coaches, others scrutinized by BoE

School system salary supplements received some spotlight scrutiny at the April 13 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, leading up to budget discussions in coming weeks. Read More»

McIntosh grad opens recording studio with bandmate

Scott Carroll, a McIntosh graduate in 2001 and former Peachtree City resident, recently opened Applause Music Productions in Norcross with Adrian Lawrence, his bandmate from the group Asher & Quick. Carroll describes Applause Music Productions as kind of a one stop shop for all of a band’s needs. Read More»

Theater community grieves at passing of longtime supporter

Andre De Lorenzo

If you were involved in the arts community in Fayette County, you knew Andre De Lorenzo and, chances are, he knew you too. He was active in the arts in Fayette County for 30 years, most recently publishing the Southside ARTS Agenda, a weekly e-magazine, and also serving as executive producer of “The Southern Crescent Arts Round-up,” an hour long television program broadcast over Comcast Cable Television. De Lorenzo also recently served on the panel of judges for the 2010 Shuler Hensley Awards, which celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. Read More»

Cast your vote in 'My Mother is a Gem' contest

Town Square Jewelers on the Square in Fayetteville is pleased to invite everyone to the store to vote for a winner in the “My Mother is a Gem” contest.  Local kindergarten through 5th graders wrote letters explaining why their mother is a gem and deserves to be the recipient of a beautiful amethyst and diamond necklace. The eighteen finalists were chosen and are posted around the store for everyone to read. You are invited to cast a vote for your favorite.  Read More»

Cary named ‘Outstanding Woman in American History’ by local DAR chapter

The James Waldrop Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presented Carolyn Cary with the award for Outstading Women in American History. Phyllis King presented the award to Cary. Photo/Ann Eldredge.

Carolyn Cary was recently announced as the Outstanding Woman in American History by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  Cary has resided in Fayette County since 1966 and has witnessed Fayette County history firsthand. Read More»

Students earn national achievement scholarships

Two Fayette County High and two Whitewater High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students. Read More»

Metro Fayette Kiwanis does their part for community, world

Metro Fayette Kiwanis does their part for community, world

In honor of Kiwanis Service Day and Earth Day, these Metro Fayette Kiwanians picked up trash along Hwy. 92 North. From left: Julian Campbell, President Melanie Myer,  Sydney Ninneman, Clark Ninneman, and Bill Webb. The club meets each Tuesday noon at IHOP, Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary

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