Fayette County

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»

Dietmeyer, Hahn to perform tonight at Christ Our Shepherd

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn of The OK Factor

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn, also known as “The OK Factor,” will present a concert on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

Olivia (O) and Karla (K) met when both were students in classical music at Luther College. They began collaborating in 2012, joining forces to form an alternative folk duo which experiments in a number of genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and popular music. The OK Factor writes original music and also embeds traditional fragments into their own compositions. Read More»

Hadzick-Callen Engagement

Kelly Hadzick engaged to Jonathan Callen

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hadzick of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Hadzick, to Jonathan Callen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Callen of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Starr's Mill High School in 2006. She received her nursing degree from Georgia State University in 2011. She is currently working in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Read More»

‘Broadway and Beyond’ concert planned for tonight at All Saint

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, tonight, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature pieces we all know and love. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp being held through July 11. 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.

Union City man arrested after stalking wife in PTC

A Union City man was arrested July 8 on numerous charges after stalking his wife and leading officers in Peachtree City and Tyrone on a chase.

Christopher Sinclair, 31, was charged with stalking, loitering, reckless driving, driving while suspended, child safety seat violations and obstruction, according to Peachtree City police spokesman Mark Brown. Read More»

Starting the 4th at Mimi’s

Trying to avoid the crowds and traffic on the morning of July 4th, I stayed on the back roads through Peachtree City and away from the parade festivities. I stopped for breakfast at Mimi’s on Kelly Drive.

The place was packed as usual, but you never have to wait long. As I walked in, a couple leaving held the door for me, smiled and said, “Good morning.” I smiled, thanked them and said it back. Mimi’s always puts you in a “good morning” mood. Read More»

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