Fayette County

Food, items needed for Spalding Co. tornado victims

A donation center has been opened to assist victims from the tornados that hit Spalding County last week.

Donation center open in Griffin

A call has been put out for nonperishable food and other goods needed to help victims of last week’s tornados in Spalding County, where 341 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.

Donations will be received at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — April 26–May 2

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, April 26 - Monday, May 2

Thomas ONeil Moore, 21, of Spring Road, Molina, for probation violation.

Corey Antoine Bonner, 30, of LaGrange Street, Newnan, for state drug law violation.

Thomas Lamar Larkins, 30, of Ginger Court, Riverdale, for violation of probation.

Emily Marie Girard, 50, Brookshire Dr. Fayetteville for deposit account fraud/bad checks. Read More»

Planners approve LongHorn in F’ville

Plans for the new LongHorn Steakhouse were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The new restaurant will be located at the former site of Johnny Carino’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion. The old building will have to be removed to make way for the new 242-seat restaurant.

LongHorn project representative Brett Mashchak at the April work session told commissioners the company would like to demolish the current building and replace it with a 6,242 square-foot restaurant that would look like other LongHorns. Read More»

County approves mixed rezoning for Hwy. 85 industrial site near Roberts Rd.

A rezoning to allow a mix of retail, industrial and office uses on an 18-acre site north of Fayetteville was unanimously approved by the Fayette County Commission April 28.

The property, located north of Fayetteville a short distance from Roberts Road, was previously zoned for light industrial use and is partially developed with a storage unit and “incubator businesses.”

Including as-yet-unbuilt vacant lots on the property, the total approved size of the development is 220,200 square feet.

The planning commission recommended approval of the rezoning, and no one spoke against it. Read More»

Fayette Chamber hosts Leadercast May 6

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally-acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville on May 6, 2011, hosted by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

This one-day leadership training event will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Fayetteville. A few of the speakers for the event include:

• Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert, & best-selling author of 12 books including “Linchpin.” Read More»

Hearn: ‘I’m not the only one’; look at Studdards

Remaining under fire for failing to disclose that a recent elections board appointee was his cousin until weeks following the vote, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn asserted a different defense at the close of the April 28 commission meeting.

Hearn pointed out that a current member of the elections board, whom he did not name, has a wife who is an elected official in Fayette County. Read More»

PTC — Out of business

Citing conflicting personalities, competing political agendas, city’s economic coordinator resigns

Peachtree City’s embattled economic development coordinator tendered his resignation — effective immediately — April 29. Read More»

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home May 2, 2011.

Born in Boaz, AL, Gary served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was self-employed as the owner of Weddington Drywall Service. He is affectionately known as “Paw” by his seven grandchildren and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother and ten siblings. Read More»

Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., of Suwanee, formerly Fayetteville, was born to eternal life on May 2, 2011.

He was born on December 18, 1946. Mr. Reiter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a generous humanitarian who served the community through his law practice, boy scouts, church, and volunteer organizations.

His legacy continues through his wife Susan Ann Reiter, son Richard E. Reiter, III, daughter Emily (Reiter) Keag, son-in-law Tim Keag, grandson Emerson Keag, brother Robert “Bob” Reiter, and sister Alice Reiter. Read More»

Betty Boutwell, age 78

A memorial service for Mrs. Betty Boutwell, age 78, of Peachtree City, GA, was held at 1:00 PM, EST, on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Simpson Wood Retreat Chapel, in Norcross, GA.
 
Mrs. Boutwell was born March 28, 1933 in Chicago, IL. She died Friday, April 29, 2011, in Union City, GA.

  Survivors include her loving husband, Paul Boutwell; son, Mark (Jenny) Boutwell;  two daughters, Gail Frantz and Becky Boutwell;  three grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Gordy, Elliot and Lindsay Frantz. Read More»

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