Fayette County

Fayette County landfill transfer station reopens after fire

Firefighters at an early morning blaze May 15 at the landfill transfer station on First Manassas Mile in Fayetteville battled a fire of unknown origin for seven hours before extinguishing the large amount of household trash stored in the metal building. Though still under investigation, the building was unharmed and able to re-open May 17. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Firefighters from Fayetteville and Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services battled an early morning fire May 15 in the transfer station building at the county landfill on First Manassas Mile. The fire was brought under control early Sunday afternoon and the transfer station was reopened Tuesday. Read More»

Fayette GOP censures Hearn, wants new appointee to elections board

Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn.

Displeasure with an apparent ethical misstep by Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn has stretched beyond giving ammunition to his political opponents.

Now the Fayette County Republican Party is weighing in on the matter, asking the entire commission to rescind the appointment of John Addison Lester III, Hearn’s second cousin, to the Fayette County Board of Elections. All five commissioners are Republicans. Read More»

Ladling out a Taste of Fayette for F’ville crowds

Ladling out a Taste of Fayette for F’ville crowds

Area gourmands line up to sample local culinary delights May 15 at the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville as local restaurants provided samples for the annual A Taste of Fayette event sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show draws a crowd

Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show draws a crowd

Two pottery fans check out the selection at the Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show held May 14 and 15 on the grounds of the old courthouse in downtown Fayetteville. It was the venue for a large selection of pottery, paintings, photos, jewelry and just about anything related to handmade arts and crafts. The annual event was sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lady Chiefs win it all!

Running for a soccer dynasty — McIntosh High School’s victorious Lady Chiefs race toward their goalie to celebrate after winning the Ga. state soccer championship in AAAA Friday night in Peachtree City. The McIntosh boys finished second in the state. Photo/John Munford.

Whitewater forces 1-1 tie into overtime; McIntosh wins on penalty kicks

Friday night’s all-Fayette girls soccer final was one for the ages.

With a 1-1 tie through regulation and past two overtimes, McIntosh won the AAAA title on penalty kicks.

But that’s no knock on Whitewater, which kept the game close until the bitter end.

Early on, there were plenty of stellar defensive plays on both sides, giving fans much to cheer about.

Host team McIntosh broke the 0-0 tie with a penalty kick goal from Laura Higgason with just under 8 minutes left in the first half. It sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Read More»

Should grand jury investigate Hearn?

The public comment portion of the meeting of county commissioners on May 12 was revealing. The comments were primarily directed at Commissioner Lee Hearn, who was absent. The comments were critical of his appointment of his first cousin Addison Lester III to the election board and the fact he did not reveal his relationship to Mr. Lester. In fact he tried to hide that information by stating he knew Mr. Lester from church. Read More»

People losing faith in county government

We’re well beyond the point of ridiculous on the newest appointment to the Fayette County Board of Elections. Commissioner Lee Hearn shouldn’t have been appointing his cousin to oversee his election results in the first place. Mr. Hearn is smart enough to know right from wrong. Read More»

A plea to help Booth Middle School science stars go to Olympiad

When you think about what creates quality of life in Fayette County, the school system has to be part of your equation.

Our school system has been able to attract excellent quality faculty, people who are passionate about what they do. I have seen the quality first hand.

In my time volunteering at J.C. Booth Middle School in Peachtree City, I have reviewed the strong testing results and read the student surveys where a significant majority of the students find the school an enjoyable place to learn. Read More»

Hopewell’s Chick-N-Que is Saturday

Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

The meal cosists of a barbecued chicken half, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. In addition to the Chick-N-Que, there will also be a yard sale and a bake sale, and the youth will sponsor a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Individuals may rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

Square Foot Ministry’s yard sale is this Saturday

Square Foot Ministry (SFM), a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) and local non-profit organization, is seeking donated items for its annual yard sale planned for Saturday, May 21. The yard sale will be in the parking lot and Family Life Center of FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Read More»