Fayette County

Taking a face pie for Japan

Taking a face pie for Japan

The Pre-K classes at Lafayette Kid’s World on Marquis Drive in Fayetteville raised money for the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. The students and their teachers talked about Japan after the earthquake and the kids wanted to do what they could to help. The fund-raising efforts were split between the boys and girls and the winning side got the chance to throw whipped cream pies at their teachers. The boys raised $282.83 and the girls raised $163.63. The money will be donated to Wells Fargo’s collection for the American Red Cross. Photo/Michael Boylan.

F’ville formally asks for tax-funded regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. Read More»

Council poised to limit use of all ‘walking’ signs in PTC

‘Will work . . . if PTC Council lets me’

For the past year or so, some businesses in Peachtree City have used employees or contractors to hold promotional signs along the road in an effort to drum up more business.

That practice may become significantly curtailed — perhaps even banned — after Thursday night’s City Council meeting. City staff is recommending that such walking signs, sometimes held by costumed mascots, be limited to four times a year and for no more than five consecutive days at a time, among other regulations. Read More»

Commissioner Hearn defends West Bypass decision

Switch in priorities done at public meeting in January 2009, Hearn says

A source of confusion and consternation for opponents of the West Fayetteville Bypass has been over how, when and why the Fayette County Commission decided to proceed with the project instead of the East Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Commission votes 3-to-2 to leave West F’ville Bypass as is

Commission votes 3-to-2 to leave West F’ville Bypass as is

UPDATED April 6 for online — A bid to fully fund construction of the East Fayetteville Bypass, at the expense of more than a dozen other transportation projects, fell flat on a 3-2 vote by the Fayette County Commission.

Commissioner Steve Brown has argued that the East Fayetteville Bypass was always considered to be the top priority for the entire county, while the West Fayetteville Bypass, now under construction, was chiefly for future development. Read More»

County leaves East bypass alone

Bid fails 3-2 to move project ahead of West bypass, others

A bid to fully fund construction of the East Fayetteville Bypass, at the expense of more than a dozen other transportation projects, fell flat on a 3-2 vote by the Fayette County Commission.

Commissioner Steve Brown has argued that the East Fayetteville Bypass was always considered to be the top priority for the entire county, while the West Fayetteville Bypass, now under construction, was chiefly for future development. Read More»

Super Sand Professional Topdressing makes healthy lawns

Meyers Zoysia grass installed on 1/2 inch of Super Sand soil amendments and topdressed twice last summer at 1/4 inch. Sod was installed May 2010. The turf has six inch deep roots or better and is 100 percent green and out of dormancy as of The first week of March 2011. The turf shown requires 10 minutes of watering per week during the summer months. Photo/Special.

Super Sand Professional Topdressing is the only full service topdressing service provider on the south side of Atlanta. They started topdressing as an add on service five years ago to a full service landscape company. Since then, they have turned their focus to professional topdressing.

“After 12 years in the landscaping industry, I noticed a lack of attention to soil conditions,” said owner Matthew Robinson. “We decided to concentrate on helping customers revitalize the health of their soil and turfgrass.” Read More»

Stephan Curcio named 2011 REALTOR of the Year

Above, Stephan Curcio, R,  receives REALTOR of the Year Award from 2010 REALTOR of the Year, Martin Wise. Photo/Special.

Stephan Curcio, of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, was named the Fayette County Board of REALTORS, 2011 REALTOR of the Year. The award was presented at the Board’s annual Spring Luncheon held Thursday, March 24 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

The prestigious and highly regarded award is presented annually to the REALTOR member representing “the best of us.” Read More»

Students use math to prepare for spring planting

From left, School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden, Hayden Long (behind planter), Kevin Khadkhodaian and Wright Hood. Photo/Special.

A bright sunny day and some math was all it took to get the garden behind Rising Starr Middle ready for spring planting.

Exceptional students in Holly Monahan’s class have been maintaining the garden for several years, growing both vegetables and flowers. This year they got some help with soil preparation from Natalie Fields’ math students. The students calculated the area of each planter box to determine the proper amount of fertilizer needed before planting. Read More»

The graduates of the Junior Master Gardener class

The graduates of the Junior Master Gardener class

The 2010-2011 Junior Master Gardener class graduated on March 29. The twelve week after school course for students in grades three to five covered a variety of subjects including: soil composition; properties of a food chain; composting; differences between annual, biennial and perennial plants; characteristics of trees and shrubs; water conservation; beneficial and harmful insects, and the importance of landscape design.  The class was sponsored by the Fayette County Extension Office and taught by Master Gardener volunteers.  For more information call Andrea McCourtney 770-841-9771. Read More»

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