Fayette, don’t penalize helpful pulpwooders

I would like to speak up on behalf of pulpwood loggers, an occupation which has come under attack in Fayette County recently. Although I work for FEMA, I must say these views are my own, and not a position of my employer.

My wife’s and my experiences with pulpwood loggers has been positive. In July 2005 a tornado from Tropical Storm Cindy passed through our neighborhood and downed a great number of trees (including four on our house) as well as several utility poles. Read More»

Mary Mitchell Allen of Fayetteville

Mary Mitchell Allen

Mary Mitchell Allen of College Park and Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 12, 2014.

Born in Abbeville County, S.C., she was a teacher and counselor for over 30 years in Clayton County. An avid bridge player, master gardener and long-time member of College Park Presbyterian Church, she was dedicated to the community and always provided service to those in need.

She was predeceased by her only son, Joel Allen; and siblings George Mitchell, Jr., Tommy Mitchell, Emily Parks and Roy Mitchell. Read More»

Edna Fae Giordano, 90, of Fayetteville

Edna Fae Giordano, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away December 11, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerard V. Giordano, her parents Albert and Ora Campbell and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Michael) Martin of Lilburn; sons; Randy (Elizabeth) Giordano of LaGrange, GA and Johnny Giordano of Fayetteville.

A funeral service was held Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. Read More»

Doris Milam, age 89

Mrs. Doris Milam, age 89, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.

She was a lifetime member of The Rock Baptist Church. Read More»

Shopper avoids potential carjacking at Pavilion

A female shopper at the Fayette Pavilion on Dec. 13 refused to give up her vehicle when confronted by a man threatening her with a handgun. She drove away, avoiding the carjacking and leaving the man with no choice but to flee the scene.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a shopper at the Marshalls department store had entered her Hummer at 11 p.m. when she was approached by a male carrying a handgun. The man pointed the gun at the woman and told her to give him the vehicle, said Whitlow.

“The woman refused and sped off,” Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks, passed away December 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Loggins and Matthew Cook; son Billy Loggins; daughters Sussie Camp and Bessie Wright; grandchild Eric Farr. Read More»

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

F’ville Council eyes tighter control over the look of all new homes

Builders, residents object to expansion of city power

Fayetteville may require future homes to have more windows next year. Not only that, but the city is proposing that all new homes Read More»

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

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