Fayetteville

Welcome home, Marine

Welcome home, Marine

Friends and family welcomed home Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley S. Werho of Fayetteville in a surprise celebration Saturday at McCurry Park. Werho was brought to the party in a motorcade escorted by law enforcement and the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Werho, whose unit served in Marjah and Sangin, Afghanistan, is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a 2007 graduate of Fayette County High School. Photo/John Munford.

2nd year in a row, F’ville wants voters to OK redevelopment tax

If the first tax dies at the polls, wait a year and try it again, the Fayetteville City Council has decided. Read More»

F’ville P&Z gets S. Glynn request for home over commercial space

A request before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission early this month proposes to change the zoning at 300 South Glynn Street from C-3 (Highway Commercial) to a less intensive C-1 zoning to provide a way for the property owner to reside on the second floor of the 6,148 square-foot building and lease the first floor for office space.

The measure is expected to come up for a vote at the commission’s March 22 meeting. Read More»

F’ville adopts language change for downtown projects

The Fayetteville City Council on Feb. 17 voted to amend portions of the language included in the Planned Community Development (PCD) and Downtown Commercial District (C-1) zoning codes. The changes were made to clarify the city’s intent as it relates to downtown commercial projects.

City planner Linwood Robinson in an earlier letter said the proposal to amend the ordinance would allow developers the ability to create a PCD with a “mixed use” assignment of development uses defined as residential, commercial and office uses along with any designated open space and recreational amenities. Read More»

Too many cliches for one county

There is, “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” or perhaps “Peter, meet Paul. Paul, meet Peter.” You could include, “if it walks like a duck ...,” “money makes the world go round,” “bait and switch,” “show me the money,” and even “a fool and his money are soon parted.” But my favorite is “Bend over.” Read More»

County made us an offer we couldn’t refuse

Here we are now, two-and-a-half years after we received formal notification from Fayette County that our property would either be taken peacefully for the West Fayetteville Bypass, or forcefully by condemnation.

The county commissioners at that time were totally reprehensible in their refusal to see the vast public opposition to the project. It was like talking to five stone faces. I may have well as spoken to Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson by going to Stone Mountain with my megaphone. Others feel the same way. Read More»

‘Life Groups’ continue through May 7 at Fayette Family Church

Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 recently started several new group ministries which are free and open to the community.

Called “Life Groups,” they will run weekly through May 7.

Classes and activities include a cooking class taught by the pastry chef at Frank’s Old Mill, an exercise class for all ages, a weight loss class, Bible studies for the English and Hispanic communities, marriage groups, prayer groups, an activity group for adults and singles 18-35, and a helps service for shut-ins, the homebound and the sick. Read More»

LaRocca-Rowlett engagement

Emily Dawn LaRocca engaged to Michael James Rowlett

Mr. And Mrs. Roch LaRocca of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Dawn LaRocca, to Michael James Rowlett, son of Mr. And Mrs. Jim Rowlett of Cabot, Ark.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Janice W. Bolton of El Paso, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LaRocca of San Antonio, Texas. She will graduate from the University of Arkansas in May of 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. Read More»

Morelock-Patterson engagement

Shannon Nicole Morelock engaged to Steven Scott Patterson

Shane and Linette Morelock of Fayetteville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Nicole Morelock, to Steven Scott Patterson, son of Steve and Teresa Patterson, also of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Shirley Morelock and the late James Morelock of Fayetteville, Mrs. Ann Asinof of Fayetteville, and Harold and Pat Cox of Griffin. She is a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2010 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Read More»

Telemaque-Jones wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Kimberly Michelle Telemaque of Fayetteville and Harold Eugene Jones were married on Feb.11, 2011. Judge Joe Tinsley conducted the private ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Powell of Houston, Texas.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Jones of Houston, Texas.

Linda Hearon of Fayetteville was maid of honor. Flowergirls were Daysha and Damaya Telemaque of Fayetteville. Demarcus Telemaque of Fayetteville served as best man.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones took a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla.