Fayetteville

Minnie Cavalli, of Fayetteville

Minnie Cavalli

Mrs. Minnie Cavalli, a long time native of Fayetteville, Ga., passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 shortly after celebrating her 96th birthday.

She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, gentle nature and always a pleasant and good word for all. Read More»

Woman charged with leaving three kids in a hot car

A Riverdale mother on July 30 was charged with leaving her three young girls unattended in a vehicle in a Fayetteville parking lot.

Det. Mike Whitlow said Courtney B. Tabor, 33, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of leaving a minor child unattended, a city ordinance violation.

Whitlow said employees at the Michael’s store at Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street saw the three small children in the back of a van with no adult visible in the vicinity. Two of the children were one year of age while the other was age two, Whitlow added. Read More»

Fayetteville Planning Commission on senior complex: ‘Good project, bad location’

The proposal was good but the location was not. That was the decision by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22, recommending that the proposed Fayette Place senior housing community along Ga. Highway 54 be denied by the City Council.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation is proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Hwy. 54 in The Villages development several blocks west of downtown. Read More»

Big load snags overhead wires

A semi was pulled over near Piedmont Fayette Hospital on July 25 after knocking utility lines off a pole on Ga. Highway 54 west of Grady Avenue. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Photo/Danielle Ruttinger.

A tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load through Fayetteville along Ga. Highway 54 West on July 25 knocked utility lines off a pole and continued west until it was pulled over by Fayette County deputies. There were no injuries from the utility lines that struck one vehicle.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the semi was carrying what was believed to be a large generator encased in a container. Whitlow said the truck began its westward journey from Hwy. 54 East, traveling through the downtown area. Read More»

Tractor Supply Co. picks F’ville for its new location

The landscape at Fayetteville Corners on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville, specifically the old Walmart location, will soon have a new look and a new business. Tractor Supply Co. is establishing its first Fayette County location at the site.

Revised elevations for the business were approved July 22 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

The project will include 31,000 square feet of store space and 6,900 square feet of exterior sales space with an enclosed fence. Plans call for eliminating 35 parking spaces to accommodate an additional fenced area. Read More»

One more time: PTC, F’ville in top 10 best Ga. cities

Yet another assessment of Georgia cities is out. And again, Fayetteville and Peachtree City are ranked in the top 10 best cities to live in Georgia.

The study released by CreditDonkey states that Fayetteville ranked No. 6 in the assessment while Peachtree City ranked No. 8. The study parameters considered the odds of being a victim of a violent crime, commute time, income, residents who attend some college and restaurants per capita. Read More»

Fayetteville adopts FY ’15 budget with no net tax increase

What had been a proposed FY 2015 budget with a quarter-mill property tax increase and a half-mill increase for capital improvements turned out to be no increase at all. Despite a lack of direction to city staff on July 10, the Fayetteville City Council on July 17 voted unanimously to adopt a budget that provides employee raises and adds seven new staff positions but does not raise the millage rate. Read More»

Fayetteville agrees to 90-day extension of joint aid contract

Along with the many changes to the Fayetteville budget adopted July 17 was a recommendation of another kind. The City Council on a 4-1 vote agreed to take over all permitting and inspections in the West Fayetteville area that primarily includes Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

F’ville junior college gets planners’ OK

A request by Georgia Military College that would put the first college built from the ground up in Fayette County received unanimous approval by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22.

The plan for the GMC campus on the southwest side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was before commissioners for a rezoning request and preliminary plat approval. The unanimous vote came with little discussion.

If approved by the City Council in August, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

Fister-Tinker engagement

Kelly Nicole Fister engaged to Cameron James Tinker

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fister of Fayetteville, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Nicole Fister to Cameron James Tinker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tinker of Covington, La.

Kelly is a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance. 

She is employed as a personal trainer and yoga instructor with the Columbus YMCA.

Cameron is a graduate of Mandeville High School in Louisiana and a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Computer Science. Read More»