Fayetteville

F’ville mayor reviews 2014, looks ahead

What a remarkable year 2014 has been!

On the west side of town:

Fayetteville became “Hollywood East” as production wrapped on our first movie and pre-production work started on our second movie, the biggest budget film in Georgia history.

Six sound stages were operational this year and five additional sound stages are under construction at Pinewood Atlanta Studios to accommodate our third movie which should begin production in the summer of 2015. Read More»

GriefShare starts at Fayette Presbyterian Jan. 4

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its next 13-week GriefShare session beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This session features all new materials.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion.

A GriefShare workbook assists with note taking, journaling, and grief study on the many facets of grief. Attendees will interact with facilitators and others who have experienced recent loss.

GriefShare is a nondenominational group that is Christ-centered. Read More»

Helen Inez Rupert, age 86

Helen Inez Rupert

Helen Inez Rupert, age 86, died at Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 of Congestive heart failure.

Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandma, GiGi and loyal faithful friend. She will be greatly missed. She was born January 30, 1928 in Lodi, California to Alvin and Rosabel Holt. She spent her working years managing large apartment buildings in San Francisco, Calif., and after retirement she continued to stay active in the community by providing in-home care to the elderly. Read More»

Local wins pageant title

Local Scotti Cameron Elliot won the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Atlanta pageant competition. Scotti Cameron won an all expense paid trip to compete in the National Competition that will take place in Orlando Fl. in Dec. 2015. There, she will compete for a variety of scholarship opportunities as well as prize money and other modeling awards. Photo/Submitted.

Local Scotti Cameron Elliot won the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Atlanta pageant competition. Scotti Cameron won an all expense paid trip to compete in the National Competition that will take place in Orlando Fl. in Dec. 2015. There, she will compete for a variety of scholarship opportunities as well as prize money and other modeling awards. Photo/Submitted.

Resource fair for special needs children, families

Fayette County ExceptionalOPS and Exceptional Children’s Services are sponsoring the “Building Alliances” resource fair for families of children with special needs on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Middle Learning Center (450 Grady Ave, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214).

Local agencies, service providers and special needs organizations will be available to share information.

Breakout sessions will include learning about benefits, understanding the rules of supplemental security income, medicaid information, assistance in applying for medicaid and more. Read More»

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

It is easy to tell it’s Christmas in Fayetteville. A portion of the city’s staff and elected officials took time out recently to send a Merry Christmas message to Fayetteville residents. Photo/Submitted.

Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

Remembering Robert Jordan, F’ville’s beloved junkman

Robert Jordan took a moment for an undated snapshot by his customer and friend, Carla Harrison, manager of Fayette Antique Mall. Jordan’s funeral was Dec. 20, and dignitaries from Fayette County and beyond turned out to eulogize the man who ran the landmark salvage store in Fayetteville for decades and left an indelible impression on generations of residents. Photo/Carla Harrison.

It looks abandoned.

Whispers of history ride along with the cold, winter wind, rattling the white doors that are now rolled down.

What junk that’s left outside is covered in tarps, oddly giving some semblance of familiarity to the stark, bare dirt yard.

On the corner out front there are a bouquets of flowers and a teddy bear where a line of old, rusty lawn-mowers might have sat in Jordan Sales & Salvage’s glory days.

The weathered junkyard is a symbol of home for old Fayetteville residents and sometimes an eyesore for the brand new ones.
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A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

Chester the Camel is part of a live nativity that will be featured during today’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer stands at the rear center in red. Photo/Submitted.

In at-large voting, ‘I had 0/5ths vote’

In response to Mr. Mike Mahoney’s claim to have lost four-fifths of his vote, I say I am so sorry for your loss. It must be terrible to lose four-fifths of your vote so we both can equally have one vote for our county commission and school board.

Ironically, the Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago because elections had been “rigged” in favor of white candidates for centuries. District voting is an appropriate remedy for government to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Isn’t that fair? Read More»

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