Fayetteville

New Hope Baptist will present musical celebration March 22

New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville invites the community to “Come Together,”a musical celebration on Saturday evening, March 22 at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Canton Jones, this night of gospel music will feature Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Vicki Yohe, Darwin Hobbs and the New Hope choir and orchestra.

General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the website: www.cometogetherconcert.org and after Sunday worship services. Read More»

‘Seaside on steroids’ next to Pinewood Atlanta Studios?

The Fayetteville City Council at its Feb. 25 retreat got a glimpse of what could be the future of approximately 200 acres adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Project manager Jim Pace told council members the current plan for a portion of the area on the east side of Veterans Parkway would be to develop a New Urbanist community modeled after, yet exceeding, the upscale Gulf Coast resort community of Seaside, Fla. Read More»

Let’s grow some trees

Let’s grow some trees

A proclamation noting Fayetteville’s participation in Arbor Day was presented to Planning and Zoning representative Julie Brown (L) by Mayor Greg Clifton at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC needs — not more red lights — but a change in tactics

Before contracting for yet another traffic light at Line Creek in Peachtree City or anywhere else, consideration should first be given to updating traffic light programming as has been done in Fayetteville.

Most every traffic light in Peachtree City represents an impediment to through traffic because of outdated programming. Improving the flow of through traffic is key in mitigating the daily gridlock situation we have on Ga. Highway 54 West. And adding another traffic light with outdated programming will only exacerbate the problem. Read More»

Fayette Samaritans needs your help after the holidays are over

For over 20 years, Fayette Samaritans has served families in our county that are in critical need of food, clothing and emergency financial assistance.

During 2013, donations remained consistent but families needing assistance nearly doubled. In October through December of 2013, Fayette Samaritans provided assistance to families on over 700 occasions.

With such a demand our resources were depleted. The cupboard was bare.

When our situation became known, the people of Fayette County responded with generous hearts and open hands. Read More»

Unused W. Bypass funds should be used to build bicycle lanes

Now that the Road to Nowhere is mostly complete, I have a suggestion for using some of the money that will be saved by not building the full length of this boondoggle.

The recent opening of the road section between Eastin and the traffic circle at Lees Mill Road has resulted in minimal traffic on the road, although that may increase when the section on to Ga. Highway 92 is completed. Read More»

William Michael Dawkins, 63, of Fayetteville

William "Mike" Michael Dawkins, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away March 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Janet Dawkins of Fayetteville; mother Addie Dawkins of Pinehurst, N.C.; son William "Scooter" Michael Dawkins, Jr. of Atlanta; daughter Wendy & husband Todd Carter of Loganville; grandchildren Blake, Brennan, and Brantley Carter; brothers John and Tom; sisters Sylvia and Jenny; as well as nieces & nephews. Read More»

Joe Lamar Lynch, 76, of Fayetteville

Joe Lamar Lynch, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away February 27, 2014.

He was born April 28, 1937 in Griffin, Ga. to the late Joseph Franklin Lynch and Nettie Lou Reid. He graduated from Griffin High School in 1955 and also attended Georgia Tech. Mr. Lynch retired from Georgia Power Co. with over 35 years of service as a design engineer. He was a deacon emeritus at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. He enjoyed photography and travel. Read More»

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away February 26, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Devine and parents Kenneth & Ruth Harlow.

She is survived by her daughters Andree Devine, Shawn Gilmore, Christina and husband Tony Williams, and Kimberly Rountree; also 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Reverend Carolyn Clifton officiated. The family received friends Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Read More»

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville, passed away March 2, 2014. Read More»

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