Spring Hill teacher Sanders finalist for state pre-K award

Pre-K Commissioner Amy Jacobs, center, and Assistant Commissioner Susan Adams, left, made a special visit to Spring Hill Elementary on May 9 to officially announce that Pre-K teacher Tricia Sanders is one of six statewide finalists under consideration for Georgia’s Pre-K Program Teachers of the Year for 2017-2018.

Spring Hill teacher Sanders finalist for state pre-K award

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has selected Spring Hill Elementary Pre-K teacher Tricia Sanders as one of three finalists statewide under consideration for Georgia Pre-K Program Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Sanders is one of three finalists selected from public school system nominations made across the state. The winner will […]

Emily Poole named Fayetteville economic development director

Emily Poole named Fayetteville economic development director

Fayetteville is clearly on the move, and with it former Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) Vice President of Economic Development Emily Poole has been hired as the city’s new economic development director. A lifelong resident of Fayette County, Poole previously worked with FCDA and as public relations manager at Allan Vigil Ford. Those experiences, and […]

Gaspierik-Edwards engagement

Gaspierik-Edwards engagement

Joe and Terri Gaspierik of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Gaspierik to Matt Edwards, son of Fred and Robin Edwards of Fayetteville. Katie is a 2004 graduate of Fayette County High School and has a master’s degree from Georgia State University.  She is working as a behavior interventionist in Fulton County Schools. […]

Jimmy Calvin Newton, 88

Jimmy Calvin Newton, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away May 13, 2017. Jimmy was retired from the Federal Reserve Bank. He was a member of the National Guard, taught Sunday School for many years, and served as a deacon. Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Parker Newton. He is survived by his sisters, […]

Mary Anne White, 59, of Fayetteville

Mary Anne White, 59, of Fayetteville passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born in Atlanta on October 31, 1957 to Elvin and Charlotte White. She was employed by the Fayette County Board of Education as an elementary school teacher for 30 years.  Mary Anne was preceded in death by her parents and […]

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

Exterior of the current location of J&R Clothing On Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

J&R Clothing may be making room for German grocer LIDL at its longtime location on Ga. Highway 85 North, but owner Richard Dumas said that, rather than closing its doors, the clothing mainstay in Fayetteville will be moving to a new location on Ga. Highway 54 West. The J&R site on Hwy. 85 North is […]

Traveling military museum educates students at Rising Starr Middle School

Students from one of James Stevens’ eighth grade social studies classes check out the military memorabilia on display in the traveling Military Collectibles Museum.

Traveling military museum educates students at Rising Starr Middle School

A one-of-a-kind traveling military museum made a weeklong stop at Rising Starr Middle to give students a better understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices men and women have made to protect and ensure their freedom. The Military Collectibles Museum, with items collected by Vietnam veteran Lamar Scott, was on display at the school May 1-5. […]

Burglars kick in doors on New Hope Road, Forrest Avenue; 2 cars hit by thieves

Burglars kick in doors on New Hope Road, Forrest Avenue; 2 cars hit by thieves

The period of May 1-8 came with two burglaries in unincorporated Fayette County and two burglaries and two entering auto incidents in Fayetteville. The burglaries and a criminal damage in unincorporated Fayette all came at residences on New Hope Road. One of the burglaries was reported on May 3. Sheriff Barry Babb said burglars forced […]

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

9-home rezoning on Ebenezer Road gets Fayette OK

A request to rezone 21.8 acres on Ebenezer Road south of Ga. Highway 54 for a nine-home subdivision was approved on April 25 by the Fayette County Commission. Currently zone A-R (agricultural-residential), staff said the R-70 (one unit/1-2 acres) zoning conforms with the current Fayette County Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Steve Brown said that while the […]