F’ville ahead of the game on ‘09 audit

The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 18 meeting got a look at the audit for the fiscal year ending July 31 and approved a minor change to the purchasing ordinance. Mauldin & Jenkins representative Miller Edwards in the audit review said total general fund revenues increased to $10.12 million, a difference of nearly $650,000 […]

Blended Heritage Celebration is Friday

12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration Promises Diverse Lineup of Free Entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts […]

Emily Elizabeth Caldwell Rhodes

Emily Elizabeth Caldwell Rhodes, Fayetteville, died Feb. 21, 2010. She received her master’s degree from North Georgia College. She had worked with Georgia Mountain Crafts in Gainesville, and was retired from Hall County’s Sardis Church Elementary School. She loved to travel and had been to Canada, Africa, China and Europe and Australia four times. Graveside […]

David Ring to speak at Southside Baptist Sunday

David Ring, nationally known speaker and head of David Ring Ministries, will speak at Southside Baptist Church in Fayetteville Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. This is a one night, free event. A love offering will be taken. David Ring was born with cerebral palsy on October 28, 1953 in Jonesboro, Ark. After being orphaned […]

Youth choirs make joyful noise

The combined Youth Choirs of First Baptist Newnan and Flat Creek Baptist in Fayetteville recently led Sunday morning worship at Flat Creek Baptist Church. These teenagers recently attended the Georgia Baptist Youth Choir Festival in Conyers where Youth Choirs from across the state gathered for a weekend of singing under the direction of clinician, Dennis […]

Renewing vows

Twenty seven couples of all ages celebrated Valentine’s Day 2010 in a Renewal of Marriage Vows Celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. As the couple with the longest marriage, Dale and Erika Kreutter of Fayetteville were invited to be the first to renew their vows. The Kreutters, who were married Feb. 26, 1960, were […]

Clanton-Hasel

Chuck and Debbie Clanton of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Sue Clanton, to Jonathan Robert Hasel, son of Steve and Cheryl Hasel of Inverness, Fla. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wayne and Patsy Rader of Panama City Beach, Fla. and Bill and Gladys Clanton, also of Panama City Beach. A high […]

F’ville commercial vacancies: 1 in 4

Fayetteville, the commercial capital of the county, is suffering through a tenant drought, with one in every four commercial properties empty, and nearly one in every three office spaces vacant, the City Council was told last week. Fayetteville during 2009 saw a 25 percent vacancy rate for commercial properties and a 30 percent vacancy rate […]

Crime increase in F’ville? Stats say reverse, chief says

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton at the City Council retreat Friday said there is a community perception that overall crime has been increasing in Fayetteville and that the Fayette Pavilion continues to be a major source of criminal activity. But the crime numbers tell a different tale, Heaton said. And in terms of serious criminal […]