Fayette commissioners adopt resolution supporting state religious freedom bill

Fayette commissioners adopt resolution supporting state religious freedom bill

Sen. Marty Harbin Support for the religious freedom bill in the current session of the Georgia General Assembly was on the agenda at the Jan. 11 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners following a wealth of public comments advocating for both sides of the issue, voted 4-1 to support the bill sponsored by state […]

Bald eagle pair build lake house

Bald eagle pair build lake house

Photographer and Peachtree City resident Dan Nelson has a way of catching the bald eagles flying around the city in dramatic fashion. Also possessing significant knowledge about the feathery family that has taken up residence here, Nelson shared an abundance of information on the eagles and their “home life” on the shores of Lake McIntosh […]

Tyrone Mayor Dial’s state of the town address: ‘The best year in our history’

Tyrone Mayor Dial’s state of the town address: ‘The best year in our history’

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial (photo above) on Jan. 4 delivered the annual State of the Town address, in which he addressed issues such as the local economy, public safety and future development. Dial described 2017 as “an excellent year for our town. As the economy continues to strengthen, we are able to provide a better […]

Authority actively driving changes to downtown Fayetteville

Authority actively driving changes to downtown Fayetteville

Property acquisitions by the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority in recent years brought additional businesses to the downtown area. Those efforts continued in 2017 and are expected to see results in 2018, especially in the area between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue immediately west of downtown. Above, Downtown Development Director Brian Wismer. File photo. Downtown Development […]

Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Fayetteville in 2017 “inundated” with construction proposals The evolution of Fayetteville continued in 2017 with the first residences at the upscale Pinewood Forrest coming out of the ground and with a number of development proposals around the city. Mayor Ed Johnson (photo above) said 2018 is likely to bring even more change, including the adoption […]

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Changes ahead for remaining industrial land? Fayette County’s largest municipality will focus on redevelopment of “old” Peachtree City, from its busiest intersection eastward to City Hall, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said in her annual State of the City address at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Above, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, center, […]

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list. The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Every month, millions of […]

Refrigeration firm moves headquarters from Peachtree City to Fayetteville

Refrigeration firm moves headquarters from Peachtree City to Fayetteville

Peachtree City-based commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) will be moving its corporate headquarters to Fayetteville. The site off Ga. Highway 85 North is expected to open in late 2018, with the potential for a mixed-use development on adjacent property coming in 2020. Above, graphic of planned headquarters building. There is […]