Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

You likely will pay more in property taxes this year

Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

Property assessments have been mailed and many in Fayette County are reporting significant increases in the fair market values assigned to their homes. Countywide, residential property values averaged an increase of 12.1 percent, according to Fayette’s Chief Appraiser Joel Benton. Agricultural land increased 11.8 percent, commercial went up 10.4 percent and industrial rose 6.3 percent, […]

First home going up in Pinewood Forrest

A bit of history is taking shape in west Fayetteville with construction of the first home now underway at the large Pinewood Forrest development.

First home going up in Pinewood Forrest

Construction starts on pioneering geothermal homes across from Pinewood Atlanta studios History is being made in west Fayetteville with the initial phases of construction of the first home at Pinewood Forrest, the New Urbanist community that will feature a mix of residential, retail, office and commercial offerings. The homes will feature geothermal heating and cooling. […]

Cycling takes a loop

Cycling takes a loop

Cyclists were out in force on May 13 at the BMX facility in Peachtree City. These young cyclists were taking practice runs, while others during the day’s events saw the Mayor’s Ride and the recognition of National Bicycle Week. Unveiled on May 13 was the new pump track, a continuous looping trail system for bicycling […]

Underage online porn charges snag man, 19

Austin M. Boone

Underage online porn charges snag man, 19

A Fayetteville man has been charged with electronic pornography and child exploitation after an investigation by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Fayetteville investigators. Austin M. Boone, 19, of Pine Circle, was charged with exhibiting sexually-explicit materials to minors and two counts of electronic pornography and child exploitation, according to Fayette County Jail […]

Fayetteville eyes approval of 26 townhomes on 6 acres

Are more townhomes headed for Fayetteville?

Fayetteville eyes approval of 26 townhomes on 6 acres

The City Council Thursday night is set to decide if 26 new townhomes can be built on the eastern side of the city. Brent Scarborough wants to build the townhomes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Scarborough wants the property rezoned to R-THC […]

All 5 Fayette high schools rank in nation’s top 12% as ‘most challenging’

All 5 Fayette high schools rank in nation’s top 12% as ‘most challenging’

All five of Fayette County’s high schools have placed in the top 12 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said all five of Fayette County’s high schools are on the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, placing them in the top 12 percent of all public […]

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 […]