Fayetteville residents skeptical about Lafayette Ave. extension to Church St.

Fayetteville residents skeptical about Lafayette Ave. extension to Church St.

Residents in and around Church Street in Fayetteville told the City Council Thursday night that a proposed extension of Lafayette Avenue would be a detriment to their neighborhood. Above, Anthony Porter was one of many residents who spoke out against the Lafayette Avenue extension. Photo/John Thompson. The proposed plan would extend Lafayette Avenue across Ga. […]

Quick fixes sought to cut red tape on Hwy. 85 South traffic problems

Quick fixes sought to cut red tape on Hwy. 85 South traffic problems

The mass of people traveling Ga. Highway 85 south of Fayetteville are familiar with the increasing traffic problems. Potential long-range widening plans notwithstanding, the county is working with the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to see if a number of quick-fix intersection improvements can be made. Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon (in photo […]

Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Fayetteville-based Bloom Our Youth, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides refuge to foster children in Georgia, was awarded with Together Georgia’s 2017 Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency in Georgia Oct. 26 at the Georgia Conference on Children and Families in Augusta. Above, Pamella Talley-Coney, Bloom Foster Care Program Director (L), and Becky Davenport, Bloom executive […]

3 events across Fayette to honor veterans this week

3 events across Fayette to honor veterans this week

Veterans Day across Fayette County will be marked with two ceremonies in Fayetteville and one in Tyrone. Above, U.S. servicemen outlined against Old Glory. Shutterstock photo. Georgia Military College (GMC) will hold its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the GMC campus located at 255 Veterans Parkway in […]

Fayette E-SPLOST YES carries 2-to-1; Peachtree City runoffs for mayor, Post 3

Fayette E-SPLOST YES carries 2-to-1; Peachtree City runoffs for mayor, Post 3

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — With all 12 Peachtree City precincts reporting, the voters have put incumbent Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and former City Councilman Eric Imker into a December runoff  to decide which one will lead the city in January. Fleisch recorded 2,517 votes (43.25%) while Imker received 1,799 votes (30.92%). Third-place finisher Dar Thompson had […]

Election night results for Fayette, Coweta races

Election night results for Fayette, Coweta races

Vote totals Nov. 7, 2017 as of  7:43 p.m. Fayetteville Post 4 Hoffman — 349 (63.45%) Nolan — 131 (23.82%) Paige — 66 (12%) ================= PTC mayor Fleisch — 1151 (49.02%) Imker — 711 (30.28%) Thompson — 484 (20.61%) ================== PTC Post 3 Logsdon — 692 (31.8%) Madden — 872 (40.07%) Toussaint — 608 (27.94%) […]