Fayetteville robber pepper-sprays store clerk to steal iPhone Wednesday

Fayetteville robber pepper-sprays store clerk to steal iPhone Wednesday

Striking the same phone store for the second time, a man pepper-sprayed the clerk at Cricket Wireless, 154 Banks Crossing, snatched an iPhone and fled on foot, according to Fayetteville Police Capt. Chad Myers. “He has committed a similar offense at the same location in the past, wearing the same clothing,” Meyers said. “During the […]

Fayetteville’s Uptown Square site for sale

Fayetteville’s Uptown Square site for sale

The one-time Barnes & Noble retail center is on the block The Uptown Square retail center across from the Fayette Pavilion on Ga. Highway 85 North is up for sale. Above, aerial view of Uptown Square. Photo/Submitted. Canada-based Avison Young’s Capital Markets Group has been retained to market and sell Uptown Square, a 100-percent-occupied retail center […]

Court-ordered rehearing on rezoning 212 acres on Ebenezer Rd. is July 12

Court-ordered rehearing on rezoning 212 acres on Ebenezer Rd. is July 12

The July 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission will include the return of a proposal to rezone 212 acres along Ebenezer Road for a new subdivision. The request from 2016, accompanied by a subsequent denial, is being reheard based on a court decision in favor of the applicant. Above, street sign at Lester Road and […]

31 new teachers included in Fayette Board of Education $211.5 million budget

31 new teachers included in Fayette Board of Education $211.5 million budget

$5.4 million goes to teacher retirement rate hike; intent is to keep low student-teacher ratio; 20-year teachers make 6-figures, counting benefits The Fayette County Board of Education on June 25 unanimously adopted a $211.5 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The budget included 31 new teachers in an effort to keep class sizes as […]

Bye-bye, Fayetteville Hwy. 85 suicide lane

Bye-bye, Fayetteville Hwy. 85 suicide lane

Fayetteville, county agree on funding landscaped medians along busiest stretch of North Glynn Street An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Fayette County and Fayetteville for a future landscaped median project for Ga. Highway 85 was approved June 28 by the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners at the meeting voted 4-0 to approve the IGA. Chairman Eric Maxwell […]

240 apartments on 31.5 acres on Fayetteville’s agenda

240 apartments on 31.5 acres on Fayetteville’s agenda

A rezoning proposal to construct 240 apartments and 12,000 sq. ft. of office space on Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville was the topic of a non-voting work session at the June 26 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Above, rezoning attorney Doug Dillard. Photo/Ben Nelms. The property is situated […]

Fayette Commissioner Ognio cited for 2 dogs running loose

Fayette Commissioner Ognio cited for 2 dogs running loose

Fayette County Commissioner Randy Ognio (photo above) was issued two citations from Fayette County Animal Control for his dogs being off his property. A neighbor reported that the two dogs, reportedly Akita breeds, came into her property and killed her cat.  Animal Shelter Director Jerry Collins said the department was contacted on June 23 by […]

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