Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

2017 Census estimate: Fayette grows 5.6% to 112,549 Population estimates for July 2017 released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Fayette County’s population increasing by 5.6 percent since 2010. Fayetteville led the population growth at 10.1 percent during the period, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent. Fayette County’s population […]

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

The agenda item may get tabled for another session, but the Fayetteville City Council could possibly vote Thursday night (June 7) on another chapter in the city’s rapidly-expanding “West Side Story.” The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett on Ga. Highway 54 and South Sandy Creek Road includes 265 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail, […]

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

10 acres to be site of new city hall, plus park and recreation area It was in January that the Fayetteville City Council voted to purchase the nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville that houses the Fayette County School System central office and former bus facility. The council on May 30 adopted […]

James Brian Ward, age 60, of Fayetteville

James Brian Ward “Jimmy” age 60 of Fayetteville, Ga. was called home on May 29, 2018. Jimmy was born on April 15, 1958 to the late Jean and Bob Ward. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cynthia Hightower Ward, and their marriage was blessed with two sons: Nicklaus Reed Ward, who was […]

Grace Arnold, age 97, of Fayetteville

Grace Arnold of Fayetteville, Ga. was born December 16, 1920, and died May 27, 2018 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, Ga at the age of 97. A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3rd at 1st United Methodist church in Fayetteville. Ga. Grace was born in Chicago, Ill.; she married […]

Jonesboro man faces multiple charges for causing wrecks while fleeing deputies

Jonesboro man faces multiple charges for causing wrecks while fleeing deputies

Jonesboro resident Antonio Seay was taken into custody on June 2 after fleeing deputies and causing traffic accidents. Photo/Steve Stanley. A Jonesboro man is facing multiple charges after fleeing deputies on Ga. Highway 92 North on June 2 and striking vehicles before he could be taken into custody. Antonio B. Seay, 28, was charged with […]

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

All police officers in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone wear body cameras while on patrol. When it comes to citizens requesting copies of the tapes showing an interaction with officers, Fayetteville and Tyrone had four requests in the past 12 months and Peachtree City had one. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said there were […]

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

Westside development gets initial Fayetteville OK; 265 homes, more than 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial/office space planned, including hotel and brewery The large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial proposal along Ga. Highway 54 West and South Sandy Creek Road was recommended for approval with conditions at the May 22 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and […]

20-home subdivision approved for Fayetteville on Hwy. 54 East

20-home subdivision approved for Fayetteville on Hwy. 54 East

The preliminary plat for a proposed 20-home residential development along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville was approved May 22 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 6-acre site on the north side of Hwy. 54 East and Rosewood Drive will be the site of 20 detached single-family lots of 50 feet in width. […]

Incorrect signal timing causes delays on Hwy. 54, DOT says problem will be addressed

Incorrect signal timing causes delays on Hwy. 54, DOT says problem will be addressed

Work to pave Ga. Highway 54 through Fayette County is experiencing delays due to the weather, but the biggest delays are due to the incorrect timing of traffic signals after the initial paving work was done. The Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) is aware of the problem and will be addressing it. Along with that, […]