Fayetteville

Once set for Overlook office building, much-debated plot to become Pinewood Forest parking lot

A once hotly-contested piece of property is set to be paved over. At Thursday night’s meeting, Fayetteville’s City Council approved the rezoning of a small parcel on Veterans Parkway that is now part of the Pinewood Forest development. The .944 acres will be rezoned from its current OI (Office Institutional) to the PCD (Planned Community…

Fayetteville man arrested for Dollar General robbery

A suspect is in custody in last Tuesday’s robbery at a Fayetteville Dollar General. Scott Allen Quinnell, 39 years old of Fayetteville, was arrested in connection with the robbery. According to Captain Chad Myers with the Fayetteville Police Department, Quinnell provided a note to the cashier demanding money. There is no indication he displayed a…

Fayetteville takes look at 2019 budget, millage rate increase likely

With eyes on adopting it at their July 19 meeting, the City of Fayetteville hosted their first public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget at Thursday night’s city council meeting.  Director of Finance Michael Bush offered up an in-depth presentation of the proposed budget’s numbers. The total budget comes in at just over $55…

Fayetteville Police Department earns State Certification

It’s official. The Fayetteville Police Department ranks among the state’s finest law enforcement agencies. At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, the department was officially presented with their State Certification. Out of roughly 600 law enforcement agencies in Georgia, the Fayetteville Police Department is now one of just 125 that are State Certified. The stringent certification…

Fayetteville rescinds ‘Confederate History’ proclamation

On the heels of protests at last week’s County Commission meeting, Thursday night the Fayetteville City Council voted to rescind the Confederate History proclamation it had issued April 19. The move prompted both gratitude and disappointment.  The proclamation for the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) was met with no resistance at the City of Fayetteville’s…

Fayetteville finances in good shape, says audit

The City of Fayetteville is in great financial shape. At Thursday night’s city council meeting, Miller Edwards, a CPA with Mauldin and Jenkins, shared the results of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and the outlook from the annual audit process is promising. Good stewardship has the city’s finances in “good, healthy shape,” said Edwards. Last…

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