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Data center stage: Zoning board paves way for potential billion-dollar project, despite residents’ protests

Erica Gonzalez holds a sign that reads, "Flat Creek Trail Says No!" in protest of an annexation plan that could include a billion-dollar data center.

By Sydney Spencer The annexation of over 400 acres of county land into Fayetteville and the possibility of a billion-dollar data center locating there has some neighbors in an uproar. The City of Fayetteville approved a two-step annexation and rezoning request back in April. The Planning & Zoning Board considered on Tuesday whether to recommend… Continue reading Data center stage: Zoning board paves way for potential billion-dollar project, despite residents’ protests

Saint-Gobain set to invest $100 million in Peachtree City roofing plant

CertainTeed roofing warehouse in Peachtree City.

By Michael Cuneo   Peachtree City-based roofing plant CertainTeed will receive significant funding as parent company Saint-Gobain announced a $100 million investment initiative on Monday.   “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our plant in Peachtree City – this is an investment in our company’s future ability to supply our growing… Continue reading Saint-Gobain set to invest $100 million in Peachtree City roofing plant

Fayetteville denies rezoning bid to bring 75 new Townhomes to city

An overview of the 9.6 acre parcel of land considered in the request.

By Michael Cuneo FAYETTEVILLE — Another zoning request to add more living space in Fayetteville was denied on Thursday night as the city’s council decided against rezoning 9 acres of land for residential development off Highway 54. The failed proposal was brought by Builders Professional Group LLC, which wanted to build 75 three-story townhomes and… Continue reading Fayetteville denies rezoning bid to bring 75 new Townhomes to city

Fayette Chamber hosts Cornhole Tournament

Peachtree City business Golf Rider took home the top spot in the first ever cornhole tournament hosted by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Photo provided.

By Michael Cuneo  FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever cornhole tournament on Wednesday evening, inviting local businesses to prove their skills in the bean bag-centric sport. Held on the lawns of Triumph station in Fayetteville, Peachtree City business Golf Rider (Artemis Kadkhodaian, Kevan Kadkhodaian, Tyler Newcomer, and Braden Newcomer) took… Continue reading Fayette Chamber hosts Cornhole Tournament

Fayette County Schools reluctant in enforcing Dexter Mosley Act

Photo by Michael Cuneo.

By Michael Cuneo FAYETTE COUNTY — A new Georgia bill has paved the way for homeschooled students to participate in sports, but one Fayette County mother says local school officials have been less than corporative in complying with the act. Andree Shedd would like to be attending extracurricular activities for her homeschooled children next fall,… Continue reading Fayette County Schools reluctant in enforcing Dexter Mosley Act

Africa Inland Mission introduces new director

Colin and Becca McDougall.

By Michael Cuneo Peachtree City — Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is introducing Colin McDougall as its new U.S. Director, welcoming the community to a meet and greet on May 19. Africa Inland Mission is a Christian organization that has been sending missionaries to various parts of Africa since 1895. In 2011, the organization moved its… Continue reading Africa Inland Mission introduces new director

Students win scholarships at International Science and Engineering Fair

Fayette County High freshmen Jesna Santhosh Thomas and Nathaly Rangel-Gonzalez were awarded scholarships to attend the NC State Engineering Summer Camp, and Whitewater High’s Cayden Shaffer won a $15,000 “Chief of Naval Research” scholarship from the Naval Research Academy at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

Special to Fayette County News A trio of local students were big winners at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Fayette County High freshmen Jesna Santhosh Thomas and Nathaly Rangel-Gonzalez saw their project “COVID Prevention: More Precise Contact Tracing,” honored with the NC State Engineering Summer Camp Scholarship Award. The duo completed their science… Continue reading Students win scholarships at International Science and Engineering Fair

Fayette County Public Library to host Family Reunion Workshop

Special to Fayette County News  Want to help plan an awesome Family Reunion? Well, the library has just the program for you! Enjoy an hour workshop on ‘Tips for Planning a Family Reunion’ on: Monday, May 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm, Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, GA. 30214.

FES artists place in wildlife poster contest

Special to Fayette County News  At Fayetteville Elementary, students care about the world and creatures around them, and the young artists at their school aimed to make a difference by entering the 32nd annual “Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.” Out of more than 1,000 submissions statewide, a pair of Tigers Cubs ranked among the… Continue reading FES artists place in wildlife poster contest

Smiley named School Nutrition Hero of the Year

Shelly Smiley of McIntosh High is the Fayette County School Nutrition Hero of the Year for 2022.

Special to Fayette County News  Always coming to work with a smile and a dedication to serving students, Shelly Smiley of McIntosh High has been named the Fayette County School Nutrition Hero of the Year for 2022. Managers were asked to nominate members of their staff for the honor that demonstrate extreme dedication to the… Continue reading Smiley named School Nutrition Hero of the Year