Monthly Archives: October 2016

Solar farm closer to powering Camp Southern Ground

A solar farm at Camp Southern Ground is much closer to powering up following Thursday night’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting. The Board unanimously approved a request to revise the camp’s development plan that will remove the planned equestrian center and replace it with a solar farm. The approval was the continuation of the…

Outdoor burning ban reactivated in Fayette

  All outside burning is once again banned in all of Fayette County, and public safety officials say the temporary ban won’t be lifted until the region gets enough rain to abate the current drought situation. So, until further notice, stop your outside burning. Incidentally, you may want to check with your landlord and/or insurance…

Mary Whitlock Dettmering

Mary Whitlock Dettmering, 85, of Fayetteville, GA, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Mary is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws Kathe and Bobby Anderson, Ellen and Richard Lowe, Susie Keaton; grandchildren Robin and Trey Anderson, Lauren and Brian Anderson, David Anderson, Kyle…

Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

Kenny Melear, one of Fayette’s most well-known community leaders, passed away Thursday morning. He was 86. A Fayetteville resident for more than half a century, Melear, a Newnan native, moved to town after establishing his already-successful Melear’s Barbecue restaurant. Melear and his barbecue house would become landmarks for the South Atlanta region. When national politicians…

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