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Folia Crossroad development talk sparks interest at city meeting

Could another unique development be following on the heels of Pinewood Forrest in Fayetteville? The project is conceptual at this point, but a brief peek at what is being called Folia Crossroad should stoke the interest of many. Folia Crossroad would include residential, with homes split into different styles ranging from Greek Revival to Farm,…

Fayette County launches new brand, marketing strategy

As part of the Fayette Visioning initiative, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fayette County Development Authority, announced its new brand and marketing blueprint for Fayette County. Developed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), the blueprint will direct the County’s cohesive strategy to compete for business investment and workforce recruitment. The three-year plan…

Fayetteville Police Department mourns loss of Detective Joanna Macpherson

Fayetteville Police Department announced Saturday morning that Detective Joanna Macpherson had passed away after an extended battle with cancer. Macpherson, from Great Britain, joined the Fayetteville Police Department in August 11, 2008, by way of California. She became the Crime Scene investigator, and her work and testimony were key factors in numerous convictions in court…

County takes steps to end stormwater utility

Most Fayette County residents will likely soon be seeing one less bill going forward thanks to the newly-approved SPLOST. Funds from the SPLOST for much-needed stormwater infrastructure projects will lead to the eventual end of the stormwater utility bringing some relief to taxpayers. Though the repeal was not completed at Thursday night’s County Board of…

‘Crying Uncontrollably’: Man attempts to flee law enforcement with three young children in back seat

A Fayetteville man was arrested Monday after attempting to elude the cops with three crying children in the back seat. After a long chase involving three patrol vehicles, 19-year-old Gabriel Lanier was charged Monday afternoon with failure to maintain lane, obedience to a traffic control device, speeding, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, driving…

Fayetteville nears completion of Comprehensive Plan

A new Comprehensive Plan is closer to completion according to a presentation of the “85 percent draft” at Thursday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting. With a vision statement of “A unique place to call home, a community building from the past working together creating a better future, while preserving our small town charm,” the city has…

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