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Fayette Visioning Summit to be held December 11

Monday, November 16th, 2015

All Fayette citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend a Fayette Visioning Summit to learn about the ongoing work and future goals of the Fayette Visioning Initiative.

The meeting will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City.  The program will focus on recent successes in each of the four focus areas: Community, Economy, Education and Place. The Fayette Visioning Board of Directors will also share goals for 2016 and beyond.

Registration for the Summit is requested:

City of Fayetteville launches citizen survey for economic development

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The City of Fayetteville residents and business community are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help inform the economic development analysis being conducted by Garner Economics LLC.

The survey is available through this link: and will appear on the City’s Website at and on the City’s Facebook page.

The City of Fayetteville engaged Garner Economics to conduct an economic development analysis in an effort to enhance the City’s economic development service delivery. A vital part of that process, said CEO Jay Garner, is this survey. “Your feedback is essential as we look to ways to leverage and enhance the area’s economic development activities,” Garner wrote as an introduction to the survey.

To be considered in the analysis, the answers must be submitted by 5 p.m. on December 4, 2015. People can save their responses and return later, though the survey was designed to take about 10 minutes, so hopefully that isn’t necessary. It further allows only one survey per IP address.

The survey includes the same questions as those asked during the focus group meetings held on Thursday, November 5, 2015, which had 54 local participants. Garner Economics used the most frequently provided answers in the focus groups as options in the survey. Each question also contains a comment box if the respondent has other ideas or concerns.

The JOY FM Holding Annual T-Shirts for Turkeys Benefit for Real Life Center

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

93.3 The JOY FM will be feeding thousands of families this holiday, and you can be part of it.

It’s TWO live radio events

Tuesday November 10th from 5pm to 7pm at Kedron Kroger in Peachtree City

Wednesday November 11th from 7am to 9am at the Kroger on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville

During the two-hours of fun, listeners and the public are encouraged to donate a frozen turkey or a cash equivalent ($10 or more). All proceeds will remain in Fayette County to benefit The Real Life Center.

Every gift of a turkey or a cash equivalent receives a Joy FM T-shirt. But best of all you will help a deserving families enjoy a true Thanksgiving meal during the holidays. Do your part to help your neighbors in your own community.

This is part of the 5th Annual T-Shirts For Turkeys campaign. Last year 93.3 The JOY FM helped to feed an estimated 14,000 people in Atlanta. So, let’s make this an exceptional event for Fayette County.

For details contact:

Sherry Cooper


Great Georgia Air Show THIS WEEKEND!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for The Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) which will be held October 31-November 1 at the Atlanta Regional Airport. The Blue Angels flight team is scheduled to headline the event along with acrobatic pilots Sean Tucker, Michael Goulian, the Jack Links Jet Waco, and the U.S. Navy Parachute team’s “Leap Frogs.”

Tens of thousands of spectators, including families and military and aviation enthusiasts from across the state and southeast region, attend the air show each year. Ranked as a Top 20 event by Southeastern Tourism Association, this year’s show will coincide with Atlanta Navy week, an outreach program that allows Americans to meet in-person with Navy personnel.

“We are thrilled to bring the Blue Angels back to Georgia, along with many other well-known performers,” said air show director Tony DellaTorre. “The Great Georgia Air Show has a long-standing reputation for attracting top acts and offering exciting and family-friendly activities.”

Along with aerial performances, the event features helicopter rides, a kid zone, an adrenaline zone and many other attractions. Tickets are available at

Founded in 1998 as a local fundraiser, GGAS is a grassroots event run by hundreds of volunteers and made possible in part by key sponsors including Chick-fil-A, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Georgia Power, Kiewit and Lexus. Revenue generated from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, concessions and other vendor-related income supports more than 50 local non-profit and civic organizations. GGAS is produced by The Great Georgia Airshow, Inc., a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Through 2014, The Great Georgia Air Show has given back more than $2 million to support non-profits in our community.  For information

Ravin Homes Launches Fundraising Campaign for Rossetti Memorial at The Ridge

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

2014 was a difficult year for local custom home building company, Ravin Homes. The untimely death of their CEO, V. Michael Rossetti, was shortly followed by the passing of retired company founder and Michael’s father, Vincent F. Rossetti. Both cherished and respected members of Fayette county, these significant and sudden losses were deeply felt by everyone who knew the Rossetti family. After a year of careful planning, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great men has been designed. Ravin Homes is thrilled to announce the beginning of a community-led fundraising campaign for the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions.

“It is with a great sense of gratitude that we embark on this journey to memorialize Vince and Michael Rossetti.  Both of these men were genuinely dedicated to the Fayette County community.  Through their involvement with The Optimist Club of Peachtree City, The YMCA, The Southern Conservation Trust, The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia, The Joseph Sams School, Fayette County Ducks Unlimited, their churches and the endless list of teams and schools they sponsored over the last 40 years, Vince and Michael touched the lives of thousands upon thousands of Fayette County residents.  We hope to continue these mens’ legacy of providing shelter and comfort through these community funded pavilions.”

This campaign is a collaborative effort between Ravin Homes, Southern Conservation Trust and the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia (HBAMWG), the latter of which both Michael and Vince were past presidents. The site of the memorial(s) will be located at The Ridge, a City of Fayetteville public greenspace project that is being managed by Southern Conservation Trust (SCT). The Trust is a local, non-profit organization that protects farms and forests, environmentally sensitive land, valuable wildlife habitat and scenic greenspace in the fast growing counties south of metro Atlanta. The Ridge itself is 308 acres of natural beauty and will include bike and hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, camping grounds and eventually the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions. You can read more about SCT’s master plan for The Ridge here.

Considering the lifelong passion Michael and Vince Rossetti held for their community, it seems fitting that their memory should be celebrated in a place created both for and by their friends and family. Funds and materials for the creation of the Rossetti Picnic Pavilions will be donated. There are various levels of financial and material contribution, ranging from $20 to $10,000. All donations are fully tax deductible and every little bit helps.

“We at Ravin Homes humbly ask for your financial support of this Rossetti Memorial Pavilion project.  We believe The Ridge will continue the legacy of Vince and Michael by providing a place for families, civic groups and the community to gather flourish and thrive.”

Ravin Homes truly hopes that these community-funded pavilions will provide a calming, tranquil place for Fayette county residents to remember the Rossetti family and to reflect on their own legacy. You may make a contribution to the project by visiting Rossetti Memorial fundraising page here.

Fayetteville Fire Department Invites All to 75th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Fayetteville Fire Department invites everyone to their 75th anniversary celebration – Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.  Come out and meet the firefighters that serve you and your community.  95 Johnson Street, Fayetteville

Hot dogs, chips and drinks
Trick or Treat on Main Street
Touch a Truck
Moon Walk
Inflatable slide
Ladder truck display
Giveaways for the kids
Fire extinguisher training – provided by PTC Fire Department
Fire Safety House – provided by Fairburn Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department 75th Anniversary Open House (002)

Fayette Co NAACP to Hold 18th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Freedom-Fund-BanquetOn Saturday, November 14, the Fayette County Branch NAACO will celebrate its 18th annual Freedom Fund banquet at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree.  The banquet theme is “Committed to the Struggle – All Lives Matter.”  Former Georgia Senator, Mr. Jason Carter is the Keynote Speaker and FOX 5 anchor, Lisa Rayam is mistress of ceremonies.  The Honorable State Representative Virgil Fludd will serve as Honorary Chair and awards recognition honorees include former President Jimmy Carter and Fayette County Commissioner Pota Coston, posthumously.

Tickets are available for $70.00 each or $700 for a table of ten.

Sponsorships to showcase business are also available.

Ticket purchase and more information can be found at or by calling 770-719-0806 or 770-856-3271.

Fayette County 18th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
November 14, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
2443 Highway 54 East
Peachtree City, GA


Municipal Candidate Forums October 8 & 12

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The public is invited to attend upcoming candidate forums to be held in two Fayette County locations in October.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP, Fayette Chamber of Commerce, Fayette County Democratic Committee, Fayette County Republican Party and the Fayette County Issues Tea Party, these forums will provide an opportunity for citizens to hear from and ask questions of candidates vying for contested seats in Fayette’s municipal elections on November 3.

Fayetteville City Council candidates will gather Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium, 205 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville.
Fayetteville candidates for Mayor are Greg Clifton, incumbent and Edward Johnson; Fayetteville Post 1 candidates are Harlan Shirley and Mimi Oddo, write-in.  Fayetteville Post 2 candidates are Kathaleen Brewer and Mickey Edwards, incumbent.

Peachtree City Council and Tyrone Town Council candidates will gather Monday, October 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School, 360 Jenkins Road, Tyrone.
Peachtree City Post 1 candidates are Phil Prebor and Shayne Robinson.
Tyrone candidates for Mayor are Eric Dial, incumbent and Derrick Jackson; Tyrone Post 2 candidates are Ryan Housley, incumbent and Wil James.

At each forum, candidates will answer questions from a panel of moderators and take questions from the attendees. Meet and greet opportunities will be available following the program.

Citizens are reminded that the last day to register to vote for the November election is October 5.  Early voting will take place October 12-30 at the Fayette County Elections Office and from October 19 – 30 at the Peachtree City Library and Tyrone Town Hall. Voting hours at all locations are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Candidate Forum FLYER

Fayette County Elections Information

Georgia Holds Sales Tax Holiday on Oct. 2-4 for Purchase of WaterSense Products

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The state of Georgia on Oct. 2-4 will sponsor a sales tax-free weekend for the purchase of WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products with a sales price of up to $1,500.

“The purchase of WaterSense products for the home is one more way residents can demonstrate how serious the region is about water conservation in metro Atlanta,” said Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, chair of the District.

According to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, per capita water usage in the region has decreased by more than 30 percent since 2000.  This reduction is due in large part to the conversion from old inefficient products to water-efficient fixtures.

“We use more water in our homes than anywhere else,” Austin said. “WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water, and can significantly contribute to both water and money savings. Not only that, new models often outperform older, conventional models.”

Replacing a standard showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled fixture can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Replacing an old toilet with a water-efficient model will save more than two gallons a flush. Residents living in a home built in 1993 or earlier who replace an existing high-flow toilet with a new WaterSense model, may qualify for a rebate from their local water utility. More information on the Metro Water District Toilet Rebate Program is available at

Visit for other strategies for reducing water use. My Drop Counts is a water conservation program developed by ARC and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is the planning organization dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which include Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. These plans protect water quality and public water supplies, protect recreational values of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region.

Municipal Election Candidate Qualifying Begins August 31

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The candidate qualifying period for upcoming Fayette municipal general elections runs from August 31 – September 4.  The general election takes place Tuesday, November 3, 2015

For the complete list of seats up for election and qualifying deadlines and dates, visit Fayette County Elections website:

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