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MLK Day 2015 parade Fayetteville’s biggest

Well over a thousand people marched, walked, rode and drove in Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in Downtown Fayetteville, which may have been the largest-ever parade the city has ever hosted. The parade was organized by the Fayette County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). According to event organizers, around…

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Fludd calls for furtherance of King’s mission

Following Monday morning’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade through Downtown Fayetteville, hundreds gathered inside Sams Auditorium on the old Fayette County High School campus to continue celebrating the legacy of the American Civil Rights Movement’s beloved icon. Keynote speaker State Representative Virgil Fludd of Tyrone called on leaders in the community to continue advancing…

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County opens new Emergency Operations Center

Local elected officials, community members, and members of the Fayette County Emergency Agency gathered on Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new, $1 million facility that, if all goes well, won’t get used very often. The Emergency Operations Center that was unveiled is designed for “high impact events,” like natural disasters, or something like…

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Lake Peachtree could be full by summer time

Richard Greuel of Integrated Science and Engineering told city council members on Thursday that there’s a “clear path moving forward” for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway and seemed hopeful the lake could be filled again by summertime. Greuel explained that the recent decision from Georgia Environmental Protection Department (GEPD) to revert the dam to a…

Fayetteville looks to improve city employee salary scale

Fayetteville’s city council Thursday night considered an opportunity to approve a mid-year budget adjustment that includes resetting the city employee salary scale to improve retention and recruitment potential. City leaders have long discussed concerns that, because of the financial impact of the recent recession, the City of Fayetteville was forced to not only reduce staffing…

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