Lovejoy City Hall on a winter’s evening
Lovejoy City Council members met a week early for their first enclave of the year, avoiding a conflict with the Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The city council normally meets on the third Monday of each month.
One of the first action items was to appoint a new mayor pro-tem, which fell to Post 2 Councilwoman Marci Fluellyn. Bobby Cartwright, who serves on contract as Lovejoy’s city manager, began another term as mayor. Also returning to the board were Post 4 Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp and Post 3 Councilwoman Rebekah Holland Wright. Continue reading
Who hasn’t noticed the amazing new playground equipment rising from the pavement beside the Lovejoy Community Center?
This welcomed addition to an ever-growing recreational and entertainment complex is expected to be opened in the next couple of weeks, according to City Engineer Mark Whitley. He told city council members Monday night that the ground covering still needed to be finished, and a safety fence will be installed.
Mayor Bobby Cartwright said the playground will be open for children to enjoy it as soon as construction is complete. An official opening ceremony will follow when the best date for such an event is determined.
Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright said during the April 15 City Council meeting that the Talmadge Road railroad crossing is due to be upgraded beginning as soon as the summer of 2020.
During the council meeting, a Lovejoy resident asked if the intersection surrounding the railroad crossing could be improved from its current condition as a steeply-graded hill. Cartwright said railroad company Norfolk Southern will be investing a lot of money to make the crossing grade more level and to install additional safety equipment. City officials have recently said as well that a pedestrian crossing will be built at the Talmadge Road intersection.
Following a nationwide search, Georgia State has named Tennessee Associate Head Coach Rob Lanier as the Panthers next men’s basketball head coach. The announcement was made by President Mark Becker and Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb on Friday. Continue reading
Drivers race during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QT500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, on 24 February, 2019. (HHP/Garry Eller)
Atlanta Motor Speedway is making the NASCAR experience more affordable for its 60th anniversary.
The Speedway has adjusted pricing for the vast majority of its Sunday grandstand seating options, which means the unrivaled sightlines of fans’ favorite seats will now be available at a better price. Continue reading
“Whatever happened to Lovejoy Ledger?”
We’ve heard that question more than a few times over the last few months, and the answer is that Lovejoy Ledger is moving over to make way for Welcome to Lovejoy.
Lovejoy Ledger, launched in the summer of 2013, was designed to be a small community news source, primarily for residents of the Lovejoy, Georgia area. We enjoyed several years in print and on the Internet, but we ceased the print edition in late 2016, and we gradually phased out LovejoyLedger.com after that.
Welcome to Lovejoy is now under development as a website and a series of social media channels aimed primarily at newcomers and guests to the Lovejoy area. Folks like us who have been around for a few years will enjoy Welcome to Lovejoy as well, of course, especially as a tool to help us connect with the community and take part in welcoming others.j
And while there are no immediate plans to publish a print edition of Welcome to Lovejoy, we do have a few tricks up our sleeves to build a digital document that can be freely downloaded, printed, stitched and distributed. Give us a few months on that one.
In the meantime, check back here often, and be sure to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometolovejoyga.
And if you’re new to the area, let us be some of the first to tell you, “Welcome to Lovejoy”!