City of LaFayette Prepares for Honeybee Festival and Slates City Pool for a Face Lift



City Council 

The City Pool is getting a Face Lift

The City of LaFayette met on Monday, May 8 to discuss several items.  It seems that the city pool will be improving it’s reflection (instead of complexion! Get it?!) The council agreed to enter into a contract with Smith Aquatics Inc. to install a Splash Pad, which consists of colorful squirting apparatuses within shallow water for small children enjoy.  The City Pool located at 638 South Main Street has long been associated with the late Sue Harrington who taught many a LaFayettenese to swim throughout several decades.

 Support Through the Storm 

Dalton, Georgia and the City of Acworth flexed their generosity and their muscles during what had been a very blustery tree toppling March month for the Queen City of the Highlands.  Due to sustaining quite a bit of damage from high winds and “pressure-washer strength” rains, the City of LaFayette reached out to the neighboring cities for aid which involved both labor and dirt and debris moving machines. The city will be reimbursing Dalton Utilities for 15,690.86 and the City of Acworth for 22,424.95.

From the Sound and Light of Things 

The City Council also discussed and came to an agreement to rent the audio, lighting, video and harmonic audio from Harmonic Audio and Concert Production in preparaion for the Honeybee Festival which will Bee (Hee-Hee) taking place on June 2 and 3 from 9am to a very tenative 10pm in downtown LaFayette, closing down Main Street for food, fun and music. This year’s headliner which features the country music of Matt Stell is famous for his 2019 hit single “Prayed for you.” His other hits include “One of Us,” “Everywhere But On” and “Hometown Boys” (feat.Matt Stell, Dierks Bently and Hardy).  This 6ft 7 musician was once an up and coming basketball player who then became focused on pursuing a profession in medicine as a Doctor.  Then that career path got augmented to something on a much grander scale. Music.

Drake Milligan will be the opener for the show, who is famous for his hit,”Sounds like Something I’d do.”

Walk On Down To Flavor Town

The City of LaFayette will be hosting a Farmer’s Market every Saturday from May 13 to the end of August. The City Council approved the closure of East Villanow Street from Duke Street to Main Street.  Come graze and browse through nature’s gift shop where the locals get to show off their delicious produce and where the fresh market-eers can go farm to table. (Maybe it’s time to try out a couple of those Pinterest recipiees you’ve been saving!)

First Baptist Church of LaFayette Helps the Honey Bee with His Hive

The City of LaFayette has entered into a lease agreement which authorizes specific church property be used during city sponsored events including but not limited to the Honeybee Festival.  This agreement is being entered into upon the exchange of City workers removing debris from whichever lot is to be utilized for said event.


Mary O’Bryant