F’ville police arrest suspect in CVS robbery, look for others

Mug shot of Michael MacConaugha Jr. provided by the Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville police said Feb. 20 they have arrested a man suspected of robbing the CVS pharmacy located at 480 N. Glynn St. in December 2013.

Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, of East Point is charged with robbery and obstruction and is in the Fayette County Jail, said Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow.

On Dec. 24, 2013, at approximately 6:45 p.m., MacConaugha walked into the CVS store, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register,” Whitlow said.
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Fayette County Hall of Fame to induct class of 2014

Three athletes, two alumni and one special recognition in class

The Fayette County High School Distinguished Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony for 2014 is March 15 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to honor graduates who excelled in athletics at the high school or college level, as well as those who have made significant contributions to society since graduation. Since its inception, the Hall has inducted 76 athletes and coaches as well as 42 distinguished alumni. The Class of 2014 includes three student athletes, two distinguished alumni, and one special recognition. Read More»

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

New map with majority-minority 5th District will be used for upcoming elections; NAACP calls it "historic win-win" for all citizens

Tuesday afternoon, district voting became the law of the land in Fayette County by decree of a U.S. District Judge, replacing the county’s at-large voting format with a new process that will allow residents to vote for just one of the five members on both the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education.

Under at-large voting, struck down by the court, Fayette voters had the luxury of casting a ballot for all five members on each governing body. Read More»

Female prowling suspect, 30, hit by vehicle

A 30-year-old Fayetteville resident was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 10 while in the roadway on Banks Road in Fayetteville.

Frances Amber Bounds was struck on Feb. 10 at approximately 6:50 p.m., according to Sheriff Barry Babb. She was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, Babb added.

Sheriff’s traffic investigators went to Banks Road near Ellis Road after a call about a pedestrian struck on Banks Road by a vehicle traveling eastbound, said Babb. Read More»

F’ville to sign streetlight pact?

An intergovernmental agreement between Fayetteville and the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for lighting for the upcoming streetscape project that will add sidewalks and other features to both sides of Stonewall Avenue from Braxton Court to Ga. Highway 85 will be up for a vote Feb. 20 by the Fayetteville City Council.

The intergovernmental agreement addresses the need for 20 street lights to be located along Stonewall Avenue from Tiger Trail to Hwy. 85 in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

At retreat, F’ville Council to eye Pinewood services

The Fayetteville City Council will hold its annual retreat on Feb. 25. Among the many items on the agenda for the all-day meeting are a downtown traffic analysis, service delivery in west Fayetteville, the West Fayetteville Master Plan, ideas on marketing Fayetteville and the proposed pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Council members at the retreat will hear a report on a recently completed analysis of downtown traffic. Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland MIA on farm bill vote

“Catfish are jumping and the cotton is high” are lyrics from the song “Summertime.” I think this is the way all of the benefactors feel after pushing the farm “pork” bill through.

This is the condition of the benefactors of the latest government giveaway — pure lard in the form of the just passed farm bill with our tax dollars given to cronies, special interests, big agriculture, and campaign contributors.
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Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, passed away February 15, 2014.

He worked for over 20 years at the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. He was an active member at McDonough Road Baptist Church. After his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the Wellspring Thrift Store in Peachtree City.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.Q ‚”Pete” Jones & Wilna Northcutt.

He is survived by his daughters Lana Jones of Atlanta and Lauren Jones of Peachtree City; also an extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins. Read More»

Hugh Clifford Wilson of Fayetteville, Ga.

Hugh Clifford “Chuck” Wilson of Fayetteville passed away February 14, 2014.

He was born October 7, 1927 in McDonough, Ga. to the late David & Pearl Wilson. He proudly served in the US Army. He was a sales manager for Sears Roebuck for over 40 years, and later worked for 20 years at Clayton Appliance as a salesman. Read More»

Thomas Herbert Roberts, Jr., of Fayetteville, Ga.

Mr. Thomas Herbert (Tom) Roberts, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2014.

He was retired from the Fulton County Board of Education where he served as a teacher and a principal for several schools.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Brown Roberts of Fayetteville; daughter, Melanie Roberts McBride and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Louise Roberts of Citrus Springs, Fla.; Elizabeth Anne Shelton of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert, Molly, Joseph, Megan and Maggie McBride. Read More»

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