Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville formerly of Bremen, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local assisted living facility.

He was born in Carroll County, December 22, 1934, son of the late Berlin Eugene Bearden and Ila Belle McGuire Bearden. Mr. Bearden retired in 1974 as SM SGT from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He later retired from the University of West Georgia as a warehouse supervisor. Mr. Bearden was a graduate of Waco High School and was by faith a Primitive Baptist. Read More»

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

Born Nov. 8, 1933 in New Orleans, La., Jim was a graduate of Georgia Tech and a lifelong Ramblin' Wreck fan; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a valued employee of Sears in Atlanta for many years. Jim was always involved in his community with Cub Scouts, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis and Fayette Samaritans. He was a member and volunteer at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Frances R. Wilkes. Read More»

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

After her birth at Ft. Benning, Ga., Judy Anne Tumlin Tallent spent her early years moving often across the country with her military family. Read More»

John Patrick Massengale, Jr., 86 of Fayetteville

John Patrick Massengale

John Patrick Massengale, Jr., 86 of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

He was born in Fayette County, Ga. on October 2, 1927, to John Patrick Massengale and Annie Ruth (Edmondson) Massengale. A Fayette County citizen whose family roots could be traced back to the founding of Fayette County with surnames including Edmondson, Kelley, Busbin, McBride, and Travis. Leaving home at 16, he went to work for the railroad, where he was employed for over 44 years, serving mainly as an agent in East Point, Ga.  Read More»

Donna Carraway Webb, 63, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Donna Carraway Webb, 63, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on April 4, 2014. She was born in Miami, Fla. to Ruth Wade Carraway and Merrill Ardis Carraway, Sr. on October 27, 1950.

She was a graduate of Coral Gables High School. She was a dedicated and loving wife for over 45 years. Donna was faithful friend to the pet community a very caring and generous person. She was loved by all.

She is survived by her loving husband, Cecil Webb; brother, Merrill A. Carraway, Jr.; sister, Elizabeth C. Singley; and step-mother, Sandra W. Carraway.  She is preceded in death by her parents. Read More»

F’ville may back loan to buy store on courthouse square

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton.

The April 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will include a proposal that the city back a loan for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to purchase a building on the courthouse square for re-sale and to discuss City Manager Joe Morton’s request that he step down from the board of the Fayette County Development Authority.

The meeting was to include a vote on the potential consolidation of the city and county fire departments. A special meeting to further discuss the consolidation will be held April 23 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Read More»

Fall 2015 enrollment target for F’ville’s 1st jr. college: 1,000 students

Fayette County is getting its first built-to-order college campus. Read More»

F’ville Council may be split on county’s proposal to take over city fire department

Fayetteville residents gathered April 9 to hear arguments for and against having the Fayette Fire and Emergency Services take over the city fire department.Photo/Ben Nelms.
The members of the Fayetteville City Council joined with four of the five Fayette County commissioners on April 9 for a public presentation of the proposed consolidation of the Fayetteville Fire Department with Fayette County’s Fire and Emergency Services.
 
As occurred two years ago when the same topic surfaced, the commission chambers were full of people largely opposed to the measure.

F’ville’s new gas pump max: 12

A unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council on April 3 will increase the number of gas pumps allowed at service stations and convenience stores. The vote raised the previous maximum of eight pumps to the new maximum of 12 pumps. It was just two years ago that the ordinance allowed a maximum of six pumps. Read More»

West-Ludecke engagement

Caleb Samuel Ludecke engaged to Julie Rebekah West

David and Brenda Ludecke of Fayetteville and Jerry and Judy West of Tifton are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Caleb Samuel Ludecke to Julie Rebekah West.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late Allan and Linda Ludecke of Palm Harbor, Fla. Caleb is a graduate of McIntosh High School and received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Valdosta State University. He is employed with Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries at Good Shepherd Therapeutic Center in Warm Springs, Ga. Read More»