Fayetteville

Mr. Larry Glen Vickers, age 65, of Fayetteville

Mr. Larry Glen Vickers, age 65, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Vickers is survived by his wife, Nancy Vickers; son Richie Vickers of Fayetteville, daughters Debbie Vickers and Carri Vickers of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren, Kayce, Codie, Kyle, Tim and Arianna.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10 AM.

Mr. James Edward Butler, Sr., 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. James Edward Butler, Sr., of Fayetteville, passed away on June 20, 2011 at the age of 85.

Mr. Butler was a dedicated provider, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was an Army veteran who proudly served his country during WWII, serving in the Philippines. Following his military service he worked for the Boomershine Automotive Service Center until his retirement. During his retirement Mr. Butler served as a Pastor’s Associate at Kenwood Baptist Church where he had attended for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nona Bowen Butler. Read More»

Selling gold, silver in Fayetteville? Smile for cop cam

If you want to sell gold or silver jewelry in Fayetteville soon, your face and thumbprint will go into a police digital database first, under a proposed new ordinance being considered by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Fayette County High School’s Class of 1936 celebrates 75th reunion

Attending the 75th Fayette County High School reunion are seated from left, above: Alma Jones Edwards, Martha Stinchcomb Schell Harris, Mildred Davis Swygert, and Weymon Newton. Standing from left: Sarah Adams Rivers, Elizabeth Swanson Stephens, and Elizabeth Dumas Brown. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The 1936 Fayette County High School graduating class recently celebrated its 75th reunion with six of its members on hand. It was a luncheon held at the Fayette Senior Services Center in Fayetteville.

When these seniors graduated, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was campaigning for a second term and the country was months away from the double dip seven years into what became known as the Great Depression. World War II was still five years away, and “Gone with the Wind” had just been published a few weeks earlier. Read More»

A literal 2-car pile-up

A literal 2-car pile-up

No one was injured, but this two-vehicle crash left an odd scene around lunchtime Tuesday in the parking lot adjacent to the Fayetteville Krystal restaurant. The collision forced the minivan to nearly rollover before it came to rest against the hood of the sport utility vehicle. The occupants of the minivan, including several children, were able to escape on their own before ambulances arrived. Photo/John Munford.

Citizens, come have your say on taxes

Last July, approximately 55 percent of those who voted in the county commissioner election voted for Steve Brown and Allen McCarty. The platform of Brown and McCarty was for change: anti-West Bypass, anti-SPLOST, and anti-mass transit. Your newly elected commissioners have been diligently working toward those ends. But they are outnumbered 3 to 2. They need your help. Read More»

Open letter to Herb Frady: ‘Apologize’

An open letter to Herb Frady: Herb, I have known you for a long time, and consider you a friend. However, I have never been more disappointed in you for the way you handled yourself at the last county commissioners’ meeting.

While you might have been in your legal right, I think you were professionally, tactically, and politically wrong for not allowing Steve Brown to say his piece. You did not need to vote on anything, and so it appeared to me, and to the rest of those in attendance, that you were engaging in a petty power struggle. Read More»

Sanders Anniverary

Major and Mae Sanders

In the spring of 1943, Major Sanders set his eyes on Mae Anthony, and while it’s a bit cliché’, he will say that it was love at first sight. Major and Mae dated for a year so. Mae was not easy girl; Mae wanted to make sure that he was the one. By 1944, Major enlisted in the Navy. Just before he was deployed he asked Mae to marry him. “That was really trying time for us. I was afraid I wouldn’t see him again. He wrote letters often to make sure I was still his girl,” Mae recalls. Major returned from his assignment in December 1945. Read More»

Campbell-Vandever engagement

Mary Margaret Campbell engaged to William Taylor Vandever

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Campbell of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret Campbell, to William Taylor Vandever, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vandever of Lebanon, Tenn. Read More»

Morris-Barrett engagement

Ashley Elizabeth Morris engaged to Jonathan David Barrett,

Brenda and Rick Walton and Steve Morris of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Morris, to Jonathan David Barrett, son of Pam and David Barrett of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lillian E. McCay of Fayetteville and the late Thomas C. McCay, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dewey L. Morris of Atlanta. She is a 2001 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2005 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She currently is employed as a publisher with MD News Magazine. Read More»

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