Fayetteville

Grebel-Brown engagement

Marianne Alexis Grebel engaged to Thomas Jackson Brown IV

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Grebel, Jr. of Leesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Marianne Alexis Grebel, to Thomas Jackson Brown IV, son of Ms. Mary Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson Brown III of Fayetteville. Read More»

Margaret Lucile Burdette, 91, of Fayetteville

Margaret Lucile Burdette, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 12, 2011.

Mrs. Burdette was born in Fayette County, Georgia on August 17, 1919 to the late Earnest Bogan Williams and Sally Elizabeth Harris. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Preacher Chester W. Burdette; sisters, Dorothy Burdette and Kathleen Bray; brother Leonard Williams. Read More»

Mrs. Emmi Hanni Wuerz, 86, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Emmi Hanni Wuerz, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 11, 2011 at the age of 86.

Lovingly known as “Oma,” she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who believed in the importance of family. Emmi came to the United States from her home in Germany on December 12, 1999 and the family celebrated that occasion each year. She was a music lover who taught herself how to play the harmonica and accordion. She is described as one who was easy going, and who was always willing to help others. Read More»

Mr. Wilmer S. Dixon, 90, of Fayetteville

Mr. Wilmer S. Dixon, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 9, 2011.

Mr. Dixon is preceded in death by his parents Shaltoe and Bonnie Palmour Dixon; brother Sherman Dixon; sisters Mildred Campbell and Ruth Anderson.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Eloise Dixon; daughter Nancy Stanley and her husband Rick of Fayetteville; granddaughter Megan White and her husband Matt of Rome; great-grandchild Harper White; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

The Association comes to The Villages

On Saturday night, June 18, The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts the classic 1960’s pop group, The Association. Also appearing that evening will be the local group R&B, Inc. Read More»

4 arrested in Fayetteville Walmart theft

Four Decatur residents who stole a bank bag from the Fayetteville Walmart today have been arrested by police, officials said.

The incident happened late Thursday morning as two black men entered the store, with one serving as a lookout whlie the other took a bank bag from the customer service area at the front of the store, police said.

A manager saw the theft and watched the men leave the store in a Chevy truck, which allowed him to give the vehicle description and license plate to 911 operators. Read More»

PTC woman charged with heroin possession

A Peachtree City woman was charged June 4 with possession of heroin and cocaine after striking a vehicle on Johnson Avenue in Fayetteville that was being driven by a sheriff’s deputy.

Alicia Ann Seal, 21, was turning on to Johnson Avenue when her vehicle struck another, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw, adding that the driver of the struck vehicle was a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy driving his private vehicle.

Fayetteville Police were called to the accident scene and were told by the sheriff’s employee that the woman had been acting suspiciously, said Crawshaw. Read More»

F’ville Council to consider 191-unit senior complex rezoning, other changes

The Fayetteville City Council on June 9 will hear the first reading for a proposed independent senior living facility at The Villages at Lafayette on Ga. Highway 54 West.

In an unrelated zoning issue, the council will also hear the second reading of an amendment to allow a residential density exchange for open space in future Planned Community District (PCD) areas in the city. Though The Villages is zoned PCD, the amendment does not apply to that development. Read More»

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Photo/Michael Boylan.

F’ville’s first roundabout takes shape on Grady Avenue

Traffic is rerouted while Grady Avenue work is going on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling through the heavily-used intersection at Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville began using a two-month detour of the area beginning June 1.

Once re-opened by the start of school on Aug. 8, the new intersection will have a look unlike anything seen before in Fayetteville. The old four-way stop will have been replaced with a large, heavily landscaped roundabout designed to keep traffic moving in every direction. Read More»