Douglas Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville

Douglas “Doug” Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville, formerly of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away on Oct. 4, 2011. Petty Officer 3rd Class Machinist Mate Doug Carson proudly served on the USS Taussig, in the US Navy, during the Korean Conflict.  After 20 years of dedicated service, he retired from Lockheed Martin. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and play golf. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with those he loved. 

Mr. Carson is preceded in death by his son Timothy Don Carson.  Read More»

F’ville Chief Heaton presses council to lower speed limits

The Fayetteville City Council sets its sights on lowering the speed limits on two major thoroughfares at its meeting this Thursday.

The Council on Sept. 15 heard a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Boulevard and South Jeff Davis Drive and to continue the expanded school zone along Grady Avenue.

The part of the proposal pertaining to South Jeff Davis led to a request by Councilman Al Hovey-King to see the details on which the recommendation was based. Read More»

F’ville Council candidates to debate Oct. 16 at Harvest Community Church

Six candidates will compete for three Fayetteville elected offices on Nov. 8. Fayetteville citizens can meet the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Fayetteville at a candidate debate on Oct. 18 at The Harvest Community Christian Church.

The church is located at 383 Fayette Place (North Glynn St), Fayetteville, in the old movie theater behind the yellow-front Mexican restaurant.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates and the debate will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

FCHS classmates continue the tradition

FCHS classmates continue the tradition

The sign above this lively group says it all. Members of the graduating Class of 1946 at Fayette County High School met at the Broadway Diner in Fayetteville Oct. 1 for their 65th class reunion. Pictured are: (front row from left) J.C. Newton, Josephine Ballard, Carol Erchak, Regina Godby, Louise Knowles, Doris Pryon, Helen Perkins and Heyward Owens; and (rear row from left) Helen Gausden, Travis Hardy, Homer Cooper, Joyce Bannister, Wilda Stapp, Clifford Flowers and Abb Burch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘We must address transportation’

While the discussion is about things ... roads, bridges, paths, the REAL conversation is about people. And the people who live or work in Fayette have some key things in common regarding what’s important to us now and as we look into the future.

1. First, we are united in our desire for Fayette to be a safe place to live.

2. We want excellent education and good jobs to provide for ourselves and our families.

3. We want a healthy environment for our home and business. Read More»

Candidate Clifton: F’ville Council needs some ‘beneficial friction’

We the citizens of Fayetteville both value and have generally enjoyed good government. However, I have spoken with many in Fayetteville who think things are not heading in the right direction.

They think, and I agree, that the long-running establishment has lost [the] small-town vision that makes our Fayetteville special. We do not want to be like the rest of metro Atlanta; that’s why we live here. So let’s do something about it. Read More»

Marvin Franklin Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Franklin “Frank” Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2011. After 32 years of dedicated service, Mr. Knowles retired from Delta Air Lines. 

He is survived by his wife Emily Knowles; son Nathan Knowles and his wife Laurie of Atlanta; grandchild Cooper Knowles. He is preceded in death by his first wife Karen Knowles and his parents Marvin Frank “Jack” Knowles Sr., and Mildred Fortner Knowles.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Reverend Hugh Kirby officiating.  Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn joins with Master Gardeners this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to welcome in the cooler, fall weather with another wonderful opportunity for everyone to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy some music and socializing on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse square.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. Chick-fil-A will be selling hot lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

200 race in Cougar Run

200 race in Cougar Run

Fayetteville Intermediate School held their annual Cougar Run 5K last Saturday. The event is part of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix race series. The series raises money for the schools. Last year the series raised around $100,000. The Cougar 5K featured over 200 runners of all ages. The next race is the Spring Hill Elementary Turkey Trot on Oct. 8. Photo/Sabine Scholz.

Candidate Clifton: After 2 decades of Steele, it’s time for a change

I am writing to all my wonderful friends and neighbors in the great city of Fayetteville to announce my candidacy for mayor of our historic city.

My name is Greg Clifton and I’m ready to put the focus of our local government back on the citizens of Fayetteville.

I thank the current mayor for his over two decades of service, but I believe it’s undeniably time for a different focus from our municipal leadership. Read More»