Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, age 75, of Fayetteville, passed away July 28, 2011, in the loving arms of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Johnson. Read More»

Fayetteville to raise tax rate, OKs $9.41M budget

The agenda for the Fayetteville City Council was heavier than usual July 21 and included the adoption of a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget, passage of an ordinance pertaining to restrictions on the sale of precious metals and the passage of another rule allowing negotiations on impact and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Skies were calm in the late morning hours July 27 but that did not stop a large oak tree from somehow breaking off and toppling power lines before it came to rest across Lee Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in Fayetteville. Crews from the city and Ga. Power worked into the afternoon to clean up the blocked intersection and restore power to City Hall and area businesses that lost power after the tree fell.

Woman robbed at southside F’ville bank ATM

A woman depositing money in the ATM at Fayetteville’s South Glynn Street Chase Bank after dark July 25 was robbed at gunpoint by a lone assailant, police said.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers said the incident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. as a woman approached the ATM to make a monetary deposit.

The woman was in process of making the deposit when a man holding a handgun came up to her and demanded that she give him the money and leave the area, Chambers said.

Chambers said the robber was described as being either Hispanic or as a light-skinned black male. Read More»

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Fayetteville resident Helen Denton was joined by Councilman Larry Dell (L) and Mayor Ken Steele (R) at the Fayetteville City Council meeting July 21. Denton came with a number of items such as dog tags, photos and a bracelet with her name and serial number, all memorabilia from her time serving with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. As part of Eisenhower’s staff stationed in England, Denton typed the orders for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of France. The memorabilia will be on display at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Read More»

Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

VFW Post 3650 member Ron Stubbs (R) is joined by state Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) at the July 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council to present a state flag. The Georgia flag being displayed will soon be flown by troops in Afghanistan. Looking on are Councilman Paul Oddo (center) and Mayor Kenneth Steele (far right). Photo/Ben Nelms.

Heritage, Providence will offer Divorce Care sessions

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

New GriefShare session starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. Read More»

O’Brien-O’Shields engagement

Susan Harper O’Brien engaged to Joseph Franklin O’Shields

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Harper O’Brien, to Joseph Franklin O’Shields, son of Connie Brown, Sam Harris, and Bill and Robin O’Shields.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Susan Cunningham of Auburn, Ala. and John O’Brien and the late Ann O’Brien of West Point. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a B.B.A. focusing in real estate. She is currently pursuing a master’s in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

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