Fayetteville

Steele unveils new tax and spend boondoggle

This past week was the tax and spend gala of the year. In case you missed the festivities, here’s a quick re-cap of how your local government is having an extravagant spending spree at our expense.

On Tuesday Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele announced a new, never-before-heard-of program called the Fayette County Public-Private Transportation Program. Straight away, let me explain this uneconomical and inefficient plot to create more bureaucracy and waste more of our money. Read More»

Starting the day with a biscuit

Front, left to right, Alex Neal. Joshua Martinez. Back, left to right, Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris, and Dylan Crozier. Photo/Special.

The Biscuit Club meets on the first Thursdays of the month during the school year at Lisbon Baptist Church. The group meets around 7:45 am, and the church provides transportation to Whitewater High School. Those who would like to attend are asked to call the church, 770-461-1583, so that enough biscuits will be available. Shown front, left to right, Alex Neal. Joshua Martinez. Back, left to right, Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris, and Dylan Crozier. Photo/Special.

Galloway - Speiser engagement

Sara Ellen Galloway engaged to Matthew Jason Speiser

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Galloway of Fayetteville, Ga. are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Ellen Galloway to Matthew Jason Speiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of Peachtree City, Ga. and Mr. Bruce Speiser of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Sue Callahan of Tyrone, Ga. and the late Bruce and Mary Ellen Galloway of Live Oak Fla. Sara is a 2009 graduate of Whitewater High School. She is currently the Production Assistant for Nationwide Contracting Inc. in Sumter, S.C. Read More»

Fralish-Hall engagement

Lauren Elizabeth engaged to Clayton Edwin Hall

Jay and Cathy Fralish of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Clayton Edwin Hall, son of Mrs. Susan Norton of Fayetteville and Harold Hall of Mansfield, Texas.

The bride-to-be is the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Fralish of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Mesa, Ariz. She is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2011 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in early childhood education. She is currently employed by the Delta Community Credit Union. Read More»

Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 25, 2011.  Mrs. Shoaf was a beautician, who owned her own shop in Salisbury, N.C., where she was born and raised.  She was a member of Brooks United Methodist Church, where she was on the decorating committee. She also drove a bus and worked in the after school program in Brooks. She was passionate about her family and loved to decorate and cook. Read More»

Spring Hill student doesn’t let disorder get him down

Sam Carillo with Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Denzel McCoy. Photo/Special.

Sam Carillo got mononucleosis in the third grade. The virus, which is like a severe case of the flu, triggered chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), which is a blood disorder that lowers the number of platelets in the blood. Basically, the immune system mistakes platelets for viral material and attacks them. ITP typically goes away on its own after six months, unless it is a chronic version of the disorder. Unfortunately for Carillo, his case is chronic, and because of potential bleeding trauma, he had to quit football and other contact sports. Read More»

Outgoing councilman questions lower speed limits on F’ville streets

For Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton it was a matter of slowing motorists down on three city roadways. The City Council at the Sept. 15 generally agreed, though Councilman Al Hovey-King said he would like more details before voting to lower the speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 35 mies per hour on South Jeff Davis Drive.

Hovey-King is not running for reelection to his post in the November city election. Read More»

Fire truck meets pickup truck

Fire truck meets pickup truck

A traffic accident Sept. 20 involving a pickup truck (left background) and a Fayetteville fire truck at the intersection of North Glynn Street and Ga. Highway 92 in Fayetteville turned out for the best with no injuries and only minor damage to the bumpers of both vehicles. Midday southbound traffic on Ga. Highway 85 was snarled at the busy intersection while officials investigated. The Walton County resident driving the Ford F150 was cited for failing to yield as he attempted to turn onto Hwy. 92. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Don’t advertise kids

Being new to the area, one aspect new to me was the posting of signs in residential front yards that advertise it as a residence of children. In my neighborhood, one home promotes itself as the home of three high school girls. As a former Neighborhood Watch “lead” I have some thoughts on this subject.

Although Fayette County may enjoy a crime rate below that of our neighbors, it seems to me that the downside of these “advertisements” is greater than any benefit. Read More»

Candidate Johnson brings ‘fresh perspective’

Ed Johnson, a 17-year resident of Fayetteville, is the newest candidate for Post 1 of the Fayetteville City Council.

Ed has tirelessly served Fayette County and has been dedicated to building bridges of brotherhood and understanding throughout the community. Read More»

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