Target awards Hood Avenue with money for books

Target’s Alicia Green presents principal Julie Turner (center) and media specialist Laura Tant with the Books for Schools award accompanied by students (L-R) Sophia Galloway, Duncan Fortson, and Madeline Dunn. Photo/Special.

New books are on tap for the media center at Hood Avenue Primary thanks to a $500 Books for Schools award from the Fayetteville Target.
The school’s media specialist Laura Tant and principal Julie Turner accepted the award that Target has been giving to schools across the country as part of their goal of giving $1 billion to education and reading by 2015. It recognizes schools that foster a love of reading, and those that encourage children and their families to read together. Read More»

Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 12, 2011.  He is survived by his son, Randall Baldree of Fayetteville; daughters, Latrell Stone of Woodbury; Denise Scott and her husband, Ronnie of Newnan; Angela Yarber of Versaille, KY; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Waldrop officiating.  Interment followed at Camp Memorial Park. 

Those wishing may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Read More»

Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Fayetteville

Mr. Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Williamson Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sept. 13, 2011.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on U.S. Haven, where he served as a medic. After 13 years, he retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. During that time, he oversaw the building of McIntosh High School, Booth Middle School and Sandy Creek High, as well as several others. 

He was a member of the “Cloud Dancers Radio Controlled AC Club”.  He was a loving husband and the best “Poppy” there has ever been. He was a true family man.  Read More»

F’ville police charge woman with false rape claim

A South Carolina woman was charged by Fayetteville Police with making false statements in a Sept. 10 incident that occurred at the home of her boyfriend in Fayetteville. The woman told officers her boyfriend had raped her but was later arrested for making false statements during an interview with female detectives.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said 40-year-old Angella Caprice Miller, of Hopkins, S.C., was charged with making false statements and writings after an incident that police reports said involved her boyfriend, a Fayetteville resident. Read More»

William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville

William Nathan Kay

Mr. William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mabel Godfrey Kay and is survived by his wife Joyce Harris Kay; sister Betty Pierce and husband Harold; brother, Harlan Kay; nephew Ricky Pierce and wife Carolyn; aunts, Floyce and Robert Mitchell; Iver and Carl Smith; sister in-law Doris Harris; Mildred Langford and H; brother in-law, Vernon Harris and wife Ruby; nieces and nephews, Carley, Edward, Ann, Lynn, Skip, Libby, Ben, Mike, Jerome, Joyce Elaine, Hope, Denise, Debbie and Michele. Read More»

Local man charged with bilking universities

A Fayetteville man has been charged with bilking about $400,000 from various colleges and universities who were counting on his company for overseas travel arrangements for their sports teams, U.S. prosecutors said.

Dale Brannan, 65, is charged with bank fraud, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud and one count of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy filing, officials said. He was indicted by a federal grand jury Sept. 13, and faces up to 50 years in prison and fines up to $500,000. Read More»

F'ville eyes speed limit changes

The Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 15 will hear a proposal that would reduce the speed limit on Beauregard Avenue and South Jeff Davis Drive. The council will also hear proposals on extending the moratorium on sweepstakes Internet cafes and on minor changes to the precious metals sales ordinance. Read More»

F’ville man dies in Arizona crash

A Fayetteville man was one of four people killed Sept. 9 in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 in southern Arizona when his tractor-trailer rig crossed the median and struck head-on a vehicle containing three Texas residents.

The collision occurred north of Tucson when 61-year-old Fayetteville resident Rickey Duffey lost control of his rig and crossed the median, striking a minivan with three occupants, according to news sources quoting the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety. Duffey was hauling a load of produce for Sierra Transportation, according to news reports. Read More»

UPDATED: Scott Brown drops out of PTC race; Dienhart is in; forums ahead

UPDATED FOR PRINT Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 — One half of Peachtree City’s City Council election has been decided well before election day. Smokerise resident Scott Brown Monday morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2. Read More»

Officials get dunked for local charities at Lunch on Lawn

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele splashes into the dunking tank Friday on the courthouse lawn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville Main Street is known for sponsoring “Lunch on the Lawn” on the grounds of the old courthouse in downtown Fayetteville during the spring and summer months. But the Sept. 10 event provided an additional feature to the culinary and musical offerings as a number of elected officials and others participated in the local fund-raiser that had them making a splash in the dunking booth to help raise money for local non-profit organizations. Read More»

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