Fayetteville

New priest

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center. Shown with him are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church.  In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center, was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville. Shown with him after the ceremony are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church. In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Bowron, formerly a teacher at Counterpane Montessori School in Fayettevile, was sponsored as a candidate for ordination by the Church of the Nativity. He is the new senior assistant to the rector at St. Read More»

Dixieland to host Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Visitors to Dixieland Amusement Park this 4th of July will be treated to an eye popping display of video, lights, sound and fire as Dixieland hosts The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. It is slated to be one of the largest fireworks displays in the state at over 17 minutes long and a shell count into the thousands. In addition to the normal effects guests are used to seeing in a standard fireworks show, Dixieland is going the extra mile to feature special effects such as creamora fireballs, line rockets and four detonation sites though out the park. Read More»

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, of Fayetteville

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, died at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late Theodore and Exie Adams Mallory Jr. He attended Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was graduated in 1960. Read More»

John C. “Mack” Bray, 88, of Fayetteville

John C. “Mack” Bray, age 88, was born in Fayette County on May 29, 1923, the fifth of eight brothers, to Ruby Brown Bray and Burgess Bray.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a carpenter general in England, France and Germany from January 1943 to December 1945. He continued to work as a carpenter and later as a Fayette County Building Inspector from 1978 until retirement in 1992. He was actively involved with the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge #711 and was elected as Past Master in 1978. Read More»

Peggy Lunell Miller, 86, of Fayetteville

Peggy Lunell Miller, age 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on June 19, 2011.

She was a housewife who was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Miller; daughter, Virginia Miller; grandchild, Robby Miller; great-granchildren, Nick and Jordan Miller.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City, GA

Dr. Edgar Lee Bolin, Jr., D.C., 80, of Fayetteville

Dr. Edgar Lee Bolin, Jr., D.C., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

A native of Sumter, SC, he was born August 5, 1930. Dr. Bolin grew up in Savannah, GA, and as a child attended Massey Elementary School, 38th Street School, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1948. He attended Armstrong Jr. College in Savannah, George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA. Read More»

F’ville man arrested for public indecency

A Fayetteville man was charged June 20 with public indecency after being reported for exposing himself in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Kroger grocery store on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said 45-year-old Alan Ponder was charged with public indecency and possession of a controlled substance.

Crawshaw said a couple had exited the grocery store at approximately 2 p.m. and were putting groceries in their vehicle. The couple said they witnessed Ponder masturbating in his vehicle and called police, Crawshaw said. Read More»

F’ville looks at easing costs of new development

Fayetteville wants to make it less expensive for new development in the city.

The Fayetteville City Council on June 16 heard the first reading of two ordinance revisions that would reduce or waive sewer proportionate fees or impact fees or establish payment plans for economic development activities that would benefit the city. Read More»

F’ville awarded $400K for Hwy. 54W cart path system, hospital crossing

It will take a while but a $400,000 federal award from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will bring sidewalks, multi-use paths and a re-worked pedestrian crossing in the area of Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Togwotee Village on Ga. Highway 54 West and on to the Lester Road residential area to the south. Read More»

F’ville Council readies $9.41 million budget, eyes cut, drop in tax digest

The $9.41 million FY 2012 General Fund budget posted for a first reading June 16 by the Fayetteville City Council represents a smaller budget beginning in August and takes into account a projected 6 percent drop in the local tax digest. Expected to be adopted on July 21, the budget continues the city’s longtime cost-cutting measures.

The good news in the budget is the anticipation that sales tax revenues will increase slightly next year. The bad news is that the continuing local recession is expected to trim another 6 percent off the city’s tax digest numbers. Read More»