Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Lucille Bergquist, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother; who had an eye for decorating and loved gardening. Her professional career included working at General Motors and Rich’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Beck” Bergquist; and her parents, Seaborn Guyton Jones and Ruth Hulsey Jones. Read More»

Market Day in Fayetteville this Saturday

This Saturday is the third Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.  Along with 59 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to encourage everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a wide selection of local vendors showcasing their unique products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to fresh vegetables and breads are available for sale to the public. Half Shell restaurant will also be there serving “tasty” chili dogs and other items from their menu.  Read More»

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville

Richard (Rick) Deraney, 26, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Derany, Sr., paternal grandfather Joseph A. Deraney, Sr., maternal grandparents Hugo and Irene DeVaughn.

He is survived by his mother Virginia (Ginger) Deraney of Fayetteville; brothers, Christopher J. Deraney of Jonesboro and John (Brittany) Deraney of Newnan; niece Peyton Elizabeth Deraney of Newnan; and paternal grandmother Mable Deraney of Barnesville. Read More»

F’ville eyes charging for security system false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council in the coming months will be considering an ordinance to address the large number of false activations generated by alarm systems throughout the city. Nearly 83 percent of alarm calls in 2010 were false alarms.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the city is working to develop an ordinance to address the large number of false alarm calls answered by officers. Read More»

Surprise arrival: F’ville mother-to-be wins $225K

Jennifer Desai and husband Tyrone hold the presentation check from the Georgia Lottery. Photo/Ga. Lottery.

One Fayetteville mother-to-be can add a Georgia Lottery win to her family tree. Jennifer Desai, 24, won a $225,000 top prize playing the instant game Cash Crop.

She and her husband, Tyrone, anticipate starting their own business.

“We’re just a hard-working, young family,” she said. “We’re going to finish fixing up our home.”

The couple, who recently purchased their first home, is expecting their second child in November.

Desai, who works at a car dealership, described her win as exciting and shocking. Her husband presented her with the ticket. Read More»

For Fayetteville’s Grady Avenue, it’s roundabout time

Traffic flows smoothly Tuesday morning through Fayetteville’s first and so-far only roundabout. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Something happened at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville Aug. 5 that could never have happened since the time when the four-way stop was installed years ago.

And with that event the long lines at the four-way stop are now a thing of the past.

It was on Friday afternoon that the new roundabout opened and, at one point minutes later, the advantage of the new intersection became obvious when nine vehicles passed through the intersection in 12 seconds. Read More»

State law clearly allows Fayette to use SPLOST for stormwater costs

The 2004 SPLOST ballot over the years has gotten a great deal of publicity for being unspecific. However, one thing that was specific was the language that appeared in it ...”a special 1 percent sales and use tax to be imposed for road, street and bridge purposes in Fayette County.”

We are now faced with an $18 million liability of bringing up our storm drains, culvert, and related items to good repair status. Certainly not the billion-dollar storm sewer task facing the city of Atlanta, but nonetheless large to us. Read More»

‘Enjoy Life Revival’ set for Aug. 14-17 at McDonough Road Baptist

The Rev. Dennis Nunn will be preaching “How to Actually Enjoy Being a Christian” in revival at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville Aug. 14-17.

Nunn is founder and president of Living the New Life Ministries in Dallas, Ga. Childcare will be provided for each service. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will offer fitness classes this month

During the month of August, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer a number of fitness classes for people of all ages and abilities.

PiYo™ is a unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility using pilates and yoga practice as a base. All levels welcome. PiYo started Aug. 8 and meets Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m.

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Classes started Aug. 9 and meet on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will offer Upward flag football and cheerleading

The new season of Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading begins the week of Aug. 22 at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Registration deadline is Aug. 13.

Each participant must attend one flag football evaluation or cheerleading orientation at the church. Evaluations for Kindergarten through eighth grade is either Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Aug. 13, between 9 a.m. and noon. Games begin Saturday, Sept, 10. Read More»

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