Fayetteville

UPDATED: Belly-button piercing goes bad; 2 FCHS girls, 1 boy charged

UPDATED FOR PRINT, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 — A female student at Fayette County High School faces charges relating to the forcible body piercing of a 13-year-old female during the school’s lunch period on Aug. 26.

The girl had asked for the piercing earlier in the day but changed her mind as the incident was occurring, police said. She was being held down by two other juveniles when a school administrator intervened. Read More»

CORRECTED DATE — Harp’s Crossing plans special service on Saturday for 9/11

Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church will host a special commemorative service [NOTE CORRECTED DATE] Saturday evening in remembrance of events of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, with doors open at 6:30.

Special guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Deborah Loewer who was director of the White House situation room on Sept. 11, 2001. Loewer will present a glimpse of what actually occurred as she accompanied former President George W. Bush throughout that tragic day and the days that followed. Read More»

Concert at The Fred Sunday will remember 9/11

Pastor Doug Fultz, senior minister at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, will lead a memorial prayer moment during this weekend’s 9/11 Memorial Concert at the Fredrick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

The concert, scheduled for this Sunday evening at 7 p.m., will feature members of the Fayette Pops symphony orchestra, led by Maestro Ken White, and the Fayette County Mass High School Choir. The concert is free of charge.

The concert will also feature local musicians Jason Bowen, Ed and Patty Richardson, Dana Smith, and the Pops Men’s Quartet. Read More»

Prince of Peace plans service for home-schools

Home-school families are invited to a Community Chapel Service and Fellowship to be offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., Pastor Justin Kollmeyer will offer a community non-denominational daytime Children’s Chapel Service for students and parents of home-schooling families. Uplifting songs, Scripture, a positive Christian “object lesson,” prayer, and a blessing for these students will highlight this 30-minute service. Read More»

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Shortly after the severe weather sirens sounded in Fayetteville Monday afternoon, Chris Sweigart saw this funnel-shaped cloud formation along Ga. Highway 85 just north of the courthouse square. This photo is looking north along Glynn Street in front of Allen Vigil Ford. There were no reports of an actual touchdown of a tornado as rain bands from the remnants of tropical Storm Lee passed through. Photo/Chris Sweigert.

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, of Fayetteville

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, beloved wife of Bill, died September 3, 2011 of complications from ovarian cancer.

She was born on May 5, 1953 to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III of Nashville, TN. She graduated from the Harpeth Hall School in 1971 and from the University of Tennessee with a BA in 1975.

She is preceded in death by her father and brother, Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III and IV. Read More»

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 2, 2011.

Mr. Fowler was a 14-year member of Inman United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He retired from FAA as an Air Traffic Controller. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Kiwanis and enjoyed working with the Little League and Boy Scouts in Fayette County. He loved to study WWII history and worked as a Docent at the Carter Center for 15 years. Read More»

PTC wants MacDuff Parkway extension funding

Move would restore project to regional tax list

Peachtree City is hoping to slip the extension of MacDuff Parkway back onto a list for funding via a potential regional sales tax.

The project is seen as a potential bypass around the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 for residents living off MacDuff Parkway, and potentially for commuters going through Peachtree City into western Coweta County. The road would be extended from its current terminus northward, with a bridge over the CSX railroad, to link with Old Senoia Road and ultimately Ga. Highway 74 north. Read More»

Teen arrested for forcible body piercing during lunch at Fayette County High School

Fayetteville Police reported Sept. 2 that a Fayette County High School student was arrested on Aug. 26 on charges related to the forcible body piercing of a 13 year-old girl during the school’s lunch period. The girl had solicited the piercing earlier in the day but changed her mind as the incident was occurring and was being held down by two other juveniles when a school administrator intervened.

Det. Mike Whitlow said 17 year-old Christian Tucker, of Fayetteville, was charge with battery, disruption of a public school and piercing the body of a person under the age of 18. Read More»

3 arrested for pointing guns at Fayetteville officers

Fayetteville police arrested three people last night for pointing their guns at police officers after they exited a home on Buckeye Lane around 9 p.m.

Police had the area under surveillance after an anonymous complaint of activity in the area coincided with a previous arrest police made of one of the subjects, said Fayetteville Police Capt. Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

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