Fayetteville

Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

Pinyan-Hanie engagement

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan engaged to Keegan William Hanie

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Keegan William Hanie have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Glenn Pinyan of McDonough, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bannister of Fayetteville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education adapted curriculum. She will begin teaching special education at Coffee County Middle School this fall. Read More»

Big F’ville roundabout project moves ahead despite regional sales tax uncertainty

The Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue/Jeff Davis Connector project in Fayetteville has been approved for local funding but its status on the list of possible regional transportation sales tax projects to be decided by voters in July 2012 is not looking good at this point.

Meantime, the project is proceeding, with 30 percent of the design work complete and negotiations underway for property needed to link the three roadways. Read More»

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2011.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Fayetteville, GA. He attended elementary, middle and high school there. He liked music at an early age and played saxophone during middle school. He also developed a great singing voice but preferred to rap and became a rapper; calling himself ACAL, representing his California and Atlanta roots. He always enjoyed our holiday drives or flights to Arkansas or California to visit relatives. Read More»

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, age 75, of Fayetteville, passed away July 28, 2011, in the loving arms of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Johnson. Read More»

Fayetteville to raise tax rate, OKs $9.41M budget

The agenda for the Fayetteville City Council was heavier than usual July 21 and included the adoption of a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget, passage of an ordinance pertaining to restrictions on the sale of precious metals and the passage of another rule allowing negotiations on impact and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Skies were calm in the late morning hours July 27 but that did not stop a large oak tree from somehow breaking off and toppling power lines before it came to rest across Lee Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in Fayetteville. Crews from the city and Ga. Power worked into the afternoon to clean up the blocked intersection and restore power to City Hall and area businesses that lost power after the tree fell.

Woman robbed at southside F’ville bank ATM

A woman depositing money in the ATM at Fayetteville’s South Glynn Street Chase Bank after dark July 25 was robbed at gunpoint by a lone assailant, police said.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers said the incident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. as a woman approached the ATM to make a monetary deposit.

The woman was in process of making the deposit when a man holding a handgun came up to her and demanded that she give him the money and leave the area, Chambers said.

Chambers said the robber was described as being either Hispanic or as a light-skinned black male. Read More»

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Fayetteville resident Helen Denton was joined by Councilman Larry Dell (L) and Mayor Ken Steele (R) at the Fayetteville City Council meeting July 21. Denton came with a number of items such as dog tags, photos and a bracelet with her name and serial number, all memorabilia from her time serving with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. As part of Eisenhower’s staff stationed in England, Denton typed the orders for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of France. The memorabilia will be on display at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Read More»

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