Fayetteville

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»

Forbes names Fayetteville as one of Top 10 retirement cities

Fayetteville has earned a distinction awarded to few communities across America. The city has been named one of the Top 10 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com

The website in its description of Fayetteville said, “Homes in this 15,000-person suburb 22 miles south of Atlanta average about $200,000, reflecting the lower-than-average cost of living. There’s a local hospital. Mass transit to Atlanta, however, is limited, although the Atlanta Airport is just 10 miles away.” Read More»

Collector finds ‘smoking gun’ in $45 million dispute; her reward — $69

Former Fayetteville resident Omega Lamont shows off an antique bookstore purchase that landed her in the middle of a multi-million lawsuit between musicians and a record company. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Fayetteville resident Omega Lamont has a passion for collecting all kinds of things. But one of those collectibles found in an antique shop in Florida has landed her in the middle of multi-million-dollar lawsuit between the 1970s Scottish band Bay City Rollers and Arista Records, their record company at the time.

Lamont was inadvertently thrust in the cross-hairs of the litigation because what she found in the antique shop was a 1978 audit of Arista Records by then-Price Waterhouse and Company that refers to royalties, or the lack thereof, the Bay City Rollers say are owed to them. Read More»

Qualifying so far: 5 in F’ville, 4 in Tyrone, 0 in PTC

It’s put-up-or-shut-up time for municipal candidates in three Fayette cities this week. To be on the ballot this fall, candidates in Fayetteville, Tyrone and Peachtree City have to file official paperwork and pay qualifying fees this week. Read More»

Woolsey Baptist to present 9/11 tenth anniversary tribute

The Celebration Choir of Woolsey Baptist Church will present “America We Must Not Forget, A Patriotic Call for Revival in America,” as a tenth Anniversary tribute of 9/11 on Sunday night Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The musical was created by, Mike Harland with Chris Machen and Luke Garrett, arranged and orchestrated by Richard Kingsmore. Read More»