Fayetteville

F’ville Police re-accredited by CALEA

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrived in Fayetteville in December for an on-site inspection that was part of the Fayetteville Police Department’s re-accreditation process. The culmination of that process came March 26 in Bethesda, Md., when the department received its fourth three-year CALEA accreditation. Read More»

Freshman’s speaking skills make history

Winning a state championship is extraordinary for any student, but it is exceptional for a freshman competing at her first GHSA (Georgia High School Association) Literary State Meet.

Menaka Reddy of Fayette County High School became the school’s first freshman to win the championship in the girls Extemporaneous Speaking division of the state competition. Her victory gave the school its third state championship in this division, and the first since 2002. Read More»

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker, 94, of Fayetteville

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker passed peacefully March 26, 2011, at her home in Fayetteville, Ga.

She was born March 1, 1917, to Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ihle in Cleghorn, Iowa. She met her partner in life, Everett S. (Hil) Hilfiker, while working as a nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital, Ca. Their marriage lasted 68 years and produced three successful daughters. Bernie was active in her church, loved gardening, reading, literature, and flowers. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Read More»

10th annual spring yard sale set for Saturday

Calling all bargain hunters!

Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the 10th Anniversary Harvest Yard Sale on Saturday, Apr. 2 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between.

All booth space has been sold! Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters. All vendor booths for the Spring Yard Sale are sold out. Read More»

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Mr. Gella was born on May 24, 1947 in the Philippines. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy he began his career with Pan Am and later retired from Delta Air Lines. He was currently employed at World Airways.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Minnie R. Gella; daughter Stephanie (Andrew) Alfonso; son Steven (Jennifer) Gella; daughter Sheryl (Michael) Campbell; grandchildren, Chance, Flora, Kalani, Elika, Ava, Oliver and Olivia; sister Brenda (Robert) Klebahn. Read More»

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville died March 11, 2011.

He is survived by Julie Peeples and her husband Lance; Tabetha Allison; Shelby Peeples; Della Peeples; Zoie Peeples, all of Fayetteville; Bonnell Phillips and children of Warm Springs; Lorene Couch; George Couch and his wife Debbie; J. C. Couch and his wife Eleanor, all of McDonough; Wayne Couch and his wife Ginger of Brooks; Mary Banks and her husband Raymond of Starrs Mill; nieces, nephews and cousins. Read More»

5 F’ville stores fined for selling alcohol to minors in Dec. police sting

The Fayetteville City Council on March 17 voted to impose $1,000 fines and warnings to five local businesses for selling alcohol to a minor.

Police Chief Steve Heaton in recommending the fines and violations said that on Nov. 26 the police department conducted an investigation of alcohol serving permit compliance at several businesses throughout the city.

During the operation, five people at five businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a minor and one of them was cited for the additional charge of not having a server’s permit, Heaton said. Read More»

F’ville OK’s bid for Grady-Beauregard roundabout

City-supplied graphic of planned intersection change.

There is about to be a big — round —change coming to the busy intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Initial work will begin in April and will lead to a re-worked intersection that will feature a roundabout in place of the current four-way stop. The $553,000 bid for the project was approved March 17 by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

The runners and walkers were out Saturday morning for the 3rd Annual March for Meals 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk held at the Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. The fund-raiser was held to support the Meals on Wheels program. FSS delivers 40,000 meals to homebound and semi-homebound older adults each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A line of vintage beauties

A line of vintage beauties

Fayette County High School held its annual Spring Tiger Run Car Show last Saturday. Hundreds of visitors stopped by during the beautiful spring afternoon to check out classic cars of various makes and models. The show is a fund-raiser for all of the classes at the school. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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