Fayetteville

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

His biggest contribution in life was his love for his family and he was a devoted family man.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Fleischer; daughter Stefanie “Brat” Fleischer of Fayetteville; son Rodney Fleischer and his wife Cathy of Concord; grandchildren Andrew and Natalie; mother Thelma Fleischer of Fayetteville; brother Michael Fleischer of Norcross. Read More»

Former Tyrone officer sentenced to 140 years in prison for child sex crimes

Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of 38 different charges, most of which were related to possession of child pornography; he was sentenced to serve 140 years in prison, followed by 10 years on probation, by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford.

Jury convicted Matthew Anthony New of child molestation, sexual exploitation of children

A former Tyrone police officer was convicted May 10 of taking semi-nude photographs of two juveniles who he encouraged to “strip wrestle,” prosecutors said.
Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of Read More»

Mrs. Thelma Haley Caldwell, 83, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Thelma Haley Caldwell, 83, of Fayetteville, died May 9, 2011.

Mrs. Caldwell is preceded in death by her son Johnny Caldwell. Read More»

West Bypass takings show loss of our rights

Concerning the unending debate over the West Fayetteville Bypass and its many tentacles: The founders never intended this kind of abuse when they wrote the 5th Amendment, which in part says, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

You simply cannot reason that building luxury condos (or useless roads) is a public use with a straight face.

Public use is generally defined as a use that benefits the public not specific individuals. Read More»

Hopewell to host chicken barbecue, yard sale, bake sale, car wash May 21

Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

The meal cosists of a barbecued chicken half, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. Proceeds from the Chick-N-Que fund the many mission projects of the church.

In addition to the Chick-N-Que, there will also be a yard sale, and a bake sale, and the youth will sponsor a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

Square Foot Ministry plans yard sale May 21

Square Foot Ministry (SFM), a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) and local non-profit organization, is seeking donated items for its annual yard sale planned for Saturday, May 21. The yard sale will be in the parking lot and Family Life Center of FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Read More»

Burglary in N. F’ville nets $15K cash, jewels

Fayetteville Police are investigating a residential burglary in the Woodbine subdivision off White Road where the basement door was kicked in and a large sum of cash and diamond jewelry was stolen.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the burglary occurred between May 1-9. The exact date is not known since the homeowner did not check the basement door on each of those days.

Whitlow said the burglar made off with what was reported as $15,000 in $100 bills, diamond jewelry and a laptop computer. Read More»

Gosdin birth

Brian and Jana Gosdin of Sharpsburg announce the birth of their son, Jax Bricen Gosdin, born at 5:06 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Joel and Sandra Gosdin of Woolsey. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Roxy Gadzicki and Dan Schulz of Peachtree City. Great-grandmothers are Margaret Ellington of LaGrange and Shirley Freeman of Clarion, Iowa.

Taste of Fayette Sunday in Fayetteville

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy one of Fayette County’s biggest events when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 15, welcomes the 10th Annual Taste of Fayette which showcases local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville passed away on May 9, 2011 following a long illness with stomach cancer. Phyllis was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was an active member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including, Stephen Ministry and Past President of the Ad Loy Ho Sunday School Class. Read More»

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