Fayetteville

Envisioning a new ‘old’ downtown Fayetteville

Historical Concepts’ view of a remade city block looking northwest away from the courthouse square.

“A History with a Future” may turn out to be more than the slogan associated with Fayetteville. A recently unveiled conceptual plan for “Fayetteville Downtown West” represents what organizers call a long-term development vision that would bring historically-oriented, pedestrian-friendly commercial and residential development to the 9.1-acre area immediately west of downtown between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue and extending to Tiger Trail. Read More»

F’ville set to adopt $9.4M budget Thursday; tax rate still uncertain

It will be a full agenda July 21 when the Fayetteville City Council is expected to adopt a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget and decide on an ordinance requiring new criteria relating to the sale of precious metals.

The council is also expected to vote on a measure that would allow incentives on development by reducing, waiving or negotiating the payment of impact fees and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Name this robber

Robber brandishes semiautomatic during SunTrust heist last Thursday, the second bank robbery in Fayetteville within a week. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Police hopeful public will ID hardhat bank robber

The lone gunman who robbed the SunTrust Bank off Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville didn’t know it, but the bank had better than average surveillance cameras in place when he struck July 14.

That led to higher-quality photos which Fayetteville police hope will help identify the gunman, who wore a yellow construction hat with a red bandana around his neck. Read More»

FFUMC now registering for fall preschool and MMO programs

Fayetteville First UMC (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) invites families to register children for the 2011 – 2012 school year. FFUMC’s Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) provides a Christian environment of learning for children ages one through four years old.

Classes meet two, three or four days Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 to $175 per month. Read More»

FUMC’s S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island in September

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning a trip to St. Simons Island Sept. 26 through 29 for an “Autumn Adventure: Tracing footsteps From the Past.” The group will stay at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island.

The cost is $349.40 per person and includes lodging, eight meals, entrance fees plus $50 bus fee. The deadline to register is Aug. 26 and the trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

Escarra-Crisp engagement

Kelly Marie Escarra engaged to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp

Rick and Peggy Escarra of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Escarra, to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp, son of Ray and Lois Crisp and the late Gloria Crisp of Fayetteville. Read More»

Clark-Lane wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lane

Suzanne Whitfield Clark and Matthew Ryan Lane were married Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at noon at The Chimneys in Big Canoe in Jasper. The officiating minister was the Rev. Steve Fazenbaker of Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eugene Clark of Fayetteville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sidney Lane of Greensboro. Read More»

Fayetteville nurse wins healthy $10,000 lottery prize

Esther Kelechi of Fayetteville holds the presentation check for her winnings. Photo/Ga. Lottery.

A Fayetteville nurse is a two-time lottery winner. She recently won a healthy Georgia Lottery prize. Esther Kelechi, 50, won $10,000 from the latest monthly Extra Chance Maximum Green drawing.

She won $1 million from another instant game in 2008.

“I was shocked,” Kelechi said of her most recent win. “I was working out when I got the call.”

Winning feels awesome, she said.

“I’m going to pay fall tuition for my son who is at the University of Hawaii,” she said.

Since moving to Georgia from Hawaii five years ago, Kelechi said the lottery has been good to her. Read More»

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, 69, of Buchanan

Mr. Billy Earnest Byrd, of Buchanan, GA, passed away on July 15, 2011 at the age of 69. Read More»

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville

Joyce Disharoon Reich, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 15, 2011.

Mrs. Reich proudly served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert J. Disharoon.

She is survived by Roger Clayton; nieces, Cindy Rampley and her husband Lanny, and Kathy Murphy; nephew, Mike Disharoon and his wife, Cindy; several other nieces & nephews; good friend Karen Gifford.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In her memory please make donations to: Companion Animal Connection, 310 Debord Lane, Waleska, GA 30183. Read More»

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