Fayetteville

Public should pack commission meeting

Last year, a majority of our voters decided that it was time to take back Fayette County. They voted in commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown, whose major campaign issues were no SPLOST, no mass transit, and fighting the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Unfortunately, the three other commissioners are still in favor of building the road. While the new commissioners are hard at work opposing the bypass, commissioners Frady, Hearn and Horgan have continued to turn a deaf ear to the public’s outcry, steadily growing louder. Read More»

Marketplace at Providence UMC opens Thursday evening

Mariah and Claire Manetti take a ride on a camel. Photo/Special.

Camels, Goliath, Roman soldiers and grape-stomping in Fayette County?

Yes, all that and more will be found at The Marketplace at Providence United Methodist Church this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26.

For this free event, the church campus is set up like a village in biblical days with artisans weaving, making pottery, making a mosaic, tending to animals, grinding grain and taking a census.

Providence invites children to “step back in time” where they can make perfume, press olives, make jewelry, weave fabric, make a mosaic, try Hebrew writing and make pottery. Read More»

Heritage Christian will offer car care services April 16

On April 16, Heritage Christian Church will once again host Car Care, a ministry providing free oil changes to single women, single mothers, widows and spouses of deployed soldiers.

Reservations for the free oil changes are required and can be made by visiting www.heritagechristian.org/carcare or by calling the church, 770-716-5768.

Times are available from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 18, 2011.

Mr. Collins was born in Rico, GA on March 24, 1912 to the late Aaron and Laura Collins. He proudly served two tours of duty during World War II with the Black Hawk Division, one in the Pacific and one in Europe. After 40 years of dedicated service, he retired from Arrow Shirt Company.

Mr. Collins is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Collins and daughter Jan Larry.

He is survived by his sister Rubye Barnes of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Christopher Larry and Brad Jones; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. William “Dutch” Zeitschel, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. William “Dutch” Zeitschel, 85, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on March 16, 2011.

Mr. Zeitschel was a very generous, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Niblack, where he was a Quartermaster 3rd class, and was awarded the Pacific Theater Award. Following his Navy career he worked for 39 years at Armco Steel as a Millwright. He always had a joke to tell, loved to travel and he enjoyed collecting coins and stamps. Read More»

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville, died March 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Leftwich & Madeline Walters Leftwich.

She is survived by her son Greg Spence of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Brady Spence, Ansley Spence and Blake Spence all of Douglasville; sister Janice Green of Newnan; former husband Jimmy D. Spence of Newnan; and Aunt Nell Gresham of Atlanta.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, of Christian City, formerly of East Point and Fayetteville, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mrs. Swetmon was a very loving and generous person who never met a stranger. She was an adventurous lady who spent time outdoors, fishing and enjoyed reading. She adored her poodles, Beegee and Bo. She retired from Nabisco with over 43 years of dedicated service. Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

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