Fayetteville

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on June 16, 2011.

He was born in Atlanta, GA on July 27, 1936 to the late Thomas S. and Annie Lou Barnett. He served 2 years in the US Marine Corps and 3 years in the US Army. He was a member of the sheet metal workers of Amer Local 85. He retired from BH&W Sheet Metal Co. after 35 years. He grew up in Hapeville, GA, living in Fayetteville GA the last 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Mary Barnett and his brother Tom Barnett. Read More»

Dinner on the Lawn in Fayetteville Friday

Piggy-backing on the popular Lunch on the Lawn series, Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host its first Dinner on the Lawn on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse square this Friday, June 24. This all-ages, community event is open to everyone and will have award-winning food and live entertainment from 6-8 p.m. Read More»

Genevieve Oddo, 94, of Fayetteville

Genevieve Oddo, 94, long-time resident of Fayette County, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, June 12, 2011. Read More»

Flora Mae Perkins, 99, of Fayetteville

Flora Mae Perkins, age 99, of Fayetteville. Read More»

First Market Day of 2011 in Fayetteville Saturday

This Saturday, June 18 is the first Market Day event for 2011 and the marks the 4th year since its inception. Along with over 50 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to welcome everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to organic vegetables are available for sale to the public.  The Market opens at 10 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m.  Read More»

F’ville eyes budget cut again, but rate may rise

The numbers have been crunched and the Fayetteville City Council on June 16 will hear the first reading of the FY 2012 General Fund budget proposal totaling $9.41 million. A decrease of $169,000 over last year, the FY 2012 budget continues the long-time hiring freeze, anticipates Read More»

Volunteers unveil ‘Therapeutic Garden’ at Fayette Senior Services

Volunteers rest for a moment at the Enrichment Center Therapeutic Garden long enough for a photo. They are from left: Kevin Hargrove, Joyce Peck, Tom Peck, Morgan Gibbs, Allen Coe, and Harrison Gibbs. Opening ceremonies are today at the Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Several years ago one of the board members of the Fayette Senior Center and a couple of Fayette’s Master Gardeners thought a therapeutic garden on the grounds at the center sounded like a fine idea.

That idea has come to fruition. The official opening is today (June 15) at 10 a.m. next to the Fayette Senior Center.

Because the 15,000-square-foot space was really a drainage field, fill dirt and top soil needed to be brought in. In addition, funds were needed for the project. It was estimated that the entire project would take about $65,000. Read More»

Father’s Day gift: A daughter’s kidney

Arnold Hicks stands with daughter Natalie Fields. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Natalie Fields donates one of her healthy kidneys to her dad, Arnold Hicks

Arnold Hicks will likely still get a card this Sunday from his daughter, Natalie Fields, for Father’s Day, but he got an incredible gift nearly two weeks ago when he received one of her kidneys in a transplant operation. The surgery was nearly two years in the making and it will almost certainly improve Hicks’ quality of life as well as the lives of everyone in the family.

Hicks, 59, is a Type I diabetic and he has been insulin dependent for 49 years. One of the things that diabetes does is take a toll on the kidneys, an organ that filters the blood, among other functions. Read More»

Fayette Commission majority as arrogant as in Miami-Dade recall

As a Miami-Dade County attorney for 30 years I had an up-close look at the inner workings of the Dade County Commission. It is no wonder that many considered those workings to be similar to those engaged in by Third World countries.

I didn’t believe that it was possible that annother county commission could be so arrogant and out of touch with the wishes of the electorate. I was wrong. Read More»

Frady’s behavior last week was reprehensible

I have been regularly attending [Fayette County] Commission meetings for over two years now. There were easily 200-plus people in attendance at [Thursday] night’s meeting, and [the] display was one of the most disrespectful I’ve ever witnessed.

Unfortunately, the citizens who attend these meetings have become accustomed to routinely being derided and mocked and having their rights trampled upon, but Chairman Frady’s behavior last night was reprehensible. He’s the one who’s supposed to set the standard, and he failed miserably. Read More»