Fayetteville

Southern Crescent Chorale at The Villages May 14

The Southern Crescent Chorale makes its eighth appearance at the Villages Amphitheater with “toe tapping music” at their concert “Dancin’!” on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.

The 70 voice choir will fill the evening air with dance music of all types from country and R & B to dance standards and movie favorites. Some of the songs you’ll hear are “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Dancing Queen,” “YMCA,” “Charleston,” and “Some Days You Gotta Dance.” There will be something for everyone at this rockin’ concert. Read More»

ATM stolen from F'ville Walgreens

Fayetteville Police are looking for two men responsible for crashing through the front of the Walgreens pharmacy on South Glynn Street in the early hours of May 2 and making off with the store’s ATM machine.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said that two men in a silver truck backed into the Walgreens building at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 2. The men loaded the ATM machine in the truck and drove off, Crawshaw said, adding that the ATM was located near the front door. Read More»

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, Ga.

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, was called to a higher duty on April 27, 2011.

He was born on April 7, 1985 in Glendale Heights, IL. Philip was a loving and supportive husband, son, brother and friend. He was a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps on November 28, 2004. He was attached to the 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion and proudly served two tours in Iraq. Read More»

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville, died April 28, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Cheely, founder and owner of Cheely Motor Company, East Point, parents John and Willie Hight and brother Carl Hight. Read More»

Mr. Robert Howell Hunter, Jr., 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert Howell Hunter, Jr., 87, of LaGrange, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on April 26, 2011. Read More»

Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper, age 92 of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper “Jennie”, age 92 of Fayetteville, formally of Smyrna and Carrollton died Wednesday April 22, 2011.

Mrs. Roper was a Veteran of W.W.II – Naval Reserve W.A.V.E.S. She was a former music teacher and Legal Secretary with City Service. She was an Art student of the University of West Georgia at the age of 70. Mrs. Roper was a graduate of the University of South Carolina AB with a Major in music.

Mrs. Roper is preceded in death by John Robert Roper Sr. (spouse for 45 years), and John Robert Roper Jr. (Bob). Read More»

F’ville Rite-Aid burglarized April 24

Fayetteville Police are searching for a burglar in connection with an April 24 break-in at the Rite-Aid pharmacy on North Glynn Street.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the break-in occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. after a man who appeared on video to be a black male threw a large rock through a store window and gained entrance.

Whitlow said the man stole a large quantity of cigarettes.

It is possible that this man has been involved in similar break-ins in other jurisdictions, Whitlow said, adding that Fayetteville investigators are in contact with other agencies. Read More»

Dogwood Forest gives you things to consider when looking for an assisted care facility

From left are members of Dogwood Forest’s staff, Community Relations Director Alma Jackson, Executive Director Deltra Clark and Wellness Service Director Chrystal Montgomery. Photo/Special.

By Kia Clark
Special to The Citizen

For close to 25 years, assisted living has become a prominent concept in senior living by providing choices beyond the nursing home model. With a resort like quality, the offering of multiple accommodations, and a sense of community, assisted living has become a first choice for many senior adults and their families. Read More»

F’ville man arrested for child molestation

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office announced April 26 that a Fayetteville man has been arrested on child molestation charges relating to inappropriate sexual behavior with a juvenile over a two-year period.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Vick Cataldo, 61, was arrested April 15 and charged with child molestation. Rowan said the case involved Cataldo engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior over a two-year time frame with a juvenile at a residence on Kite Lake Road. That time frame occurred between March 2009 and March 2011, Rowan said. Read More»

GriefShare session starts May 3 at F’ville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, May 3.

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past.

Sessions are led by Paul and Mary Ellen Ashworth, Jenny Muller and Gena Turner and meet in Room A-101 in the First Baptist Church Worship Center building at 205 Stonewall Ave. Read More»

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