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2 F’ville businesses hit in same day robbery

2 F’ville businesses hit in same day robbery

Update: A second robbery on April 7 has occurred in Fayetteville in a span of six hours. The first was at a florist on South Glynn Street at 10 a.m. The second was at the Rite-Aid pharmacy on Ga. Highway 54 West shortly after 4 p.m. Police believe both robberies were the work of the same man. Read More»

Gas leak snarls S. Fayetteville traffic

A mid-morning natural gas leak April 7 at the new RaceTrac gas station on South Glynn Street caused Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services officials to divert traffic around a heavily-traveled section of Ga. Highway 85 at the Fayetteville city limits.

The intersection of Highways 85 and 92 and Ramah Road was completely shut down, causing traffic to back up significantly on Beauregard Boulevard as motorists made their way around the mess. The leak was repaired and the roads re-opened by 3:15 p.m., said Fayette FES Capt. Pete Nelms Read More»

F’ville eyes tightening rules for sexually-oriented businesses

The Fayetteville City Council on April 7 will get its first look at a proposed amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance, one that provides a range of updates and definitions to the ordinance first adopted in 1998.

Also noteworthy, and immediately following the meeting in the council chambers, Councilman Larry Dell will shed his increasingly long locks as part of a fund-raising effort for the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Taking a face pie for Japan

Taking a face pie for Japan

The Pre-K classes at Lafayette Kid’s World on Marquis Drive in Fayetteville raised money for the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. The students and their teachers talked about Japan after the earthquake and the kids wanted to do what they could to help. The fund-raising efforts were split between the boys and girls and the winning side got the chance to throw whipped cream pies at their teachers. The boys raised $282.83 and the girls raised $163.63. The money will be donated to Wells Fargo’s collection for the American Red Cross. Photo/Michael Boylan.

F’ville formally asks for tax-funded regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. Read More»

F’ville formally asks for regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. City records show that the council on March 17 adopted Resolution R-4-11 that included the call center. Read More»

Liberty Baptist announces Holy Week, Easter activities

The 2011 Holy Week is fast approaching at Liberty Baptist Church. Members will start the weeklong emphasis on Palm Sunday, April 17, with the Celebration Choir’s presentation of “The Cross.”

There will be no Midweek activities on Wednesday so that everyone can attend the annual Seder Supper on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the church office to make reservations, 770-461-5644.

New this year will be the Good Friday worship celebration on April 22 at 7 p.m. which will be an encore presentation of “The Cross” from the Celebration Choir. Read More»

Page-Keaton engagement

Stephany Dorothea Page engaged to Nathan Hill Keaton

Debbie Jane Page of Lithia Springs, and Michael George Page of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephany Dorothea Page, to Nathan Hill Keaton, son of Susie Keaton and the late Chris Keaton of Fayetteville. Read More»

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, died March 29, 2011.

She is survived by son Bill (Barbara) Brittain of Catlettsburg, KY; daughter Paulette (Mike) Jones of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Margaret Repp of Newton, IA; and daughter-in-law Glenda Brittain of Orlando, FL. Read More»

William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

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