Fayetteville

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, formerly of Fayetteville

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away March 11, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Gunny retired from JC Penny after 35 years. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She also enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Gunny loved her grandchildren, dogs, and grand-dogs, and she especially loved her great-grandson Bentley. Read More»

Fayette County girls are state champs

Fayette County girls are state champs

The Fayette County Lady Tigers built a 19 point lead in the Class AAAA championship game, saw it cut to four points and hung on to win 55-45.

See the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1351

Cheryl Lynn Dusenbury, 61, of Fayetteville

Cheryl Lynn Dusenbury, 61, of Fayetteville, died March 9, 2011.

She was employed by Coca-Cola for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Olin and Ibera Howell, and her sister Carol Simon.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Russell Dusenbury; son Jody Dusenbury of Fayetteville; sister Kathy (Milton) Fisher of Fayetteville; loving nieces Laurie (Joey) Baker of McDonough and Kristy (Kim) Alley of Locust Grove, and several other nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ronald McDonald gets a hand from F’ville cops

The Fayetteville Police Department will be serving as a drop-off point for aluminum can tabs which will be turned over to the Ronald McDonald House to benefit their charity. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Read More»

Mr. Donald Edward McEachern, 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. Donald Edward McEachern, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 6, 2011.

Mr. McEachern was a member of Lisbon Baptist Church and retired from Ford Motor Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, L.V. “Jim” and Velma Williams McEachern and his brother Lowell McEachern. Read More»

From bookstore to tool store: Harbor Freight Tools coming to empty Barnes & Noble

There will soon be a new business operating at the site of the former Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Uptown Square commercial development on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. Nationwide retail tool supplier Harbor Freight Tools is expected to open its Fayette County location in the coming months.

The 21,000 square-foot store across Hwy. 85 from the Fayette Pavilion will soon become the home to a wide variety of power, air and hand tools, generators, automotive and motorcycle accessories, lawn and garden equipment, garage and shop items and general merchandise. Read More»

Churchill’s great-grandson: Come to London, FCHS Chorus

Fayette County High School Chorus Director Richard Prouty (L) accepts the invitation of Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, and also the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London, made a personal appearance at Fayette County High School Friday to invite the school’s chorus to perform in the London International Choral Festival taking place in London, England Dec. 27, 2011 through Jan. 4, 2012.

The choral festival is being held in conjunction with the London New Year’s Parade, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

F’ville Council resolution supports county transportation plan; proposed projects listed

The Fayetteville City Council on March 3 adopted a resolution supporting potential projects that will be reviewed for potential inclusion in the regional transportation 1-cent sales tax initiative going before voters in mid-2012. The measure, consisting mainly of local projects, is expected to be considered by other local Fayette County governments in the coming days.

City Director of Public Services Don Easterbrook in a recent letter said Fayetteville’s resolution is part of the Fayette County submittal. Read More»

F’ville imposes moratorium on sweepstakes gaming

The Fayetteville City Council last week imposed a six-month moratorium on new businesses such as the Sweepstakes Internet Cafe.

The action comes after the business in Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street that recently secured a business license to operate a business center was reported to been engaging in cash pay-outs for customers playing sweepstakes games on the premises.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton Tuesday morning said the company indicated on the business license application that it would be providing services such as copying, printing and computer access. Read More»

3 commissioners thwart the voters

Dear Chairman Frady: I attended my first Fayette County Workshop Meeting today because I fear our current lifestyle is in dire jeopardy if we are snared by ARC’s lure of money to fund local transportation projects in exchange for our joining them in their transit plan, which seems to have as its ultimate goal bringing mass transit to all the counties in the ARC.

Commissioner Brown made a well-laid-out, informative presentation about concerns of his, should Fayette County become part of ARC’s “Concept 3.” Read More»

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