Fayetteville

Fitzgibbon birth

Scotty and Heidi Fitzgibbon of Fayetteville announce the birth of their son, Asher Daniel, on Nov. 16, 2010. He was born at Piedmont Fayette hospital, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. Grandparents are Gary and Becky Fitzgibbon of Jackson, Scott and Sally Simon of Peachtree City, and Ken Webb of Halls, Tenn.

FCHS debate team has good start to season

From left are Assistant Coach Craig Skelton, John Cooper, Kris Wilson, Maha Khan, Ryan Veccie, Yosef Shelbayah, Head Coach Jeffrey Miller. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School debate team has wrapped up their first semester of competitions which included ten competitions all around Georgia. During the semester, FCHS has qualified seventeen (17) students to the State Championship which is third most in the State. Fayette County has qualified the most Public Forum debaters in the State to the State Championship with eleven. Read More»

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville passed away December 10, 2010.

Survivors include daughters Barbara & Richard Fogg of Sharpsburg and Brenda & Russell Bowman of Fayetteville, sons William R. & Susan Carter of Jackson , GA. and Richard Carter of Fayetteville ; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Rev. Lynn McClain officiating. The burial will follow at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery .

The family will receive friends Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Mrs. Fanny Joiner, 87, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Fanny Joiner, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 8, 2010 at the age of 87.

Mrs. Joiner was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose favorite times were spent reading her Bible, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Fanny had a green thumb. She was known for her beautiful caladiums among other flowers, which once allowed her garden to be chosen as “garden of the month.” She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City. Read More»

Order ornaments for American Legion tree by Wednesday

Order ornaments for American Legion tree by Wednesday

The Civitans and United Daughters of the Confederacy continue to offer the community the chance to order personalized Christmas ornaments to honor our veterans. The tree is located in front of the American Legion Post 105 Log Cabin in Fayetteville and is being decorated with 6 inch Christmas balls.  Individuals may order an ornament for $10 to honor a veteran. The name, rank, branch of service and date served will be printed on each ornament. To place your order, contact Linda Robinson, 770-460-1119.  Deadline to order is Dec. 15. The ornaments will be available for pickup after the holidays.

F’ville Police make arrest in ‘07 Zaxby’s armed robbery

The Fayetteville Police today arrested Erika Tiggs, a former Zaxby’s restaurant employee, for her part in an armed robbery which had occurred at the Fayetteville Zaxby’s.

On August 6, 2007, two suspects entered the Zaxby’s store on GA Hwy 85, forced the employees into a cooler and robbed the store of approximately $2,000 in cash, said department spokesperson Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Ellie Mae McElroy, 96, of Fayetteville

Ellie Mae McElroy, born June 8, 1914, went to be with the Lord December 9, 2010 at the age of 96.

She is preceded in death by her husband Henry McElroy, Sr., grandson Dennis McElroy, granddaughter Nicki McElroy and all her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Hugh McElroy, Jr. and Julia McElroy, Perry Davis McElroy and Barbara McElroy, daughter Dot Sanders and Charles Sanders, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and two nieces living in California. Read More»

$7.9 million voted to fix Hood Ave./Ga. 92 junction with Hwy. 85

City cancels LaFayette extension; light to move south from Hwy. 92

A $7.9 million plan to improve traffic at the intersection of Ga. highways 85 and 92, and also Hood Avenue, in Fayetteville will be funded with money from Fayette County’s 2004 transportation sales tax. Read More»

F’ville gives preliminary OK for amending alcohol, zoning rules

The Fayetteville City Council as expected heard the first reading on requests to amend two ordinances at its Dec. 2 meeting. One of those pertained to a request to amend the alcohol ordinance to clear up possible conflicting language while the other proposed amendment would eliminate some of the uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts.

Police Chief Steve Heaton told council members his office found a discrepancy in areas of the ordinance pertaining to employees affiliated with the sale, delivery and serving of alcohol. Read More»

Heritage Christian’s Dickens Village runs Dec. 9 thru 12

Carolers sing the sounds of the season for visitors to The Dickens Village at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, held nightly Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 9-12, 6 to 9 p.m. Photo/Special.

Christmas is in the air at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville. Members are once again dusting up on their British accents and preparing to host their annual Dickens Village, held nightly, Thursday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Since 2000, each December, the members of Heritage have recreated a 19th Century English Village complete with period costumed cast members, strolling carolers, chimney sweeps, and even some English bobbies to keep the peace. Read More»