Fayetteville

Bye-bye, Bugaboo, hello, Olive Garden

Goodbye, Bugaboo Creek; hello, Olive Garden. The former Bugaboo Creek restaurant on North Glynn Street just south of the Fayette Pavilion could become the new Fayetteville Olive Garden restaurant. Read More»

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away July 20, 2011.

She was currently residing at Heritage Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Mrs. Yancey was born in Jacksonville, FL to John William Hosford & Roxia Thomas Hosford. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Yancey. Read More»

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away July 18 2011.

Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband Harry R. White, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Harry “Ronald” and Loretta White of Newnan, Ken and Sherrill Chambers of Fayetteville; Ray and Pamela White of Fayetteville and Alice White of Savannah; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Latchkey kid at age 5: F’ville woman arrested on cruelty charges

Thirty-year-old Fayetteville resident Adrienne Reshay Bunkley was arrested July 19 on charges of cruelty to children after a neighbor found her 5-year-old daughter on the driveway of Bunkley’s Cornwallis Way residence. Bunkley was at work at the time.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said Bunkley was charged with second-degree cruelty to children. Read More»

Banks Crossing Kroger wants to put in gas pumps, store

Grocery shoppers at the northside Kroger in Fayetteville may soon be able to fill up their gas tanks if a proposal before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission is approved.

The Kroger on North Glynn Street is proposing to install a 785-square-foot walk-in gasoline station and convenience store as an accessory structure at its Banks Crossing store. The facility would include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station would be situated between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»

Envisioning a new ‘old’ downtown Fayetteville

Historical Concepts’ view of a remade city block looking northwest away from the courthouse square.

“A History with a Future” may turn out to be more than the slogan associated with Fayetteville. A recently unveiled conceptual plan for “Fayetteville Downtown West” represents what organizers call a long-term development vision that would bring historically-oriented, pedestrian-friendly commercial and residential development to the 9.1-acre area immediately west of downtown between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue and extending to Tiger Trail. Read More»

F’ville set to adopt $9.4M budget Thursday; tax rate still uncertain

It will be a full agenda July 21 when the Fayetteville City Council is expected to adopt a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget and decide on an ordinance requiring new criteria relating to the sale of precious metals.

The council is also expected to vote on a measure that would allow incentives on development by reducing, waiving or negotiating the payment of impact fees and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Name this robber

Robber brandishes semiautomatic during SunTrust heist last Thursday, the second bank robbery in Fayetteville within a week. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Police hopeful public will ID hardhat bank robber

The lone gunman who robbed the SunTrust Bank off Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville didn’t know it, but the bank had better than average surveillance cameras in place when he struck July 14.

That led to higher-quality photos which Fayetteville police hope will help identify the gunman, who wore a yellow construction hat with a red bandana around his neck. Read More»

FFUMC now registering for fall preschool and MMO programs

Fayetteville First UMC (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) invites families to register children for the 2011 – 2012 school year. FFUMC’s Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) provides a Christian environment of learning for children ages one through four years old.

Classes meet two, three or four days Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 to $175 per month. Read More»

FUMC’s S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island in September

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning a trip to St. Simons Island Sept. 26 through 29 for an “Autumn Adventure: Tracing footsteps From the Past.” The group will stay at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island.

The cost is $349.40 per person and includes lodging, eight meals, entrance fees plus $50 bus fee. The deadline to register is Aug. 26 and the trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

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