Fayetteville

Jimmy Leon Wolfe, 64, of Fayetteville

Jimmy Leon Wolfe, 64, of Fayetteville, GA , formerly of Rockmart, GA, passed away November 21, 2010 after a three year battle with cancer.

Jimmy was a loving father and friend. He retired from a lifelong career with Georgia Specialty Equipment, formerly Georgia School Equipment in Fayetteville, GA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Annie Mae Austin Wolfe; brothers Edward Wolfe, Jr., and Richard Wolfe and sister Dorothy Brown. Read More»

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville passed away November 19, 2010.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her sister Carol Yvonne Shroyer and her grandparents Moses Anthony & Balbina Josephine Paul.

Survivors include her father John Shroyer and mother Laura Paul; brother Daniel Anthony Shroyer; grandparents Daniel Lee & Betty Jane Shroyer; also aunts & uncles and nieces & nephews. Read More»

Missouri woman charged with identity fraud

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Missouri woman on Nov. 10 on charges of identity fraud.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Lee Summit, Missouri, was charged with two counts of identity fraud, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Chamberlyn fraudulently using a Fayette County victim’s Heritage Bank account number to pay her AT&T phone bill in the amount of $432.86 and $285.65.

Rowan said the fraudulent charges occurred in November 2009.

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville, GA died November 17, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hicks Thiel.

Mr. Thiel is survived by his children Jackie Ludwig & her husband Larry of Peachtree City, GA, Judith Yu of Fayetteville, GA, Nancy Brandow & her husband Patrick of Olean, NY; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Harkins of Nitro, West Virginia and nieces & nephews.

Mr. Thiel was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, GA (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville, died on November 14, 2010.

Mr. Rucker was a 39-year employee of the FAA. He retired in 1980 as Chief of the Airway Facilities Division of the Southern Region. Mr. Rucker was a WWII Veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps in England.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Reese Rucker; step-daughter, Teresa Brown (William) of Barnesville; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Alva Louise Jones ( Milford ) of Conyers; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Local chapter of UDC once again has Christmas tree saluting America’s veterans

This Christmas season marks the third year that a tree honoring veterans of All Wars will be placed by the Frankie Lyle Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in downtown Fayetteville.

Honoring veterans is an ongoing project of the general organization and that of the chapter.  The proceeds from this project will enable the chapter to continue supporting veteran causes at home and abroad as well as other patriotic activities.

Personalized ornaments honoring a veteran may be purchased for $10 each.  Every veteran will be prayed for as his/her name is handwritten on the ornament. Read More»

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville was the site of patriotic pride on Veterans Day as 15 veterans were honored for their service to America.  The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented certificates of appreciation and goody bags to the veterans while the American Legion Post 105 honored the veterans with certificates, flags and pins. From left are Randy Martinez,  Glenda Martinez,  J. J. Klauss,  Dale Klauss, Linda Robinson,  Phyllis King, Susan Sloan, Betty Harrah, Natalie Davis, Denny Leander, Patsy Leander and Bill Cain.

Scout wins iPod Touch

Scout wins iPod Touch

Sam Bohdan of Fayetteville was a winner of an Ipod Touch from the Flint River Council district of the Boy Scouts of America. He sold over $600 for Pack 212 to be eligible for the drawing. Many of his sales were for military donations to be sent overseas or used at the Atlanta USO.

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

F’ville Council to consider OK’ing Fayette transportation plan

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will consider a resolution to support the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration.

Serving as a guide for the prioritization and planning for future transportation projects, the city listed its priorities in three tiers. Read More»

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