Fayetteville

Family escapes New Year’s Eve fire, but Fayetteville home badly damaged

A New Year’s Eve fire at a residence on Pleasant Point Way east of Fayetteville resulted in no significant injuries to occupants. Multiple fire units fought the early morning blaze that caused significant damage to home and its contents.

None of the four occupants in the home at the time of the fire was injured, though one child was evaluated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC offers Bible study opportunities

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer several opportunities for Bible study classes beginning in January.

The Rev. Mark Westmoreland will lead an eight-week study on the Book of Romans beginning Jan 5. Classes will meet Wednesday nights at 6:15. There is no cost for the class. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning this month

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

F’ville to look at business taxes, trespass violations

The Fayetteville City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting will consider a state initiative designed to have the state and cities work together to collect all business tax that are due. The council will also hear the first reading of an ordinance that will put trespassing violations under city court jurisdiction.

City staff are recommending that Fayetteville participate in an initiative by the Georgia Dept. of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Municipal Association aimed at collecting all the sales tax due state and local governments. Read More»

Happy birthday, Grace

Happy birthday, Grace

Grace Arnold, right, was treated to a 90th birthday party. A member of her Sunday School Class at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Shirley Bowman, congratulates her. Grace was born in Chicago, and has a daughter in Fayette County and a son in Illinois. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Mrs. Julie Ann Cathey, 69, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Julie Ann Cathey, 69, of Fayetteville, passed away on January 2, 2011.

Mrs. Cathey is preceded in death by her parents Lee Earl Jackson and Elaine Woods Jackson.

She is survived by her husband David N. Cathey; step-daughter Kelli Anderson and her husband Cary of California; step-son Matt Cathey and his wife Katherine of California; four grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Jackson and his wife Caroline of Greenville, SC and Ray Jackson and his wife Millie of Greenville. Read More»

Mrs. Sheryl (Sherry) Cochran Gibbons, 58, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Sheryl (Sherry) Cochran Gibbons, age 58, of Fayetteville, GA passed away December 31, 2010.

Sherry was born in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Gibbons and a brother, Kevin Cochran.

Sherry had been employed by the US District Court for 29 plus years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and a devoted Braves fan. Read More»

Mr. Ty Cobb McBrayer, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ty Cobb McBrayer, 85, of Fayetteville, died January 2, 2011.

He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lester & Lilla McBrayer and two brothers Grady McBrayer and Troy McBrayer. Read More»

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville, died January 1, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth W. Eidson of Fayetteville, GA; two sons Jeffrey Eidson and his wife Cindy of Concord, GA and Jody Eidson and his wife Christy of Dallas, GA; daughter Jennifer Davis and her husband Mark of Los Gatos, CA; six grandchildren; her brother Jack Kinman and his wife Betty of Conyers, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, of Winston Salem, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on December 29, 2010.

Jeff is preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Marie Small.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Marie Small; his mother and father, Nelson and Joyce Small; maternal grandmother Lillian Whitlock; aunt Lynn Whitlock Gilland; uncles Michael Whitlock, Randall Small and Herbert Small; many nieces and nephews. Read More»