Fayetteville

F’ville reviews trespassing ordinance

The Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 6 got a look at the first reading of a proposed unauthorized entry ordinance intended to keep such minor offenses adjudicated in city court.

Police Chief Steve Heaton said the intent of the ordinance is to assist officers in addressing trespassing on private property and to provide for city charges processed in city court rather than the customary state charges that require the offender to be processed in state court. The first offense for trespassing, whether under state law or city ordinance, is a warning, Heaton added. Read More»

F’ville allies with Ga. Revenue Dept. to find tax cheats

Fayetteville is hooking up with state revenuers to uncover sales tax cheats. Read More»

Frady, 2 sidekicks out to bamboozle

More gloom fell over Fayette County on Jan. 5. On that day, three of our county commissioners (Frady, Horgan and Hearn) proved they could care less about the responsibilities a local government has to its constituents.

On that day, Herb Frady finally reached his 18-year-long dream when he was elected chairman on a 3 to 2 vote with new commissioners, Steve Brown and Allen McCarty voting in opposition. Read More»

Snow day means no school and lots of fun

Snow day means no school and lots of fun

Fayetteville residents Kendal, 7, and Ainsley, 5, go sledding down a neighbor’s driveway, as Mom records the moment for posterity. Photo/Khara Chunn.

Robert Joseph Ryff, age 88, of Fayetteville

Robert Joseph Ryff, age 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on January 8, 2011.

He was a WWII veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Bette Ryff; daughter, Susan Landais (Mal Landais) of Newnan, GA; grandsons, Bryan Lehrer (Marife Lehrer) of Davie, FL, Andy Ryff (Dionne Ryff) of Fayetteville, GA, and Conrad Landais of Dumont, NJ; granddaughter, Dana Wollschlager (Tod Wollschlager) of Cottage Grove, MN; great-grandchildren, Brandi Lehrer, Cassandra Wollschlager, Drake Ryff, Jolie Ryff, and Tyler Singer; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Jewell Odessa Masters of Fayetteville

Mrs. Jewell Odessa Masters, of Fayetteville, passed away on January 7, 2011.

Mrs. Masters is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, G.W. Masters, Sr. Read More»

Fayetteville city court closed Tuesday

Fayetteville's Muncipal Court will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 11 due to the inclement weather, officials announced today.

City officials will make a determination Tuesday regarding the scheduled court session for Wednesday also also for future rescheduling.

Lorine Cumby Williams, 89, of Fayetteville

Lorine Cumby Williams, 89, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home January 3, 2011.

She was the beloved mother and grandmother of daughter Sandra Williams Cannella of Tampa, Florida; son Lanny Dean Williams; daughter-in-law Vickie Williams; grandson Cash Cannella of Tampa, Florida; granddaughters Tedra Cannella Hobson, Deana “Nikky” Williams, and son-in-law Bret Hobson. She was the devoted wife of the late Reverend Wilson Williams for 70 years and is also survived by her sister Betty Cumby Vlass. She was affectionately known as Nana and “Mrs. Claus” to her family Read More»

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»