Fayetteville

Stephen Martin Steen, 57, of Fayetteville

Stephen Martin Steen, 57, of Fayetteville, died October 11, 2010.

His family and flying were his passions in life. Mr. Steen was a Navy pilot for 7 years. Following his military service, he was a flight trainer for Burnsaid-Ott before beginning a career in commercial aviation flying for People Express and then American Airlines.

Mr. Steen is survived by Jeanne Steen of Fayetteville; sons Stephen Steen of Dawsonville and Sean Steen of Auburn, AL; sister Patty Trinkle and husband Mike of Fallbrook, CA; brother Brian Steen of Gordon, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Richard Culver Croteau, 81, of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Culver Croteau, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010.

Mr. Croteau has been a Mason for many years and was a nurse in Florida until 1998.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jackie Gray; son David Croteau; daughter Kathleen Provencher; step-son Arvil Lee Callihan; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, June, Catherine, Virginia, Ann and Janice; brothers, Tom and Lynn, Jr.; sister-in-law Lucille Semon; five sisters; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Estelle Kinsey Howard, 74, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Estelle Kinsey Howard, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on October 10, 2010.

Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, brother, niece and son, Gregory Lee Howard. Read More»

Dale Carl Peterson, 60, of Fayetteville

Dale Carl Peterson of Fayetteville, GA, 60, passed away on October 8, 2010.

Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 7, 1949.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lynette (Thompson), two brothers, Dr. Reece Peterson (Barbara) of Lincoln, NE, Curt Peterson of Brainerd, MN , nephew Leif Peterson (Cara) and great niece Avery of Kansas City, KS and niece, Jarren Peterson of Minneapolis.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Doris (Schiebe) Peterson. Read More»

F’ville Police to hold fraud prevention seminar

All kinds of criminal frauds are on the increase, both locally and across America. To help combat the victimization of individuals and businesses, the Fayetteville Police Department will be holding a fraud prevention seminar on Oct. 26.

Detective Mike Whitlow in addressing the upcoming seminar said that representatives from his department, along with representatives from the U.S. Secret Service will be on hand.

Whitlow said the purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim. Read More»

F’ville to look closely at what can be built in industrially-zoned areas

The move late last month by the Fayetteville City Council to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts is intended to give planning staff the ability to take the time needed to scrutinize the uses that exist and to make sure those uses will serve the city in the future.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson on Tuesday said the request for the moratorium followed a recent special exception request to establish a waste transfer in one of the manufacturing-zoned areas. Read More»

Nanny state cram-down: ObamaCare nationally, bypass locally

No matter how loud the public’s vociferous outcry, once again the “nanny state” government is cramming down our throats a bitter pill to swallow, but now it is administered on a local level.

This time it’s not a national healthcare plan that the majority of Americans don’t want or need. It’s a “road to nowhere” that local Fayette County politicians are telling us we must have.

The West Fayetteville Bypass, Parkway, whatever the popular name is this year, is gradually becoming a reality, whether the public wants it or not. Read More»

County commissioners ignore Fayette voters’ clear directions

I live in a very quiet, well-maintained neighborhood. In the coming months, however, those conditions will change drastically.

All the families who live on Janice Drive in the northwest part of Fayette County will have their lives, neighborhood, and property values torn asunder by the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The WFB thoroughfare will obliterate the home next to mine and will run next to our bedroom windows. Our property values will be destroyed, not to mention our sleep. Read More»

Tolbert: Qualifications for BoE include organizing, managing budget

My name is Sam Tolbert, and I have lived in Fayette County for 24 years. As a candidate for Fayette County Board of Education, Post 5, I am a semi-retired senior manager and most recently worked as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga.

My qualifications/accomplishments are:

• Board member Georgia Tech International Standards & Quality, Southern Tech Center for Quality

• Conducted continuing educational classes for Georgia Tech, Southern Tech and Dale Carnegie Institute

• Board member and lead auditor for Georgia Oglethorpe Award committee Read More»

Olivet’s 19th anniversary is Oct. 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

Sunday, Oct. 17 will be Seasoned Saints; Sunday, Oct. 24 will be Church Homecoming; and Sunday, Oct. 31 is the Church Anniversary.Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

For more information, contact the church, 770-460-6656 or visit www.theolivetchurch.org .

The church is at 877 Ga. Hwy. 314, Fayetteville.