Fayetteville

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»

Ten arrested at F’ville party for underage drinking

Partying doesn’t always pay, at least when the festivities are loud enough to draw complaints. That was the case at Swan Brook Apartments in Fayetteville Dec. 30 when a visit by police resulted in the arrest of 10 underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Mike Whitlow said officers responded to a loud party complaint in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 and subsequently arrested 10 people for underage possession of alcohol. Fayetteville Police received the call at approximately 2 a.m. at the Swan Brook Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East, Whitlow said. Read More»

Jesse C. Kennemore, Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse C. Kennemore of Fayetteville passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kennemore of Fayetteville; daughter, Trina Croley and husband Tim of Greenville, Ala.; brother, Ruben Kennemore and wife Retta of Hampton; sister, Wanda Hicks and husband Patrick of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Lisa Oster and husband Jonathan; Lacy Thompson; great grandchildren, Alyssa Tucker Oster; Logan Oster and three step great-grandchildren. Read More»

Sybil Ferguson, Fayetteville

Mrs. Sybil Ferguson of Fayetteville passed away Dec. 24, 2010. Read More»

F’ville arrests 2 in botched Christmas Eve burglary

Fayetteville Police arrested two men on Christmas Eve for the attempted burglary of the Radio Shack store at the Fayette Pavilion. One of the men had been sought for the Dec. 18 burglary of the Sprint store at the Uptown Shopping Center on North Glynn Street. Read More»

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on December 24, 2010 following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Margo attended Chicago, IL public schools and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting at Florida A & M University. She had a successful career as a certified public accountant including six years with Delta Air Lines. Her last position was as the Chief Financial Officer for the Jacksonville, FL Transportation Authority. Read More»

Judge-public defender affair may win new trial for carjacker

An affair between a now-resigned Fayette County Superior Court judge and a public defense attorney who routinely appeared in his courtroom may help win a new trial for a Riverdale man who was convicted in 2008 for a carjacking incident in Fayetteville.

A public defender attorney for Christopher Deangelo Wakefield has indicated in court papers that she needs to investigate whether one of Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English’s rulings in the case favored a co-defendant to the detriment of Wakefield. Read More»

F’ville signs off on major changes at Hwys. 85/92/Hood Ave.

It was essentially a housekeeping issue, but one that will lead to significant changes in traffic patterns in coming years on Fayetteville’s north side.

The City Council last week acted on two intergovernmental agreements with Fayette County, one of which affirms the Hood Avenue/Ga. Highway 92 Realignment project while the other cancels the Lafayette Avenue extension project.

The Hood Avenue/Hwy. 92 Realignment project will relocate the traffic signal at Ga. Highway 92 and Glynn Street a short distance to the south at Hood Avenue. Read More»

Some uses just unwanted in industrial areas, F’ville decides

The Fayetteville City Council last week acted as expected and unanimously approved changes that eliminated a number of inappropriate or undesirable permitted uses in the city’s manufacturing zoning districts.

Now banned are meat processing plants, wastewater treatment facilities, sawmills and other milling operations, sanitary landfills and waste transfer facilities. Read More»

F'ville woman turns 102 on Christmas Eve

Rowena Pickens, soon to be 102, stands in from of her grandson’s Christmas tree in Fayetteville. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Through 19 presidents, and 2 world wars, the centenarian’s secret: ‘Learn to adapt’

Rowena Pickens laughs easily. At 101 years old (Rowena turns 102 this Friday, Christmas Eve), why waste time doing anything else? As she says, she “has had a good, full life,” but she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon either.

Theodore Roosevelt was president when she was born; 18 more presidents have been elected since.

Born in Milford, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1908, Rowena was just like many other children. The exception was having a birthday so close to Christmas. Read More»