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Robert H. Stone, 91, of Fayetteville

Robert H. Stone, 91, of Fayetteville, died November 30, 2010.

Mr. Stone was born to Judge and Artie Stone in Cullman County, AL on April 26, 1919. He married his love, Laurlene “Billie” Burgett, daughter of Z.D. and Vera Burgett, on December 27, 1938 and they were married for 72 years. He proudly served his country as a WWII vet, was a Mason for 54 years, as well as a member of Lisbon Baptist Church. In 1952 he moved his family to Fayetteville from Guntersville, AL. He retired from the Fayette County Board of Education as a mail carrier and a bus driver. Read More»

F’ville looks at trimming uses in industrial districts

The Fayetteville City Council is being urged to clean up its manufacturing zones.

At its meeting Thursday night, the council will conduct a public hearing and hear the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would either prohibit or omit a number of currently permitted uses in the city’s industrial districts.

The council Dec. 2 will pick up on an issue that surfaced in the fall that pertains to some of the permitted uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts. Read More»

F’ville cops bust 5 store workers for underage alcohol sales

It really doesn’t pay to sell alcohol to underage buyers. That is what the clerks at five Fayetteville convenience stores found out Nov. 26. All were arrested after selling to an underage buyer who was working with Fayetteville Police. The good news is that seven other stores refused to make the sale. Read More»

Gas detector saves 4 lives

Lee Westbrook checks piping leading to the furnace beneath his home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a Thanksgiving that the Westbrook family in Fayetteville will long remember. Had it not been for the carbon monoxide detectors they installed in their home, this Thanksgiving might have been one that they never celebrated.

You can’t see it, smell it or taste it but it’s a killer. And that could have easily been the case at the home of Lee and Alice Westbrook and their 5-year-old twins Zachary and Aleya. Read More»

Paper’s main headline ‘flops’ with reader

Admittedly, I have not read every article in your paper this week. Actually I have only read two so far. I also understand typos are going to occur and I can overlook those OK. What I do have a bit more trouble overlooking are verbal faux pas in the form of misused words. Read More»

Christmas Tour of Homes is this Saturday, Sunday

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes is Sat., Dec. 4 and Sun., Dec. 5 from 1 – 5 p.m. The community is invited to tour beautifully and seasonally decorated homes including the 1855 Holliday Dorsey Fife House and Prime Financial. Read More»

‘Living Tree’ starts Tuesday

New Hope Baptist Church invites the community to its presentation of The Living Christmas Tree 2010, “The Journey Home.”

This year’s production features 400 adults, students and children taking part in the choirs, orchestra and cast, as well as a 40 foot “singing” Christmas Tree with thousands of computerized lighting effects.

The all new original story focuses on a soldier returning home from war with many questions about his faith.

Reconnecting with his father in a coffee shop, the young man’s “journey home” weaves a path through dramatic scenes from the Bible. Read More»

Help decorate Veterans’ tree with personalized Christmas balls

The Civitans and United Daughters of the Confederacy are offering the community an opportunity to help decorate this year’s Veterans’ Christmas Tree in Fayetteville with personalized Christmas ornaments.

The tree will be placed in front of the Fayetteville Log Cabin and will be decorated with 6-8-inch Christmas balls. Individuals may purchase these ornaments for $10 in memory or in honor of a veteran. The name, rank, branch of service and date served will be printed on each ornament. The ornaments will be available for pickup after the holidays. Read More»

Christmas Story Reading and Open House this weekend at Holliday-Dorsey-Fife museum

Christmas Story Reading and Open House this weekend at Holliday-Dorsey-Fife museum

On Sat Dec. 4, the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum hosts their annual open house (free admission) and will host a special Christmas Story Reading at 11 a.m. This will be a selected story from local author Robert Burch and will last about 15 - 20 minutes.

Throughout that day, visitors can enjoy the Victorian Christmas theme of the house festooned in holiday décor that was typical from 1860 to 1890. The indoor tree will be decorated with hand made ornaments.

A small exhibit of vintage toys is featured and holiday greenery throughout the house all creates a festive experience. Read More»

Rosemary Gilmore Beebe, 66, of Fayetteville

Rosemary Gilmore Beebe, 66, of Fayetteville, died November 29, 2010, after an extended illness.

Born on February 13, 1944 in Clarksville, Tenn., she was the only child of Henry and Evie Morrison Gilmore. It was in Clarksville that Rosemary, in 1964, met Ken, a career soldier stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. A year after his return from Vietnam they were married and began a series of assignments to various posts. Read More»

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