Fayetteville

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville

Mr. James “Bonnie” Richardson, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 24, 2011.

Mr. Richardson is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richardson and his daughters, Kathy Chapman and Carolyn Richardson.

He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Woods and her husband Gene; grandchildren, Melissa King Read More»

Mr. C. Harold Joiner, 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. C. Harold Joiner, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 21, 2011.

He was born in Laurens County, GA, to the late Cordie and Vera Gilder Joiner. He is preceded in death by his brother Charles Joiner. Read More»

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

History became reality recently for all fourth graders at Fayetteville Intermediate School. The classes celebrated “Williamsburg Day” to conclude their unit of study on Colonial Life. The students were engaged in various centers throughout the day to experience what life might have been like during colonial times. Pictured in period costumes are Miss Amanda Underwood, FIS fourth grade teacher, and Mr. Jimmy Jones, volunteer, with Carlee Houston, Brieann Heinssen, and Zack Scott, who are fourth graders at FIS. Photo/Special.

Students juggle technology at Bennett's Mill Middle

 Master juggler Chris Cassidy (center), along with Demi Tega (left) and Brian Doyle, give a celebratory performance for the successful completion of a 10-foot bridge in the background.

How is juggling connected to technology? Well, there is no connection, but juggling teaches eye/hand coordination and self-confidence, traits that might prove useful in building something like a bridge.

Seventh grader Chris Cassidy teaches a five-minute juggling course to fellow students during their technology period at Bennett’s Mill Middle.

About six to eight students participate in the juggling lessons each week, says technology teacher Jim Uttley.

A recent accomplishment by fellow student Andrew Hogan prompted a celebration from the jugglers. Read More»

F'ville man dies in crash Saturday during police chase

Twenty-eight year-old Fayetteville resident Marvin Nash, Jr. was killed early Saturday morning when his Toyota SUV hit a tree on Sharon Drive during a pursuit by a Fayetteville police officer. Read More»

FCHS basketball back on top

FCHS basketball back on top

Fayette County High School’s varsity girls and boys basketball teams swept the region 3-AAAA championships at Woodland High School in Stockbridge Saturday night. Both teams are now number one seeds entering the Class AAAA state playoffs this weekend. They will both host Northside, Warner Robins on Saturday night. For more on basketball, see the stories at TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Welcome home, Marine

Welcome home, Marine

Friends and family welcomed home Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley S. Werho of Fayetteville in a surprise celebration Saturday at McCurry Park. Werho was brought to the party in a motorcade escorted by law enforcement and the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Werho, whose unit served in Marjah and Sangin, Afghanistan, is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a 2007 graduate of Fayette County High School. Photo/John Munford.

2nd year in a row, F’ville wants voters to OK redevelopment tax

If the first tax dies at the polls, wait a year and try it again, the Fayetteville City Council has decided. Read More»

F’ville P&Z gets S. Glynn request for home over commercial space

A request before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission early this month proposes to change the zoning at 300 South Glynn Street from C-3 (Highway Commercial) to a less intensive C-1 zoning to provide a way for the property owner to reside on the second floor of the 6,148 square-foot building and lease the first floor for office space.

The measure is expected to come up for a vote at the commission’s March 22 meeting. Read More»

F’ville adopts language change for downtown projects

The Fayetteville City Council on Feb. 17 voted to amend portions of the language included in the Planned Community Development (PCD) and Downtown Commercial District (C-1) zoning codes. The changes were made to clarify the city’s intent as it relates to downtown commercial projects.

City planner Linwood Robinson in an earlier letter said the proposal to amend the ordinance would allow developers the ability to create a PCD with a “mixed use” assignment of development uses defined as residential, commercial and office uses along with any designated open space and recreational amenities. Read More»

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