Fayetteville

Commissioners bulldoze bypass

County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Eric Maxwell and the other three sidekicks are hell-bent to get the West Fayetteville Bypass Phase 2 underway before Smith and Maxwell leave the board after being soundly defeated in the Republican Primary on July 20.

The arrogance of Jack Smith continues to shine brightly. You would think he would have gotten the message from his big defeat in the primary that we the citizens of Fayette County do not want the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

The Fayette Thrift Shop celebrates 20 years

Eileen Patton, left, and Asden Johnson, right, started the Fayette Thrift Shop 20 years ago. Marian Howells, center, has been a volunteer for all 20 years. Along with 80 other volunteers the Shop has raised over a million dollars for two Fayette County non-profits. Photo/Carolyn Cary 

Twenty years ago this month, Asden Johnson and Eileen Patton began the Fayette Thrift Shop. It has always been open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The store has clothes, house-wares, and books available at reasonable prices to  those who are in need of them.

They have 80 volunteers, and a board of directors of 15 people, all of whom receive no remuneration of any kind.

Their kindly landlord, Wendell Goodman, has always been thoughtful of their rent, so that their only other expenses are utilities and phone. Read More»

FCHS has three qualify for state debate championship

John Cooper, L, and Kristopher Wilson won the Public Forum division at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School Debate Team qualified three students to the 2011 Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Varsity State Championship recently. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament on Sept. 11.

The qualifiers are freshman John Cooper and sophomore Kristopher Wilson in Public Forum Debate; and freshman Virginia Lambert in Prose & Poetry. They will be competing against the rest of the top students in State in March of 2011. Read More»

High Noon Toastmasters get awards

High Noon Toastmasters get awards

The High Noon Toastmaster’s club in Fayetteville recently recognized the first place winners in three categories.  From left to right:  Terrence Lawrence, best evaluator; Valarie Boone, best speaker; J.D. Dirkschneider, best table topics speaker.  High Noon Toastmaster’s meet at the Lafayette Education Center, Bldg, D, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at noon.  For more information call Dale at 404-838-3309. Photo/Special.

Richard Montgomery Cox, Jr., 94, of Fayetteville

Richard Montgomery Cox, Jr., 94, of Fayetteville, GA, formerly of Albany, NY, died September 17, 2010.

Mr. Cox served his country as a sergeant in the U. S. Army. He earned his masters degree and was human resources manager for NL Industries, a chemical manufacturing company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard M. Cox, Sr. & Clara M. Krebs Cox and daughter-in-law Rosemary Cox. Read More»

Mrs. Berenice B. Anderson, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Berenice B. Anderson, 80, of Fayetteville, died September 19, 2010.

Berenice was born December 1, 1929 in Akeley, Minnesota. After her marriage to Donald Anderson in 1951, they moved to the Atlanta area where she devoted her life to her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald M. Anderson, son Donald Curtis Anderson, granddaughter Naomi Anderson, brother Art Brault, and sister Ruth Harris. Read More»

Mrs. Opal Rhodes Gressett of Fayetteville

Mrs. Opal Rhodes Gressett, of Fayetteville, died September 17, 2010.

She was a faithful member of College Park Second Baptist and McDonough Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Odie Gressett.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy & John Christopher of Fayetteville; grandsons Michael Snyder of Newnan and his fiancé Elisa Healey, and Steven and Amanda Snyder of Flowery Branch; great-grandson Dylan Snyder; sister Evelyn Puckett of Chunky, MS; sisters-in-law Ruth Gressett of AL, Janet Rogers of MS, and Ileen Gressett of CA; as well as several nieces and nephews. Read More»

New photo: F’ville police seeking 2 robbers who fired shots at Walmart; nobody hurt

This man is also believed to have participated in the shooting incident. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this man is asked to call Fayetteville police at 770-461-4441.

Two robbers fired two shots at a couple walking in the Walmart parking lot about 12:40 this (Friday) morning after demanding the couple’s wallet and purse, Fayetteville Police Detective Mike Whitlow said.

Neither was struck by the bullets nor otherwise hurt, and the robbers escaped in a maroon SUV with customized wheel rims, police said.

According to the news release from the department, “a black male wearing a blue shirt and blue hat armed with a handgun approached a couple walking in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 125 Pavilion Parkway. Read More»

Bill Jones, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Bill Jones, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010.

Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his parents Ben and Mary Spears Jones; one sister and five brothers. Read More»

Thanks, Sallie, for speaking up

My dear Sallie, thank you for expressing what has been a necessary factor for Fayetteville, etc.

The transportation discussion has always been one-sided — never what the people want and need.

As an older citizen, it would allow me to explore the area and not have to worry about driving.

Let us join together and let us see progress!

Sylvia Stroger

Fayetteville, Ga.

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