Fayetteville

F'ville changes junction plans, sells K-9 dog

The Fayetteville City Council in a brief meeting June 3 approved a change order for the Ga. Highway 314/Banks Road intersection project and the retirement and sale of police K-9 dog “Duke.”

City Engineer Don Easterbrook recommended the $24,871 change order for the construction of the 1-cent sales tax-funded full turn lane and sidewalk project on White Road approaching Hwy. 314. The project is part of the larger 314/White/Banks intersection project. Read More»

Sallie sings different song now for Obama

Don’t you just love the optimistic and assuring words of Sally Satterthwaite? (“We’ll be back after this,” 6/2/10) My, my, how times have changed for the better.

Just a few short years ago when George Bush was President — the one who Ms. Satterthwaite said was the worst President ever — she agonized over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the President’s insensitivity to the American public. Why, she even reasoned that his poor grammar surely had to be cause for alarm. One sensed that she was sincerely concerned over the fate of our republic and how we could ever possibly recover. Read More»

Thanks, John: Retiring Superintendent DeCotis a role model

Over 25 years ago when I first met you, I knew it was the continuation of a hugely successful career in Fayette County Schools for you.

A few months after taking over for the newly elected superintendent as principal of Huddleston Elementary, you were able to rally students, teachers, staff, and parents on your side, not an easy job coming in a couple months after school had already begun. Read More»

Mildred Colley Moore, 85, of Fayetteville

Mildred Colley Moore, 85, of Fayetteville, died June 7, 2010.

She was a member of the White County Historical Society. Her love for Hawaiian music was showcased in the Atlanta area by playing for the troops and a WSB radio in the early 1940s.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by husband Harold E. Moore, sister Elizabeth Bishop and brother Eugene Colley, Jr. She is survived by her sisters Mary Helen Colley Bryan of Newnan and Marjorie Colley Volmar of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

James Lewis “Jay” Jackson, Jr. of Fayetteville

James Lewis “Jay” Jackson, Jr. passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010.

He was born on March 23, 1970. Jay was a 1988 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of West Georgia University. He was employed by the Fulton County Board of Education as a special needs teacher. An avid golfer, Jay enjoyed playing golf with and being with his golfing buddies. He spent many hours making golf clubs for his friends. Jay was also a devoted father and husband. Read More»

Mrs. Lois Virginia Leggett, 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lois Virginia Leggett, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 3, 2010.

Mrs. Leggett was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Freeman.

She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Newberry and her husband Otis of Fayetteville, and Linda Brooks and her husband Terry of Tyrone; son, Steve Freeman of Tyrone; grandchildren, Rich, Dawn, Jody, Keith and Leslie; five great-grandchildren; sister, Bobbie Dykes; and brother, Carlton Johnson. Read More»

Joan J. Elwell, 74, of Fayetteville

Joan J. Elwell, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 3, 2010.

Mrs. Elwell is survived by her husband of 54 years, Russell Elwell, Sr.; sons Russell Elwell, Jr. and his wife Debbie of McDonough, and Don Elwell and his wife Wanda of Fayetteville; daughter, Diana Elwell of Fairhope, Alabama; grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, Megan and Lexie; and sister, Pauline Stinson of Albany, Georgia. Read More»

Curtis Jackson, 94, of Fayetteville, WWII veteran

Curtis Jackson, 94, of Fayetteville, died June 2, 2010.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific. Mr. Jackson retired from the FAA, Southern Region. He is survived by his daughter Mary Lou Miller of Fayetteville; son Curtis Jackson of Woodstock; grandchildren Vickie Achinger of Marietta, Dee Jackson of Marietta, Christine Shaffer of Acworth, Brian Jackson of Holly Springs, NC, Dianne Carnicom of Newnan, and Bonnie Aspinwall of Sharpsburg; and 10 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Col. Malcolm, Rep. Yates, others pay tribute to war dead

Reenactors fire a volley across South Glynn Street during 2010 Memorial Day observances in Fayetteville. Photo/John Munford.

A packed house crowded inside the American Legion Log Cabin in downtown Fayetteville to pay honor and respect to America’s heroes who have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice: their lives.

The event, normally given gravitas by virtue of its location in Fayetteville’s historic cemetery, was moved indoors due to the threat of rain. But it did not damper the spirits of the audience nor the speakers. Read More»

Losing weight God’s way

Pictured are (front row, L-R)  Becky Landon, Toni Saccavino, and Anna Marie Natale.  Back row, L-R,  Jean Swanson, Rhonda Umila, Vicki Cupertino, Sheryl Liptak, Diann Cupertino, Marsha  Busch, Joe Liptak and instructor Dr. Judy Massey. Photo/Special.

The “Losing Weight God’s Way” class at Church of the Holy Cross in Fayetteville recently successfully completed the 13- week program and lost a collective 167 pounds. Pictured are class members (front row, L-R) Becky Landon, Toni Saccavino, and Anna Marie Natale. Back row, L-R, Jean Swanson, Rhonda Umila, Vicki Cupertino, Sheryl Liptak, Diann Cupertino, Marsha Busch, Joe Liptak and instructor Dr. Judy Massey. Photo/Special.

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