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2 F’ville Cub Scouts race NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon watches with a group of excited Cub Scouts Friday as their Pinewood Derby cars race down the track at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Front row, from left: Adam Knell, Sam Esterline, Christian Bostic, Brandon Oenick. Back row from left: Caleb Moss, Will Harper, Jared Oenick, Kristopher Assing, Alex Pecoraro. Photo/Special.

In Pinewood Derby cars, that is.

For most Cub Scouts, the closest thing to experiencing the thrill of NASCAR short of attending a race is the chance to build and race their own Pinewood Derby cars in one of scouting’s most time-honored traditions. Read More»

Dorothy Evelyn Jones, 85, of Fayetteville

Dorothy Evelyn Jones, 85, of Fayetteville, died March 4, 2010.

She enjoyed collecting antiques.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lenwood Eugene Jones and daughter Linda Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by her son Larry Jones of Fayetteville; daughter Joyce Jones of Williamson; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Bill Jordan of Griffin; and sister Betty Matthews of Buford. Read More»

19 year-old arrested in high school robbery

A 19 year-old Fayetteville man has been charged with robbery in a March 3 incident at the ball fields at Fayette County High School. Read More»

Fayetteville offers Citizens Police Academy

In an effort to increase the community involvement with the Fayetteville Police Department and offer insight into the services it provides, the department will be hosting the fourth annual Citizens Police Academy at the Fayetteville Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education.

The Citizens Police Academy will consist of two-hour classes held each week on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for 12 weeks. This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week. Read More»

Mr. Frank W. Jones Jr. of Jonesboro

Mr. Frank W. Jones Jr of Jonesboro, formerly of Fayetteville , died March 2, 2010.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife Erma C. Jones. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light with 41 years of service.

He is survived by his daughter Linda & George Walden of Jonesboro , granddaughters, Kelly Walden of Dunwoody, Kim Brundage of Sugar Hill; great granddaughter Mallory Brundage of Sugar Hill; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Arrest made in Fayetteville post office robbery

U.S. Postal Inspectors have arrested one of two men believed to have robbed a contract truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office Jan. 29.
Anthony Maddox was arrested Feb. 18, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns.

Inspectors are still working to arrest the other person involved in the case. Read More»

Mrs. Ruth Turner Landrum, 94, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Turner Landrum, 94, of Fayetteville , passed away March 2, 2010.

Mrs. Landrum was a long-time member of Tyrone First Baptist Church . She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Landrum.

She is survived by her son, Billy Landrum and his wife Joanne of Peachtree City; daughters, Dorothy Thomas and her husband Donald of Tyrone, Patsy Couch and her husband Marvin of Tyrone, Frances McEachern and her husband Thad of Jackson and Janice Ashmore of Griffin ; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Walter Bernice Ivey, 84, Fayetteville

Walter Bernice Ivey, 84, of Fayetteville, went home to God on March 1, 2010.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Fayetteville. Mr. Ivey loved to travel and his greatest joy in life other than serving his Lord was spending time with his family and gardening. Read More»

Fayetteville eyes tax increase

The Fayetteville City Council and department heads met Monday to talk about more financial belt-tightening. Several possible outcomes include a millage rate increase, fewer city workers, a depleted reserve fund and remaining employees paying for any hikes in cost of benefits. Read More»

Cop Reports 3/03/10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Read More»

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