Fayetteville

2 laundry workers get steamed as gun is pulled in workplace brawl

A workplace dispute at a Fayetteville business last week led to the arrests of two coworkers. And for one, the incident resulted in a host of charges, including aggravated assault. The dispute began over clothes at a local dry cleaners and quickly escalated to a physical assault.

Melinda James, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with aggravated assault, battery, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, pointing a weapon at others, reckless conduct and using fighting words, according to Fayetteville Police Det. Jeff Harris. Read More»

What’s next for redevelopment plans in F’ville after TAD’s defeat?

Will there be life for redevelopment in Fayetteville after last week’s defeat of the move to have selected areas of the city qualify as a Tax Allocation District (TAD)? For now the city will continue to look at other possibilities and perhaps put the initiative on the ballot sometime in the future. Read More»

F’ville teaches middle schoolers in Junior Police Academy

Fayetteville Police Officer Zac Mittenzwei works with several of the 20 Fayette County middle school students participating this week in the department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Aside from training on vehicle license checks, the young students attend classes in areas such as defensive tactics, crime scenes, the use of force, K-9 activities, fingerprinting and DUI law. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Being a police officer is much more involved than what many people may think. That reality is being driven home this week as 20 students from middle schools around Fayette County participate in the Fayetteville Police Department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Read More»

Incumbents, do you hear us now?

Prior to the primary election we heard the rumble of the voters and their loud objections to the 2009 SPLOST referendum.

The election on July 20 signified the official turning of the page on politics as usual in Fayette County.

Just a couple of weeks ago, incumbent politicians of all different stripes gathered for the photos that lined full-page color campaign ads. They were the inglorious symbols of political deafness in Fayette County. Surely Smith and Maxwell will be reelected. Why else would creditable politicians plant their name with two corrupt (who lost big) commissioners? Read More»

Results show voters can be led, not driven

I would like to thank commissioners Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell for their past service to the Fayette County Commission.

In my humble opinion, voters in our county made a decision to replace these two commissioners because they did not share the vision of governance offered by these two individuals.

I would hope that the remaining commissioners would take note that voters in Fayette County can be led, but not driven. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Read More»

West F’ville Bypass not dead by a long shot

With last Tuesday’s election now history, the phrase “Twenty Five Complaining Landowners” now goes into the records as local buffoonery. The voters of Fayette County expressed their righteous indignation at the tactics employed by local officials to force a project on the voters that the voters didn’t want. You have to also commend them, though, for the slick way they did it.

First, they made the project literally “disappear” from the ballot by incorporating it into a laundry list of attachments that never made it to the 2003 SPOLST ballot people saw in the voting booth. Read More»

Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Mrs. Zubrycky is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Zubrycky, three sisters, niece and god-child, Dolly Kramer. Read More»

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 23, 2010.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife Lottie Mae Wilson and two brothers. Read More»

Chris Keaton, 45

Chris Keaton, 45, passed away on July 21, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Keaton, his high school sweetheart. Chris also leaves a son, Nathan Hill Keaton, and daughter, Mary Katherine Keaton, parents Carolyn and Byron Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Michelle Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Shelley Keaton, mother-in-law, Mary Dettmering, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathe and Bobby Anderson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Richard Lowe, nieces, nephews, two great nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Read More»

Michael Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville

Michael “Mike” Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 19, 2010.

Mr. Ford was a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in 1997.

He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Ford; son, Cayden Ford; wife, Mary Christian Bachman Ford; parents, Tommy and Elizabeth Ford; grandparents, John and Lucy Ford; grandmother, Loretta Wittmann; mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Laura Bowden; brothers, Andy (Anita) Ford, and Tim Ford; nephews, Alex and Ben Ford. Read More»

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