Renewing vows

Dale and Erika Kreutter of Fayetteville

Twenty seven couples of all ages celebrated Valentine’s Day 2010 in a Renewal of Marriage Vows Celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. As the couple with the longest marriage, Dale and Erika Kreutter of Fayetteville were invited to be the first to renew their vows. The Kreutters, who were married Feb. 26, 1960, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Photo/Special.


Melissa Sue Clanton and Jonathan Robert Hasel

Chuck and Debbie Clanton of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Sue Clanton, to Jonathan Robert Hasel, son of Steve and Cheryl Hasel of Inverness, Fla. Read More»

F’ville commercial vacancies: 1 in 4

Office space even worse: Nearly 1 out of every 3 F’ville offices are empty

Fayetteville, the commercial capital of the county, is suffering through a tenant drought, with one in every four commercial properties empty, and nearly one in every three office spaces vacant, the City Council was told last week. Read More»

Crime increase in F’ville? Stats say reverse, chief says

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton at the City Council retreat Friday said there is a community perception that overall crime has been increasing in Fayetteville and that the Fayette Pavilion continues to be a major source of criminal activity.

But the crime numbers tell a different tale, Heaton said. And in terms of serious criminal offenses Fayetteville is in better shape than comparable Georgia cities. Read More»

F’ville’s home foreclosure rate holds steady at 1.2%

Members of the Fayetteville City Council at Friday’s retreat got a look at city foreclosure totals for 2009. Foreclosures totaled 1.2 percent of city housing units based on the number of actions filed.

Building Department representative Tony Haponski told the council that last year a total of 269 properties were listed for foreclosure though only 73 of those properties were actually listed in the county’s public notice listing system, adding that the number of foreclosures is approximately the same as from the previous year. Read More»

F’ville Main Street program acknowledged

F’ville Main Street program acknowledged

Fayetteville Main Street Director Brian Wismer and Main Street Chairman Lane Brown, received recognition from Commissioner Mike Beatty of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for being an active Georgia Main Street city for over 10 years. The Main Street program is a nationwide effort created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. It was designed to help revitalize historic downtown districts across America. Photo/Special.

1 charged with armed robbery

A Fayetteville man has been arrested by sheriff’s deputies for participating in the armed robbery of a north Fayette man Nov. 30.

Courtney Valentine Morris, 19, of Hampstead Manor is charged with armed robbery (party to a crime).

Morris is alleged to have been the getaway driver during the incident, in which three men robbed a victim in a home on Westbridge Drive, said Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Morris was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing, Rowan said.

Obama’s many missed opportunities

Instead of listening to the American people whose focus in 2009 was the economy and jobs, this president decided to spend his first year on healthcare. Because as he said, seven presidents have tried and failed in getting healthcare legislation passed and he was bound to make history and be the last.

Forget about the millions who lost jobs in 2009, he focused on what he wanted, and in return —

Missed an opportunity. Read More»

Saving unborn children: Live lives that testify to God’s goodness

Abortion is a critical moral issue in our time. Previous generations have had to overcome the evils of slavery and segregation. The culture of death with abortion as its centerpiece is an evil that must be exposed, resisted, and defeated. On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court found the right to abortion on demand in the Constitution. It was an appalling decision which has led to an average of 1.6 million abortions annually. Read More»

Marvin Keith Prevatt

Marvin Keith Prevatt, 47, Fayetteville, died Feb. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Mae Prevatt, and father-in-law, Charles Whitener. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Read More»

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