James B. Peterson, Fayetteville, Ga., awarded Air Force ROTC scholarship

James B. Peterson of Fayetteville, Ga., has been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend a host college or university.

He is the son of James R. and Nora D. Peterson of Bridgestone Cove, Fayetteville, Ga.

His grandfather, Earl Peterson, resides on Arncliff Drive, Shreveport, La.

Peterson is a student at Whitewater High School, Fayetteville. Read More»

Army Pvt. James K. Hall graduates basic training

Army Pvt. James K. Hall has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Kerri Rose and great-grandson of Francis Moore of Hillsbridge Road, Fayetteville, Ga. Read More»

Re-tiring after 30 years in F’ville: Veteran retailer closes

Donald Thomas in front of the business he has operated for three decades in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette Tire Co., a business landmark at South Glynn Street and Grady Avenue in Fayetteville, has shut its doors after 30 years. And for lifelong Fayetteville resident and soon-to-be retiree Donald Thomas, three decades at the same location has been a treasure. Read More»

No changes or impacts on businesses in F’ville’s new development area

No new or different rules for businesses. That’s the effect of the Fayetteville City Council’s approval of expanded boundaries for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at the April 1 meeting.

The expansion along portions of North Glynn Street and in a smaller area along the north side of Ga. Highway 54 West will bring no change in city ordinance requirements. Read More»

Job woes double patient load at free medical clinic’s new F'ville site

From left, Fayette CARE Clinic Administrator Sheryl Watford, volunteer Beverly Garner and Dr. Yolanda Wade review a patient’s file in the free clinic’s new office. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette CARE Clinic, a non-profit that provides free medical care to uninsured residents of Fayette County, has a new location. Read More»

Holy Cross will offer weight loss class on Tuesdays

The Church of the Holy Cross in Fayetteville will host a 12-week class, “Losing Weight God’s Way,” at the church on Tuesday evenings, beginning April 13.

The class will involve learning to practice Biblical eating habits and exercise and will be taught by Deacon Joe Liptak.

Cost is $25 for materials including text and workbook. Registration is required and space is limited.

Contact Joe Liptak for more info and to register, 770-827-3773 or sliptakjliptak@yahoo.com.

New GriefShare session starts May 4 at FFBC

On May 4, Fayetteville First Baptist Church will begin a new session of GriefShare, a 13-week Bible based program for those who have lost a loved one. The class meets each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. There is no charge for the class.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past.

Those who have lost a spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling, a relative or a close friend are encouraged to join this new session. Read More»

F'ville cops run down phony kidnapping, phony check scam

Suspect races from Burger King, locks himself in Waffle House restroom; 3 arrested

Three people are in police custody after a 911 call sent officers to the Fayetteville Burger King to investigate a reported kidnapping Tuesday afternoon, police said. Read More»

ObamaCare’s individual mandate likely to be found unconstitutional

As of this writing, 14 states have joined in the lawsuit headed by Attorney General Bill McCollum of Florida suing the federal government’s recent healthcare law, stating that it violates the Commerce Clause, forces states to cover programs they can’t afford, and forces every American to purchase healthcare insurance. Some pundits say that the Supreme Court will not overturn the law, but they have overturned similar laws, and all hope is not lost. Read More»

Mom arrested for holding knife to daughter’s throat

A Fayetteville woman was arrested after an April 2 altercation with her daughter during which the she held a knife to the 15-year-old’s throat, police said.
Janis Miles, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a knife, according to Fayetteville police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The daughter called 911 to report the incident, Crawshaw said.

Crawshaw said the two were arguing over flyers or letters that the mother was typing for her daughter. Miles later told officers that during the argument her daughter elbowed her in the stomach, Crawshaw said. Read More»

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