Rotary celebrates community gifts

The Fayetteville Rotary Club recently held its annual Community Gifts celebration. The club’s fundraising efforts enable them to give back financially to several local charities in Fayette County. In attendance as donation recipients were Becky Davenport, executive director with Leslie Wade the board president of Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Gerald Sudduth from Fayette Samaritans, Debbie Britt, executive director of Fayette Senior Services, Marie Sams, executive director with Dale Georgia board president of the Joseph Sams School and Rotary Club President Tony Fritz.

Whitewater ladies collect for charity

The Annual Whitewater Creek Ladies Holiday Charity Gathering was held in the community clubhouse recently with over 550 items collected for different charities. For several years now the WWC ladies have collected for local charities which include; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Fayette Samaritans, USO Atlanta, Fayette Care Clinic, and Hope House Children’s Respite & Southwest Christian Care Hospice. For those who could not attend the gathering, drop off locations were provided.

Learning about Japanese New Year

Learning about Japanese New Year

Students in Oak Grove’s first grade classes were treated to the customs of the Japanese New Year by several of our Japanese mothers. Pictured are Mrs. Price and some of her 1st graders in Japanese Kimonos. Photo/Special.

Fayette’s Top 10 Stupid Crimes of 2009

Nearly everyone has heard the “stupid criminal” anecdote about the bank robber who wrote the stick-up note on one of his checking account deposit slips.

While they may not measure up to the bank robber’s lack of criminal foresight, the following incidents or arrests compiled from local law enforcement activity logs and arrest reports during 2009 are examples of how a little thinking could help one stay out of trouble, obey the law and avoid the slammer. Read More»

Deputy wounds Walgreens robber

F’ville man shot twice by former sheriff’s candidate after brandishing pellet gun in pharmacy; GBI clears Mindar to return to duty

Fayetteville resident David Schumate, 34, has been charged with multiple felonies in the Dec. 26 armed robbery of the Walgreens pharmacy on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Schumate is in stable condition after being shot by Fayette Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Mindar when Schumate pointed a weapon as officers approached him. Read More»

Marietta boy, 15, charged with molesting F’ville girl, 8

An unnamed 15-year-old Marietta male has been charged with aggravated child molestation in an incident in which he is alleged to have made an 8-year-old Fayetteville girl perform oral sex.

The Marietta juvenile, who was 14 at the time of the alleged incident, was arrested by Fayetteville Police Dec. 23 after turning himself in at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, according to Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Hugh W. Weaver

Hugh W. Weaver, Fayetteville, died Dec. 19, 2009. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Qualia Weaver. He was born March 8, 1932 in Dublin, Ga. He attended Marion Military Institute and later graduated from Florida State University. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He worked for Eastern Airlines until 1990. He was a charter member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Tyrone. A funeral mass was held at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Read More»

Elizabeth Nelms

Elizabeth Nelms, 89, Fayetteville, died Dec. 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Harrison Nelms, a son, William Horace “Billy” Nelms, and a grandson, William Allen Nelms. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Ed Lynch officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Read More»

Virginia Gore

Virginia Gore, 85, Fayetteville, died Dec. 26, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. Gore. She was a longtime member of McDonough Road Baptist Church, and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Read More»

Classes on Judaism offered

Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville will offer a two-part class on “Judaism - Are you Curious?” Saturday, Jan. 9 (part one) and Saturday, Jan. 16 (part two), both sessions taught from 9 a.m. until noon.

Classes are free but donations will be accepted. Read More»

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