Fayetteville

Irene Estelle Purcell

Irene Estelle Purcell, 78, Fayetteville, died Feb. 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Purcell, and previous husbands, Bill Hinkle and Sam Stanley, and two grandchildren. Services were at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church, Overton Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Read More»

William Francis Miret

William Francis “Bill” Miret, 64, died Feb. 2, 2010, from complications associated with a third battle against cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis W. Miret and a brother-in-law, Jerry Bopp. He was born May 8, 1945 in Lynn, Mass. and raised in Revere’s Point of Pines. He attended school at Immaculate Conception and then Southeastern University. He was a 37 year employee of Delta Airlines rising through the ranks to his current position of duty director, OCC. Read More»

Julia Glynn Brown

Julia Glynn Brown, 92, Fayetteville, died Feb. 3, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Wilson Brown. Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, with the Rev. Dr. Jim Willis officiating.

Survivors include daughters, Faye and Chuck Wheeler, Fayetteville, and Sue and Bill Standifer, Fairburn; great-grandchildren, Drew, Chase, Savannah, Sabrinah, Summer, and Skylar. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Sarah Louise Threadgill

Sarah Louise Threadgill, 87, Fayetteville, died Feb. 4, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and three sisters. She was an active member of Fayette Presbyterian Church and a founder of the “Memorial Garden” at the church. Services were at the Fayette Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cliff Haddox officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Read More»

Konos Academy presents Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Members of Konos Academy in Fayetteville have been memorizing lines, learning songs, and perfecting choreography as they prepare to perform “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”

Konos Academy is a homeschool program with students who meet once a week in Fayetteville. Students attend from six south metro counties.

Every year all Konos high school students take three weeks of intensive rehearsals to learn, stage, and perform a major dramatic production. Read More»

Miss Starr’s Mill Pageant a successful event once again

From left, Ashley Berry, 4th, Triana Brown, 2nd, Miss Starr’s Mill, Katie Iampietro, Shelly Evans, 1st, Jessie Lambing, 3rd.

The Starr’s Mill High School Drama Department recently awarded over $7,000 in scholarships at the Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant. Katie Iampietro, a senior, was crowned Miss Starr’s Mill after two nights of preliminaries and a final night of competition. The Starr’s Mill High School Drama Department recently awarded over $7,000 in scholarships at the Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant. Katie Iampietro, a senior, was crowned Miss Starr’s Mill after two nights of preliminaries and a final night of competition. Read More»

Extended hours for Kindergarten registration

The Welcome Center of the Fayette County Public School System is extending hours for kindergarten registration on the third Thursdays and first Saturdays of February and March.

Extended hours for Thursdays, February 18 and March 18, will be 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Extended hours for Saturdays, February 6 and March 6, will be 9 a.m.-noon.

These extended hours are for kindergarten registration only and do not apply to other grade level enrollments. Kindergarten registration is going on now through March 19.

The Welcome Center is located at 205 LaFayette Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

F’ville to lose Barnes & Noble; Goodwill store to anchor

Bye-bye, Barnes & Noble; hello, Goodwill store.

It will have been nearly 10 years to the day from the time that Barnes & Noble opened its doors across from the Fayette Pavilion until the time it closes those doors. The bookseller will discontinue operations at its Fayetteville store on Ga. Highway 85 at the end of May. Read More»

Law dog bites crime, gets barefoot burglar

Fayette sheriff’s detectives have arrested five Clayton County youths for burglarizing a home in the Hampstead Heath subdivision off Ga. Highway 314 North early Monday afternoon.

A witness alerted 911 to suspicious activity in the area and the first responding deputy was able to arrest one of the suspects in a turquoise Camaro at the subdivision’s entrance off Hwy. 314, said sheriff’s Det. Brian Lee. Another suspect fled the car on foot — barefoot — into the woods, Lee said. Read More»

$25,000 reward in postal robbery

The United States Postal Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men who robbed a postal service contract truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office Friday night.

U.S. Postal Inspectors are asking anyone who was at the post office between 6:30 and 7:30 to contact them at 1-877-876-2455. Witnesses may have unwittingly noticed something that could help with the case, said spokesperson Yulanda Burns.

“If they saw any suspicious activity, we really want them to call us,” Burns said. Read More»

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