Fayetteville

You REALLY can't trust this used car salesman

A Jonesboro man posing as an automobile broker has been charged with seven counts of theft by deception for “selling” vehicles for which payments were made but no vehicle was received, according to Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow.

Lovell J. Brown, 44, is accused of receiving payments in part or in full for the vehicles but failed to deliver them during a period from May through October, Whitlow said. Lovell was out on bond for three previous cases of a similar nature from 2013, Whitlow added. Read More»

Thieves make off with 800 feet of copper wire

Repair crews on Dec. 23 responding to a service disruption alert at a vacant building near the Fayette Pavilion found that thieves had stolen 800 feet of copper wire.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the theft is believed to have occurred on Dec. 18 though it was not reported until Coweta-Fayette EMC crews arrived at the vacant Promenade Parkway building in response to a service disruption alert.

Crews arrived and found the junction box damaged and wires missing, Whitlow said, adding that the fuses had been disabled and eight 100-foot copper wires had been pulled from the lines. Read More»

Security guard accidentally shoots self in leg at bank

A security guard at the Bank of America on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville accidentally shot herself in the leg Jan. 2 while inspecting a coworker's handgun.

A private security guard at the Bank of America branch in Fayetteville on Ga. Highway 314 was transported for medical care after accidentally shooting herself in the leg Jan. 2 while inspecting a coworker’s firearm in the bank’s break room.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said a call of a person shot came into 911 at approximately 12:30p.m. Friday. Officers responded, finding that the supervisor of the security guard on duty at the bank had accidentally shot herself while inspecting her subordinate’s handgun, Whitlow said. Read More»

F’ville mayor reviews 2014, looks ahead

What a remarkable year 2014 has been!

On the west side of town:

Fayetteville became “Hollywood East” as production wrapped on our first movie and pre-production work started on our second movie, the biggest budget film in Georgia history.

Six sound stages were operational this year and five additional sound stages are under construction at Pinewood Atlanta Studios to accommodate our third movie which should begin production in the summer of 2015. Read More»

GriefShare starts at Fayette Presbyterian Jan. 4

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its next 13-week GriefShare session beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This session features all new materials.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion.

A GriefShare workbook assists with note taking, journaling, and grief study on the many facets of grief. Attendees will interact with facilitators and others who have experienced recent loss.

GriefShare is a nondenominational group that is Christ-centered. Read More»

Helen Inez Rupert, age 86

Helen Inez Rupert

Helen Inez Rupert, age 86, died at Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 of Congestive heart failure.

Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandma, GiGi and loyal faithful friend. She will be greatly missed. She was born January 30, 1928 in Lodi, California to Alvin and Rosabel Holt. She spent her working years managing large apartment buildings in San Francisco, Calif., and after retirement she continued to stay active in the community by providing in-home care to the elderly. Read More»

Local wins pageant title

Local Scotti Cameron Elliot won the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Atlanta pageant competition. Scotti Cameron won an all expense paid trip to compete in the National Competition that will take place in Orlando Fl. in Dec. 2015. There, she will compete for a variety of scholarship opportunities as well as prize money and other modeling awards. Photo/Submitted.

Local Scotti Cameron Elliot won the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Atlanta pageant competition. Scotti Cameron won an all expense paid trip to compete in the National Competition that will take place in Orlando Fl. in Dec. 2015. There, she will compete for a variety of scholarship opportunities as well as prize money and other modeling awards. Photo/Submitted.

Resource fair for special needs children, families

Fayette County ExceptionalOPS and Exceptional Children’s Services are sponsoring the “Building Alliances” resource fair for families of children with special needs on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Middle Learning Center (450 Grady Ave, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214).

Local agencies, service providers and special needs organizations will be available to share information.

Breakout sessions will include learning about benefits, understanding the rules of supplemental security income, medicaid information, assistance in applying for medicaid and more. Read More»

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

It is easy to tell it’s Christmas in Fayetteville. A portion of the city’s staff and elected officials took time out recently to send a Merry Christmas message to Fayetteville residents. Photo/Submitted.

Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

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