Fayetteville

Argument by NAACP fails

Thank you for your well-written letter exposing the hypocrisy of those behind the NAACP lawsuit.

If there was any truth to their argument that the County Commission was not interested in the concerns of those living in what is now District 5, how much less are they now going to be interested when four of the five commissioners no longer need be concerned with their vote? Read More»

County engineer: Stormwater fee ‘barely allows’ top priorities

[Editor’s note: The following was written in response to a Fayette resident questioning the county’s use of fees collected from the stormwater utility fee.]

A copy of your comments regarding the stormwater utility fee was forwarded to me. I’m writing you to 1) acknowledge receipt of your letter; and 2) clarify some points that many people are confused over. No one likes additional fees and the frustration can be especially high when it is based on bad information.

Some points of clarification: Read More»

Aaron Childress of Fayetteville

Mr. Aaron Childress of Fayetteville passed away on March 14, 2014. Read More»

Linda McCarrey, age 68, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda McCarrey, age 68, of Fayetteville passed away March 15, 2014.

She was born September 24, 1945 in Centralia, Ill. to the late Walter and Iola Ullman.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. McCarrey; sons, Todd McCarrey and his wife, Vanessa of York, Pa., Kevin McCarrey and his fiancé, Donna Demmitt of Red Lion, Pa.; sister, Nancy Saeger and her husband, Bill of Oconomowoc, Wis.; 6 grandchildren; brother in-law, Jerry McCarrey; sisters in-law, Darlene Nollman, Rebecca Marcum. Read More»

Student, 17, charged with killing uncle

Mustafa Madhi, 17, Fayetteville. Photo/Fayette County S.O.
Fayetteville resident and Fayette County High School student Mustafa Madhi was charged with murder Tuesday morning in the stabbing death of his uncle.

F’ville Police seek national re-accreditation

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Fayetteville for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation.

The assessors will examine all aspects of the Fayetteville Police Department and will focus on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The assessment is conducted to verify the department’s compliance with accreditation standards. Read More»

Help needed to identify library flasher

Anyone with information on this man, suspected of exposing himself to teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday, is asked to call Det. Parker at 770-716-4752. Photo/Special.

Fayette County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify a man who exposed himself to a group of teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday night.

The flasher was described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, a dark polo shirt and dark pants with a lanyard hanging out of the right pocket, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. He was last seen driving away from the parking lot in a dark colored four-door sedan with dark tinted windows, Babb said. Read More»

Troubling trend in armed robberies: Inside accomplices

A troubling new trend in armed robberies is emerging, according to the Fayetteville Police Department: An inside job with a store employee conspiring with at least one other person to pull off the crime.

That’s the picture emerging with the robbery of a Fayetteville pharmacy. Read More»

F’ville Council prepares to ease permitting path for Pinewood

It may have been a housekeeping item, but the first reading of a zoning amendment dealing with building and environmental permitting will provide for back lot productions at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Read More»

Pirates and Princess help out MOMS Club

Pirates and Princess help out MOMS Club

The Dwarf House in Fayetteville was packed with moms, dads and kids March 6 as the Fayetteville MOMS Club hosted a “Princesses and Pirates” fundraiser to help the club continue its work on the Church Street Park near downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.