F'ville cops searching for Dollar General robber

Surveillance photo of robbery suspect. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
Fayetteville police are asking for the community’s help in locating a man who held up the Dollar General store on Banks Road near Ga. Highway 85 North during the mid-morning hours of Dec. 22.
Det. Mike Whitlow said a black male wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie entered the Dollar General store at 10:14 a.m. Monday.

Lois P. Jones of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lois P. Jones of Peachtree City passed away December 15, 2014. Read More»

Gwendolyn West of Royston

Mrs. Gwendolyn West of Royston passed away December 18, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Smith and her husband Bill of Royston; sons, Mike West and his wife Ruth of Fayetteville; Britt West and his wife Kelly of Winder; grandchildren, William Smith and his wife Alison; Joe Smith and his wife Amanda; Brad West; Steven West; Katie West Barto and her husband Burt; Carson West; Taylor West; great grandchildren, Will Smith; CJ Smith; Sarah Smith; Reese Smith and Landry Barto. Read More»

Piedmont collects thousands of toys for Toys for Tots

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Submitted.

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Toys were collected at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and physician practices throughout the two counties in order to provide a better Christmas for disadvantaged children in the area. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the collected toys were delivered to Piedmont Heart on Francis Way in Sharpsburg for a “Collection Celebration,” where several members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited with participants. Photo/Submitted.

F’ville retail legend Robert Jordan is gone

Robert Jordan in a photo by Dean Breest taken earlier this year.

A Fayette County institution has passed away. Robert Jordan, 79, the owner of the landmark Jordan Sales & Salvage on Jeff Davis Drive at West Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, died Wednesday.

He leaves Nellie, his wife of 60 years, a son, two brothers, a sister, grandchildren and innumerable friends and former customers.

The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mowell Funeral Home, which provided the following obituary: Read More»

F’ville robbery-kidnapping pair draw life sentences

Shutterstock photo of single prison cell seen through bars.

Both men found guilty a second time this week

Christopher Deangelo Wakefield, 29, of Riverdale, and Travion Marquez Willis, 24, of College Park Read More»

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Fayetteville resident Mason Brook, a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, was one of a number of cadets and veterans to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event held Dec. 13. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville has ‘Christmas with police’

These are but a few of the Fayetteville police officers who participated in the department’s 11th Annual Christmas with the police event designed to help families in need have a happier Christmas. Pictured in front, from left, are Officer Richard Gaines and Lt. Mike Whitlow; and in the rear, from left, are Lt. Robert Mask, Officer Allison Sankeralli, Det. Shawn Albea, Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle, Det. Chris Stevers, Det. Scott Gibson and Det. Melissa Peacock. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Department on Dec. 11 held its 11th annual “Christmas with the Police” program.

This year, the department was able to provide presents for nine children in four families as well as dinner and gift certificates for each family. Fayetteville police officers and detectives shopped for each child based on wish lists they had provided. The department also held a Christmas party for the families, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

Construction was just beginning in November on the sidewalks across the street from the City Cemetery on Stonewall Avenue as part of Fayetteville’s Cemetery Sidewalk Project. The project’s purpose is to make the sidewalk networks in between Braxton Court through the City Cemetery look better with brick pavers, benches, landscaping and trash bins. The project also entails adding decorative aluminum fencing and brick columns in front of the cemetery, and decorative streetlights along Stonewall similar to the improvements made on parallel Lanier Avenue. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Big names featured at FFUMC’s concert

Indra Thomas, Timothy Miller and Brent Davis

This Sunday’s 14th Annual Candlelight Concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church brings in exceptional talent and big names.

Brent Davis, Timothy Miller and Indra Thomas will join violinist Sonia Squires, pianist Rick Massengale and the Candlelight Orchestra for this treasured Christmas tradition.

The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

“We are delighted to present an outstanding program again this year,” said Rick Massengale, music director. “The talent of these singers is unparalleled.” Read More»

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