Fayetteville

Lafayette Place proposal tabled

A proposal that would establish 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development was tabled Aug. 7 by the Fayetteville City Council at the request of the applicant.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation, the applicant for the Lafayette Place development, asked that the item be tabled to give Searles representatives 30 days to meet with residents of The Villages. The council agreed by unanimous vote. Read More»

Gas leak closes Fayette government offices, Fayetteville Library

Crews work Wednesday afternoon to repair a gas leak behind the Fayette County government complex. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Update: Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. - Fayette County officials report that the natural gas line has been capped and offices will open as usual on Aug. 7.

Fayette County government offices and the Fayetteville Library in downtown Fayetteville were closed Wednesday after contractors struck a natural gas line. Business is expected to be back to normal on Thursday.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms said contractors boring and laying pipe behind the county complex at approximately 11 a.m. struck a gas line. Read More»

Fayetteville council to consider road project

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to select a low bid for a project that will lead to the realignment of some of the streets on the city’s north side.

The council will also consider at its Aug. 7 meeting an amendment to the golf cart ordinance and conduct public hearings pertaining to the proposed Ga. Military College (GMC) campus and another which would locate a residential development for older adults along Ga. Highway 54 West. Read More»

Fayette County arrests - July 29 - Aug. 4

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, Aug. 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Blanca E. Cisneros-Cerda, born in 1977, of Briar Street, Union City, for no valid license.

Elisa R. Frazier, born in 1963, of Lakeside Way, Newnan, for suspended registration and probation/parole violation. Read More»

FFUMC’s S.A.G.E. group heads for High Museum’s car show

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will visit the High Museum in Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to view the Dream Cars special exhibit of 17 concept cars built from the early 1930s to the 21st century. These cars pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design.

The group will then enjoy lunch at the High Café and explore other exhibits at their leisure.

The cost is $10 for tickets and transportation, plus lunch. The outing will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More»

Lawrence Thomas Adams, 83, of Fayetteville

Lawrence Thomas Adams, 83, of Fayetteville, passed away August 2, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his son Brant Adams; daughter Robin Higgins; grandchild Mandy Levett; parents Meleres Thomas Adams & Mary Lillian Huddleston Adams; and brother Larry Adams.

He is survived by his wife Emily P. Adams of Fayetteville; daughters Kristi (Gary) Lovett of Fayetteville and Page Adams of Fayetteville; granddaughter Brittany (Keith) Brooks of Senoia; grandson Cory Adams of Fayetteville; and sister Kathleen Garner of Fayetteville. Read More»

Laurel Borg Higgins, 74, of Fayetteville

Laurel Borg Higgins, 74, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on August 1, 2014.

Laurel is predeceased by her father John (Buck) E. Borg Sr. and mother Vivian M. Borg (Hedin).

Laurel is survived by her brother John E. Borg Jr. (Karen), nephew Michael J. Borg, great niece Crystal Aikens, son Walter Johnson (Connie), grandchildren Ellen, Laura, Rachel, Alex and Neil. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends that she met throughout her life. Read More»

Jeff B. & June Fulmer of Fayetteville

Jeff B. & June Fulmer

Jeff B. Fulmer, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Fayetteville after a short illness on Sunday, July 27, 2014. His wife, June Fulmer joined him on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

They are survived by 2 daughters; and extended family members, Nancy Fulmer, Pam Parker, Debbie & Sam Corallo, Nick & April Corallo, Mike, Misty and Macy Corallo, Kelly Corallo and Vicki Holden. Read More»

Sharran Grimes, 77 of Fayetteville

Sharran Grimes, 77 of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away May 15. Sharran was born on March 18, 1937 in Omaha Neb. to the late Alyce and Earl Robinson.

Sharran retired from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District in 1995 as the print shop supervisor. She moved to Idaho and came to Georgia in 2007.

She is survived by her son JJ (wife Maria) Grimes of Fayetteville, Ga., daughters Cindy Waller of San Jose, Calif., and Linda (husband Michael) Holehan of Post Falls, Ind., her brother Lynn (wife Judy) Robinson of Claremore, Okla., and 7 grandchildren. Read More»

Martha Dumas Abel of Fayetteville

Martha Dumas Abel

Mrs. Martha Dumas Abel of Fayetteville passed away on July 25, 2014.
 
Mrs. Abel was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Abel.
 
Survivors include her brother, Hal S. Dumas of Manchester, Ga.; children, Joanne Abel and Rama Mills of Durham, N.C., Gladwyne and Richard Weisser of Sharpsburg, Ga., Lee Abel and Eleanor Kennedy of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Valerie Weisser and Bryan Kocher of Stratford, Conn., Corinne and Mike Sappington of Little Rock, Ark., and Warren Abel of Atlanta, Ga.
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