Fayetteville

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville

Judith Harlow Devine, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away February 26, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Devine and parents Kenneth & Ruth Harlow.

She is survived by her daughters Andree Devine, Shawn Gilmore, Christina and husband Tony Williams, and Kimberly Rountree; also 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Reverend Carolyn Clifton officiated. The family received friends Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Read More»

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville

Justin Aaron Holcombe, 24, of Fayetteville, passed away March 2, 2014. Read More»

F’ville Council hears upbeat financial report at retreat

Fayetteville, Fayette County’s commercial center, during the years of the recession suffered more than any municipality in the county. A report from the city’s finance staff at the City Council retreat held Tuesday signaled that the severe financial hit may be coming to an end.

In fact, City Manager Joe Morton characterized the previous fiscal year as “probably the most positive financial year we’ve had in recent memory.” Read More»

Hwy. 54 hospital pedestrian bridge closer to reality

There has been plenty of talk in Fayetteville in recent years about building a pedestrian bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. An update on the project was presented to the Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 25 retreat.

The city is currently waiting to hear if a grant proposal that would help facilitate the project has been approved. If successful, those funds paired with others already received could make the project a reality. Read More»

Ex-boyfriend get life for fatal stabbing of F’ville woman, 29

An Oxford man pled guilty Feb. 19 to stabbing his former girlfriend to death at her parents’ Fayetteville home last May.

Terry Bernard Davis, 46, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole as part of a negotiated plea accepted by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford.

Davis will have to serve at least 30 years in prison before he can be considered for release, according to Fayette County Assistant District Attorney Warren Sellers. Read More»

‘Urban’ zones planned for West F’ville

The annexation last fall of 1,200 acres on Fayetteville’s west side was followed by an initial look at the potential for a new way of zoning Read More»

Fayette church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets

On Ash Wednesday, March 5, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, from 7 to 9 a.m, outside Prime Financial Services at the corner of Ga. Hwy. 92 South and Antioch Road in Fayetteville.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal. Read More»

Join bikers at PUMC for ‘Biker Sunday’

Providence UMC’s senior pastor Diane Parrish and her Harley. Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites members of the community to dust off that bike, grab their leathers and take a ride with Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish and her husband, Ray.

On Sunday, March 2, Providence will host a special “Biker Sunday,” when bikers in the community are invited to come to church then ride with the Providence group. Read More»

Pink shoelace bandit snagged

Robbery suspect Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, of East Point arrives at the Fayetteville Police Department Feb. 20 in detectives’ custody. He is charged with the robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Fayetteville in December. Photo/John Munford.

Fayetteville Police have arrested an East Point man in connection with the robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Fayetteville on Christmas Eve.

The investigation is ongoing because police think Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, is not the only one involved, detectives said.

During the incident MacConaugha walked into the store wearing a hooded sweatshirt talking on a cellphone, according to surveillance video. Police said MacConaugha told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register, keeping his right hand in his pocket to indicate that he had a weapon. Read More»

Chief: F’ville one of safest cities

According to a recent safety poll conducted by the national security firm SafeWise, the city of Fayetteville was named as one of the top 50 safest cities in the state of Georgia.

SafeWise compares data from the FBI Crime Reports and other in-house research of Georgia cities with a population of 5,000 or more to compile an annual list of the safest cities in Georgia. Read More»