F’ville Main Street program acknowledged

Fayetteville Main Street Director Brian Wismer and Main Street Chairman Lane Brown, received recognition from Commissioner Mike Beatty of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for being an active Georgia Main Street city for over 10 years. The Main Street program is a nationwide effort created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. […]

1 charged with armed robbery

A Fayetteville man has been arrested by sheriff’s deputies for participating in the armed robbery of a north Fayette man Nov. 30. Courtney Valentine Morris, 19, of Hampstead Manor is charged with armed robbery (party to a crime). Morris is alleged to have been the getaway driver during the incident, in which three men robbed […]

Cop Reports 021710

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Friday, Feb. 5-Monday, Feb. 8 Kasey Ann Bunch, 30, of Sherwood Road, Fayetteville for possession of drug-related objects. Earnest Charles Cannon, 53, of Brandonburg Way, Fayetteville for interference with […]

Week 4 legislative update: Mandate relief, budget and tests

Last week the Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday through Thursday for legislative days 14-17 of the 2010 Georgia General Assembly session. There were several important bills considered on the floor of the House; also a number of significant bills are working their way through the legislative committee process. On Tuesday of last week the […]

Gov. Perdue: Transform schools by paying teachers for actual results

By Gov. Sonny Perdue Last month I proposed a new plan that will transform the way we compensate K-12 teachers and leaders in our state. It will put them on the same playing field as our state’s top coaches who are rewarded for consistently winning games. Our current compensation system credits our teachers only for […]

Marvin Keith Prevatt

Marvin Keith Prevatt, 47, Fayetteville, died Feb. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Mae Prevatt, and father-in-law, Charles Whitener. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Teresa A. Prevatt, Fayetteville; daughters, Crystal S. and Brad Richardson, Peachtree City, and Chasity N. […]

Gladys Carson

Gladys Carson, 78, Fayette County, died Feb. 6, 2010. She was a longtime owner and operator of Jackson General Store. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Jack Lanham officiating. Survivors include her husband, Billy Carson; daughters, Debora Carson, Fayette County, and Vickie and John Zyla, Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; and […]

Benjamin Franklin McLaughlin

Benjamin “Ben” Franklin McLaughlin, 73, Fayetteville, died Feb. 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Marguerite McLaughlin. He was a native of LaGrange and a graduate of LaGrange College. He worked and later retired from the State of Georgia. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the […]

Frances Maloy Nordlund

Frances Maloy Nordlund, 94, Peachtree City, died Feb. 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur J. and Nora Bowdon Upchurch, husbands, W. T. Maloy, L. D. Rosser, and Howard Nordlund, and her great-great-grandchild, Ryane Taylor Rush. She was retired from Sears Roebuck with 28 years of service as a retail collection […]

Mildred O. Lasiter

Mildred O. Lasiter, 90, Peachtree City, died Feb. 8, 2010. She was member of the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and the Seekers Sunday School class. Services were at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home chapel with interment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Tucker. Survivors include her husband, William H. Lasiter, Peachtree City; a son, Billy and […]