Joe Thomas, age 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Joe Thomas, age 92, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was born January 30, 1926 to the late Emmett and Alice Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Marine Corps. WWII veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge for over 60 years. Mr. […]

Joseph Kirkland Singeltary, 91, of Fayetteville

Joseph Kirkland Singeltary, 91, of Fayetteville passed away on May 12, 2018. He was the adopted son of Joseph Kirkland, Sr. and Elizabeth Singeltary who resided in Bradenton, Fla. where he grew up. During his youth all of his summers were spent in Hendersonville, N.C., a place that held many fond memories of people that […]

Marilyn Faye Roberson Watts, of Fayetteville

Marilyn Faye Roberson Watts, of Fayetteville, left this earthly life on April 21, 2018, after a brief, but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.  A native of Atlanta, Ga., she was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Waldo and Tennie Norris Roberson, both of Atlanta, and her husband, Robert Dale Watts of Fayetteville. Marilyn attended […]

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

Facing protests, Fayetteville rescinds Confederate proclamation

In a move that many long-time city hall watchers are saying is unprecedented, the Fayetteville City Council May 3 voted to rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate History Month. Above, a small crowd gathered May 3 to see the City Council rescind a proclamation honoring Confederate heritage. Photo/Ben Nelms. In late April, the city issued the […]

Wayman Smith, age 72, of Fayetteville

Mr.   Wayman Smith, age 72, of Fayetteville, passed away April 30, 2018. He was a devoted, beloved member of Line Creek Baptist Church in Sharpsburg.   He was preceded in death by his brother, James Allen Smith.   He is survived by his daughter, Jeneane Smith Eppinghoff and her husband, Eric; son, Jade Smith; brother, Charles Smith […]

Study: Piedmont Fayette Hospital boosts economy by $203 million

Study: Piedmont Fayette Hospital boosts economy by $203 million

Piedmont Fayette Hospital generated more than $203 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2016, according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association. The report also found that, during the same period, Piedmont Fayette provided more than $18 million in uncompensated care while sustaining 3,205 full-time jobs throughout the county and […]

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

153-acre project to feature theater, retail, office space, 260 residences  The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission will have to wait until later in May to hear more about the large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial development (map overlay above) proposed for Ga. Highway 54 West near South Sandy Creek Road. The completed DRI (Development of Regional […]

2 of 3 lieutenant governor candidates speak at Fayette forum

2 of 3 lieutenant governor candidates speak at Fayette forum

A forum for the Republican candidates in the race for lieutenant governor was held April 24 at the headquarters of the Fayette County Republican Party in Fayetteville. Above, Georgia lieutenant governor candidates Geoff Duncan (L) and David Shafer answer questions at the Fayette forum. Photo/Ben Nelms. Two of the three Republican candidates participated in the forum. […]

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