Gloria Belle Plummer Birdsong, 95, of Fayetteville

Gloria Belle Plummer Birdsong, 95, of Fayetteville, passed away June 8, 2017. Gloria was born on October 31, 1921 in Meridian, Miss. to the late William and Jimmie Plummer. She was a brilliant student and graduated with honors from high school in Meridian, Miss. She continued a lifetime of learning. Immediately after high school she […]

James Morris Caudell, 88, of Fayetteville

James Morris Caudell, 88, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was born in Demorest, Ga. on August 29, 1928 to the late Sarah Anne and James Cecil Caudell. Mr. Caudell was a member of Hapeville Masonic Lodge 590 F&AM and Yaarab Shrine Temple. He was a former firefighter in Fayette […]

Whatever your tastes, Taste of Fayette was a winner

The 16th Annual Taste of Fayette held June 11 in downtown Fayetteville and featuring samplings from many of the city’s restaurants was attended by, literally, too many people to count. Among those were 8-month-old River Coscia and mom, Natalie. The two were joined by dad, Ross. The family is from Los Angeles and is currently residing in Fayette County while Ross works at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whatever your tastes, Taste of Fayette was a winner

Downtown Fayetteville was the place to be on June 11. The area was filled to the brim with area residents and others determined to sample a “Taste of Fayette.” “Main Street Fayetteville’s annual Taste of Fayette on Sunday afternoon was another smashing success, with 17 area food vendors filling Stonewall Village with great tastes and […]

A Taste of Fayette at altitude

A Taste of Fayette at altitude

Looking down on the Taste of Fayette Sunday was a drone camera operated by Larry Mahn. He used a DJI Mavic to shoot the proceedings below, Mahn said. The photo looks north across the county administration building parking lot. South Glynn Street is at right and the old county courthouse with its clock tower is […]

Leighton McCullough, age 91

Mr. Leighton G. “Mike” McCullough, age 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. A native of Manchester, Tenn., Mr. McCullough was born on February 20, 1926, the son of the late John Daniel and Mattie Cates McCullough. He proudly served his country during World War […]

Educator activists picket schools HQ

A group of unidentified protesters on June 1 held signs in front of the Fayette County School System office taking issue with Superintendent Jody Barrow and other administrators.

Educator activists picket schools HQ

It is a rare event to have protesters in Fayette County, especially at the school system central office. Yet that is what happened on June 1. Attempts to contact the protesters was unsuccessful. Asked by The Citizen who the protesters were and what agenda they might possess, Superintendent Jody Barrow said, “The group did not […]

Fayette superior court judges sentence 3 to prison terms

Fayette superior court judges sentence 3 to prison terms

Recent court cases in Fayette County Superior Court resulted in sentences for drug possession, shoplifting and motorcycle theft. District Attorney Ben Coker said Quentin Gibson, 43, of Hampton, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, giving false information, driving while license suspended and improper brake lights. […]