2 suspects in jail, 1 still loose after Fayetteville carjacking, kidnapping

2 suspects in jail, 1 still loose after Fayetteville carjacking, kidnapping

The second of three suspects in the Jan. 15 kidnapping and carjacking of a man at the Checkers restaurant in Fayetteville is in custody. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said the second suspect, a 16-year-old Riverdale juvenile was located at the Clayton County Youth Detention Center. The other two suspects, also Riverdale residents, are […]

Bobby Gene Arnold, age 89, of Fayetteville

Mr. Bobby Gene (Bob) Arnold, age 89, of Fayetteville, passed away March 11, 2017. Mr. Arnold was born on June 5, 1927, son of the late Arthur and Jesse Arnold. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. Before residing in Fayetteville, he was a long-time resident of Smyrna. […]

Betty Ann Muncher, 86, of Fayetteville

Betty Ann Muncher, 86, of Fayetteville passed away March 11, 2017. She is survived by her husband, BW Muncher; son, David (Nancy) Muncher; daughters, Denise Cooper and Derenda (Ray) Farmer; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 161 Flat […]

Lillie Oneida Ard, 89, of Fayetteville

Lillie Oneida Ard, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away March 9, 2017. Lillie is survived by her sons, Ron (Charis) Ard and David Ard; daughters, Susan Palmer and Tina (Eddie) Hartley; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held. Donations may be made in Lillie’s memory to the Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. […]

South Fayetteville rezoning case headed to Fayette court

Developer Bob Rolader

South Fayetteville rezoning case headed to Fayette court

It was in mid-2016 that developer Bob Rolader proposed a residential development on Fayetteville’s south side. Now nine months and several public meetings later, Rolader on Feb. 27 filed a lawsuit to have a judge rule on the Southside Master Plan that has been at the center of the dispute between Rolader and neighboring subdivisions. […]

Fayetteville Kroger robber caught after chase to Fulton

Leslie Darnell Byrd of Riverdale in a jail photo from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Fayetteville Kroger robber caught after chase to Fulton

Officers arrested the armed robber who struck the Kroger grocery store at Banks Crossing in Fayetteville on March 6 after he fled Fayette County and crashed his vehicle in Fulton County. Leslie Darnell Byrd, 51, of Riverdale, was charged with one count of armed robbery, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said […]

Mowell to appeal P&Z denial of crematorium permit

Mowell Funeral Home representative David Mowell on Feb. 28 makes his case before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission to build a crematorium on the funeral home property on North Jeff Davis Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mowell to appeal P&Z denial of crematorium permit

A Feb. 28 vote by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on a special exception that would establish a crematorium on the North Jeff Davis Drive property of the Mowell Funeral Home was denied. Mowell will appeal the decision to the City Council. Planning Director Jahnee Prince near the outset of the discussion noted that […]

Commission eyes Peachtree City annexation

Commission eyes Peachtree City annexation

The March 9 agenda of the Fayette County Commission contains no old business and four items of new business. One of the new business items deals with a request by the Heritage of Peachtree City assisted living facility for Peachtree City annexation. Heritage for some time has wanted the 3.5-acre site to be annexed into […]

Eual Kenneth Horsley, 85, of Fayetteville

Eual Kenneth Horsley, 85, of Fayetteville passed away on March 4, 2017. He was the owner of E. K. Horsley, Inc. at the Georgia State Farmers Market since 1950. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean Horsley; and his daughter, Jeanine Horsley. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March […]