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. […]

Saturday robbery at Fayetteville Quik Trip

Saturday robbery at Fayetteville Quik Trip

An armed robber on June 3 struck a convenience store in north Fayetteville, making off with cash and leaving the employee uninjured. Sheriff Barry Babb said the armed robbery occurred at approximately 2:52 a.m. at the Quik Trip store on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. Deputies were dispatched on a report of a commercial […]

James Michael Hutcherson, of Fayetteville

James Michael Hutcherson died suddenly June 1, 2017, following an accident at his home in Fayetteville, Ga. He was born January 9, 1949 in Thomaston, Ga.  Michael graduated from R.E. Lee Institute in Thomaston, before going onto Mercer University for a degree in organ performance. He began playing the piano at the age of 9, […]

Ghary Taylor Hartley, 79, of Fayetteville

Ghary Taylor Hartley, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away May 29, 2017. She was born on October 24, 1937 in Montgomery, Ala. to the late Harvey and Zenia Taylor. She spent most of her life in Georgia. Ghary was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church and was active in the choir for many years […]