Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

City to buy school system HQ land for $3.1 million; building cost, funding source not disclosed; old FCHS campus to be new central office By this time next year, Fayetteville could be breaking ground on a new city hall. The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously June 25 to purchase a nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall […]

Marian Payne McWhorter Fowler, 100, of Fayetteville

Marian Payne McWhorter Fowler (Madge), 100, of Fayetteville died January 24, 2018. She was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Atlanta, the youngest child of John Allen and Sarah Jane Payne McWhorter. She grew up in East Point, graduated from Russell High in 1935, and attended Draughan Business School in Atlanta. She worked all her life […]

Gloria Joyce Gilley, 86, of Fayetteville

Gloria Joyce Gilley, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away January 28, 2018. She was born in Fayetteville, Ga. on May 10, 1931 to the late Emmett and Katie Sue Bowlden. Gloria is survived by her brothers, Paul (Betty Ann) Bowlden and James Bowlden and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. A funeral service […]

Road crews challenged by Fayette’s icy roads last week

Road crews challenged by Fayette’s icy roads last week

It may have been only a couple of inches of snow that fell during the nighttime hours of Tuesday, Jan. 16 and the early hours of Jan. 17, but frigid temperatures that lingered through the week played havoc on roadways throughout Fayette County and challenged road crews to clear as much ice as possible before […]

Biggest rent increase in Atlanta metro area? It’s Fayetteville

Biggest rent increase in Atlanta metro area? It’s Fayetteville

A report by rentcafe.com for apartment rents in cities across metro Atlanta showed that Fayetteville in 2017 had the greatest increase in rent prices. That increase dwarfed prices in even the metro cities with the greatest gains in 2017. In Fayetteville, rents shot up by 16.1 percent in 2017, the biggest one-year increase in the […]

Grease on a stove said to be cause of Monday house fire

Grease on a stove said to be cause of Monday house fire

A residential fire on Brierwood Court near South Jeff Davis Drive in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 was quickly brought under control and resulted in no injuries, said Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett. Responding to the fire were five engines, two ladder trucks and multiple support units, Bartlett said. The cause […]

Land sale puts an end to Pinewood-area rezoning

Land sale puts an end to Pinewood-area rezoning

The proposed Overlook office building situated on Veterans Parkway near Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville is off the table for good. Developer Jimmy Pace sold the one-acre property to the emerging, 234-acre Pinewood Forrest development which surrounds it. Pace on Jan. 18 said he sold the property to Pinewood Forrest after his purchase of the […]

Robert Patrick Fisher, 82, of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert Patrick “Bo” Fisher, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away January 16, 2018. He was born April 23, 1935 in Atlanta, Ga. Bo was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Louise E. Fisher; his siblings, Jim Fisher, Betty Fisher, and Ruth Ann Green; nephew, Steve Fisher; and longtime friend, Rick Castleberry. He […]

Sherry D. Bateman, 69, of Fayetteville

Sherry D. Bateman, 69, of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018.  She was born in Sheffield, Ala. on November 22, 1948 to Thelma Louise and Charles Dailey. She was a member of Lisbon Baptist  Church in Fayetteville.  She was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her and will be deeply […]

Jerry Perdue Carder, 71, of Fayetteville

Ms. Jerry Perdue Carder, 71, of Fayetteville, Ga. was called home by the Lord on January 11, 2018. Born on August 17, 1946 in New Orleans, La. She was a successful, retired real-estate entrepreneur, loving mother of three daughters, two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. She was cherished by all whom she loved.