Little River Band at The Villages July 10

This Saturday, July 10 brings American Top 40 hit makers, The Little River Band, to The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. In their heyday from 1977 to 1982, the group, originally from Australia, cranked out 13 hit songs that played on eight-tracks all across America. Their smooth harmonies and strong melodies made them the soft rock […]

Mrs. Consobrina “Connie” Elizabeth Harrington, 76, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Consobrina “Connie” Elizabeth Harrington, 76, of Greenville, FL, formerly of Fayetteville, died on Monday, June 28, 2010. Mrs. Harrington is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Mary Ellison Huddleston; husband, Otis Harrington; son, Dennis Betsill; step-father, George Atkins; sister, Roxie Ana Huddleston. She is survived by her sister, June Baker and her […]

Warr-Gober Engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Warr of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Anne Warr, to James Kevin Gober, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gober, also of Fayetteville. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Oakley of Fayetteville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Warr of Jonesboro. […]

Tavern on the Square: F’ville to get long-awaited eatery

The Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission last week agreed to recommend that revised elevation plans for the Olde Courthouse Tavern at 105 South Glynn Street be approved. The new business on the courthouse square could open in October. Property owner Larry Graves said Tuesday the 2,000-square-foot Olde Courthouse Tavern will be outfitted like an old […]

Smith stands for the people

The best criteria for a candidate seeking public office should be the same criteria to use for a candidate to run a successful business: i.e.; their history of accomplishing established objectives while maintaining a balanced budget. If successful at their jobs, the candidate for either position is a good manager. A good “manager” talks with, […]

If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has just completed the annual budget process. Every year, for the three years that I have been a commissioner, the board has established certain guidelines for the various county departments. Two years ago the BOC implemented a cost-savings plan that included no new employee positions, no promotions, no […]