Fayetteville American Legion post honors first responders

Fayetteville American Legion post honors first responders

Local public safety staff were honored at the recent Safety Awards program sponsored by American Legion Post 105 in Fayetteville. The award recipients were chosen by their peers and supervisors for exhibiting superior dedication to their profession and to the community. Pictured, from left, are Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Gable, Fayette County Fire […]

Sons of Confederate Veterans group withdraws proclamation request

Sons of Confederate Veterans group withdraws proclamation request

A large rally protesting a proclamation by the Sons of Confederate Veterans was held outside the Fayette County Commission chambers on April 24 prior to the commission meeting. Among those speaking was commission Chairman Eric Maxwell, front center. To Maxwell’s left was Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg and, to his right, Commissioner […]

William Howard Slagle, age 94, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Howard Slagle, age 94, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed into eternity on April 3, 2018. Bill was born in Verda, Ky. on July 20, 1923 to Minnie and Charles Slagle. Raised in a coal mining town, he was one of nine children.  He joined the army in 1940 and served in China and India […]

Floyd Jewell Jones, age 78

Floyd Jewell Jones, 78, of Lithonia passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  He was born in Griffin, Ga. on December 5, 1939 to the late Jewell and Annie Jones.  He was employed by Thienson’s Market.  Floyd was a faithful member of Arnco Baptist Church. Floyd is survived by his daughter, Debbie Powell; his granddaughter, […]

David Benjamin Thacker, II, age 30, of Fayetteville

Mr. David Benjamin Thacker, II, age 30, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Ben and Cindy Thacker of Fayetteville, Ga.; brother, John Thacker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sisters, Christie Trantham and her husband, Trey, of Lagrange, Ga., Andie Thacker of Fayetteville, Ga.; grandparents, Arthur and Alice Walker […]

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

Dinner-and-a-movie theater in Fayetteville’s future?

City Manager Gibson says city is talking with tech college about a campus in the Pavilion area Fayette Senior Services was the April 6 setting that had Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson giving an update on the city’s strategic planning for the downtown area. Future development could include residential over retail, a mix of restaurants, […]

Ernie Lee Cannington, 89, of Fayetteville

Ernie Lee Cannington, 89, of Fayetteville, Ga. went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, April 8th, 2018. Ernie’s journey was sudden and unexpected, but he had prepared for this day early in his life. A lifelong Georgian, he was born on Christmas Day in 1928 to Irene Spence Cannington and Arnold Lee […]

Fayetteville P&Z delays OK for 6-acre, 21-home project

Fayetteville P&Z delays OK for 6-acre, 21-home project

The preliminary plat for a proposed residential development along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville was tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission until April to have garage locations addressed. Project representative Richard Ferry (above in photo) in the Maggie’s Place proposal said the 6-acre site on the north side of Hwy. 54 East and […]

Detour set for north Fayette roundabout work

Detour set for north Fayette roundabout work

Lane closures and detours around the new roundabout at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville is underway, with detours in place until construction is completed in the coming weeks. According to the construction contractor, lane closures include Veterans Parkway southbound and Sandy Creek Road westbound. Also, Veterans Parkway northbound traffic […]

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