Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away January 25, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Teed Pitman, Jr.; her parents, William and Rosalie Morris; her sister, Jackie Bumbaugh; and her son, Rusty Pitman.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Pitman (Laura) of Chattanooga, Andy Pitman (Lisa) of Fayetteville; her daughter Kaaren Bartlett (Wayne), of Marietta; daughter-in-law Robin Pitman of Seattle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Martin (Bob) of Blairsville. Read More»

Fayetteville veteran honored by France

Bond awarded 'Legion of Honor' distinction

Fayetteville resident Frank G. Bond is one of 12 Georgians scheduled to receive France’s highest honor, a Legion of Honor distinction, according to the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

The Consul General of France in Atlanta, Denis Barbet, will bestow the Legion of Honor award upon 12 American Veterans of World War II to “express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45,” according to a news release on the consulate website. Read More»

F’ville moves toward novel zoning categories for west side

Fayetteville could soon see zoning categories that have never been used in the city or in Fayette County.

During the Jan. 15 meeting, the council received an overview of Historical Concepts’ plan of the proposed zoning districts in the area. The district is a mixed use area of 1,200 acres in the heart of the county now in the city limits of Fayetteville. Read More»

Walker honored as she heads to Air Force Academy

U.S. Rep. David Scott hosts ceremony

Kenadee Walker, a Fayetteville resident who attends the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School, will be honored with a special ceremony in February when she receives a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The special ceremony for Walker and 26 other students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District who have nominations to attend a military service academy, will be hosted by U.S. Rep. David Scott, who represents the area in Congress.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road S.E., Smyrna.

Fludd: MLK’s arrival was ‘defining moment’

State Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) at the MLK Day observance. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville Jan. 19 was the scene of the annual parade commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

F’ville residents sound off on noise

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Noise relief coming to residents on Redwine, more apartments to be decided in February

For more than three hours Thursday night, Fayetteville residents had their say on two issues that stirred the passions of several residents.

When the dust settled after hearing discussion about everything including strip clubs and children scaling roofs, half the residents left happy, while the rest will have to wait until February to see if their concerns are addressed. Read More»

Fayetteville students become Disney stars

Performance part of educational program

Members of the Fayette County High School Chorus became stars of their own Disney show on Jan. 18 when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney.

The group was at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

The chorus, under the direction of Laurie Gividen, put on an exceptional performance that entertained hundreds of Downtown Disney guests.

This was the group’s first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts Program. Read More»

Fayetteville Police sponsor 'Citizens Academy'

Students learn about evidence, firearms, and more

The Fayetteville Police Department is gearing up for its 6th annual Citizens Police Academy where participants can learn about all kinds of law enforcement topics including evidence processing and firearms training.

Academy sessions will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning March 10 and ending May 19 with a week off for Spring Break. Read More»

An alternative to MLK Day proposed

As we once again celebrate a great orator, leader and inspirational figure, we must also realize there’s a correct and equal way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

No other holiday is named for just one person. Presidents Day is for all presidents, Memorial Day is for all those who died in wars, Mother’s Day is for all mothers and Veterans Day is for all veterans. All of these holidays are for those regardless of religions, sex or race. (Columbus Day should be renamed Founders Day or Discovery Day and Christmas is a religious holiday). Read More»

Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville, died January 17, 2015.

She loved her family and was always her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's biggest sports fan. She was an active member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and worked over 45 years as a hair stylist in Fayette County.

She is survived by her daughter Mickie & Alan Haney of Fayetteville; daughter Brenda & Jim Hall of Fayetteville; daughter Tina & Gary Varnadoe of LaGrange; son Mike & Kathy McBrayer of Senoia; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Maddox and several nieces and nephews. Read More»