Fayetteville

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville died March 11, 2011.

He is survived by Julie Peeples and her husband Lance; Tabetha Allison; Shelby Peeples; Della Peeples; Zoie Peeples, all of Fayetteville; Bonnell Phillips and children of Warm Springs; Lorene Couch; George Couch and his wife Debbie; J. C. Couch and his wife Eleanor, all of McDonough; Wayne Couch and his wife Ginger of Brooks; Mary Banks and her husband Raymond of Starrs Mill; nieces, nephews and cousins. Read More»

5 F’ville stores fined for selling alcohol to minors in Dec. police sting

The Fayetteville City Council on March 17 voted to impose $1,000 fines and warnings to five local businesses for selling alcohol to a minor.

Police Chief Steve Heaton in recommending the fines and violations said that on Nov. 26 the police department conducted an investigation of alcohol serving permit compliance at several businesses throughout the city.

During the operation, five people at five businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a minor and one of them was cited for the additional charge of not having a server’s permit, Heaton said. Read More»

F’ville OK’s bid for Grady-Beauregard roundabout

City-supplied graphic of planned intersection change.

There is about to be a big — round —change coming to the busy intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Initial work will begin in April and will lead to a re-worked intersection that will feature a roundabout in place of the current four-way stop. The $553,000 bid for the project was approved March 17 by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

The runners and walkers were out Saturday morning for the 3rd Annual March for Meals 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk held at the Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. The fund-raiser was held to support the Meals on Wheels program. FSS delivers 40,000 meals to homebound and semi-homebound older adults each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A line of vintage beauties

A line of vintage beauties

Fayette County High School held its annual Spring Tiger Run Car Show last Saturday. Hundreds of visitors stopped by during the beautiful spring afternoon to check out classic cars of various makes and models. The show is a fund-raiser for all of the classes at the school. Photo/Michael Boylan.

William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville, formerly of Summerville, Georgia died Wednesday (03/16/2011). Native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was born on July 29, 1955, son of the late Ralph W. and Ada Margaret Duff Elrod. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a real estate agent for the ERA Sunrise Group. Read More»

Public should pack commission meeting

Last year, a majority of our voters decided that it was time to take back Fayette County. They voted in commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown, whose major campaign issues were no SPLOST, no mass transit, and fighting the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Unfortunately, the three other commissioners are still in favor of building the road. While the new commissioners are hard at work opposing the bypass, commissioners Frady, Hearn and Horgan have continued to turn a deaf ear to the public’s outcry, steadily growing louder. Read More»

Marketplace at Providence UMC opens Thursday evening

Mariah and Claire Manetti take a ride on a camel. Photo/Special.

Camels, Goliath, Roman soldiers and grape-stomping in Fayette County?

Yes, all that and more will be found at The Marketplace at Providence United Methodist Church this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26.

For this free event, the church campus is set up like a village in biblical days with artisans weaving, making pottery, making a mosaic, tending to animals, grinding grain and taking a census.

Providence invites children to “step back in time” where they can make perfume, press olives, make jewelry, weave fabric, make a mosaic, try Hebrew writing and make pottery. Read More»

Heritage Christian will offer car care services April 16

On April 16, Heritage Christian Church will once again host Car Care, a ministry providing free oil changes to single women, single mothers, widows and spouses of deployed soldiers.

Reservations for the free oil changes are required and can be made by visiting www.heritagechristian.org/carcare or by calling the church, 770-716-5768.

Times are available from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»