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Laurel Borg Higgins, 74, of Fayetteville

Laurel Borg Higgins, 74, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on August 1, 2014.

Laurel is predeceased by her father John (Buck) E. Borg Sr. and mother Vivian M. Borg (Hedin).

Laurel is survived by her brother John E. Borg Jr. (Karen), nephew Michael J. Borg, great niece Crystal Aikens, son Walter Johnson (Connie), grandchildren Ellen, Laura, Rachel, Alex and Neil. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends that she met throughout her life. Read More»

Jeff B. & June Fulmer of Fayetteville

Jeff B. & June Fulmer

Jeff B. Fulmer, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Fayetteville after a short illness on Sunday, July 27, 2014. His wife, June Fulmer joined him on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

They are survived by 2 daughters; and extended family members, Nancy Fulmer, Pam Parker, Debbie & Sam Corallo, Nick & April Corallo, Mike, Misty and Macy Corallo, Kelly Corallo and Vicki Holden. Read More»

Sharran Grimes, 77 of Fayetteville

Sharran Grimes, 77 of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away May 15. Sharran was born on March 18, 1937 in Omaha Neb. to the late Alyce and Earl Robinson.

Sharran retired from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District in 1995 as the print shop supervisor. She moved to Idaho and came to Georgia in 2007.

She is survived by her son JJ (wife Maria) Grimes of Fayetteville, Ga., daughters Cindy Waller of San Jose, Calif., and Linda (husband Michael) Holehan of Post Falls, Ind., her brother Lynn (wife Judy) Robinson of Claremore, Okla., and 7 grandchildren. Read More»

Martha Dumas Abel of Fayetteville

Martha Dumas Abel

Mrs. Martha Dumas Abel of Fayetteville passed away on July 25, 2014.
 
Mrs. Abel was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Abel.
 
Survivors include her brother, Hal S. Dumas of Manchester, Ga.; children, Joanne Abel and Rama Mills of Durham, N.C., Gladwyne and Richard Weisser of Sharpsburg, Ga., Lee Abel and Eleanor Kennedy of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Valerie Weisser and Bryan Kocher of Stratford, Conn., Corinne and Mike Sappington of Little Rock, Ark., and Warren Abel of Atlanta, Ga.
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Charter school veto ‘sad’

I attended a Fayette County Board of Education meeting [July 29] and was saddened to hear the reasoning of most of the board members in rejecting the charter school application from Liberty Tech.

With the exception of Dr. Barry Marchman, this board is living in 1970. They really believe that every school can be all things to all students. Read More»

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Finishing out the summer series at Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville on Aug. 9 is the Charlie Daniels Band.

Effortlessly blending country, gospel and southern rock, this outspoken patriot escalated to worldwide fame in the 70s and 80s. You’ve been living under a rock if you don’t remember “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and other crowd favorites include “In America,” and “Long Haired Country Boy.” Opening for Charlie Daniels is Nashville-based singer, Jacob Powell. Read More»

Minnie Cavalli, of Fayetteville

Minnie Cavalli

Mrs. Minnie Cavalli, a long time native of Fayetteville, Ga., passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 shortly after celebrating her 96th birthday.

She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, gentle nature and always a pleasant and good word for all. Read More»

Woman charged with leaving three kids in a hot car

A Riverdale mother on July 30 was charged with leaving her three young girls unattended in a vehicle in a Fayetteville parking lot.

Det. Mike Whitlow said Courtney B. Tabor, 33, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of leaving a minor child unattended, a city ordinance violation.

Whitlow said employees at the Michael’s store at Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street saw the three small children in the back of a van with no adult visible in the vicinity. Two of the children were one year of age while the other was age two, Whitlow added. Read More»

Fayetteville Planning Commission on senior complex: ‘Good project, bad location’

The proposal was good but the location was not. That was the decision by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22, recommending that the proposed Fayette Place senior housing community along Ga. Highway 54 be denied by the City Council.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation is proposing 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Hwy. 54 in The Villages development several blocks west of downtown. Read More»

Big load snags overhead wires

A semi was pulled over near Piedmont Fayette Hospital on July 25 after knocking utility lines off a pole on Ga. Highway 54 west of Grady Avenue. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Photo/Danielle Ruttinger.

A tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load through Fayetteville along Ga. Highway 54 West on July 25 knocked utility lines off a pole and continued west until it was pulled over by Fayette County deputies. There were no injuries from the utility lines that struck one vehicle.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the semi was carrying what was believed to be a large generator encased in a container. Whitlow said the truck began its westward journey from Hwy. 54 East, traveling through the downtown area. Read More»

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