Fayetteville

New pastor to be welcomed

Shown are Pittman and his wife, Dianne. All are invited to join. Photo/Special.

Members of the Fayetteville Church of God of Prophecy will welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Steve Pittman, Sunday, March 30, with a covered dish dinner following the morning message. Pittman has ministered for more than 40 years, and previously served in Alta Vista, Va. He is originally from Waycross. Shown are Pittman and his wife, Dianne. All are invited to join. Photo/Special.

Public invited to Providence UMC’s Marketplace

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to The Marketplace this weekend. The Marketplace will be open Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. Children’s Minister Cathy Fralish explains, “When you come to the Marketplace you will travel back in time to a Jerusalem-like village in biblical days where kids can do crafts, and participate in activities like real camel rides, a climbing wall, stomping grapes and a petting zoo. All crafts, activities and food are free as our gift to the community.”   Read More»

Byard-Sharp wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Byard

Bob and Barbara Byard of Fayetteville hosted a reception honoring their son Jonathan (Mac) Byard and Allison Sharp who were married on Sept. 7, 2013 in Coronado Island, Calif.

Mac graduated from Starrs Mill High School in 2001 and the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2005. He is currently stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Ariz. where he is an ADO and evaluator pilot for the EC130 aircraft. While there, he has served 6 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More»

Argument by NAACP fails

Thank you for your well-written letter exposing the hypocrisy of those behind the NAACP lawsuit.

If there was any truth to their argument that the County Commission was not interested in the concerns of those living in what is now District 5, how much less are they now going to be interested when four of the five commissioners no longer need be concerned with their vote? Read More»

County engineer: Stormwater fee ‘barely allows’ top priorities

[Editor’s note: The following was written in response to a Fayette resident questioning the county’s use of fees collected from the stormwater utility fee.]

A copy of your comments regarding the stormwater utility fee was forwarded to me. I’m writing you to 1) acknowledge receipt of your letter; and 2) clarify some points that many people are confused over. No one likes additional fees and the frustration can be especially high when it is based on bad information.

Some points of clarification: Read More»

Aaron Childress of Fayetteville

Mr. Aaron Childress of Fayetteville passed away on March 14, 2014. Read More»

Linda McCarrey, age 68, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda McCarrey, age 68, of Fayetteville passed away March 15, 2014.

She was born September 24, 1945 in Centralia, Ill. to the late Walter and Iola Ullman.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. McCarrey; sons, Todd McCarrey and his wife, Vanessa of York, Pa., Kevin McCarrey and his fiancé, Donna Demmitt of Red Lion, Pa.; sister, Nancy Saeger and her husband, Bill of Oconomowoc, Wis.; 6 grandchildren; brother in-law, Jerry McCarrey; sisters in-law, Darlene Nollman, Rebecca Marcum. Read More»

Student, 17, charged with killing uncle

Mustafa Madhi, 17, Fayetteville. Photo/Fayette County S.O.
Fayetteville resident and Fayette County High School student Mustafa Madhi was charged with murder Tuesday morning in the stabbing death of his uncle.

F’ville Police seek national re-accreditation

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Fayetteville for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation.

The assessors will examine all aspects of the Fayetteville Police Department and will focus on areas such as policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The assessment is conducted to verify the department’s compliance with accreditation standards. Read More»

Help needed to identify library flasher

Anyone with information on this man, suspected of exposing himself to teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday, is asked to call Det. Parker at 770-716-4752. Photo/Special.

Fayette County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify a man who exposed himself to a group of teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday night.

The flasher was described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, a dark polo shirt and dark pants with a lanyard hanging out of the right pocket, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. He was last seen driving away from the parking lot in a dark colored four-door sedan with dark tinted windows, Babb said. Read More»