Fayetteville

F'ville City Hall goes Halloween

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

(L-R) Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham compare their Halloween costumes during the outdoor event at the county government complex Saturday that combined Fayetteville Market Day and Trick or Treat on Main Street. More photos on Page C8. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

Get a jump start on Christmas shopping this Saturday at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

JC & Lena Weston's 50th Anniversary

JC and Lena Weston

JC (John) and Lena Weston celebrated their 50th Anniversary with family and friends October 11th at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Fayetteville.  The two were married in Fayetteville in 1964, which is where they have continued to reside.

Both are active members of the North Peachtree congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. JC continues to work as a construction contractor however; most days are now spent enjoying some of Fayetteville’s finest fishing ponds.  Read More»

MRBC plans family blast, movie Friday

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn. Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor. Read More»

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Helen Woods of Fayetteville; son Bryan (Susan) Woods of Fayetteville; grandsons Jason and Evan Woods of Auburn, Alabama.  A special thank you to his loving caregivers: Penny Hope, Cindy O’Neal, and Mary Banks.     Read More»

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Statesboro, Ga., Ashley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. She taught math at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her husband Wayne and their sons: Bradley Paul (9) and Clayton Reives (6); her parents, Phil and Diane King; and sister and brother-in-law Allison and Jason Brown and their children Hadley Marie (3) and Hayden (6). Read More»

Trick-or-treat on the square

Trick-or-treat on the square

(From left) Friends Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham show off their costumes for the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event during Market Day Saturday, Oct. 25. Austin Gum, dressed as the zombie scientist (second from right), won first place in the costume contest for the 9 to 13 year old age bracket. Hundreds of costumed kids swarmed around the vendor booths during the event, trick-or-treating for candy. After visiting the vendor booths, some kids doffed their masks and props, opting to jump on a blow-up castle or to join in on the hay ride going around the square. Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»