Fayetteville

Barry Moore, 38, of Fayetteville

Barry "Scott" Moore, 38, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 13, 2014.

Mr. Moore is preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Rose Estrada and Joseph and Mildred Moore.

He is survived by his son, Corben Moore of Loganville; daughter, Cabrie Moore of Loganville; parents, Barry and Dolores Moore of Jonesboro; brother, Corey Moore of Athens, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Read More»

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away on November 15, 2014 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City.

He was a graduate of Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and was in private practice in the Atlanta area for 44 years, several years as attorney for the City of East Point.

He was the son of the late George North Sparrow and Sarah Holland Sparrow of Tifton.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Nolan Sparrow; sons George Sparrow III and Greg (Angelique) Sparrow with two grandchildren; brothers, Henry (Linda) Sparrow and Paul (Debbie) Sparrow. Read More»

Chairman Brown disavows Barlow’s ‘racial insults’

I received numerous negative comments about our Nov. 13 County Board of Commissioners meeting.

I wanted to express some thoughts about what happened.

First, let me say that Commissioner Allen McCarty was a class act and the embodiment of civility when he opened our meeting with congratulatory remarks for Commissioner-Elect Pota Coston, wishing her well. Commissioner McCarty’s final meeting will be Dec. 11 and he served his constituents well. Read More»

Whitewater grad now airman

Jeremy Barber

Local graduates from basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Jeremy K. Barber graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Barber is the son of Derek K. Barber of McDonough, Ga., and Amanda L. Hall of Ellijay, Ga. Read More»

F’ville man charged with kidnapping in SWAT standoff

A Fayetteville man was arrested Nov. 11 after a standoff with law enforcement at his residence on Susan Lane in Fayetteville. There were no injuries in the incident.

Marcellus Shead, 31, was charged with one count of kidnapping-family violence and one count of false imprisonment, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the officers at 12:02 a.m. on Nov. 11 responded to a 911 call from a female, who also lives at the residence, saying that she was being held against her will. The cell phone was tracked to a Susan Lane residence, Whitlow said. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Advent Study starting next week

Rev. Allyson Lawrence

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study, “Hope Amidst the Chaos,” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence. The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day — one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

Providence UMC offers ‘The Living Room’ this Friday

Bring the whole family to the children’s building at Providence United Methodist Church for “The Living Room,” this Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The Living Room is a place where families can come together each month for free wholesome fun in a comfortable environment.

This month the Living Room will move outdoors for fall family activities with hayrides, firepit, s’mores, games, worship, and campfire songs. Read More»

School endangers elementary kids

I am very concerned about a situation at a Fayette County elementary school.

Drivers picking up children after school are instructed to not get out of cars to buckle small children into car seats but drive forward to a designated area, pull over, then strap the child in.

Not all vehicles are configured so that the driver can reach into the back seat and fasten the child into the car seat. With those vehicles, the driver has to get out into the traffic lane. Read More»

Election wave swamps Democrats, puts GOP on hot seat

I’m waking up and looking at the morning news this morning, and what it headlines is the results of yesterday’s mid-term election. The Republicans have won almost every position that they have run for. Incumbency has been a minus. The people want “change.”

Can you imagine a worse nightmare than being a member of the steering committee of the national Republican Party today? It was a “sweep” by your political party in almost every elected position yesterday and your party is in the hot seat. Read More»

Hiram Michael Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville

Mr. Hiram Michael "Mike" Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville, died November 8, 2014.

Mike retired in 2002 as a Colonel in the US Marine Corp, where he was a pilot. He participated in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in various ways including Youth Ministry, ESL (English as Second Language), and numerous international mission trips.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his father Thomas Hollis Perkins, Jr. Read More»

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