Fayetteville

George Bernard Babb, 99

George Bernard Babb, 99, formerly a resident of College Park, Ga. for over 60 years, passed away on July 25, 2014, after a lingering illness lasting over a year.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Doles Babb and Mary Alma (Perry) Babb of Macon, Ga. and his wife of 70-plus years Ina Marie (Standifer) Babb. Read More»

Nativity will begin new evening service Sunday

Jorge Darr (L), a guitarist, will lead the music Aug. 3 for the new Sunday afternoon service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity.  His wife, Jean Riehl (R) was one of the key planners for the service format. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will begin holding an additional afternoon service, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The parish will continue its present 10 a.m.Sunday Eucharist.

The Rev. Rita Henault, Nativity’s rector, said the new service will be “... casual, relaxed, affirming and participatory,” and will include scripture, prayer and Holy Communion, as well as music in different forms. Read More»

Fayetteville losing 70 years of institutional knowledge

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton in a photo from 2013.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton is in the final months of his job. The city is advertising the job and expects to have Morton’s replacement in place by mid-October.

Morton served as Fayetteville City Manager from 1994-1998 and as Peachtree City Assistant City Manager and Director of Financial Services from 1998-2000. He returned as Fayetteville City Manager in 2000, where he served in that capacity for nearly a decade and a half. Morton retired nearly two years ago and returned to the position on a part-time basis. Read More»

Golf carts on F’ville sidewalks being eyed

Brick sidewalk along Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

A measure by the Fayetteville City Council to align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions was tabled at the July 17 meeting to give city staff time to review the idea of allowing carts on city sidewalks. Read More»

True Love Christian Ministries plans men’s revival

True Love Christian Ministries (TLCM) will hold its Golden Moments Men’s Revival Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30, at 7:15 p.m. each night.

The host pastor is Elder Nathaniel Livingston.

Monday night’s revivalist will be the Rev. Lamorris Stanford of In His Image Christian Ministries in Stockbridge.

Elder Daniel Smart of Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will preach on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Rev. J. T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will conclude the revival. Read More»

Nativity to offer new service Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The new service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience.

The service will include a short service followed by a concert at the gazebo in the garden with David Ellis.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is at 130 Antioch Rd . (off of Highway 92) Fayetteville.

60s legend is set to play Fayetteville

Gary Puckett. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville will feature the late-60s Grammy Award winning band, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap. Opening for Gary Puckett is Atlanta-based group, R&B, Inc.

Between 1968-1970, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap had six consecutive gold records. This west-coast, American pop band sold more records than any other artist in 1968 and had the ladies swooning to such classics as “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower, “ and their version of the Bee Gees hit, “To Love Somebody.” Read More»

America’s fights are always about freedom

It’s been my privilege the past few months to work along with pastor Dr. Knox Herdon on his American Heritage Museum. The museum is nothing but a trailer that can be hauled from place to place to display the history of America from the Revolutionary War up until the War on Terror.

No matter what time period you might be looking at inside of that museum, you’ll note that every American fighting for this nation was fighting for “freedom.” Read More»

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville passed away July 3, 2014 at his residence.

Walter, born in Woolsey, Ga. was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. and Mary Jane Fields Burch, step-mother Verna Roberts Burch, wife Beatrice, brothers Gray and Iris Burch, and sisters Mary Jean Burch and Eva Hardin. Read More»

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville, passed away July 17, 2014.

Mr. Lusk was a retired middle school teacher with Henry County Schools System. He spent 30 years teaching middle school at Stockbridge Middle School and Dutchtown Middle School. He was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville and was very passionate about theology. He was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frances & Vance F. Lusk, Sr. Read More»

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