Fayetteville

Oberg retires

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert.

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert, senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, for 31 years’ service as pianist. Lambert notes that Oberg has played at countless events at the church as well as many weddings, funerals, and memorial services within the church family. The congregation recognized Oberg during a retirement celebration in her honor on Oct. 5. Photo/Special.

Weekly Lifetree Cafe explores life and faith

Christ’s Church at Whitewater is presently hosting Lifetree Cafe, a weekly “conversation cafe” to bring people from all walks of life into “a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Lifetree Café is offered at noon and 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, Fayetteville.

Admission to the 60-minute sessions is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the prompt start of the conversation. Childcare is available from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic will be the same for both sessions. Read More»

Laureano Gil, 77, of Fayetteville

Laureano "Larry" Gil, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 19, 2014.

He suffered from congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Read More»

FCHS band hosted competition Oct. 18

The Fayette County High School Band hosted its own competition, the 33nd Annual Lafayette Marching Classic Oct. 18 at Tiger Stadium. Bands from all over Georgia came to Fayetteville to compete in this prelims/finals competition. The Marching Tigers performed in exhibition at the end of the day’s competition.

The Marching Tigers are under the direction of Band Director, Dr. Myra Rhoden, and Assistant Director, Mr. R. Kevin Brown. Read More»

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be the place to be this weekend with a series of Main Street events for the whole family.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With over 80 vendors, it should be easy to find special and unique, handcrafted gifts to help get a head start on holiday shopping.

Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said that Market Days have been well received within the community. Read More»

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

Arsonist torches house with owner inside

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Providence offers special program for single parents

After hosting Divorce Care classes for the past nine years, Providence United Methodist Church now has a special program, The Umbrella, for all single parents in the community.

Classes meet at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. every Sunday in room 106. Free nursery, children and teen classes are provided during both classes.

Interested parents should email their interest to umbrella@provumc.com. Read More»

What’s right with Fayette Chamber?

After over a decade at the helm of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, I have let our board and staff know that it is my plan to retire from the chamber Dec. 31 of this year.

It has been such a privilege, honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to lead this incredible organization. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t been inspired and humbled by the opportunities our team has to make a difference through our efforts at the chamber, not only on behalf of the businesses and organizations that make up our membership, but also for our Fayette community. Read More»

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