Fayetteville

Generous donation

Shown (L-R) are  Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Jackson, Fellowship of Love Church. Photo/Special.

Fellowship of Love Church (FOLC) in Fayetteville recently donated $2,500 to Fayette Senior Services as a contribution towards its building expansion fund. The donation is part of the 2014 Empowerment Package FOLC is awarding to Fayette Senior Services and is valued at approximately $7,500. Other components of the package will include 24 fitness chairs, an elliptical machine and funds for support technology. Shown (L-R) are Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Read More»

Seeing cops through race-colored glasses

In response to David Browning, “How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?”

Easy.

Just like the two East Point, Ga., officers tazed a man they caught up with after chasing him down. A man who was unarmed, out of breath, sitting on the ground, fully winded and presenting no immediate danger to the two officers. Yet they tazed [shocked]this partially incapacitated man so many times he died.

How could two cops taze an unarmed man so many times he died? Read More»

BP, lawyers and the environmental trough

I would like to give another side to David Browning’s letter of Sept. 17. In the first place I would not consider it gross negligence, only negligence. It could be gross negligence not drilling for oil off the coast of California that regularly washes up on the beaches because of natural leaching from the ocean floor. Read More»

Marcus Glenn Howell, 72, of Fayetteville

Marcus Glenn Howell, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away September 23, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Opal Howell and brother Jimmy Howell.
He is survived by his wife Cathy Howell of Fayetteville; son Marcus Glenn (Emily) of Rowlett, Texas; son David Wayne of Fayetteville; and son Christopher James (Kimber) of Atlanta; 5 grandchildren; brother Dr. Douglas (Deborah) Howell of Peachtree City; and nieces & nephews. Read More»

James Richard Boykin, Jr 45, of Fayetteville

James Richard Boykin, Jr 45, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away September 24, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his father James Boykin Sr.

He is survived by his daughter Jamie Boykin; son James Boykin III; mother Ruth Boykin; sisters Ann Boykin (David Tilton partner); Donna (Allen) Romero; Susan (Eric) Leister-Cero; also grandchildren Lily Cosby and Kylie Cosby.

Jimbo had a heart the size of the moon and will forever be missed. Read More»

Disney classic tale coming to Fayetteville

Mowgli (Aleena Soto) is caught by Kaa (Brielle Gradek) as Bagheera (Nia Tcheykov) tries to protect the man-cub.  Photo/Submitted.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions invites family audiences to come enjoy the musical jungle adventure, “Disney’s Jungle Book, Kids” on October 2-5.

Full of all the most beloved songs and characters from the Disney animated classic, this show will have you singing and dancing in your seats to favorites like “The Bare Necessities,” “I Wan’na Be Like You,” “Colonel Hathi’s March” and “Trust in Me!” Let us take you to a jungle full of crazy monkeys, funny elephants, cute honey bees, exotic jungle plants and even a little danger! Read More»

Traffic plans carve up F’ville’s first shopping center

A landmark for longer than a majority of residents can remember, the portion of the Hudson Plaza shopping center that sat perpendicular to Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville and including the Golden Chopstix restaurant was demolished earlier in the week to make way for the Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect Hwy. 92 to North Jeff Davis Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A piece of Fayetteville’s history came to an end Sept. 22 in a project that signals the next phase of the city’s future. A portion of Hudson Plaza, the city’s first shopping center, was demolished to make way for the Ga. Hwy. 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect to North Jeff Davis Drive and help mitigate downtown traffic congestion. Read More»

311-unit F’ville senior project OK’d

A Fayetteville-supplied graphic of the senior living project.

In what appeared to be a reluctant move last week, the Fayetteville City Council approved a controversial rezoning that allows a 311-unit senior citizen complex near The Villages at LaFayette.

The 4-1 decision came after Mayor Greg Clifton asked council members to envision a scenario where the senior complex is not approved, but nearby apartments become “wildly successful” and developers ask to expand apartments on to the site chosen for the senior citizen complex.

“I don’t want to chase off a $45 million project in our city,” Clifton said of the senior complex. Read More»

‘Mad Violinist’ to be featured in musical evening at Providence

Ashanti Floyd

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to an evening filled with a mix of live gospel and contemporary music this Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The candlelit acoustic evening includes piano, guitars, mandolin, banjo, and special guest musician, “The Mad Violinist,” Ashanti Floyd. Free coffee and dessert will be provided.

Event tickets and childcare are both free, but space is limited, so reservations are needed. Read More»

Olivet concludes month-long anniversary celebration Sunday

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will culminate its four-week 23rd Church Anniversary celebration this Sunday with a final Sunday Anniversary Service. The theme this year was “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.”

The preacher on Sunday will be Dr. Calvin McFadden, senior pastor of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, Mass.

Olivet worship services are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

The Olivet Church was founded in 1991. It is located in the heart of North Fayetteville, 877 Ga. Hwy. 314 North between Ga. Hwys. 138 and 85. Read More»

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