‘This is the one you really ought to try’

‘This is the one you really ought to try’

Madison Griffin describes each flavor of pork rind freshly made under the Squealing Pigs Restaurant tent at the last Fayette Market Day this past weekend. Griffin’s favorite flavor is salt and vinegar. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Providence will bless the animals Saturday

Providence United Methodist Church invites members of the community to bring their favorite furry or feathered friends and come out for a special blessing on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Providence’s associate pastor, the Rev. Kory Trinrud, explains, “We are offering a blessing to these animal companions because in them we are reminded of the love God has for us and the wonder that is to be found in creation.”

Visitors should go to the grassy area between the children’s and main buildings on the Providence campus. Read More»

Curry to speak at luncheon Tuesday

Atlanta resident and writer Ann Curry will discuss her biography, Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, at the Oct. 7 luncheon meeting of Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The event will be held in the Family Life Center at noon.

Tickets are $6 and can be reserved by calling the church office at 770-461-4313 by Oct. 2.

Curry has devoted more than 25 years studying Thomas’s 41-year diary of 450,000 words to chronicle her life.

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?”


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»

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