Fayetteville

Volunteers unveil ‘Therapeutic Garden’ at Fayette Senior Services

Volunteers rest for a moment at the Enrichment Center Therapeutic Garden long enough for a photo. They are from left: Kevin Hargrove, Joyce Peck, Tom Peck, Morgan Gibbs, Allen Coe, and Harrison Gibbs. Opening ceremonies are today at the Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Several years ago one of the board members of the Fayette Senior Center and a couple of Fayette’s Master Gardeners thought a therapeutic garden on the grounds at the center sounded like a fine idea.

That idea has come to fruition. The official opening is today (June 15) at 10 a.m. next to the Fayette Senior Center.

Because the 15,000-square-foot space was really a drainage field, fill dirt and top soil needed to be brought in. In addition, funds were needed for the project. It was estimated that the entire project would take about $65,000. Read More»

Father’s Day gift: A daughter’s kidney

Arnold Hicks stands with daughter Natalie Fields. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Natalie Fields donates one of her healthy kidneys to her dad, Arnold Hicks

Arnold Hicks will likely still get a card this Sunday from his daughter, Natalie Fields, for Father’s Day, but he got an incredible gift nearly two weeks ago when he received one of her kidneys in a transplant operation. The surgery was nearly two years in the making and it will almost certainly improve Hicks’ quality of life as well as the lives of everyone in the family.

Hicks, 59, is a Type I diabetic and he has been insulin dependent for 49 years. One of the things that diabetes does is take a toll on the kidneys, an organ that filters the blood, among other functions. Read More»

Fayette Commission majority as arrogant as in Miami-Dade recall

As a Miami-Dade County attorney for 30 years I had an up-close look at the inner workings of the Dade County Commission. It is no wonder that many considered those workings to be similar to those engaged in by Third World countries.

I didn’t believe that it was possible that annother county commission could be so arrogant and out of touch with the wishes of the electorate. I was wrong. Read More»

Frady’s behavior last week was reprehensible

I have been regularly attending [Fayette County] Commission meetings for over two years now. There were easily 200-plus people in attendance at [Thursday] night’s meeting, and [the] display was one of the most disrespectful I’ve ever witnessed.

Unfortunately, the citizens who attend these meetings have become accustomed to routinely being derided and mocked and having their rights trampled upon, but Chairman Frady’s behavior last night was reprehensible. He’s the one who’s supposed to set the standard, and he failed miserably. Read More»

June 9 meeting ‘most embarrassing to date’

I have attended the Fayette County Commission meetings for the last year or so, and I will admit that the meeting of June 9 was the most embarrassing to date. A major number of the public attendees were there in response to seeing how this county was going to treat House Bill 240.

To have this tabled, after having the agenda agreed upon by all commissioners at the start of the meeting, was poor judgment by the chair. Read More»

Help bring the Appling Sword back to Georgia

In 2011 Georgia residents have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute in a tangible way to preserving a unique part of Georgia history: bringing the Appling Sword back to Georgia.

The Appling Sword is an elaborate ceremonial sword commissioned by the Georgia Legislature in 1814 to be presented to Lt. Col. Daniel Appling, a native of Georgia and a hero of the War of 1812. Read More»

Bowron to be ordained at Episcopal Church of the Nativity this Sunday

The Rev. Deacon Josh Bowron, formerly of Fayetteville

The Rev. Deacon Josh Bowron, formerly of Fayetteville, will be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service starting at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville.

The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will officiate. The Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, will formally present Bowron for ordination. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service. Read More»

Nativity youth group leaves for mission in North Carolina

Ten young people and adults from the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, will leave Sunday, June 19, for a one-week work camp mission in Lexington, N.C.

Parish youth on the trip will be Eli Jentzen, Breahna McNeirney, Zavi Norman, Lachlan Page, Zebulon Page, Olivia Richburg and Victoria Richburg. They will be accompanied by the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, and her husband, Mark, and by Bob Page, a vestry member. Read More»

Grebel-Brown engagement

Marianne Alexis Grebel engaged to Thomas Jackson Brown IV

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Grebel, Jr. of Leesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Marianne Alexis Grebel, to Thomas Jackson Brown IV, son of Ms. Mary Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson Brown III of Fayetteville. Read More»

Margaret Lucile Burdette, 91, of Fayetteville

Margaret Lucile Burdette, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 12, 2011.

Mrs. Burdette was born in Fayette County, Georgia on August 17, 1919 to the late Earnest Bogan Williams and Sally Elizabeth Harris. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Preacher Chester W. Burdette; sisters, Dorothy Burdette and Kathleen Bray; brother Leonard Williams. Read More»

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