Fayetteville

Richards-Matthews engagement

Lyndsey Mae Richards engaged to Daryl Wayne Matthews

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Richards of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Mae Richards, to Daryl Wayne Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Matthews of Brooks.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wayne Richards of Fayetteville and the late Jean Richards, and Ralph Bedley of Greensboro and the late Eleanor Bedley. She is a 2006 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and will graduate from Georgia College and State University in May 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in middle grades education, concentrating in science and language arts. Read More»

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Charles Clemens Beisel, 75, of Fayetteville

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Charles Clemens Beisel of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on April 15, 2011 at the age of 75. Read More»

Mrs. Gloria May, 81, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Gloria May, 81, of Fayetteville, died April 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Massey and Tessie Drew and her husband Joel C. May.

She is survived by her son Michael May of Fayetteville; daughters Kathy & Charles Ginn of Fayetteville and Karen & Anthony Hicks of Senoia; grandchildren Allison Barnes of Buffalo, WY, Amy Ginn of Atlanta, Kyle May of Tyrone, Tyler May of Fayetteville, Joel Hicks of Hampton, and Riley Hicks of Senoia; brother Charles Massey of Tifton as well as several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. George H. Huddleston, Jr., 73, of Fayetteville

Mr. George H. Huddleston, Jr., 73, of Fayetteville, died April 15, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Huddleston.

He is survived by his daughter Vickie & Buddy Hooper of Hollonville, GA; sons David & Tana Huddleston of Fayetteville, Daniel & Jan Huddleston of Senoia, and Douglas and Blanche Huddleston of Molena; 7 grandchildren, Brandie Griffeth, Jake Huddleston, Melissa Wood, Bo Huddleston, Lee Huddleston, Kaydie Huddleston, and Laney Huddleston; 2 great-grandchildren Kate Griffeth and Wyatt Wood. Read More»

F’ville Army Sergeant Curry pockets $250K lottery winnings before return to Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry holds lottery check. Photo/Special.

An Army sergeant from Fayetteville has won a quarter-million-dollar prize just days before his return to Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry with the Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command played the Georgia Lottery instant game Cool Cash and won a $250,000 prize.

Following their morning workout, Curry and his wife, Mary, stopped for a bottle of water at Kwickie/Flash #0245, 973 Highway 54 in Fayetteville, where he purchased the lucky ticket.

“We’re excited. We’re happy,” said Curry, 47. Read More»

AFTER: Fayetteville Councilman Dell gets a lighter look

AFTER: Fayetteville Councilman Dell gets a lighter look

Fayetteville’s Denise Jordan from The Ultimate salon completes the shearing of Fayetteville Councilman Larry Dell after the April 7 council meeting, mustache and all. The fund-raiser effort for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center and in support of his sister Diane Park drew a large crowd to the council chambers to watch the spectacle and raised $2,500 to boot. Photo/Ben Nelms.

BEFORE: Councilman Dell gets buzzed — for a good cause

BEFORE: Councilman Dell gets buzzed — for a good cause

It took months for those locks to grow but it didn’t take long to cut them — for a cause. Fayetteville Councilman Larry Dell (seated) in the City Council chambers after the April 7 meeting begins the process of cutting his hair as a fund-raiser for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center in support of his sister Diane who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. And, yes, that’s CPA and former Fayette County Commissioner Jack Smith doing the honors while serving as apprentice hair stylist as real stylist Denise Jordan looks on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Are we headed toward civil war?

One hundred and fifty years ago on Tuesday half of America went to war with the other half.

The men on both sides were incredibly similar. Both armies were largely made up of conservative, white, Protestant, males. Both sides believed in capitalism, gun ownership and the military, individual responsibility for one’s station in life, manifest destiny, being engaged in politics, extremely limited government power and spending, and government power being concentrated at the local and state level. They only really disagreed about one issue, slavery. Read More»

NHBC choirs to present selections from‘The Messiah’ this Sunday

The Sanctuary Choir and Friends of National Heights Baptist Church will sing Passion selections from Handel’s “Messiah” along with Joseph Martin’s “Whispers of the Passion” this Sunday evening, April 17 at 7 p.m. followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

Other events scheduled for the week include a Maundy Thirsday service at 7 p.m. April 21, an Easter Egg Hunt and Community Car show on Saturday, April 23, and Easter Sunday service at 10:55 a.m. Sunday morning.

National Heights Baptist Church is at the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 54 west and Sandy Creek Road.

FFUMC offers Hip Hop Hustle

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is offering a new cardio dance class called Hip Hop Hustle.

This easy-to-learn, high-calorie burning class combines fun dance moves set to the latest music making the class feel more like a night out on the dance floor than a workout.

A new 8-week session will begin Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m. in the Fayetteville First United Methodist gym, 175 E. Lanier Ave. The cost is $15, but potential students are invited to try their first session free. Contact Kristin Heiden for more information at kheiden@fayettevillefirst.com. Read More»