Fayetteville

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»

Owens-Harris engagement

Christina Owens engaged to Philip Harris

Dr. and Mrs. William Owens of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Owens, to Philip Harris, son of Frank and Kaye Harris of Newnan.

The bride-to-be graduated magma cum laude from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and is currently teaching general music and chorus at Fayetteville Intermediate School.

The groom-elect is currently working for the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and attending paramedic school at Southern Crescent Technical College.

The couple will be married Nov. 5, 2011, in Savannah.

Fayetteville resident on 'Braxton Family Values'

Dr. Sherry Blake is excited to gear up for Season 1 of the “Braxton Family Values” starring Grammy Award Winning Singer Toni Braxton and her four sisters.

Dr. Sherry Lester Blake, a Fayette County resident, is a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Sherry (as referred to on the show) is the psychologist on the new reality series and will help these five Braxton women juggle life, love, family, and the industry.

“Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on WE tv. Check your local listings for additional airings. You can follow Dr. Sherry on twitter @drsherryonline. .

Cops chase, catch F’ville man after week-long spree of 5 robberies

Police-supplied mug shot of Craig Dobson.

UPDATED PRINT VERSION April 12, 2011 — Fayetteville resident Anthony Craig Dobson, 47, is in the custody of Clayton County Police after he allegedly attempted to rob two Clayton businesses during the morning hours April 12. He was arrested after a short chase on Mt. Zion Road in Clayton County, said Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville, died April 8, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Donahue Emerson.

Survivors include daughters Karen (Kenneth) Lanierof Byron; Sherry (John) Davis, of Milner; Mikie Emerson and Terry Crosby of Guayaquil, Ecuador; sons Dr. Jay (Donna) Emerson of Kalamazoo, MI; David (Tina) Emerson of Fayetteville, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Lareen Peeples, 56, of Fayetteville

Lareen Peeples, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, and friend, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2011.

Mrs. Peeples was retired from the U.S. government at FORSCOM Headquarters G-3/5/7 Chief Force Management. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years Neal Peeples; daughter and son in law Erin & Chad Davis of Social Circle; son Eric Peeples of Atlanta ; granddaughter Eva Lareen Davis; brother David Evans of Griffin . Read More»

Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89 was Friday, April 8 at 12:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home with Brother Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, College Park, GA. 

She passed away April 5, 2011 at St. Vincent's East Hospital.  Read More»

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